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Cleopatra's Sinking Royal Barge

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Bruno, CA

I worked at Stella & Dot full-time (more than a year)

Pros

- All the nuts you can eat.
- There are some wonderful people that work here.
- Pretty much can do what you want as long as you don't make waves

Cons

- Executive leadership is a cabal of ineptitude
- Business is constantly scrambling to stay relevant in a market of cheeper and better competitors
- CEO's cult of personality is poisonous
- Fake feminism that feeds on the idea that women need to work from home.
- Technical leadership is non existent
- Poor quality products (jewelry and software) that play second fiddle to marketing a lifestyle
- Outsourcing from scratch platform development to Spain
- Lack of upward mobility for even the highest rated employees

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire a real CTO, take the CEO out of day to day decision making, promote people from within, and solidify your product.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Exciting company, changing an industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stella & Dot full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Truly mission driven (creating flexible work opportunities for women), very nimble environment. Tons of growth opportunity. Very supportive co-workers. Recent additions/changes to management team are driving a positive change in culture and work environment. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Fast paced and not for the faint of heart. Lots of change- if you can't keep up you will not be happy. Focus on Stylists can trump focus on Home Office employees. A fair amount of turnover lately as people who couldn't keep up either chose to leave or were asked to leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful

    Not worth it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stella & Dot

    Pros

    Meeting new people, fine tuning your sales skills.

    Cons

    You are out your own money each time a new line releases. You uses to be able to earn free jewelry credits. That's no longer the case. Unless you are a higher up your just loosing money! The jewelry used to also be well made and well designed. Now it's all made in China and looks like everything else on the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your lowly stylists as we are the ones paying for your rent! Stop micro managing!

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