Plum District

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Plum District Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Easy position, decent pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I worked at Plum District part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    When I was there, it was easy work. the Director was easy to get along with - not too much pressure to perform. no micro-mngt. work the hours you want. no benefits, 100% commission based

    Cons

    Competing against Groupon and Living Social was tough - they'd undercut the rates. Didn't see the future for this business model

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify into other areas - the group coupon fad is over

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A company that has been reborn with new leadership, vision and enthusiasm without losing its core vision, serving Moms.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Plum District full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    With Susan Kim and Jennifer Nuckles at the helm, Plum District has morphed into a multimedia platform that offers increased marketing, branding and advertising options to our merchant base, while at the same time engaging our subscribers even more successfully. This allows each merchant to have a unique campaign with Plum District and heightens the user experience. Their new vision makes the job of the sales person easier with a variety of tools at their disposal to acquire new business. A salesperson can pitch a unique promotion and usually the management team will give it a whirl, as creativity is encouraged.

    Cons

    Remote employment does not allow for the office camaraderie that an office environment would foster. East Coast has a 3 hour time lag to West Coast, so there is work into the evening hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As Plum begins to grow again, keep the lines of communication open, so that we can be as nimble and flexible as the company is currently. Keep experimenting and trying new ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Opportunity - Challenging - Never Dull

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Plum District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility - ability to work remotely
    Incredibly intelligent coworkers and management - you can learn a lot just working with them Great opportunities - the people you meet, the companies you work with, the experience you are gaining
    Potential for huge success as a company - as a Kleiner Perkins backed company Plum District is well on its way to being more profitable than many other startups including Groupon and Instagram
    Always new challenges - you will NEVER be bored
    Major improvements in the last six months - New management is experienced and positive. Marketing is being run by some incredible people and you can see the results in a major way

    Cons

    Lots of changes. Not always a lot of notice when things are changing. Sometimes repercussions of changes are not thought out well before the changes are implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's important to reward employees according to their performance in order to minimize turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plum District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, challenging, working with fabulous, intelligent people. Great Brand.

    Cons

    Too many inconsistencies from executive management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try harder to keep good, talented employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Marketing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at Plum District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    --Startup environment provides tons of learning opportunities
    --Great team and lots of peer support
    --My thoughts and suggestions were extremely accepted. The small-team dynamic made this possible.
    --Continued relations with the company. Since leaving Plum District to work on my own company, I've received amazing advice, kindness and support from the team and CEO.
    --Work life balance is wonderful! I was encouraged to take vacation (and was even given travel books by my bosses!) and my time was always respected.

    Cons

    The startup roller coaster can be tough. It can also be hugely fulfilling!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The Real Pivot

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Plum District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    New Leadership with fresh and inspiring ideas! Intelligent co-workers. Challenging and motivating work. Room to grow.

    Cons

    The company went through fast/dramatic changes last year which affected morale. It took new leadership and transparency to re-energize the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Easy opportunity to make a little extra cash every month

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - District Consultant in Denver, CO

    I worked at Plum District as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    lots of spiffs and contests to earn cash, gift cards.
    Good regional training sessions and opportunity to meet peers in area

    Cons

    couldn't predict when deals would run - hard to tell client when it'll run when your Regional Manager has authority to change it for any reason. Better deals may bump your deal - even into another month. Hard to predict pay that way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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