Liz Claiborne Reviews

Updated 23 April, 2015
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Liz Claiborne CEO and Director William L. McComb
William L. McComb
39 Ratings

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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  1. A little disorganized at first but getting better and better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Liz Claiborne

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company offers great opportunities for creativity wether in desgin, marketing or others. We have fabulous people working here and some recent additions have brought meaningful improvements.

    Cons

    A bit disorganized. Policies are not always broadcasted and are not that easy to find so not all employees are aware. Members of management do not all walk the talk.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate, communicate. When you think everybody knows, think otherwise because your messages are not understood by all.

  2. Lack of respect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    To gain experience and take it with you to your next job.

    Cons

    Corporate culture, poor leadership, lack of vision

  3. great employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is fun, the upper management is great, HR is wonderful, the stores are beautiful and the clothing quality is very good. Customers are women with discerning taste and like to be loyal.

    Cons

    you are working with women of all ages and there is sometimes drama

    Advice to Management

    great job, try to incorporate more choices within clothing lines, more co-ordinating pieces, sometimes nothing really goes with anything else in the same collection, and it is hard to sell "outfits" or extra co-ordinating options to customers. if there were more "nuetral" pieces upselling would be easier and sales would be higher.

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  5. Director

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A team of dedicated smart hard working employees.

    Cons

    Lack of a work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    N/a

  6. Awesome company!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Favorite past employer. Great company and great people. Offered great advancement opportunities. Miss it. Would work for them again in a heartbeat, stood against domestic violence which is important to me.

    Cons

    No cons for the company other than the normal retail cons...hours, weekends, etc. only left because of the hours and being a single mom.

  7. Not a good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Discounts on clothing and sample sales

    Cons

    layoffs and falling stock price

  8. 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 a year)

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

    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.

  9. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!

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