Stella & Dot

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16 people found this helpful  

Cleopatra's Sinking Royal Barge

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  • Career Opportunities
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
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Awful place to work in the home office

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stella & Dot full-time

    Pros

    Had the ability to work from home when needed
    Great co-workers and met some great people
    Free fruit and nuts
    Good discount

    Cons

    CEO needs to be taken out of day to day decisions
    Internally everything is a huge mess - things are rushed and when launched is nuts
    Need to kiss butt to get promoted - the same 3 or 4 people who drank the cool aid are the ones to succeed but yet again are lazy
    Horrible leadership development if you don't join the sheep you will be stuck in the same position forever
    Execs get away with anything bc they know how to sell themselves to cover up the mess they made and forever throwing people under the bus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote the right people and who deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 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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