Warnaco Group Reviews

Updated 4 August, 2014
Updated 4 August, 2014
36 Reviews
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36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    Team work, training, motivation,

    Cons

    Change management, take over

  2.  

    I learned a lot and got some great opportunities

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Warnaco Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Very poor leadership and management

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

    Friendly, relaxed atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Accounting and Finance  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Accounting and Finance in Montreal, QC

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    At Montreal office: really friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Workload fit into your day. No forced overtime. Great people. Too bad finance was transferred to corporate office and ultimately company bought by PVH. Wish I was still there.

    Cons

    My manager the last few years I was there was the biggest con. But at least I was not micro-managed so I didn't have to deal with him much. Yearly reviews were useless and counter-productive. Communication between managers could have been better.

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  5.  

    Rewarding but short

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    Current Employee - Retail Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Warnaco Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Field locations are given independent decision making authority to satisfy customers. Corporate support is good and encourages questions from the field.

    Cons

    CEO doesn't practice what she preaches, always looking out for number one while pretending to care for the little guy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide feedback to the top when message is not resonating with the intended recipient. When in the field, interact with employees more to get candid feedback.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    No winder it was bought out by PVH

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Warnaco Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great brands, lots of potential

    Cons

    Bad management and work atmosphere. All different brands were so isolated from each other and there was no team spirit. All workers including management talked about each other, it made it hard to build relationships and trust your colleagues. There was no monthly reviews or meetings at all with the head of different sectors, my senior said to me before "sure no one knows what they are doing, its about figuring it" when I asked for guidance on a project. There was also nowhere to move up in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate better. Build a better atmosphere so workers like coming into work. Stop talking about employees when others are in earshot. Organise regular meetings and assessments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was alright

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Warnaco Group

    Pros

    Very open processes. Good co workers. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Very lax processes and procedures. Hard to get things done the right way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    They are closed in our area now

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    Former Employee - Temp Picker  in  Duncansville, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Temp Picker in Duncansville, PA (US)

    I worked at Warnaco Group as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The days were predictable at first and the work was consistent and predictable. It was fast paced and kept you busy on your feet all day so the day went faster. I was a temp so most standard employee benefits did not apply to me. Job was pretty simple and straight forward and I was able to work first shift. My daughter's father was also a long time full time employee of the company (9 years plus).

    Cons

    There were stretches of weeks without a day off and working 9 hour shifts 7 days a week wears you out. The supervisors tended to sit on their butt's shooting the breeze all day but frowned upon anyone who would take more than a too tight amount of time to complete a task. My assignment was ended after I missed too many days for court hearings and then had to take a day for my daughter to be in the hospital. As a single parent that was horrible to have to chose if I go to work and then who cares for my child or do I lose my job and make sure she is ok. You went no where any how and were treated poorly as a temp and you couldn't sit down for even a second. In the final days that this branch was open they really even treated their long term employees horribly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank goodness you are closed. Understand that single parents need one day off now and again. Don't end people's assignments over court days and real health emergencies. Understand that employees are human and not robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    My experience at Warnaco was very satisfying and I would have stayed forever if the company wasn't sold.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It was a comfortable environment, the director of my department trusted me to do my job and but was always available if needed.

    Cons

    There were a lot of issues with the processing system we used. We were constantly on the phone trying to get the error corrected.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    High turnover, terrible management, too many meetings

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    Former Employee - Designer  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and a decent discount on products.

    Cons

    Management not great within department - found managers to be quite unprofessional. Examples included doing things like participating in and encouraging petty and/or negative gossip, complete disorganization, and constant tardiness. Also, I think one manager had a psychiatric disorder; this person was insanely paranoid and borderline abusive and really contributed to a negative atmosphere. There was a high turnover of employees within this department, and I think the managers really contributed to that. Growth within the company not great. Also the constant town hall meetings, department meetings and various HR-organized gatherings (picnics, ice cream parties, karaoke parties, scavenger hunts, workshops, etc. etc) were quite tiring and time consuming, eating into the time that would have been well spent working on projects. Unfortunately, declining any of these meetings or events was very frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management training would probably help with some of the issues. Psychiatric evaluations for managers not a bad idea either. Also, less meetings would probably help with people being able to meet deadlines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    it was a job that i got to go to every morning for the past 12 years.

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate  in  Huntingdon, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Huntingdon, PA (US)

    I worked at Warnaco Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    i got to learn some new work skills while i was at warnaco,got to know some really good hard working people at warnaco also.

    Cons

    there was never any down size at warnaco,because we all got along,there was one down size at warnaco and that was when we all lost our jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper management was pretty good, because they were aways there for the employees when they needed any help with any issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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