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DermStore Reviews

Updated Oct 1, 2018

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DermStore

    Pros

    Perfect blend of startup culture with the support and professionalism of a large corporate. I've been working with Dermstore for about a year, and from day one everyone has been so friendly and open to communicate with. I love how we have so many resources to improve and grow internally, as well as from Target HQ. Salary wise the pay is competitive. On a day to day, I get my work done work with great people, and...

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    Cons

    There is a tendency to have lots of great ideas, but not enough execution. During these times, I know I can have a good and open conversation with management, but I wonder if they actually see the worth in the ideas I'm so excited about.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training to management to help guide your talent and help us grow because we're more than willing to put in the work and collaborate. Our company can be a real gamechanger.

    DermStore2016-07-18
  2. "Great place to work in with better things in the horizon"

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    Current Employee - Dermstore Team Member in El Segundo, CA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DermStore

    Pros

    Dermstore has a great energy as a company with the dynamism of a startup with the professional framework provided by a solid company such as Target. The atmosphere is relaxed and collaborative. I really look up to one of the leaders who is a strong leader. As a woman, she inspires me to be better and hopefully one day I can be like her.

    Cons

    There have been recent leadership changes in the organization but I trust these are for the better. I look forward to a revitalized leadership team that will foster even greater creativity and drive for the team to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the creative and collaborative environment but instill a little more structure and accountability among the staff. There are some who don't really pull their weight and are satisfied with the status quo but Dermstore can be much more.

    DermStore2016-05-25
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Try it for yourself"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at DermStore

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere, possible to learn a lot

    Cons

    not great with collaboration, not really growth opportunities,

    DermStore2016-04-11
  4. "Interesting Place To Work When Starting Your Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at DermStore full-time

    Pros

    This company has always been process driven and has that down to a T. Something I always appreciated. Dermstore Does allow you really get to have fun and be creative in the ecommerce beauty space. This is an excellent place to be if you are looking for exposure to beauty brands as they retail over 800 brands. This is an excellent place to start your career if you are young and in need of work experience. You will get...

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    Cons

    Staff in the past tended to be very young - not enough experienced leadership in all departments

    DermStore2016-03-03
  5. "Better than most"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DermStore full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Better work environment than larger ecommerce companies. Still has some of that relaxed "startup" feel, which is nice, but also has some major large corporation politics. But the bonuses definitely create a nice balance - some great hardworking people, free breakfast and a very millennial style office environment (beers on tap, pinball, ping pong table, open office). Benefits include discount on DermStore site and at...

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    Cons

    Favoritism is evident, ideas aren't always acknowledged and slackers slide through the cracks...the same as any company.

    Advice to Management

    Praise the people who are committed to putting in the effort and work. Drop the people holding the company back. Shady slackers are sucking up the company dime when their roles can easily be replaced with a batch of motivated, excited and experienced people who actually care.

    DermStore2016-02-21
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Great people- terrible management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at DermStore full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      There are a lot of hardworking, talented people there, but unfortunately they're in positions that are not showcasing their skills or not being given credit when due. Besides that, the free groceries that came in were great and the discount were nice.

      Cons

      Management is there for one reason - to do the opposite of manage teams and to condemn bad behavior. If you want to get ahead in this company just make sure to lie a lot to make yourself look good and take advantage of others and to be lazy because hard work and effort will not get you anywhere but to the bottom where your pay also resides being paid significantly lower than what the national average is. If happiness...

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      Advice to Management

      Get new management that have leadership skills that effectively help to manage and mold team members rather than pull them to shreds and turn everyone against each other.

      DermStore2015-10-14
    • Helpful (3)

      "Self serving management that manipulate and steal ideas from their team members to further their own careers."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan Beach, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at DermStore full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great discount on product. The team (not managers) you work with is full of talented members and genuinely nice people.

      Cons

      Extremely under paid. Told by management that if better opportunity comes along you should go for it. Which means no you can't really move up here. Sr Managers are disgusting self serving spoiled persons who neglect to self educate instead they steal ideas from their team and pass off as their own with no credit given. HR listens to concerns but takes no action to resolve issues even as employees continue to leave the...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop stealing ideas, be more human and realize that just because you can pay your bills does not make everything ok. Sometimes brining up moral is more important because we are human first then employees second. Go and educate yourselves on new tech and trends and either become the expert or trust in your teammates who actually are the experts. Realize that just because you have more years behind you does not make you...

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      DermStore2015-10-08
    • Helpful (4)

      "Awful. Underpaid and under appreciated with horrible management in place."

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      Current Employee - Site Content in El Segundo, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at DermStore full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Fellow coworkers and discount. That's it. It's asking me to write 20 words for this field but there's nothing else to say.

      Cons

      Like another reviewer said, this really does feel like a sinking ship. With C level constantly battling and employees making well below their pay range. Everyone on our team is looking for a new job which speaks volumes about the management in place and direction of the company. I've never experienced a work place with such low morale.

      Advice to Management

      Value your employees and recognize their good work. You are nothing without them.

      DermStore2015-09-15
    • Helpful (4)

      "Sinking ship"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at DermStore full-time

      Pros

      Entrepreneurial environment not high on pressure (this also lends itself to huge weakness as a company as many lack a sense of urgency, accountability, attention to detail, improving the quality of their work and sometimes down right lack of common business logic)

      Cons

      Beauty e-tailer with people who are not passionate or knowledgeable about beauty. Inexperienced team members with egos. Snakes in management who do not know how to manage. Poor leadership. Sad because the potential is/was there.

      DermStore2015-08-12
    • "you take the good with the bad"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at DermStore

      Pros

      there are some really smart, amazing people there

      Cons

      the pay is pretty meager

      DermStore2015-06-05
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