Warnaco Group
3.1 of 5 33 reviews
www.warnaco.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Warnaco Group Reviews

Updated Feb 05, 2014

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56% Approve of the CEO

Warnaco Group President and CEO Helen McCluskey

Helen McCluskey

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I learned a lot and got some great opportunities

Intern (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

ProsGreat people to work with

ConsVery poor leadership and management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at Warnaco Group full-time

ProsTypical corporate environment. Overall great place to work. Benefits and compensation were up to par with what was in the industry

ConsLittle room for career advancement. Overall travel was quite extensive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lot's to Look Forward To

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

I worked at Warnaco Group full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood compensation. Great people in the ranks.Met some great people who have become good friends.

ConsExecutive management and their HR cronies! What a joke! The CEO thinks she’s a role model and has no clue about what the rank and file really think. We've watched her push great people out and fill exec ranks with her cronies and others of little substance and no vision. The product and quality got weaker and weaker as process and margin became king so she could sell out.. Day-to-day business was crashing but new business (countries) and off price masked the realities

Advice to Senior ManagementYou got the last laugh and walked away with the big money but hopefully people will know the truth and you won't be able to repeat this performance. iUnder new leadership we WILL clean this up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Rewarding but short

Retail Manager (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide 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.

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

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Good potential , but short-termism messes things up

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oud-Gastel (Netherlands)

I have been working at Warnaco Group full-time

ProsThe work conditions are good and the environment is informal, managers are in general flexible and understanding, and some are very qualified and care about employees. Corporate information flow from semior management to employees has improved.

ConsProjects are often started but never finished, it is hard to find out who is accountable for what. The high level goals are more or less clear, but the path to get there is usually pretty vague and changing, which makes planning hard, as well as getting any commitment from stakeholders.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's a wonderful and exciting experienced.

QA/QC Inspector (Former Employee)
Manila, Manila (Philippines)

I worked at Warnaco Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLearn a lot of things being in a buying office and meet people from different countries and of course knowing their cultures was great and awesome experiences that I will keep for life..

Conspast facing management, no opportunity to prove your worth of because of past facing management. Every change of management they brought in their favorite employee from where they come from and I could say they don't trust the existing ones.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair to all, because everyone works hard. there are some forgotten.

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out with the old, in with the new

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Warnaco Group

Prosrestructure, a lot of changes-- could be a pro, too early to know.

Consmore opportunities, however... hiring outside to fill.

Advice to Senior Managementhire people at the bottom, not just the top!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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lack of support from upper management

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

I worked at Warnaco Group

Prosfast paced environment - get to learn alot in a short amount of time.
benefits are great

ConsWork are not well orchestrated and priortized and tend to work on it when there is a fire to put out.
React to an issue instead of solving and mitigating the issue.
long hours of work.

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your employee and provide more guidance.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Decent company

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

I have been working at Warnaco Group

Pros-Work-Life Balance
-Decent pay and benefits; summer Fridays are nice
-Casual dress code
-Nice enough people except some of upper management could change

Cons-Little opportunity to grow
-Many positions are not well paid

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are going to ask the questions be prepared to take action to make it a better place to work. Don't talk to talk if you aren't prepared to walk the walk.

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Relaxed Atmosphere With Cordial People

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

I have been working at Warnaco Group

ProsGreat place to work; wonderful people
Relaxed Atmosphere
Flexible Hours

ConsLittle potential for growth and career advancement

Advice to Senior ManagementWarnaco is a well-run company but should continue to allow lower-level employees with opportunity for advancement rather than looking to hire from outside the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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