Design Within Reach

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

I have been working at Design Within Reach

Pros

Hip environment, some cool people

Cons

Lack of respect shown by senior management; lack of resources

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat employees better, cut down on frivolous expenditures, cut down on inefficient senior management, now is not a good time to launch a new brand.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Can DWR make it out of death-spiral?

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

    I worked at Design Within Reach

    Pros

    There are some very interesting folks at DWR and an opportunity to get exposed to the design community.

    Cons

    There seems to be no corporate strategy. Steps are not taken to examine issues and make correct decisions for the long-term. Since the founder, Rob Forbes, left some time ago, there has been a vacuum around strategy and vision.
    Since going public, there has been a high-churn rate within the company. There is not a sense or synergy between the existing multi channel markets, but more of a provincialism. The current economic situation will probably impact the business more than it did during the bubble collapse of 2000 due to the existence or many more competitors now.
    The way that projects are prioritized is based more on guesswork rather than any strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix what is not working instead of plowing forward with the existing, "do this or heads will roll" strategy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    I sure hope Herman Miller realizes what they have gotten into!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Design Within Reach

    Pros

    Not one. Nothing. A complete joke of a company. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WORKING THERE OR YOUR MONEY SHOPPING THERE.

    Cons

    This list could go on and on and on. This company is disgusting. It is 'run' by a ridiculous group of people who have far too much power. HR is a group of pathetic women who have no idea of what they are doing.

    They are some bizarre little high-school clique. They do not care, at all, about the people who actually work hard. They obsess over their 'Client Experience' nonsense. WATER BOTTLES BEING HANDED OUT PROPERLY DOES NOT MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL!
    It is shocking that they are still in business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone's success is not due to handing out water. Get over yourselves! Pathetic.

    Herman Miller, perhaps use your Human Resource team and head office team to get rid of the 'ladies' over there in Connecticut. They will slowly destroy that company.

    Doesn't Recommend
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