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think twice before accepting a position here

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

I have been working at Design Within Reach full-time

Pros

convenient location, thats all i got

Cons

VERY DISORGANZIED and poorly managed. people in management positions tend to be inexperienced and unqualified. promotions are based on personal relationships as opposed to merit. expectations during sales (which are all the time) are ridiculous. workloads and workflows in general are not well thought out. once in a dept your are "stuck" in that dept. there is no career path or growth opportunity. there is no promotion from within though there is nonstop boasting about it during the interview process.i equate this experience to highschool popularity contest...not an actual career with advancement opportunity and room for growth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

hire new managers who actually have experience managing PEOPLE. before making changes to process, you may want to consider how the process actually works by enlisting input of those who actually do the job; develop and maintain a REAL training program. actually aknowledge and recognize the hardwork and extra hours (without overtime or being asked) that employees put in. stop acting like this is highschool and maintain a professional atmosphere.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Falling into quicksand

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Buyer in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Design Within Reach

    Pros

    Brand recognition, discount, perception of brand

    Cons

    This company is the most disorganized of any I have ever worked for. They just throw stuff to a wall and hope it sticks. There is no planning, thoughtfulness of big picture thinking from the "Exec team" who basically act like Student Council in High School. They care more about the image of the brand than their employees. A sinking ship and employees are running for the hills. They don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop favoring certain people who bully others and appreciate the talent you do have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Great Group of People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Design Within Reach

    Pros

    Great People to work with
    Lots of room for job growth

    Cons

    High level of change on a daily basis
    Management can be emotional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't loose the great group of people you have

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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