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OPPORTUNTIY OF A LIFETIME!

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  • 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 (more than a year)

Pros

I am so happy I chose to come work for DWR two years ago. After my interview, I did research on the history of this company, and yes there were some flags. However, because of the change in management, the past two years this company has shown tremendous growth, improved marketing techniques, new designs, and has an "employee driven" team striving for excellence.

Cons

Software and computer systems need to be upgrades and merge into one.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

DON'T CHANGE A THING!!! Whatever you are doing, is working !

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Great company with nice corporate culture

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

    I worked at Design Within Reach part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Community of employees is extremely friendly and kind. You also get first access to warehouse sales to build up your collection of great classic design.

    Cons

    As with any job, things are not quite as glamourous behind the scenes as you might imagine. Desk space and location are definitely handed out in proportion to your importance to the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    think twice before accepting a position here

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    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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