Origami Owl

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Origami Owl Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Designer Care in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Designer Care in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Origami Owl full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love this job! One of the best companies I have ever worked with! I enjoy waking up in the morning and going into work. Even though it is a call center the management makes it a fun and enjoyable place.

    Cons

    Disorganization between management and IT.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Glad to have joined.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Designer in Hazlet, NJ
    Current Employee - Independent Designer in Hazlet, NJ

    I have been working at Origami Owl full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well, I like the overall message of Origami Owl. I like how they present themselves and the charms are just adorable. I get to do it all in my own time which is nice.

    Cons

    I wish I could put promotions on social media. I have some ideas which would be cool to use, but sadly I can not use...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow independent designers to use promotions on our social media pages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Origami Owl was great for beginning consultants

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    Former Employee - Designer
    Former Employee - Designer

    I worked at Origami Owl as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Make a high profit margin

    Cons

    There is a lot of competition selling it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on more incentives at the lower level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Poorly Run, Immature Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Designer
    Former Employee - Independent Designer

    I worked at Origami Owl as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working for yourself which gives you the personal freedom to work from anywhere you would like.

    Cons

    The company has grown way too quickly. Changes are implemented without first being tested, so there are continual problems (for example, the monthly "bundle" website fee is either incorrectly billed when it shouldn't be, or isn't billed when it should be, so your website gets shut down). The shipping department has poor QC which leaves designers constantly scrambling to explain to their customers why they haven't received their goods and/or received incorrect goods. Designer Care can be helpful, or not, just depending on who you get when you call which also indicates to me a poorly run department. Very little support in terms of marketing materials, and very restrictive as to how designers can market themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Two words: beta. testing. Please invest in a DEV server and test, test, test your website and back office before rolling it out to designers and customers. There's no way this is already happening given the continued issues (see above re: bundle billing).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oversaturated markets pose difficulties for those just starting out

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Independent Designer in Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Independent Designer in Huntington Beach, CA

    I have been working at Origami Owl as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    People get excited when they find out you're a designer and a good sales team can really make the difference.

    Cons

    Big cities can have oversaturation of other designers who already have a large customer base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be an incentive for older, more established designers to "spread the wealth" of jewelry bar bookings so that those designers that are just starting out get a chance to establish their own customer base. Right now, while sales teams are very supportive, one additional sales rep in the area is still competition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very fun and room for advancement, but some restrictions

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    Former Employee - Independent Designer in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Independent Designer in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Origami Owl part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Enjoy meeting new people
    Fun way to sell
    Good commission percentage

    Cons

    Restrictions- they just updated and we can longer offer sales through social media which I be much dislike.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be resourceful and provide us with more images to promote our businesses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice company but poorly managed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Origami Owl

    Pros

    Great product and nice discount.

    Cons

    Company top heavy with management and is very unorganized.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Scam!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Origami Owl part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None. Truly cannot support anything about this company. They don't stand behind their product they don't care at all about their designers and the Nest is joke. They allowed their designers to donate money at the holidays so their own employees at the Nest could have good Christmases (because they don't pay them enough) then they laid off 100 employees 3 days before Christmas. Unreal business practices and the story just keeps unraveling.

    Cons

    Poor quality. Horrible customer service, Founder is a convicted felon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yeah...like they want our advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    worst direct sales company

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    Former Employee - Independent Designer in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Independent Designer in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Origami Owl as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I can not think of one.

    Cons

    poor support from their 'Nest' with hold times reaching almost 4 hours then when you finally do reach someone they are less than helpful and not very nice. Very little communication and slow response time with questions as a new designer. Poor training available. Just felt like they wanted my money and weren't gonna do a while lot to help me get going. Product constantly out of stock and backordered and then refunds are given without notice, you just have to check your bank account and hope for the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more help for your consultants, train the nest staff to be more polite and knowledgeable and look things from the perspective of one of your designers not just from behind a desk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is the only direct sales company I've ever actually made money with!

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

    I have been working at Origami Owl part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Loveable products
    Not just jewelry - provides an emotional connection so it's easy to sell
    Excellent compensation plan
    Excellent support system to help you learn and grow

    Cons

    These products are extremely popular right now and on occasion a defect slips through. However, they are very good at providing replacements.

    At times it can be hard to get through to the home office but they have an excellent leadership team in place to assist when you follow the correct protocol.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a larger customer service department to handle phone calls. Technology is great but sometimes we still like to talk to a real person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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