Bumble and bumble. Products

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Bumble and bumble. Products Reviews

Updated June 30, 2014
Updated June 30, 2014
10 Reviews
3.5
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing place to work. Talented team is highly collaborative.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bumble and bumble. Products

    Pros

    Great space, excellent education, talented team members. Highly collaborative. University is known as the best in the industry. Excellent opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Small company, limited budgets. Slow to make decisions. Small team and everyone has a lot of projects and priorities. Stress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company!

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Bumble and bumble. Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing people both on teams and in leadership. Strong company culture and best in industry products. Strong focus on training and development for employees.

    Cons

    Field and remote teams can at times need more connection, but overall very cohesive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to the feedback provided from the teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great People, But some difficult managing

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    Current Employee - Front of House Staff  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Front of House Staff in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bumble and bumble. Products full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great people in terms of co-workers and clientele
    -flexible schedule
    -free haircut, color, blowouts free samples
    -close to trains
    -amazing locations and beautiful salon and retail environment

    Cons

    -To much micro management
    -micro management hinders the customer service
    -very slow in moving up the ladder in employment
    -management take mistakes very personally
    -lots of favoritism
    -pay is very low for amount of work being done
    -passive aggression is palpable in management teams
    -lots of over the top dramatic personality types to deal with = HIGH MAINTENANCE!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Micro managing everything!!! You are losing the personal touch you want to create!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrible Management, Strict Corporate Hierarchy, Dwindling Relevance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Bumble and bumble. Products full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Salon services allowance, Estee Lauder discount, great benefits package, summer Fridays, decent vacation time for assistant manager level and above

    Cons

    For the first several months, I loved the benefits of working for a multi-billion dollar corporation. Having previously worked in only small companies, I was quick to drink the corporate Kool-Aid. But the glamour began the fade as I realized the company was losing market share, relevance, and was run by a gang of self-obsessed corporate overlords. During my year and a half there, I saw dozens of talented and driven younger employees leave, driven out by poor management and a dying internal creative culture. I was either micromanaged for brief periods of time or left entirely to my own devices for longer stretches by a self-serving, often MIA, thankless manager. I am a proactive self-starter who went above and beyond and was told that I had overstepped the boundaries of my position multiple times. This is a company where managers want all of the glory for themselves and care not for fostering the careers of their employees. It has been less than surprising to me then that since I left last year, dozens more employees from both the corporate office and the salon have left and employees still there tell me that morale is lower than ever. The most shocking thing about my time at Bumble and bumble was the wealth of vibrant, young, creative energy that was untapped and even stifled by small-minded upper managers with poor taste. When I arrived, the creative energy was palpable - and this was something the company was known for. When I left, the creative souls who still remained were disillusioned and dejected, desperate for a way out. As such, it's no surprise many of them have left over the last few months. Even the brilliant and feisty non-creatives in departments such as marketing have also departed. Only the corporate overlords and their depressed prisoners remain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Peter: look around you, search your heart, and ask whether your Bb.LT are truly the leaders their lofty titles indicate they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great, fun, environment to work in.

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    Former Employee - Cafe Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Cafe Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Bumble and bumble. Products full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Especially if you love getting your hair done. And products free products.
    Great hours.
    Decent pay.

    Cons

    Just have to be patient with the many uptight , conceited clients that come in lol

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Benefits, Below Market Pay, Bad Senior Management, Negative Outlook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bumble and bumble. Products as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Estee Lauder Companies offers great benefits packages
    - Good work/life balance except for Marketing team who work longer hours
    - Nice office and location
    - Employees enjoy salon benefits and product discounts

    Cons

    - Well below market pay. Estee Lauder employees are paid anywhere from 30-40% under market
    - Senior management are dinosaurs. Newcomers with ideas are put down and eventually capitulate to maintaing status quo
    - Company is stagnating and performing poorly
    - Dispirited middle management and below
    - Estee Lauder lifers running the show, no one below Director position is listened to or valued
    - Mass exodus of employees over the last few years correlates to poor performance and speaks to the decline of the spirit and verve of the brand
    - Obsession with the past and founder Michael Gordon inhibits evolution of the brand
    - Poor aesthetic stuck in the 1990s

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace virtually all Senior Management or watch the company continue to devolve and lose market share

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Pleasant workplace, low compensation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bumble and bumble. Products full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, great location, fun work atmosphere

    Cons

    Low compensation, small bonuses, limited ability for promotion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Plesant work environment and coworkers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Bumble and bumble. Products

    Pros

    Excellent work space with bright busy environment. Great opportunities for employees to enjoy salon services. Supportive managers and pleasant co workers.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement or ability to change divisions.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work/life balance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Bumble and bumble. Products

    Pros

    Great benefits and quirky characters.

    Cons

    Politics of senior management can make things, difficult and frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grant promotions to those who deserve it.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bumble and bumble

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bumble and bumble. Products

    Pros

    Great learning environment, still has a good name with clients and people outside the fashion industry.

    Cons

    Huge staff turnover since MG is gone. No longer held in the same regard in the fashion industry. Promotion of under trained staff due to necessity in the salon. Office jobs and titles shifting without anyone discussing it with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior manager , who has since been terminated, was allowed to treat staff in unacceptable manner. EL HR refused to intervene, leaving staff feeling only option left was to leave the company or continue to be treated with disrespect and unfairly.

    Recommends

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