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One Kings Lane Overview

New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
2009
Company - Public
Retail
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Launched in 2009, One Kings Lane is a leading online destination for the home, connecting daily design inspiration with top-brand, designer, and vintage items you won’t find anywhere else. We’re revolutionizing the home decor market by bringing shoppers a ... Read more

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One Kings Lane – Why Work For Us?


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Simply put, One Kings Lane is passionate about all things home. We bring our members exceptional value on furniture, accessories, gifts, vintage items and much more.


Founders' Story

Founders' StoryWhen One Kings Lane launched in 2009, it was the result of the dedication, drive and vision of two female entrepreneurs. And, ironically, the worst economic downturn in US history since the Great Depression.

Susan Feldman, who’d spent her career as a senior sales executive in the New York City fashion world, had recently moved to LA. After years of apartment living, she was passionately decorating her new house, and facing a challenge: finding the time, inspiration, and guidance she coveted given her busy schedule – at price points that were equally inspirational!

At the same time, in San Francisco, Alison Pincus was also ready for an entrepreneurial venture. Professionally involved in the web from a business-development and content-production perspective since her college graduation, she was an avid design enthusiast who frequently blogged about new lifestyle trends she was spotting. After working for larger media companies for more than a decade, she was ready to launch a company of her own.

Susan and Alison recognized a void that they wanted to fill: There was no exciting, curated destination where consumers could shop, get inspired, find their favorite home and lifestyle brands, and discover new ones.
Susan was an empty nester. Alison was recently married and starting a family. With their very distinct but complementary backgrounds and personalities, they were the perfect team for the task. When they were introduced in the early fall of 2008, they were thrilled to discover their shared passion and vision.

The pair worked feverishly. At a time when lenders weren't lending, they used their savings to start their business, and made a commitment to each other to give it their all. In March of 2009, a mere five months after that fortuitous introduction, One Kings Lane was launched.

Today, One Kings Lane is the leading new commerce company for the home, offering the best of top-brand, vintage and designer items at exceptional values.

Recent Media Coverage

48 Hot Tech Companies To Build A Career - wealthfront

Disrupting Home Decor - CNBC

The 10 San Francisco Tech Companies You Wish You Worked For - Wired

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Creative & Marketing

Gorgeous graphics, inspiring ad campaigns, media mentions. If you've ever "Liked" us, received an email from us, or coveted one (or many) of our products, this is the team that makes a rich experience come to life and gets the word out about it.

Engineering & Product

Equal parts anthropologists and technologists, our product and engineering team studies behavior and dynamics to keep us on the cutting edge. They push the limits of technology to make our site better, faster, and smarter.

Finance & Administration

The accounting wizards, budget scientists, and people people, this team wears many hats. From forecasting and reporting to recruiting and developing our company culture, they make sure we have a great business—and a great place to work.

Merchandising

They’re passionate about product. Know what our shoppers love, where to get it, and how to negotiate for it. Mastering the art and science of buying, our merchandising team has the skills to bring great new vendors on board—and the smarts to keep them.

Operations

This department is a well-oiled machine. From customer care to shipping to vendor management, the operations team touches every aspect of our company's business. And they make sure our members have the best shopping experience possible along the way.

Planning & Business Analytics

Using data and applied math to drive growth and profitability, this team knows what makes our business tick—and puts that information to use. From data-mining to predictive modeling, they discover and scale new insights that power our growth.

New York

Our company headquarters located in New York City is energetic and full of light, with the lofty ceilings that define TriBeCa style. It’s got art on the walls, fresh fruit, and the occasional dog. Conference rooms are named after decorating greats like Dorothy Draper, and the comfy sofas always have casual meetings going on. 

Perks & Benefits

  • A NEW TAKE ON TIME OFF

    We’re pioneers in the home industry—and in our vacation policy. We’re one of a handful of companies that offer unlimited time off. Take time off when you need it.
  • PLAN TO GROW

    We offer a range of medical, dental, and vision plans, and we cover 95% for team members. Our benefits package also includes a 401(k) plan, life insurance, disability benefits, and commuter benefits.
  • BECAUSE DESIGN IS NEVER DONE

    We love all things home and are thrilled to share that love with our customers—and our team members. With our generous discount, you can redesign your home (or your desk) whenever you feel inspired.
  • IT’S WHO YOU KNOW

    Your network is our best network. If you know a great candidate, we’d love to meet them. When they join the company, you’ll get a bonus, and we’ll get a new team member.
  • WORK IT OUT

    Whether you like classes, weights, or the elliptical, you’ll get a special rate on membership plans Crunch or 24 Hour Fitness gyms.
  • THE SOCIAL NETWORK

    From company happy hours to weekly lunches to guest speakers, we love getting together and networking. We host events in our offices on a regular basis. 

 

Business Insider:

The Management Secrets That Got One Kings Lane To $200 Million In Revenue In Just 3 Years

CNBC Power Pitch:

Recently earned “In” ratings by all three panel members on Power Pitch.

Wired Magazine:

The 10 San Francisco Tech Companies You Wish You Worked For

Inc Magazine:

One Kings Lane CEO: We're on the Same Trajectory as Amazon and Zappos

San Francisco Business Times:

One Kings Lane gets bigger than its deals

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    Pros

    - Fun people
    - Opportunities for growth when you have initiative
    - Beautiful spaces

    Cons

    - Lack of budget management

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One Kings Lane Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at One Kings Lane (New York, NY) in August 2016.

    Interview

    The interviewing party was friendly and very honest about their experiences within their department. The interview process itself was long and drawn out. I was asked to interview there twice and both times the process was smooth. The only issue was in scheduling the interviews, there were times when I did not get a response after being asked to set up an interview date. Which prompted me to follow up and then they responded.

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One Kings Lane Awards & Accolades

  • The Internet Retailer 2013 Top 500, Internet Retailer, 2013
  • 100 Mid-size Companies with Momentum, Wealthfront, 2013
  • Excellence in Business, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Tech & Innovation Awards, San Francisco Business Times, 2012
  • 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Award - Alison Pincus, San Francisco Business Times, 2012
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