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

Liz Claiborne Reviews

Updated Dec 23, 2013

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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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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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okay company, but very frugal

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Liz Claiborne full-time

Prossmall company, close to NY

Conslots of work, dying company

Advice to Senior Managementcelebrate success to maintain high employee morale

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

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Lack of respect

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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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This company is being run to the ground

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

I have been working at Liz Claiborne

ProsLots of perks. Sample sales, summer hours, 21 vacation days

ConsUpper management is horrible at communicating when big changes take place. Employees find out most of the changes through press releases on the internet. They keep selling all the brands. I would be surprised if they are still in business in a year.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Touted as one of the best companies for working mothers - couldn't be more wrong

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Liz Claiborne

Prosthe ample PTO, 21 days was great
locations near Times Square
benfits

Conslack of internal communication
favoritism
promoted more men than women
did not offer flexible working arrangments for working mothers, as they claim

Advice to Senior Managementstand behind your words

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The company's strategies are focused on Juicy, Lucky and kate spade.

Director Product Development (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Liz Claiborne

ProsGreat long term associates that have mutual respect.

ConsLack of growth and stability,

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on long term profitibility and viablity of the brands.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stay away from Finance organization

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Liz Claiborne

ProsAbove average pay for your work experience

ConsWork environment is very poor. Bad news is the business managers fault.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Has seen its better days

Store Manager (Former Employee)
Harriman, NY (US)

I worked at Liz Claiborne

ProsThey had a great benefit package, although it would have been nice to have
a pension out of it.

ConsHas sold off so much of their brands acquired in the past that they have lost a great number of their customers, yet expect Mangers to convert by selling low quality "fashion".

Advice to Senior ManagementToo late to offer advice for Liz. Looks like they will never get back that classic line, have lost their
base of shoppers and instead cater to the teeny boppers by invbesting in all the kiddie lines....DKNY, Lucky, Juicy, Kensie....

Glad to be out of there

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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working for liz

Fashion Designer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Liz Claiborne

ProsIt is a recognizable company

Consvery low wages, long hours

Advice to Senior ManagementI believe this position needs to be compensated better for the amount of stress and long hours involved. Higher wages for designers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Past its "Hey Day"

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Liz Claiborne

ProsGood work/life balance, flexible for mothers, good benefits. Decent discounts on products. Excellent legacy in apparel industry.

Conspromotions and salary are arbitrary. No path for advancement. They thinned out much of the company over the past year without thinking about how lay offs would affect the operations first. You have to know people to get anything done. Poor communication between teams - people constantly ignore emails and phone calls from colleagues within the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees. Stop wasting money on useless office redesigns and collateral.

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