Bag Borrow or Steal Reviews

Updated March 7, 2015
10 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
2.1
10 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Russell Blain
5 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Fun product & idea, poor HR

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bag Borrow or Steal

    Pros

    Discount on bag rentals is good and office location downtown Seattle is convianant. Located in post alley, the office is pretty large and employees have decent sized desks/offices. Flexible work hours, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Poor employee Management, HR is almost non existent. Room for growth and reviews are not stable and do not happen on a regular basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve HR, effectively communicate and design job roles. Put more effort into employee moral and events

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. No growth, no profit, no fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mefchandising in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Mefchandising in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Bag Borrow or Steal full-time

    Pros

    Fashion is cool e commerce is cool seattle is cool

    Cons

    Management not so cool. They're stuck in a rut, as there's no money to do anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give it up. Everyone talented was laid off or quit. The remaining staff are lifers because hey have no drive ambition or talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Great freelancing opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Freelance Graphic Designer in Madison, WI
    Current Contractor - Freelance Graphic Designer in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Bag Borrow or Steal as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling. Fun, interesting design assignments.

    Cons

    Although you get a few days to complete projects you are expected to submit fixes and updates to files with a rather quick turn around time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Challenging, fast-paced work environment.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bag Borrow or Steal

    Pros

    Business model, including different revenue streams.
    Co-workers.
    Located in downtown Seattle.

    Cons

    Reduced work staff.
    Working at a start-up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more pro-active with regards to upcoming trends.
    Find a way to resolve customers' issues in a more timely manner.

  6. Not good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bag Borrow or Steal full-time

    Pros

    Great location. Employee discount is nice. Health coverage is pretty good considering.

    Cons

    Failing company. I honestly have no idea how this place still exists? There is no room for growth or pay increases. They will continue to change your title and give you more jobs to do and laugh in your face when you ask for a raise or a new title to reflect your current job. Management belittles you and they REALLY think they are pretty darn cool... too cool for their employees, who are the ones who do all of the real work. My advice: do not work here, even if you are desperate. I would rather work at a department store like Nordstrom and get commission on my work. Besides, who knows how much longer this place will be around anyways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This place needs to be gutted. The culture will never be fixed, unless you gut everyone and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bag Borrow or Steal full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Discount, location, easy commute if you live in Seattle which is one thing I loved - being so close and living in such a beautiful city.

    Cons

    Micromanaging. No flexibility anymore (used to be but of course like with everything else they keep taking more away). No room for growth. Full of liars and dishonest fake people. Management tries to "sell" employees that the company is going to grow and "big" things are happening, when the reality is the company is hurting badly for money. The only reason why this place is still around is because investors keep putting in chunks of money. Negative morale. Dogs run around the office and poop everywhere, bark and bite at the mail man every day. Unprofessional office, dress, attitude and manners by staff. Awful management. NO Job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close up shop already and stop wasting investors money and time. This place is far beyond repair and would take gutting the whole entire staff to turn it around. I think this company is cursed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Horrible place to work. Avoid at all costs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bag Borrow or Steal full-time

    Pros

    Employee discounts, pretty flexible, office is in a good location.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Morale is in the tanks. Pay is poor. Micromanaging style. Upper management treats employees like they are not important. People have arrogant attitudes. Office atmosphere is negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers set the tone for a company, get better leadership. Pay your employees better, they are the only reason why this company is still around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    No room for growth, poor comp, failing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Inventiory Sourcing in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Member Inventiory Sourcing in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Bag Borrow or Steal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    handbags are cool, able to work remote sometimes, lots of PTO

    Cons

    bad mgmt team who is super elitist. They pay the leadership team members over 6 figures but everyone else makes 40k or less, customer service makes btwn $12-15 per hour and those at the warehouse in WI even less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    close up shop already and stop wasting your investors money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. Great to work for!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Bag Borrow or Steal

    Pros

    Fun environment and in a nice office

    Cons

    Room for advancement and the neighborhood is scary at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing great

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    This company has gone downhill.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bag Borrow or Steal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product and fashion designers. Customers are great. New business format and pricing model is really unique. If they got new leadership and new investors, could be a great place to work.

    Cons

    There used to be a strong group of very experienced and talented leaders from places like Nordstrom and Blue Nile. Now they have all left. It's currently run by a CFO-for hire who has no fashion experience. There is also a lack of integrity among both the investors and management.

    Doesn't Recommend

Work at Bag Borrow or Steal? Share Your Experiences

Bag Borrow or Steal

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.