Liz Claiborne
3.2 of 5 65 reviews
www.lizclaiborneinc.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 14, 2014

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24% Approve of the CEO

Liz Claiborne CEO and Director William L. McComb

William L. McComb

(34 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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:
  • "difficult to maintain a work-life balance"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Senior management have their favorites"
    in 4 reviews
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A little disorganized at first but getting better and better

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Montreal, QC

I have been working at Liz Claiborne

ProsThis 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lack of respect

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I worked at Liz Claiborne

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

ConsCorporate culture, poor leadership, lack of vision

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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great employer

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Liz Claiborne

ProsIt 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.

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

Advice to Senior Managementgreat 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Technical Fashion Designer (Former Employee)
North Bergen, NJ (US)

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

Prosbig company, great opportunities, equal chance of employment

Consdown sizing, moved, divisions closed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Store Manager (Former Employee)
Las Vegas, NV (US)

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

ProsHad a Great work life balance

ConsNo room for growth promoted externally

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A once-great Company in decline

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
North Bergen, NJ (US)

I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time for less than a year

ProsSome very nice, conscientious, well-intentioned people work there.

ConsCompany no longer known as Liz Claiborne.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience

Department Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time for more than a year

ProsDiversity of clientele. Good atmosphere

ConsThere is room to grow quickly in the company, however the rate of salary does not go up that much.

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Great place to work before the "breakup".

Vice President (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Liz Claiborne full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIndustry Leader. Smart and innovative. Believed in true partnerships. Invested in their people.Focused on the end consumer. Great brands. Great systems. Great infrastructure.

ConsLike all public companies focused on the bottom line, end of quarter can be crazy. Had to do more with less before any other company ever uttered those words.Very process driven, you have to like that to do well.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focusing on the end consumer and you will win.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Store Manager (Current Employee)
Myrtle Beach, SC (US)

I have been working at Liz Claiborne full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBrand awareness, customer loyalty great products, company for many years

ConsNew Upper level Corporate Management, prior to current CEO was excellent

Advice to Senior ManagementDo what is ethically correct

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great for Fashion career-minded & new grads

Account Executive (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Liz Claiborne full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLarge apparel manufacturer with awesome opportunity for advancement, 4 weeks vacation, Summer fridays, Stock options, annual bonuses

ConsNone, but you will earn your pay.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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