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A great place to work with fun people and opportunity to learn

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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 One Kings Lane full-time for less than a year

Pros

One Kings Lane is a fun place to work which promotes from within. Several employees have grown from initial small roles to greater roles within the company. The company itself continues to create a comfortable environment with a combination of energetic personalities, snacks and drinks in the break-room, foosball tables, live video screens between offices (NY/LA/SF) and happy hour socials. The work can get intense but it is always appreciated and rewarded in the end.

Cons

Much like other start-up/e-commerce companies, growth is fast. To people not familiar with e-commerce, they might feel a sense of lack of planning or management when in actuality what they are experiencing is the constant struggle to build process and standards in an ever changing environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to show employees of all levels appreciation for their daily hard work.

Recommends
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Amazing start up that has steadily decreased in quality by sacrificing creativity and quality in favor of making money

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at One Kings Lane

    Pros

    Overall beautiful aesthetic and offices congruent with the company's brand. Good benefits in terms of health care and stock option. Cool people working across. CEO, Doug Mack is amazing. Co-founders, Susan Feldman and Ali Pincus are also great!

    Cons

    Despite having grown from what began as great leadership and management, the company has ultimately suffered from over-saturation and rapid growth that it can barely keep up with. While it may be doing well from an outside perspective, as an employee there is virtually no incentive, reward or acknowledgement for insanely long hours of work (expected at a start up company where a low salary and long hours are supposed to be countered by stock option).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The focus has clearly shifted from original culture of passion and integrity to one entirely focused on making enough money to cash out and appease 3 rounds of funding.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    On its way up, quality on its way down.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at One Kings Lane as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Start up company that has grown from a handful of employees to hundreds. Went from obscure company to household name in a matter of 2 years. Stock option.

    Cons

    Despite some good talent, no organization. Management seems inexperienced . Promotions seem based on who you know, Some directors seem not to know much about their areas and several are completely incapable of managing.staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They would not listen to any advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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