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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 people, not so much the company..."

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    • Senior Management
    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!!


  2. "The WORST place ever!"

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    Current Employee - Shipping Associate in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Shipping Associate in West Chester, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    very unorganized and terrible leadership at the corporate office which would be why we are closing

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Rollercoaster ride of highs & lows due to frequent re-organization of company by sr. mgmt"

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits - but only for those who are hired in NY- if you work for one of the divisions in LA, you may not receive the same package.
    In NY, 21 days of vacation out of the gate, frequent sample sales, matching 401K, good health insurance. Great group of people, many with long careers in the industry - good place to learn about the wholesale fashion business.
    Some of my very best, challenging & productive work years were spent there - I'm proud to be an alumni.

    Cons

    Liz Claiborne was founded as a company with forward-thinking respect for its employees & the core of that has survived on the corporate level - however, its brands have increasing autonomy - not all of them share the same values. It's a shame.

    Advice to Management

    Liz Claiborne has a legacy of delivering to its accounts well made, innovative product in a timely fashion - its wholesale backbone & team of experienced professionals are a valuable resource.


  4. 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.


  5. "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.


  6. "It was a good company to work with"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in North Bergen, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in North Bergen, NJ
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good vacation package and summer hours
    Casual dress code
    Friendly people
    Work load was OK

    Cons

    Senior management have their favorites
    Not career advancement

    Advice to Management

    The Senior management should trust the managers under them. The senior management have their hand tied and it looks like the middle management has no power.


  7. 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.

  8. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandising Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing experience, learned a lot, everyone that I worked with was nice, willing to teach me and help me with anything. Would love to work there again. The internship program was very well structured and had great events.

    Cons

    No compensation for interns. Also would have liked more opportunity to apply for full time position.


  9. "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


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

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    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.


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