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Lafayette 148 New York Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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  1. "Some growing pains but solid company overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafayette 148 New York full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Potential for growth and exposure to various aspects of fashion. Believes in sustainability and charitable initiatives. Some very amazing and talented employees. An evolving company culture. Highly respectable CEO that cares about the company.

    Cons

    Middle management - some are great and others are in desperate need of training. Some (not all) VPs seem overwhelmed by their workload and/or are given tasks that fall outside their expertise. This can be especially frustrating for perfectly capable employees who understand what needs to be done but cannot b/c some of these VPs micro-manage without proper expertise or strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more managerial training -- this should be a more consistent training (versus a 1-day workshop). Teach your VPs to hire/train the right people and trust them to do their jobs without micro-managing.


  2. "nice workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brickell Hammock, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brickell Hammock, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lafayette 148 New York part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice enviroment to work on

    Cons

    not really any cons in here

    Advice to Management

    keep up with the ggod work


  3. "sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Lafayette 148 New York full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    pretty offices, comfortable atmosphere, room for growth, hire from within

    Cons

    higher management does not know what they are doing since the company tends to hire friends and family instead of qualified new people. very disorganized and little direction from managers, HR is a atrotious and no assistance with any time of problems you present them. low wages and upper management does not listen to any other opinions, they will only do what they want to do in the end, it does not matter what kind of facts you present them. a lot of people tend to have 7 hour work days with 4 day work weeks.

    Advice to Management

    stop putting all the responsibilities on to one person. listen to the people who are actually doing the work.


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  5. "Off Price Account Executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lafayette 148 New York full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A friendly, family like environment. Non Political environment, you get credit for your hard work and they don't hold any positive or negative feedback to themselves and wait for a year to tell you.

    Cons

    Can get a little Chaotic, But it depends on the person.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job of keeping your employees happy, Keep up!


  6. "Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Got to work with a few different departments
    -Always had projects to work on
    -My manager was very understanding

    Cons

    -I didn't see any opportunities for growth


  7. "Great learning internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice people, let me learn about what I was interested in, got to watch fashion shoots

    Cons

    Sometimes ran out of work


  8. "Stability at its best"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multiple in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Multiple in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Great Benefits
    - Salary
    - Family Oriented Business

    Cons

    - Employees are life-timers movement
    - Promotions come when positions are created or someone leaves


  9. "Depends on the department...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Lafayette 148 New York full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I think that overall the company is a great company to work with a CEO that I really respect but it depends on which department you're working in. Some departments are great with managers who are willing to push you, mentor you and teach. Others managers... not so much. You can kind of see it with the departments that have the highest and lowest retention.

    Cons

    Can't work from home. Really wish we had dental. No summer Friday's.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Where the blind lead the blind"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lafayette 148 New York full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the nicest & most hardworking people I've ever met.

    Cons

    Work life balance is atrocious. Too much political bs. Not enough appreciation or awareness regarding the back breaking work that takes place in the office services dept. They don't take seriously some really crazy issues that permeate the office.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your staff more. Pay the people who work hardest and show dedication a proper wage. Some semblance of work life balance needs to be implemented. You are sacrificing good people who could take the office to new heights in favor of unfair and unfavorable office bs.


  11. "Assistant Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lafayette 148 New York part-time

    Pros

    Business is in a good location.

    Cons

    Poor management, depressing work environment, gross product



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