Liz Claiborne

Liz Claiborne Reviews

Updated 17 November 2014
Updated 17 November 2014
75 Reviews
3.2
75 Reviews
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Liz Claiborne CEO and Director William L. McComb
William L. McComb
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance, Close early before all holidays (in 6 reviews)

  • In NY, 21 days of vacation out of the gate, frequent sample sales, matching 401K, good health insurance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • During the last years there, Senior management was poor and was forced to sell off divisions and eliminate entire departments (in 5 reviews)

  • The work/life balance is not respected and you are required to continually go above and beyond with no recognition for your efforts (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very fair company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in North Bergen, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in North Bergen, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    They liked to promote from within, women had the same chances as men for promotion. If you worked hard, you didn't need to ask for a raise or promotion.

    Cons

    During the last years there, Senior management was poor and was forced to sell off divisions and eliminate entire departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should have been replaced many years ago but the CEO was kept on too long leading to the ultimate deterioration of a once great company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The Company formerly known as Liz Claiborne.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As a larger company the benefits were good and the employee discount at the various brands was helpful.

    Cons

    During my tenure the company was sold off piece by piece and employees were expected to work knowing layoffs could happen at any time. And they did, regularly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It could've been better

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    The structure and organization of the company is very strong

    Cons

    It's hard to move up the corporate ladder.

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  5.  

    not bad at store level, Sad they closed

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seaside, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Seaside, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    good pay, vacation, sick days, flexible, great training, very good at the store level, but higher ups in the company thought of themselves first.

    Cons

    company sold out to JC Penny's, poor management of the company by the president tried to target a new customer instead of focusing on the existing ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should have stuck with what they were doing for the original Liz Claiborne brand and not changed to Isaac Mizrahi he ruined the brand most of the things he designed were very very ugly!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Liz Claiborne gave me the opportunity to work with some of the best creative talent out there.

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Liz Claiborne as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in-house corporate, I had the privilege of mentoring less experienced colleagues while learning so much from the divisional directors that I reported to. Since we were on the same "team" as the client, there was an ease about the whole process of providing smart design solutions that fulfilled the needs of this Fortune 500 company. Budgets were somewhat flexible and this allowed us to hire some of the most gifted creative talents out there.

    Cons

    Leadership within the divisions that I handled on an ongoing basis was excellent but there were some rather inflexible and difficult personalities that I came up against along the way. That is, of course, to be expected. In the long run, my Creative Director made sure that each Art Director was working with divisional heads in harmony so if the pairing was not running smoothly, adjustments in partnering were made.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall professional environment

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Showed flexibility in hours and respect for input regarding sales techniques.

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Company was a bit old-fashioned.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne part-time

    Pros

    The work that they did to overhaul the company was great.

    Cons

    Company was old-fashioned. Rules were very restrictive.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Designer

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture, management, benefits, vacation days

    Cons

    Hours are too long, pay low

  10.  

    Great company, very underrated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Pros

    Great management -- trusting enough to let you do your work but supportive when needed.

    Cons

    Budget challenges not of the current leadership's making.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a wonderful environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will work with some very nice people. The atmosphere isn't too terrible.

    Cons

    The people at the top can be tough and ready to fire you if you rub them the wrong way. That's not a wonderful thing to have hanging over your head.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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