BeachMint Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great managers and team!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great vibe and coworkers! people are willing to always help you and everyone is friendly.

    Cons

    none. great company that you can grow and learn a lot from!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Blame culture within Tech

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    Free food, location, and happy hours

    Cons

    Lack of technical leadership, inability to build a team, old-boys club (favortism), unrealistic goals, lots of over-time, snobby culture, too driven by greed and hype

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need mature, level-headed leadership top to bottom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    fantastic company to work for

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    Current Employee - Business Manager  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Business Manager in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at BeachMint full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company environment, great people, work hard play hard

    Cons

    there were very little cons. Everything in the office is great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    It's a Joke

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BeachMint

    Pros

    Some nice friends and people
    Loaded kitchen - free goodies, Friday lunch, occasional other perks like shaved ice, Halloween lunches etc

    Cons

    hmm where to begin...
    Leadership is a joke...they will use you, overwork you , and then let you go so they can get another set of fresh excited newbies to join.. and the cycle continues.
    You will hear the moto of: we are a team, we support each other, even have life coaching sessions - what a waste of money!! Not like they will listen to what you have to say and improve or implement.. NO, the work culture stays the same. I am buddy with the leadership, i get to rule. Oh yes,i will give you false hopes of how things will improve and get better and how everyone will have a good work/life balance... Just keep waiting!!!
    There is no respect for employee's personal life. They still consider themselves a 'Start up' - seriously!!
    If you intend on starting a family soon or already have one, then this is the last place you want to work.
    Many (if not all) of the pregnant ladies in the office, are not here anymore... The schedule or leadership were not as flexible to them as promised.
    If you have kids and plan on leaving early to attend an event, they will say it's OK - you need to have that balance, but they will make you feel guilty about it.
    Most employees are out of college, trying to prove themselves or singles with no personal lives, who are willing to work any time, any day - answering emails, assigning tasks.. Of course you are not expected to response at odd times but you are behind everyone else in terms of what's happening, when you come to work.
    Also you will have to suck it up to your managers.. Smile fakely, accept everything they say.. because god forbid you decide to challenge their authority, you are out of there or they will make your life bitter (there is few out there who think of themselves as superior to others).
    I would never recommend this place to anyone I know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure anything can be done at this point - the work culture won't change.. hasn't in last 3 yrs and won't...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Agree with Oct 17 - Great Perks, not a great company

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at BeachMint full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interning at BeachMint was a very interesting experience, but like all jobs, it had it's ups and downs. While I enjoyed working at photo shoots, meeting celebrities, and working with clothing and accessories, I rarely was given tasks that pertained to my job role.

    Other pros included a kitchen loaded with goodies, catered food Fridays, an awesome office, and the staff was overall, very friendly.

    Cons

    The company was hemorrhaging money and once VCs got word, there was a major shake down that included tons of firings and nixing their paid internship program. There were also major internal politics and a definitely "Frat-like" party culture (yes, the rumors are true).

    I also didn't like oscillating between being severely underused to being majorly overworked, or getting mind-numbing tasks dumped on me so others could leave early on a Friday or skip out early for Coachella weekend.

    Lastly, it doesn't seem like the company's business model is sustainable, so if you're looking for a long-term opportunity, you may want to look elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Intelligent team , smart people and good work culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BeachMint part-time

    Pros

    Exposure to complete business cycle
    Intelligent team , smart people and good work culture

    Cons

    no personal growth if you dont demand work
    Strict hierarchy
    Less Interaction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Nice location, but they work you hard

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BeachMint

    Pros

    Free food every Friday, office is right by the beach, CEO is nice

    Cons

    Small teams = overtime, too many levels of management, crazy deadlines

    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overtime not worth it. Rewarded based on who you are buddies with.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at BeachMint full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get free snacks and food.

    Cons

    No personal growth, less-than-mediocre benefits, only those buddies with the founder matter, too much over-time work, condescending "leaders" that think they are so great, unrealisitic expectations, unsuccessful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate everyone fairly including those in management and leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Social Media Intern

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    Former Employee - Social Media Intern  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at BeachMint as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment
    Office is located right next to the Santa Monica Beach
    Pets are welcomed
    Fully stocked kitchen
    Friendly team
    They treat you as a full time employee instead of a mere intern

    Cons

    You don't really get to associate with the other departments or the other interns in those departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid experience

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at BeachMint as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The occasional free stuff, Friday Free Lunches, close-knit teams in an open and encouraging environment.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship, but nothing else!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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