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Plum District Reviews

Updated May 29, 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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    Had All the Potential in the World

    Sales (Former Employee)

    ProsMost of the people you will work with are AMAZING! I truly developed incredible relationships inside and outside of the office.

    ConsThings are constantly changing. It's a startup that has been funded by a board of investors. The company has not had a break even month to my knowledge and so the board continues to dictate changes to compensation, benefits and more in an effort to cut their costs so that eventually they will at least be able to not lose money. However, that can be quite detrimental to the existing staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your staff as if they are your teammates in achieving profitability and reward them for the hard work they are putting into getting you there. Just a simple "You're doing great!" or "Thanks for working so hard" can go a long way!

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

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    Old leadership was awful. I hope the new leadership can turn it around.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsFun people, cool office, catered lunches, most people are smart

    ConsThe daily deal industry is tanking, so it makes no sense to join a company in that space. People are lied to and held in the dark. Leadership is very secretive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAgain, I worked under the old CEO and leadership team, but it was not a well run company. I hear the new CEO is better but it's still a dying industry. I would avoid 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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    Exhausting with little reward.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible, work-from-home position. Loved to meet with the local business owners.

    ConsCrazy, stressful environment with insane stipulations from leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees with respect.

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

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    Learned a ton. Left disappointed.

    Home Office (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsAt Plum District you were never bored. There was always more to do than you had time to do it in. Regardless of how long you'd been there you had a chance to contribute.

    ConsRidiculously long hours - seeing colleagues online working at midnight was routine, as was getting work texts at 11:30pm. Mid-to-low pay, especially for the hours. Management was terrible at motivation and worse at transparency. Employee burnout was a constant.

    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 feel like I work for free, that my talents are being used and abused. Husband says this isn't a job, it's a hobby. Ha

    District Consultant (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsFlexibility, No sales quotas or pressure to produce

    ConsYou don't get paid for your hard work leading up to the sale. Then, your deal you sold runs and not too many people buy, you are left with not much of a reward for your hard work

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer DCs full time positions, pay them what they are worth

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

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    Inconsistent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexibility of schedule, low pressure sales, ability to work from home, offers moms a good work/life balance while using skillset.

    ConsDecrease in commission structure, you are required to not only sell and close a deal but then you are only paid if your offer sells in your area which does not always happen.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain clear and consistent rules and regulations in all areas.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Avoid if you can -- unless you are in sales

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFree lunches and good PTO

    ConsBrutal culture, senior management is clueless, high voluntary turnover and general lack of understanding of how to build a profitable business. Has had good talent but can't keep them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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