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Tory Burch Corporate Reviews

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  • Work/life balance can be tricky during promo/and holiday (in 20 reviews)

  • Teams are very lean so there an be long hours (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (13)

    "Great product - things to improve upon to become Best in Class"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Position in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate Position in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tory Burch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everybody works very hard at Tory Burch and seems very invested in the success of the organization. It feels personal because Tory Burch herself is around and making design decisions. The intention behind the company culture is very positive. The product is beautiful and the company cares greatly about the esthetics of our output - in all areas whether it be a handbag or a powerpoint presentation. There is incredible growth of the organization which means incredible opportunity to learn with a dynamic company. The company has also infused new leaders over the last year that seem to have incredible capabilities and long-term visions.

    Cons

    Since TB is still a small organization with a focus on creative, there isn't a lot of process in place where process is needed. The company has grown so quickly that employees aren't clear about responsibilities and accountabilities. The company culture is touted to be "friendly and warm" but I find people to be fairly aloof and cold. There isn't a large sense of community or family beyond your immediate team. While the company has recently introduced a very good leadership development program, day-to-day career development and growth hasn't been formalized so people don't understand which skills and abilities are needed to get them to the next level. Certain key leaders are not visible AT ALL to employees while others are extremely engaged in everyday business and employees at all levels. Managers need to be better about addressing poor performance and holding everyone accountable for their actions. The office resources are abysmal - employees are stuffed in every corner imaginable and conference rooms are rarely available. The office resources are an actual impediment to the way people work and can be one of the most frustrating aspects of working in the corporate environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your offices and interact with employees at all levels! Forget the feng shui and buy some office space that is large enough for ALL employees that actually helps instead of hinders our work. Continue to invest in systems and infrastructure that not only supports the size of the organization today but also tomorrow. Force collaboration cross-functionally. Promote from within where possible. Clearly set expectations and firmly hold ALL employees to those expectations - stop making allowances for the "special ones".


  2. Helpful (17)

    "Sinking Ship - No Bonuses, Layoffs, What Next?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Middle Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate Middle Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tory Burch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun product. The people who have been with the company since it was a good company to work for are the great people.

    Cons

    People left in droves earlier this year due to poor culture. Just laid off 25% of corporate employees two weeks before Christmas! People are spread beyond thin. The company changed bonuses to 100% company performance based right when the company started performing poorly. No bonuses next year. Constant rug pulling is sad and disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Be real and actually fix the issues internally. Talk to your people. Stop trying to do too many things. The "growing pains" answer is not going to cut it anymore. Stop pretending.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "okay place but not great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tory Burch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -most of the people are great to work with
    -summer fridays start memorial day through labor day
    -compensation is fair
    -growing company, therefore more opportunities (for some not all)

    Cons

    -some people are plain out rude which makes it embarassing to work with
    -they promote senior level employees left and right but not assistant levels who do the actual work (dirty work) to get the company running
    -definitely not luxury retail, more of contemporary side
    -not enough systems support
    -hires more senior level employees but not enough assistants
    -no

    Advice to Management

    don't be a pushover and let your employees talk down on you. it reflects very poorly on your management skills and often times very embarassing behaviors that reflect on the company. think about who's actually carrying on the work and hire accordingly.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Best thing is the discount"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Corporate in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great employee discount and summer fridays make the summers enjoyable. Holiday activities are usually fun. dress code is very casual..so no worries of having the corporate look everyday.

    Cons

    other than that there is a complete lack of work life balance. if you were there for 24 hours no one would tell you to go home. the atmosphere is work work work work, underpaid for the amount of hours put in on a weekly basis. taking time off is usually a hassle and you must put in double the amount of time before you leave and double or more time when you return just to catch up on work. The company is growing fast, but not enough employees are hired to cover the work load.

    Advice to Management

    offering a better work life balance will be a plus.