Restoration Hardware

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Restoration Hardware Reviews in Corte Madera, CA

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
211 Reviews
2.9
211 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I met some great people that have become good friends (in 16 reviews)

  • The discount is great but the furniture is too expensive to make purchases often (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • They have everyday meetings called " Core Values Meeting" which are little surprises everyday (in 30 reviews)

  • Work life balance and benefits are fine but could be better (in 12 reviews)

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    Planning Coordinator

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    Former Employee - Planning Coordinator in Corte Madera, CA
    Former Employee - Planning Coordinator in Corte Madera, CA

    I worked at Restoration Hardware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, and positive work environment.

    Cons

    Limited movement out of departments. Once you are in one department i.e. planning it is difficult to move to the creative services department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look further than immediate department when promoting from within.

    Recommends
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    Your expected to work all day/all the time even on weekends and nights sometimes

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    Current Employee - Ecommerce in Corte Madera, CA
    Current Employee - Ecommerce in Corte Madera, CA

    I have been working at Restoration Hardware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Products are nice. Medical, Dental, Vision, and Vacation. Can work from their Pleasanton office or Remote one to two days a week if your boss allows you too.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of work. No training whatsoever, you have to jump in and make your own place. IT is a boys world and if you are a woman you have to make your place and stand your ground. They don't give raises easily or promote to higher positions so you need to negotiate your salary well before you join as well as your vacation. They don't care if you do it all; it's inherently expected of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Unstable work environment

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in Corte Madera, CA
    Current Employee - Merchandise Coordinator in Corte Madera, CA

    I have been working at Restoration Hardware as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The sample sales are great.

    Cons

    Middle management is afraid of people above them and people below them, creating a very tense and unstable work environment. RH is Very "cliquey" and has more nepotism than you could shake ten sticks at. People get pushed aside so someones niece that just graduated high school can get a job.

    If you are at the bottom of the food chain but are good at bullying, your job is secure. If you behave like a courteous, mature adult and expect others to do the same, you'll be disappointed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't even know where to begin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    If you're looking for a toxic work environment and low pay, come to RH

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corte Madera, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corte Madera, CA

    I have been working at Restoration Hardware full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    sample sales, um....sample sales. That's it

    Cons

    Toxic environment where bullies run rampant. You're expected to work 24/7 with insurmountable amounts of work while negotiating department politics. Upper management has no interest in doing any real work, just delegating and working on "high level" strategy. Executives are not in touch with what the employees want/need. You're expected to cut costs so that there is more cash to move into the next real estate venture or lame whim of the CEO (like RH Music, RH Wine..). No spending where it's really needed, like systems enabling us to do our jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some "honest and open feedback": look at who is actually doing the work and reward those people. Get rid of the bullies. Be more selective before you just throw money at a new venture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    higher leadership are arrogant, humiliate their people

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    Former Employee - Leadership in Corte Madera, CA
    Former Employee - Leadership in Corte Madera, CA

    I worked at Restoration Hardware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    beautiful product, high level clientele, people you work with

    Cons

    upper management, not a trusting environment, do not appreciate their people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    live by "people first mantra"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love it!

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    Current Employee - Design Associate in Corte Madera, CA
    Current Employee - Design Associate in Corte Madera, CA

    I have been working at Restoration Hardware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, room for growth and promotion

    Cons

    The retail schedule makes for a difficult family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the culture of this company! Once we get some of the back-of-house operations tweaked we will be unstoppable!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Forward thinking

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Corte Madera, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Corte Madera, CA

    I worked at Restoration Hardware full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company/CEO had it's finger on the pulse of aspirational home decor. Prices and quality went up just as the economy went bust and they succeeded.

    Cons

    As with many companies, they tout a people first environment. To be successful, you had to have no personal life outside the company. Being available 24/7 was required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work, Love the fast pace environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corte Madera, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corte Madera, CA

    I have been working at Restoration Hardware full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    RH is growing quickly, this is such a fun time to part of the company. I love that RH is innovated and believes they can achieve anything. As an associate one of the great things is our associate discount on merchandise.

    Cons

    Some challenges working at RH is the fast pace environment, sometimes things move so fast you have to keep up and be able to change directions quickly.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Energetic, fun, and rewarding place to work

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    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Corte Madera, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Corte Madera, CA

    I have been working at Restoration Hardware full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people you work with are what makes this a special place to work. You have the opportunity to share your ideas with any level of leadership. Values based company that truly believes in their Core Values and incorporates them in the decision making.

    Cons

    Total benefit package is steadily improving as the company continues to have success, but not yet on par with it's competitors and similar sized companies in the Bay Area. This is an area of opportunity for the company that I hope, and believe, they address.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Restoration Hardware Home Office

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corte Madera, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corte Madera, CA

    I have been working at Restoration Hardware full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people! Everyone who works here is awesome! The best group of people around!
    Everyone really lives the values. It't not like other companies that talk about them but don't live them.
    The location is amazing. Easy commute and beautiful campus.

    Cons

    A better benefits selection would be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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