Stella & Dot Reviews

Updated August 8, 2015
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Pros
  • Had the ability to work from home when needed (in 4 reviews)

  • Compensation and benefits are generous (and free jewelry/accessories from time to time) (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Most departments are understaffed thus there really is no work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • I am not sure that Home Office is honest with Stylists about the overall return rate (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Best Company I Have Ever Worked For!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Home Office Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Current Employee - Home Office Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO Work from home when needed Great culture Quarterly team outings Opportunities for growth Fun & fashionable product Lots of newness You're able to really shine and make an impact

    Cons

    High turnover Everyone has a lot on their plates Lots of manual processes Compensation is a little on the low side, given our HQ is in the Bay Area

    Advice to Management

    Figure out why people are leaving, find ways to improve and be competitive when it comes to compensation!


  2. Stella and Dot

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Designer, Product Engineer & Model Maker in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Designer, Product Engineer & Model Maker in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Stella & Dot (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small, friendly, good location, good environment.

    Cons

    Product quality, management vision, schedule conflicts


  3. Star Stylist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - STAR Stylist
    Current Employee - STAR Stylist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Make your own hours, unlimited potential

    Cons

    Requires a lot of self motivation and consistency- but is this really a con? It's the reason we go into the business in the first place!


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  5. Stylist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Set your own schedule, pace and success. You get to style your life - what you put in is what you get out.

    Cons

    You have to be very self motivated. No one to hold you responsible. So if you aren't a go-getter...this isn't for you.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Fun part-time gig

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Former Star Stylist : D in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Former Star Stylist : D in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fashion-forward company with stylish, affordable jewelry and accessories lines. Work as much or as little as you want. No minimum sales per month. Lots of incentives that are easy to achieve that equate to free product. Never have to pay for business supplies if you are a somewhat active stylist.

    Cons

    A giant sorority. If you're an "it girl" then you'll get tons of support and kudos. If you're a long-timer who consistently sells, but doesn't have a large team or a big title nobody will even know you exist. Hoopla (company-wide yearly conference) feels like a giant sorority conference with no meat in terms of training which is why I stopped going. Purchase items and then they go on backorder for months at a time, so you can't even sell them. Tons of turnover at the corporate level with no mention to stylists. Too many brands all at once.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency at the corporate level. When high-level personnel leaves, let us know!! More highlighting of long-time stylists who aren't building teams but still hustling. Better inventory control (though this does seem to be getting slightly better).


  7. Helpful (1)

    Stella & Dot, Corporate Job

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

    I worked at Stella & Dot full-time

    Pros

    Looking working with the Stylists and internal team. Fun and great culture if you are part of the "cool crowd"

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments. Quick to make decisions without considering repercussions or discussing issue at large. Pays low compared to other positions in the market.


  8. Helpful (5)

    WORST JOB EVER! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Bruno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stella & Dot full-time

    Pros

    Discounts, work from home (WFH) on Fridays, unlimited vacation days

    Cons

    Disorganized, there really is no work life balance. Women there are very emotional and dramatic when it comes to last minute projects. The server is a mess. There is no real leadership. It's not innovative. Huge turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Hire real people with REAL management background.


  9. Great Self Employment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Jewelry Stylist in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Jewelry Stylist in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stella & Dot (More than a year)

    Pros

    Home parties, cute jewelry, what more can I ask for!

    Cons

    It takes money to make money


  10. Fun and challenging

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stella & Dot part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You set your schedule and you control how much you are paid. Beautiful products!

    Cons

    Difficult to sell depending on locations. Not everyone wants to host a show.


  11. Current Employee

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

    I have been working at Stella & Dot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of work went into finding better cultural fits in management. Also, launching new brands and other products regularly really keeps me in the "Silicon Valley" game.

    Cons

    The 401k needs a lot of work. There is no matching, which is a big deal in the Bay Area for compensation.

    Advice to Management

    401k matching please



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