Liz Claiborne Reviews

Updated 17 October, 2014
Updated 17 October, 2014
72 Reviews
3.2
72 Reviews
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Liz Claiborne CEO and Director William L. McComb
William L. McComb
37 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
  • 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)

  • Senior management have their favorites (in 4 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Corporate culture, poor leadership, lack of vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    great employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Liz Claiborne

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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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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