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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. "Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Brand awareness, customer loyalty great products, company for many years

    Cons

    New Upper level Corporate Management, prior to current CEO was excellent

    Advice to Management

    Do what is ethically correct


  2. "Better in the beginning than at the end"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are generally very nice

    Cons

    Sad to see it crumble

  3. "It's hard to review such a large company since each division has its own pros and cons."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have very decent and competitive benefits including unlimited sick days for corporate salaried employees. Competitive salaries and summer hours.

    Cons

    Since the day I started both of the divisions I was working for were poorly managed and losing money. They do not work on personal and career development at all. Because of that the managers are never reviewed by subordinates and are often unprofessional. HR was never pleasant to deal with, but I'm sure they are the same at every large corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Require corporate associates to anonymously and confidentially review their managers. Teach your corporate managers how to properly manage!


  4. "Overall unorganized, but the location at which I worked was phenomenal... everyone felt like family and took pride!"

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    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Osage Beach, MO
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Osage Beach, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong directions
    Loyal customer base
    Decent pay for hourly supervisors

    Cons

    Difficult to promote up in the company
    Retail work hours... difficult to maintain a work-life balance
    Lack of appealing benefits

    Advice to Management

    Integrity is key


  5. "great when I started...went downhill when Paul Charron left! and changing the name to Fifth & Pacific won't save them!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in North Bergen, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Oracle Database Administrator in North Bergen, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, benefits, opportunities and just plain fun to go to work - at least at the time!

    Cons

    politics, HR BS, narrow vision within the company...but they did provide excellent international job growth opportunities...

    Advice to Management

    what made you think outsourcing would be, in the longterm, a cost savings? you ended up, for all intents and purposes, re-instituting DBA 'services' back in-house...thanks! HR (at least at that time) couldn't be trusted...one (or more) generalists left because they refused to be a part of the BS...and as with a lot of private sector companies - you played shell games with employees' job/job ...futures...AND got away with it


  6. "Great people, not so much the company..."

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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

    - Great benefits - 21 days PTO, unlimited sick days, summer hours
    - Amazing AMAZING people. Communication is very open and employees are constantly helping you out if you need. It is very laid back - I saw a review about how there was a lot of office gossip and chitchatting. From my point of view, yes there was gossip and chit chat, but that's expected! People know when they need to get down to business and they work hard. We were not slackers, at least not in my division. I learned so much during my time at Liz...

    Cons

    - Bad leadership (Bill McComb) and instability of company. Employees are jumping ship because they fear they aren't safe in the long term ...and who can blame them? With all the layoffs and change within the company, no one feels safe. Hopefully Liz (now 5th and Pacific...) will come around and make a comeback. But it has lost its spark, and its direction.

    Advice to Management

    get it together man!!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Manager, Product Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager, Product Development in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to learn about product development process this is a good place.

    Cons

    Not a focused company, constant changing of direction.

    Advice to Management

    If you downsize emplyees you should not ban them from being hired by other divisions of the company-that is disgraceful.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "It is ok. it was better with former CEO"

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    generous vacation package - 21 days and summer hours
    casual dress code and work environment, friendly people among associates
    easy internal transfer
    opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    unstable
    lack of competent leaders.
    poor communication from senior management

    Advice to Management

    Associates need motivations. .Information from top management need to filter all the way down to every employees. suggest to make recognition to employee who make contribution. Associate should have a chance to review their superior performance and to make improvement.


  9. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    The people are really nice and easygoing. I barely had to stay late - basically 9-5 job.

    Cons

    There's way too much gossip and drama (but then again, most companies are like this). Also, the work is too relaxed. Everyone spends a lot of time chit chatting rather than doing actual work.

    Advice to Management

    During my time, I've seen many people come and go. I really wish Liz Claiborne retained those who actually provided their time and effort in the company.


  10. "Observations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellenton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ellenton, FL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits package was great until they cut benefits and added deductables

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management and employees

    Advice to Management

    Give recognition when earned


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