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Liz Claiborne CEO and Director William L. McComb
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  • When Bill McComb came on board everything changed (in 3 reviews)

  • Company is no longer in business (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "low pay hard work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great discounts on a variety of brands. opportunity to work at a variety of stores. opportunity to learn different aspects of the retail world.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is not respected and you are required to continually go above and beyond with no recognition for your efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Respect ALL levels of employees. Don't treat people as if they are dispensible. You gain loyalty by treating people with respect.


  2. "Past its "Hey Day""

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, flexible for mothers, good benefits. Decent discounts on products. Excellent legacy in apparel industry.

    Cons

    promotions and salary are arbitrary. No path for advancement. They thinned out much of the company over the past year without thinking about how lay offs would affect the operations first. You have to know people to get anything done. Poor communication between teams - people constantly ignore emails and phone calls from colleagues within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Stop wasting money on useless office redesigns and collateral.

  3. "Has seen its better days"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Harriman, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Harriman, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They had a great benefit package, although it would have been nice to have
    a pension out of it.

    Cons

    Has sold off so much of their brands acquired in the past that they have lost a great number of their customers, yet expect Mangers to convert by selling low quality "fashion".

    Advice to Management

    Too late to offer advice for Liz. Looks like they will never get back that classic line, have lost their
    base of shoppers and instead cater to the teeny boppers by invbesting in all the kiddie lines....DKNY, Lucky, Juicy, Kensie....

    Glad to be out of there


  4. "The company's strategies are focused on Juicy, Lucky and kate spade."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Product Development in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director Product Development in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great long term associates that have mutual respect.

    Cons

    Lack of growth and stability,

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term profitibility and viablity of the brands.


  5. "Touted as one of the best companies for working mothers - couldn't be more wrong"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the ample PTO, 21 days was great
    locations near Times Square
    benfits

    Cons

    lack of internal communication
    favoritism
    promoted more men than women
    did not offer flexible working arrangments for working mothers, as they claim

    Advice to Management

    stand behind your words


  6. "This company is being run to the ground"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bergen, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bergen, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of perks. Sample sales, summer hours, 21 vacation days

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible at communicating when big changes take place. Employees find out most of the changes through press releases on the internet. They keep selling all the brands. I would be surprised if they are still in business in a year.


  7. "A once-great Company in decline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bergen, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Bergen, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some very nice, conscientious, well-intentioned people work there.

    Cons

    Company no longer known as Liz Claiborne.

  8. "Not a wonderful environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Liz Claiborne (More than a year)

    Pros

    You will work with some very nice people. The atmosphere isn't too terrible.

    Cons

    The people at the top can be tough and ready to fire you if you rub them the wrong way. That's not a wonderful thing to have hanging over your head.


  9. "It could've been better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The structure and organization of the company is very strong

    Cons

    It's hard to move up the corporate ladder.


  10. "was once a great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Liz Claiborne (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Once known in the industry and by forbes magazine as top companies to work for and it was true

    Cons

    New CEO Bill Mccomb ruined the company

    Advice to Management

    board allowed the demise and still some are allowed to remain on the BOD


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