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Li & Fung Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Awesome work environment; summer fridays are the best, you get to take off half day on friday if you do not have much work (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, cluttered offices, old practices that need to be updated (in 3 reviews)

  • Low salary even for full time staffs (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Li & Fung full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Each division is run like a separate entity so there is a lot of opportunity for professional growth.

    Cons

    Company is risk averse to a fault. One of the core values of business is entrepeneurship but completely inconsistent with the company's model as a whole. LF succeeded originally because it was opportunistic, right place at the right time with the Chinese Sourcing Revolution. It's safe to assume that a company that made a fortune off of cheap labor will treat all of it's employees with that same model.

    Advice to Management

    Take risks. You may have made a fortune being in the right place at the right time but your model is dying rapidly as the world becomes increasingly mobile. Also, with ratings systems (e.g. Amazon) becoming increasingly important in the retail market, high quality is a must. Invest in much better quality control.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Li & Fung full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and benefits. Major retailer contacts

    Cons

    Very Political and totally numbers oriented at the expense of people.

    Advice to Management

    Look at employees for their performance and not just the volume.


  3. "Management Trainee - Fresh from College"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Secaucus, NJ

    I have been working at Li & Fung full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some people were very helpful and friendly to work with.

    Cons

    Some harsh conditions in the warehouse. It did not feel like best practices were used to improve processes. Technology was outdated in NJ sites.


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  5. "Senior Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Li & Fung full-time

    Pros

    Large corporation and choice of growth within organisation

    Cons

    No planned KPI and review for bonus structures

    Advice to Management

    review experience towards job profiles


  6. "Retail Sales Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Li & Fung full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, great group of people.

    Cons

    Only drawback was level of training

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on the off site branches and get the training to them.


  7. "Ok company, could be better...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Product Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Development in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Had such fantastic co-workers, who worked really hard and do the best with what they are given to accomplish their jobs. the people made it fun.

    Cons

    The hours were long and the pay is not great. did not agree with how the company chose to spend their money.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more more to keep the people that your train


  8. "Team players"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bentonville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The DSG is a fast-paced work environment with a strong group of team players. Benefits and salary are good. Training at the local level is good.

    Cons

    Like any company the focus is on the bottom line not employees. However the management at the local level is fair and invested in their employees for the most part.


  9. "I learnt various aspects of the fashion industry because they specialized in Brand Development, Design and Marketing."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Receptionist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Receptionist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They provided a diverse working environment.

    Cons

    At the time of my employment the company was going through many changes that affected room for growth for employees in my field.

    Advice to Management

    Take note of people in clerical fields looking for growth beyond clerical work in company.


  10. "Atmosphere / Structure"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many good people to work with from many different companies from acquisitions. Sadly, they let a lot of the dedicated and loyal people go once the new acquisitions have been integrated within the company.

    Cons

    Too many senior management roles that are not qualified for their positions which makes completing project goals or deadlines challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time on individual interviews to learn about what employees strengths or weaknesses are. Help them grow and gain experience. Especially senior management from acquisitions.


  11. "Fast paced, challenging and creative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Design Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Li & Fung full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    global organization
    Strong culture and values

    Cons

    Limited career development
    Difficult to navigate at times

    Advice to Management

    consider the benefits of a succession plan and rethink the rewards system.



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