Destination Maternity Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Upper management is smart and knows the right things to do (in 6 reviews)

  • Work life balance, great customers, great selling program (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management looks down on employees that work in the "field" (in 16 reviews)

  • If you didn't make sales goals, management would write you up (in 7 reviews)

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  1. USED TO BE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination Maternity full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Customers are amazing
    Great discount
    Huge focus on customer service

    Cons

    Bare minimum payroll
    Work alone a lot
    it's retail - crazy schedule
    terrible communication from upper management
    Terrible district manager in this market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire district managers that actually know how to sell, communicate and more importantly know how to coach.

  2. Great company to intern/freelance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern/Freelance in Moorestown, NJ
    Former Employee - Intern/Freelance in Moorestown, NJ

    I worked at Destination Maternity (less than a year)

    Pros

    Just relocated to a new location in NJ which is nice because the building actually has windows now! People are nice and work as a team. Major overhaul in upper management so lots of changes going on.

    Cons

    If you live in the city, the new location is a con and the shuttle service they offer does not offer great times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Wasn't the worst thing to lose this job but wasn't happy to have been terminated for medical reasons. company=heartless.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination Maternity part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee Discount, Client Relations, Experience,

    Cons

    NO SALES COMMISSION, unrealistic goals, training, no chance to move up, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great coworkers tough to work with management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Destination Maternity

    Pros

    Fair wages, great coworkers, 40% discount on everything! Even spa and clearance.

    Cons

    Managment is hard to work with. He tends to speak down to you and some times he takes sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send management to training or replacement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. Not like any other retail job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at Destination Maternity

    Pros

    Work life balance is amazing. Very challenging job pushes you daily

    Cons

    Nothing to say at this point

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Amazing company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maternity Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Maternity Specialist in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Destination Maternity part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy and lots of fun! all you have to do is keep the pregnant woman happy! You basically become their personal shopper since they aren't capable of walking so much. So if you love fashion & styling its perfect for you.

    Cons

    Retail hours always suck no matter what store you work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Worst company I have ever worked for!

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

    I have been working at Destination Maternity full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working at Destination Maternity is the customers. It is fun to help make someone feel good about themselves.

    Cons

    The new corporate level managers/directors are alarming in their lack of experience, their level of dishonesty, and the fact that there is no one to go to if you have an issue - since their supposed "third party" service is really just the HR dept and if you go to them they will retailiate against you. The fact that they claim it is a third party service just shows how unethical they are and they would only handle complaints this way if they were concerned about the truth of their corporate level behaviors getting out to the store level. This is the worst company I have ever worked for and I can't wait to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to what is really going on - there is a reason your turnover is so high and your culture is so negative. Beware of the opportunities that they promise because the change of the one person can suddenly eliminate your position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Inconsistent expectations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    * started out as a pretty good job
    * quick promotions but mostly because lots of people leave
    * great peer to peer relationships

    Cons

    * unrealistic expectations of workload- reporting was terrible- a LOT of do-it-yourself spreadsheets to figure out what your business was doing
    * politics at the corporate office affected everything- a lot of people doing things they don't want to because they're afraid to speak out
    * spending days alone in stores with huge amounts of work to do in between customers is exhausting for the teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * get your systems updated and set consistent expectations and then stick with programs for more than a few weeks at a time
    * pay your mid level store managers and field managers better/ you get what you pay for and no one wants to be taken advantage of

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

    Shake My Head

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great hours, Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Upper management treated people horribly. If you didn't make sales goals, management would write you up. Store managers would steal good sales so they could meet their goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose people that actually know how to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Fantastic experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Destination Maternity full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It's a company that cares about its people.

    Cons

    Lots of change in the last few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to value your employees throughout the changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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