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Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp
I worked at Birchbox full-time for less than a year
Pros – Free subscription to get the monthly box. Nice people to work with and some very smart people althought a little bit gossip.
Cons – Upper management tries to be cool and act as if it was still a start up but it's not. Constant miscommunication problems and you never know who does what.
Advice to Senior Management – It's not a start up anymore, after more than three years... Time to hire people who actually know what they're doing, even if it means that you might be wrong. Be realistic with your pitch for the employees, the subscribers and the brands.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2013-11-18 12:54 PST
I worked at Birchbox full-time
Pros – Small, intimate team- your job REALLY matters! Real responsibility and contribution from day 1
Great for Beauty product junkies (and if your not i.e. your a man- great to impress your lady friends, wife and girlfriend with!)
Enthusiasm and access to the Founders of the business
Learn a lot of about starting -up a beauty and the passion, drive and clarity of vision needed- great if your thinking about doing just that.
Opportunities to climb career ladder faster and higher than at non-start-ups if you have the right 'personality'
Cons – Lack of infrastructure- Basic IT infrastructure - most things seem basic and not working properly. Slow progression- you have to go through so many people to get things done which is strange for a start-up.
Basic facilities. It's a start-up = people working in a 1 room office.
Poor communication and familiarity between international offices
Local management's lack of knowledge of beauty industry, products, trends..
Small, intimate team like a family- you have to have the right 'personality' to progress
Advice to Senior Management – Someone with experience and understanding of the Beauty industry - with contacts and acute awareness of brand positioning would be able to lead and achieve better results faster.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-05-05 17:27 PDT
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