HauteLook
3.3 of 5 27 reviews
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HauteLook Reviews

Updated Feb 6, 2014
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3.3 27 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

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Terry Boyle

(5 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Worst company ever

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HauteLook

ProsHauteLook discount and Nordstrom employee discount

ConsWorst managed company every, people leaving constantly, poor culture of gossip and sabotage.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in people development. Hold senior managers accountable for their actions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company with a great culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsHauteLook has a casual work environment, has a bunch of great employees and a great culture to work in and at.

ConsThere is not much recognition of employees, but Human Resources has been doing a great job lately with food trucks and events for the employees

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep employees motivated

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

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Excellent Tech Team

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at HauteLook full-time for more than a year

ProsThe tech team is one of the best I've had the pleasure of working with. Open source shop that strongly encourages giving back to the community. A lot of 'A' Players.

ConsNot very many perks for a tech company though it's getting better. Vacation time could be better. Medical benefits are so-so.

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

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Great place for your first job!

Copywriter II (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at HauteLook full-time for more than a year

ProsThey're really great on keeping employees involved with the company. They host happy hours for staff, bring in bagels every 1st of the month, have quarterly all-staff meetings with food, games and prizes, and the company is growing pretty fast now that they are apart of the Nordstrom family.

ConsToo many kinks in the chain. They hire all entry-levels which causes way too many discrepancies. They are slaves to the brands they sale..meaning that OTS's can get sent whenever they feel like it, new style can be added during a sale and etc...causing the workers to be stressed and highly annoyed ALL the time! Also the money they make with the salary they dish out does not add up.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo it! If you want to be able to learn as you go, this is definitely the place because no one knows what they're really doing anyway.

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

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FUN Company!

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

Pros-working on the latest technology
-helping out with Nordstrom and their upcoming tech projects
-lots of pretty girls!
-perfect location in downtown LA and right across from the Staples Center

Cons-long hours if working in tech
-work space needs to be updated and renovated since we are growing

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

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Start-up with great corporate backing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HauteLook full-time

Pros-Acquired by Nordstrom (employee discount)
-Laid back atmosphere
-Meet different people from different walks of life
-Building more projects for ecommerce with HauteLook and Nordstrom

Cons-Not enough holidays and time off for employees
-Pay not competitive unless working with technology department

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

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An real review rather than a Hautelook social media post

IT Worker (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsCasual dress code and formerly flexible hours

ConsPay is 25%-30% below market. They claim to be a startup after 6 years and act like employees are a dime a dozen.

Advice to Senior ManagementPointless meetings, 3 managers for every technically skilled worker, multiple solutions for every problem which is confusing, technical expertise and advice is pushed back or completely disregarded, the org chart has more chiefs than Indians, the IT Department hires from outside rather than promoting from within and the few who are promoted are promoted based on their ability to kiss ass rather than their technical expertise and accomplishments. They don't recognize true talent, or worse they are threatened by it and attempt to discount it.

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

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Casual Cool Atmosphere

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HauteLook

ProsCasual dress
Laidback atmosphere
Growing company
Opportunities to grow
Company cares about employees

ConsMore recognition within individual departments
Compensation is competitive, but raises could be higher/more frequent based off performance

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

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A positive, hard-working, and young environment to thrive in Fashion

Copywriter (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at HauteLook full-time for more than a year

ProsTons of young people work here, which makes this a great starting place for recent grads in the fashion and design fields who are looking to get their feet wet in the fast-pace environment of fashion and e-commerce.

ConsThere are tons of young people who work here - haha. That being the case, it can often seem as though the environment borders on high school with its clique-ish groups. But ultimately, there is a group for everyone here, so not to worry. Its not as terrible as high school and can be a very rewarding and fun place to grow as a young professional.

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

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They internalize top level consultants to save money then throw them away when the job is done

IT Staff (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at HauteLook

ProsExciting, fast growing company with a lot of fun, energetic young people. Lots of opportunity for advancement. Central downtown location.

ConsHR is heartless. Think Catbert the Evil Director of HR from Dilbert. Not really funny. They hire the best and the brightest to solve really tough problems, don't listen to them, then when the job is finally done, they lay them off and try to make it seem like their fault. Watch out!

Advice to Senior ManagementStart caring about your people and the bottom line will improve not the other way around. Read some management books: People are your greatest asset,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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