Dwell LLC Reviews

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  1.  

    Passionate about design, culture and profit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dwell LLC full-time

    Pros

    Innovative, Multi platform, Motivated Staff

    Cons

    Top Heavy Management and needs to unify

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Limiting, Confusing, Disappointing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Dwell LLC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The product was great. I truly enjoyed being part of an amazing product.

    Cons

    Extremely low work morale. I didn't go one day without hearing someone complain about their manager or their day to day activities. I've seen employees in tears because of insensitive, manic managers. Simply put I never believed in the peter principle until I started working here. Huge changes need to happen at the top for this place to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. All of them, not just your VPs. There is a fundamental lack of communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of talented managers / leaders may bring Dwell's growth to a halt.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Dwell LLC

    Pros

    Quality of the product is excellent for the most part.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication between the employees and the way they let go / fire employees is pretty shady. Management of the teams are usually not helpful and are busy averting contact with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be there, and explain what it is you want your employees to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Poor Leadership, Unhappy Staff, Inability to work together as a Team

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

    I worked at Dwell LLC

    Pros

    For those pursuing a career in the publishing industry, Dwell is a great title to have on your resume

    Cons

    I didn't meet one "happy with my job" person at this company. The leadership and communication by VPs was disappointing and pernicious to the overall sustainability (how ironic) of the company. VP's inability to work cross functionally was demonstrated with the untimely and sudden departure of the Editor in Chief of ten years and Creative Director. Without a solid hold on their digital platform and stronger management, this will remain what it has always been - a niche magazine with a demographic that doesn't reach outside of SF. Fine for the bubble, but bad for business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture the energy and creativity of innovation. Take some courses and embrace a philosophy that will create a better work environment for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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