Plum District

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Learned a ton. Left disappointed.

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Former Employee - Home Office  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Home Office in San Francisco, CA

Pros

At Plum District you were never bored. There was always more to do than you had time to do it in. Regardless of how long you'd been there you had a chance to contribute.

Cons

Ridiculously long hours - seeing colleagues online working at midnight was routine, as was getting work texts at 11:30pm. Mid-to-low pay, especially for the hours. Management was terrible at motivation and worse at transparency. Employee burnout was a constant.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Easy opportunity to make a little extra cash every month

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    Former Employee - District Consultant  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - District Consultant in Denver, CO

    Pros

    lots of spiffs and contests to earn cash, gift cards.
    Good regional training sessions and opportunity to meet peers in area

    Cons

    couldn't predict when deals would run - hard to tell client when it'll run when your Regional Manager has authority to change it for any reason. Better deals may bump your deal - even into another month. Hard to predict pay that way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Woefully unqualified CEO + zero leaders with any online ecommerce experience = Disaster

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    Former Employee - Former Corporate Office Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Former Corporate Office Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn about chaos and fast-paced environment of start-up
    Lunch 3 days a week
    Smart, talented co-workers
    Potential of Plum District in the marketplace
    KPCB-backed

    Cons

    CEO is smart but not qualified to run the company and a board who would talk about her behind her back but never removed her
    Botched acquisition and non-integration of 2 companies
    Poor communication and leadership accountability
    Poor decision-making by CEO and leadership - none have had online ecommerce experience
    Zero transparency into goals and strategy of company
    Never a plan in place to actually make money
    No sales strategy ever put in place - esp when Megan ran sales
    Zero understanding of marketing, including acquisition, promotions, retention
    Very poor understanding of how to treat people - and I believe I was one of the ones who was treated relatively well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since Plum District isn't hiring, and management doesn't really care about views of anyone, just that I will remember my experience here and never work with anyone in this leadership team again and will encourage others to do so as well. I am most disappointed by the board, who are experienced enough to know when someone is giving them the runaround, and should have yanked the CEO out of her role long ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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