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Dissarray

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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.  

    Great Company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Design Within Reach full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being around and representing beautiful authentic products.

    Cons

    I don't really have a particular Con.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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