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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, too bad the company is struggling"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in North Bergen, NJ
    Current Employee - Administrative in North Bergen, NJ
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    workforce is vibrant and fashionable. Dress code is casual and sample sales are excellent. Many talented people culture is not overly cut throat many people are willing to share knowledge and help you grow. Having a gym and cafeteria on site is great. Very family friendly, no one looks down on you for having a family and they allow you time to be with them. Vacation package is very generous.

    Cons

    There are a lot of inviduals in c level management that are complete idiots, shame really. CEO seems to be at loss for how to turn company around and just keeps shedding brands. Divisional associates that do not work for upper managements "pet" brands get little to no company wide recognition. Juicy, lucky, kate ENOUGH! There are other brands in the portfolio recognize them. Also constant layoffs have left many people on edge and overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Company should implement peer based review process so associates can get recognition for accomplishments that management may not always be aware of. Also if subordinates were allowed to review their superiors it would help them identify faults within their own management styles and also weed out some of these management duds that have the gift of gab and not much else.


  2. "Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Has seen its better days"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Past its "Hey Day""

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. "low pay hard work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Observations"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "No work life balance!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits package. You can use your employee discount at other Liz Claiborne owned brands.
    Compensation was decent.

    Cons

    Poor training, corporate makes lots of mistakes with marketing, payroll, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Better training program from corporate office to field managers, to store team.

  8. "Liz Claiborne, a company that has seen better days"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place for entry level individuals to start, but not great growth potential from that point on.
    The company fails to recognize their internal employees versus hiring from outside.

    Cons

    Benefits are not in line with other corporations

    Advice to Management

    The need to recognize talent and reward them as necessary


  9. "Enjoyed my years there"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance with the job I was in
    Great benefits for women
    Monthly clothing allowance
    Worked with some amazing women

    Cons

    Management didn't always listen to what customers were telling them
    Stock levels in department stores became overinflated due to the push to sell more - not sell what was appropriate to the size of the store

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and look at what the product looks like in a store other than Macy's Herald Square


  10. "Not bad for first job."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Liz Claiborne offers a competitive wage when compared to competitors. Also, the store staff is very small, so minimal mistakes and communication errors are made.

    Cons

    Still, there is very bad communication with senior level management. Employee politics occur and are unfair if you don't "play the game".

    Advice to Management

    Please pay more attention to your employees and watch out for store managers that are taking advantage of the system.


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