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Liz Claiborne CEO and Director William L. McComb
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, Close early before all holidays (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people & culture, very diversified (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • When Bill McComb came on board everything changed (in 3 reviews)

  • The traditional customer no longer exists and the customer that you are after needs to know you are there (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience for me"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution Manager in Santa Fe Springs, CA
    Former Employee - Distribution Manager in Santa Fe Springs, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very exciting and dynamic work experience. I was very committed to the company for 10 years. They knew you and showed appreciation for any job well done

    Cons

    It was sad to see the company make poor decisions on some of the brands they purchased and tried to develop. It is not the same company as when I worked there.


  2. "Director, HR"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people & culture, very diversified.

    Cons

    My have lost the design sight for the namesake brand


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Very fair company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in North Bergen, NJ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in North Bergen, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They liked to promote from within, women had the same chances as men for promotion. If you worked hard, you didn't need to ask for a raise or promotion.

    Cons

    During the last years there, Senior management was poor and was forced to sell off divisions and eliminate entire departments.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should have been replaced many years ago but the CEO was kept on too long leading to the ultimate deterioration of a once great company.


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  5. "not bad at store level, Sad they closed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seaside, OR
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seaside, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay, vacation, sick days, flexible, great training, very good at the store level, but higher ups in the company thought of themselves first.

    Cons

    company sold out to JC Penny's, poor management of the company by the president tried to target a new customer instead of focusing on the existing ones.

    Advice to Management

    should have stuck with what they were doing for the original Liz Claiborne brand and not changed to Isaac Mizrahi he ruined the brand most of the things he designed were very very ugly!


  6. "Liz Claiborne gave me the opportunity to work with some of the best creative talent out there."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Contractor - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Liz Claiborne as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in-house corporate, I had the privilege of mentoring less experienced colleagues while learning so much from the divisional directors that I reported to. Since we were on the same "team" as the client, there was an ease about the whole process of providing smart design solutions that fulfilled the needs of this Fortune 500 company. Budgets were somewhat flexible and this allowed us to hire some of the most gifted creative talents out there.

    Cons

    Leadership within the divisions that I handled on an ongoing basis was excellent but there were some rather inflexible and difficult personalities that I came up against along the way. That is, of course, to be expected. In the long run, my Creative Director made sure that each Art Director was working with divisional heads in harmony so if the pairing was not running smoothly, adjustments in partnering were made.


  7. "Senior Technical Fashion Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Fashion Designer in North Bergen, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Fashion Designer in North Bergen, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    big company, great opportunities, equal chance of employment

    Cons

    down sizing, moved, divisions closed.


  8. "Great place to work before the "breakup"."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Industry Leader. Smart and innovative. Believed in true partnerships. Invested in their people.Focused on the end consumer. Great brands. Great systems. Great infrastructure.

    Cons

    Like all public companies focused on the bottom line, end of quarter can be crazy. Had to do more with less before any other company ever uttered those words.Very process driven, you have to like that to do well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on the end consumer and you will win.


  9. "Great for Fashion career-minded & new grads"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large apparel manufacturer with awesome opportunity for advancement, 4 weeks vacation, Summer fridays, Stock options, annual bonuses

    Cons

    None, but you will earn your pay.


  10. "great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great benefits and discounts offered

    Cons

    theres not much chance for advancement


  11. "Good experience overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Always something interesting going on at the company

    Cons

    Not a lot of confidence in executive team

    Advice to Management

    Recognize people's work and what they can offer


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