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Liz Claiborne Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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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. "great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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. "Good experience overall"

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    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


  4. "Good Job for High Schoolers/College Students; Ba"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Clinton, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Clinton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Employee Discounts; good on Kate Spade, Juicy Couture, and Lucky Brand merchandise
    -Great health insurance
    -No rewards for hard work, dedication, and opening Liz Claiborne Outlet charge cards
    -Great Co-Workers

    Cons

    -Bad work/life balance; typical in retail environment
    -Management and protocols constantly changing
    -Unrealistic expectations
    -No growth opportunities; I worked in the outlet store for many years when I was interviewed for the NYC internship, but still wasn't hired
    -Lack of gender diversity

    Advice to Management

    -Vote out William McComb
    -Bring back Paul Charron
    -It wouldn't hurt if y'all work in the retail trenches
    -Improve the quality of the merchandise


  5. "Excellent Place To Work If You Are A Hard Worker"

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are expected to do your job with minimum need for supervision. You work as hard as you would if it were your own business.

    Cons

    If you are the type that requires a lot of structure to be productive than you should go to a more corporate company.

    Advice to Management

    When you encourage your workers to have a entreprenurial style then the compensation/title increases should keep pace.


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

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    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!


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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

  8. "This was my first job after I graduated from college. It was a great training ground for the fashion industry,"

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time

    Pros

    Excellent industry training. Many places to move within the company. Strong business relationships. Bought new, exciting brands like Juicy Couture into the mix. Sample sales!

    Cons

    Brand became watered- down. Too many Liz-brands that didn't differentiate enough from each other.

    Advice to Management

    The LIZ brand is still powerful but there is a strong need to redefine it or re-invent it for today's market.


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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


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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
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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!!


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