Restoration Hardware

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corte Madera, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corte Madera, CA

I worked at Restoration Hardware full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Great friendly people, a lot of the company is fairly young and creative vibe. Enjoyable place to come to everyday- specifically the Creative department of the company. Rewarding seeing the final product of the catalog and cool to be around development stages of the department.

Cons

It can be hectic at times and seem scattered or disorganized at times, but I think that comes with the territory of being in Creative. Of you have the right attitude and work ethic it's fine and everyone gets through long work hours and busy photo season together.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Execs should not make every last final decision because it holds back the process of execution. I understand that they want to call the shots and finalize everything, but with the company growing as much as it is it is impossible. It slows everyone down putting everyone behind on time- time is money people! You have and pay directors because they are good at their jobs- trust there judgment!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Current Employee - Exempt Designer in Beverly Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Exempt Designer in Beverly Hills, CA

    I have been working at Restoration Hardware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Setting the bar for luxury retail

    Cons

    The company tells you they want you to have a perspective "a voice", as long as you agree with them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop leading out of fear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Tough company, one of the toughest one will ever work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corte Madera, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corte Madera, CA

    I have been working at Restoration Hardware full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can be very proud to say you work for this organization
    A lot of people covet the products
    Product Discount

    Cons

    The environment pushes a fast, fast, fast mentality, but unfortunately, because little thought is put into the proposed "improvements" or changes, half the time, it causes additional change, stress, and unfortunately, attrition.

    There is very little synergy cross-funtionally. Departments want to lean on one another, they want to have their contacts they often use, but if those individuals aren't in, they should feel comfortable contacting another member of that team, and that simply is not the case.

    Not completely sure on this one, but the salaries, from what little 'water cooler talk' I've overheard, are all over the place. It's not all about the money, but you should value you're people, and pay them fairly. If you pay your people the right amount upfront, you save yourself from embarrassing salary adjustments, and people feeling undervalued (so maybe some research needs to be done on compensation).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Map things out a bit, the environment may benefit from some different processes. It's really an exciting time to be with the organization, but not everyone is going to be patient enough to stay until all of the dust settles. You cannot use the IPO as the excuse forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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