Destination Maternity

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Destination Maternity Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
94 Reviews
2.9
94 Reviews
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Destination Maternity CEO Ed Krell
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28 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fantastic experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an 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
  2.  

    Shake My Head

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

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    Good communication with upper management, they promote from within qualified candidates, they believe in a balance between work and personal life. Great benefits at a reasonable price,

    Cons

    You definitely work for your paycheck, if you are not willing to work hard and have a passion for you job you will not succeed in this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company expects a lot from their Managers, you need to have a passion for retail and customer service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Destination is a great place for your first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pea In A Pod Design Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Pea In A Pod Design Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Destination Maternity as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -very easy to communicate with team members
    -great experience that will give you a leg up at other job interviews
    -comfortable environment
    -fast paced

    Cons

    -design team is a little disorganized
    -ideas often change at the last minute
    -not too flexible with time off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Corporate office extremely friendly, welcoming, productive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Design Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Web Design Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Destination Maternity as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Focused on product quality and customer satisfaction
    -Encourage original ideas
    -Design managers are extremely organized
    -40% discount at retail locations
    -PAID internships in various fields in the company (fashion, graphics, IT, etc)

    Cons

    I don't have anything bad to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Was okay. Upper management sucks. But the store management and co-workers were amazing people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Springfield, IL

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Made lasting friendships. Had fun working with team members and selling to customers. It was fun meeting new people and selling awesome product.

    Cons

    Upper management was blind to realities of economy as well as having ridiculous expectations for sales goals which would often bring down morale of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider better selling incentives to your employees instead of a measly $5 gift card and/or threatening your employees with their jobs if they do not make the unrealistic goals that were being set.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Visual Merchandiser

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in New York, NY

    I have been working at Destination Maternity part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I have actually been with this company for over a year and I would have to say that the best thing about my current store location is the complete makeover we have experienced. The position of Visual Merchandiser, was created specifically for me and I have been able to enhance the stores standards and visual integrity.

    Cons

    There seems to be no growth with this company and some of the very old operation strategies are still being implemented and are not proving effective for the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on true talent,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Generally positive with some bumps.

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

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time

    Pros

    Great design environment. Co-workers are like family (can't say the same for upper management). Plenty to do and dynamic work environment. You generally aren't stuck doing the same task all day long. Company sample sales are the bomb.

    Cons

    Depends who you work for. My immediate supervisor was inexperienced as a manager, was not a "people" person (avoided staff unless meeting was work related) and held grudges. Company tends to support key employees/managers even though they may be terrorizing their subordinates. Benefits are mediocre compared to other companies of this size. Many promotions based on who you know or hang out with. Employees are considered traitors if they leave the company for a better opportunity and are basically shunned once they give notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all managers have proper management training. Offer clear goals/expectations for staff. Don't play "favorites" when considering someone for promotion. Treat employees with more respect.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not the best place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Miami, FL

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    During the holiday seasons this retail company is not as busy as most other retailers

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for growth. Too much work on individual.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has too much work. And not able to take their personal and sick days off. Due to being short staffed and overworked

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to be to learn about sales, gain experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    Learning experience in retail

    Working with great clients

    Discount is pretty awesome

    Having fun

    Cons

    Lots of expectations and changes constantly. Makes it hard to know what they want.

    Not enough training hours

    Lots of push to add on.

    That stupid Parenting magazine. It's 2014, people don't want that crap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop forcing that magazine. I sell them very well BUT most people really don't care, or at least, get a better free gift to go with it. I had a much easier time selling it when it was one free issue, then charged the people, than now for some reason.

    Give part timers some benefits. It's ridiculous to expect so much of us at part-time but not give us anything in return aside from pay for our busting our butts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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