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Plum District Reviews

Updated Mar 4, 2014
Plum District – US – “Plum District Lobby”

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2.0 43 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Susan Kim

(6 ratings)

20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    District Consultant

    District Consultant (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    Prosflex hours, great peer group

    Consdisorganized, no training, no direction, false promises of salary

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

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    Plum District is a BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!

    District Consultant (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsA total fraud of a company. The article today was right on!

    ConsA horrible company. The CEO has a 0 % approval rating. Need I say more?

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

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    Firing moms with no notice? How about pushing out pregnant moms!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    Prosfree food
    cool office
    mostly nice coworkers, hard working people.

    ConsCEO is a nightmare
    CEO Openly berated employees in a public setting
    CEO attempted to restructure comp when sales people were making too much.

    Company is a sham "for moms by moms" and the CEO is not even a mom

    Management threatened to fire 2 pregnant moms for non performance upon hearing they were pregnant.

    There is 0 work life balance at this company. If you don't have your phone under your pillow you will not survive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the money and run before your company fails outright.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Regional

    Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsThe women I met at PD

    ConsAmazing. They claim to be a company built for moms run by moms. On Friday they fired nearly all their moms. No warning, no true reason, just poof, they were gone. Left a lot of moms in a bad place. The moms who truly built the company are gone! They called 2 moms and fired them the night before Mothers day. Wow, make moms day. The CEO is a fraud, and about as cold as an icecube. Buyer beware, they are almost out of funding.

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

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    Drive but No Respect

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsManagement was unresponsive and difficult to deal with
    Slow to settle accounts
    Disorganized with poor communication skills
    Unreasonable expectations and requests

    ConsThe company as a whole has a lot of drive and a will to succeed. Employees are hard working and dedicated to the cause.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow respect to the people who work with and for you

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    What a horrible experience.

    Regional Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsI'm struggling with anything positive about this company. I guess it would be the co-workers that I came in contact with. That is about it.

    Cons* What kind of company knows they are firing all of their Regional Managers, flies them out for a 'meeting', sucks all of the information out of these hard working professionals under the pretense of training- knowing they are going fire them later that week?
    *They hired people knowing they would fire them (within the month of hiring them) in order to make themselves look profitable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou've ruined peoples careers. I know many think this type of stuff happens in all companies, but no- this is not your typical downsizing excuse- this is a poster child for an unethical 'corporation'.
    Beware of this company and Megan Gardner.

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

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    I will never get the past year of my life back

    District Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsOnly the description of the position... we were supposed to be working WITH LOCAL business owners. Quickly, that changed and only those Consultants with national offers with big companies were praised and (financially) rewarded.

    ConsWaste of time
    Compensation plan was lowered again and again
    No training
    Constant turn-over of Managers.... I had five in less than a year.
    Treat business owners terribly... I was EMBARRASSED to be associated with Plum District. I would NEVER treat partners poorly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClose down.

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

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    What a let down!

    Upper Management (Former Employee)

    ProsForced to self teach and therefore learned a lot.

    ConsMost everything about company was a "con."

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have had the best of the best work for you. It is sad that you took advantage of them!

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

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    This is not a good group of people

    District Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsThe only good thing about this company is the other employees. The connections that are made in your local communities with the businesses that you will partner with.

    ConsAn ever changing (and not for the better) compensation package. Division Directors that are so money hungry and have been drinking the Kool Aid for so long that they don't realize or just don't care how they treat their sales people and all of their recently fired regional managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop abusing moms and get rid of your "for moms by moms" tag line as it is not a true testament of how you treat people. Do everyone a favor and file bankruptcy now so as to save more of your hard working employees the embarrassment of being let go suddenly and without just cause.

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

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    Complete and utter disaster

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe amazing people I have met while employed and their wicked sense of humor

    ConsLack of intelligent leadership; lots of meetings, and talking, and making power point slides but no action taken that will truly grow the business; CEO lacks loyalty or integrity and takes credit for founding something she did not; Using "moms" (the most loyal, well connected group of people in the world) to build a business, and then laying them off with no severance; hiring leadership that is completely clueless and inadequate; no training, no consistency and no idea how to market; basic lack of ability to run a successful business

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing pretend. Investors, potential employees and other potential partners should be cautious. No matter what industry, loyalty and integrity matter and you have neither. You are taking a brilliant business model and ruining 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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