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Fab.com Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
39 Reviews

2.9
39 Reviews
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Jason Goldberg
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  1.  

    Great concept, shoddy foundation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -benefits
    -smart people that challenge you to constantly do better
    -open minded work environment

    Cons

    -instability
    -constant changes "pivots"
    -micromanagement due to insecurity about company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everyone who works here is brilliant and needs to flourish in accomplishing their goals. constant changes and instability make these types of people unhappy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not even one star

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    Former Employee - Cracker Jack  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Cracker Jack in New York, NY

    Pros

    Free Snacks and excellent catered food, fun office while it lasted, casual dress code.

    Cons

    If there would be the option to not give a star at all, this would be my choice.

    Inadequate management, not transparent at all.
    When I got interviewed and hired there were many (too many) promises of the excellent career chances Fab would offer. As soon as we started we heard of over 100 lay offs in Berlin, a month later over 100 in NYC. People were giving false expectations of their own employment and the status of the company.
    Also, the way that lay offs were handled was under any dignified manner - inhuman treatment!
    Managers were the contrary as down to earth and without any connections to their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is really nothing they can do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    One hell of a ride.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learned a great deal about startups and retail. Had many opportunities for growth and was able to voice my opinion to upper management. Free lunch, amazing benefits and colleagues. Made many lifetime friends.

    Cons

    Constant short deadlines and extreme changes in direction. Went through multiple rounds of layoffs. CEO is a micro-manager, lacks vision, and empathy. New initiatives were never given a chance to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the CEO was out I think Fab would have a chance. He suffocates the environment and has no retail experience. Since the departure of our PR director, he has been going off on Twitter and blog post rants. He is extremely brash and both embarrassing/threatening to the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Everyone thinks they are your boss.

    Former Employee - Maintenance/Custodial  in  Keasbey, NJ
    Former Employee - Maintenance/Custodial in Keasbey, NJ

    Pros

    Free lunch, if you get to the lunch area early. cheap vending machines.

    Cons

    Nice place to work, if you only speak Spanish. I didn't receive the after 3 month benefits like I was told would happen. There's no limit of your job description, they expect you to do everything and anything. For pocket change an hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit making the job seem like the most important job in the world. It's just another warehouse gig. And from what I've been reading lately, it might not be around much longer. Too bad so sad , jerome.,,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Smiles Guaranteed* (lol, jk)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - snack consumer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - snack consumer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great health benefits keep you alive so Fab can harvest as much of your energy and soul as possible.

    Free lunch which silently implies that you don't leave the office/your desk during work hours.

    (Mostly) Good people

    Great views of Jersey apartment fires across the Hudson.

    "Unlimited" vacation. Just don't take too much. (How much is too much??)

    Even after layoffs there are plenty of managers and directors and VPs to go around! (It's like Oprah walked in and started yelling: "You get a manager! And you get a manager!")

    Employee discount is decent- most of the products are good.

    Free table- amiright?

    You might be layed off!! {yes I know that I put this under the Pro list}

    Cons

    You have time to get fired

    There's a lot of politics and clicks that will get you promoted and will get you a raise but ultimately- don't trust anyone because you might be let go at any moment.

    Working under people who make rash decisions... The business model could change at any moment on Jason's whim with little research or #s to back up decisions. (Flash sales > inventory > fast design??) (fashion > no fashion > tshirts??)

    Too many managers managing too few people.

    No overtime combined with consistent 10+ hour days. Don't think about leaving before 6. One of your managers is watching you.

    The pay is significantly lower than at other comparable employers. The hardest worked employees are paid the least.

    You will develop PTSD symptoms at the sight or smell of brussel sprouts and falafel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop wasting money on guacamole parties and brand books. If you want to improve morale take some of the pressure off your employees. Decrease workload. GIVE RAISES TO PEOPLE DOING ACTUAL WORK.

    Jason, stop micromanaging. You hired managers of teams for a reason... Let them manage small day to day things. You need to focus on the big picture. If you aren't a specialist in retail/comms/creative/inventory/customer service/finance/product- don't tell retail/comms/creative/inventory/customer service/finance/product how to do their job. If you believe you have hired the best team possible then you need to trust them.

    At some point after a company has been around X amount of years and has raised X in funding, you aren't a startup anymore. Stop using that as an excuse for an unstable business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Used to be great, currently going through a rough patch

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are a lot of wonderful and talented people who work here. The website itself is beautiful and it's fun dealing with high-quality merchandise. You will learn a lot about start-up world and e-commerce. If the company gets through the difficult process of restructure it might become a great place to work again.

    Cons

    About half of the workforce was let go in October 2013 and most systems and processes were broken. The current management consists of people who are new to their jobs and dealing with weary direct reports who have been been here through the ups and downs. Some senior management have little experience and don't know how to lead teams. Many decisions are made impulsively without regard for workflow and long term consequences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your teams. Think long term. Make firm decisions about what the priorities are and stick to them.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    alright

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    Current Employee - Crackerjack  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Crackerjack in New York, NY

    Pros

    Free lunch every day, stock options, fun people, christmas parties

    Cons

    Two rounds of layoffs in a row where we had to find out via the press. No transparency

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constant chaos

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Incredible learning opportunity. Able to observe extreme ups and downs of a startup going through different phases. Lots of opportunity to make an impact.

    Cons

    Instability is a major problem. Three rounds of layoffs, opaque communications from management, and many people with opportunities elsewhere have been jumping ship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fast paced. Always evolving.

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    Current Employee - Planner  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Planner in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great office environment and location.

    Cons

    Vague company direction with little support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Worked there as a temp for 6 months met cool people, below average Management

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free lunch (which from what i hear has changed a bit)
    cool co-workers
    Beautiful colorful office
    pretty good and fair pay

    Cons

    Manger never really cared what i did kinda just left me to my own devices
    While i enjoyed the people there it is extremely cliquey and at times reminded me about why i was so glad to be out of high school

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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