Stella & Dot

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Amazing, powerful leadership with a focus on entrepreneurialism

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA

I have been working at Stella & Dot

Pros

The top management is very focused on the expansion of the company, and in the CEO's words, "put more money in the hands of our valued Stylists". We internal folks behind the scenes at this powerhouse e-commerce DSA jewelry and lifestyle company live & breathe the mantra every day. We also are very focused the creation of a new platform to enhance the end user experience and create a unique social selling platform that will make our competitors cringe and scamper to copy. The Sequoia infusion of capital was just another testimony to the benchstrength we have in the top management team.

Cons

Seriously not many yet. They preach work/life balance, but as we all know during busy periods that is pretty much ignored and several departments have several employees burning the midnight oil to meet company-wide deliverables. The overall benefits package needs a complete and utter rehaul, and they can't seem to find an HR manager to suit the company's current needs plus growth, and the employees are still waiting......

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep it going strong! A few small fixes to the employee benefit package, perhaps more mid-managment meetings across departmental lines to enhance communications. Not a whole lot of gripes honestly.

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    Fun but can be challenging and there are a lot of hidden expenses

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stella & Dot

    Pros

    I am a new stylist. I've had a few parties and done well in comission and free rewards. The parties are fun and don't feel like a lot of hard work, of you're looking to make a little extra money and get some free jewelery, it's a great thing, but very hard to make a living off it full time

    Cons

    It can be very challenging to get people to host or become a stylist under you, if you want to move up in the ranks you must sponsor new stylists... Which then also means less people you can sell to. It's defininitely a pyramid scheme and not many people are able to make a living at it. What I really don't like is the hidden fees, they pay you on a Visa card yet charge you 1.50 per month to have the Visa card. Plus they charge to have a website? Stylist shipping is expensive, minimum 15$ per order, but it goes up depending on how much you order. They also charge you full tax on the price before discount, which not a lot of multilevel marketing companies do. It had left a bad taste in the mouth of some of my hostesses. In order to keep up with the constantly retiring line, you need to purchase new samples, and pay the tax and shipping, it gets expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't charge tax on the price before discounts and stop retiring the line so often. Stop charging your stylists for their website and Visa card. You're constantly hitting them up for $$

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cute but Growing too Fast.....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Stylist
    Current Employee - Independent Stylist

    I have been working at Stella & Dot part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    cute jewellry and bags, great comp but you need to work at it - like any job fun and positive
    I;ll stick with it for a while

    Cons

    growing too fast. too many changes, quality diminishing,
    uplines hit and miss they don;t follow through. Too much "look it up yourself" rather than a friendly answer - too many uplines or self-important stylists often abrupt and giving wrong advice in groups online or in the lounge - this is left unchallenged - they are just too bossy and know it all-ish - is not a welcoming or helpful group at times - especially on the Canadian forums
    launches are a mess - too many sell outs, too long a wait for back orders items retired suddenly, and CS insanely busy and over whelmed..each and every launch
    too many glitches in web site that are not dealt with - new stylist lounge just not user friendly or as welcoming anymore and too slow to load - I give up
    weekly updates not consistent
    if it ain't broke quit trying to fix it - fix what needs fixing first and concentrate on quality. More transparency on bestsellers
    far too many stars or directors who were up and coming and stylists to look up to are leaving? Not a good sign

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    slow down, quit trying to change everything, less launches and keep more pieces in longer - stylists nor customers can't keep up. Focus on what was working so well 3 years ago when you had the market by the tail and were known to be cute and fun even if a but pricey

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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