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Destination Maternity Reviews

Updated June 18, 2017
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Destination Maternity CEO Anthony M. Romano
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, flexible hours and competitive pay (in 11 reviews)

  • Major overhaul in upper management so lots of changes going on (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • some of the hire ups - upper management was not as approachable so when it came to bigger problems it was a very intimidating situation (in 38 reviews)

  • We have great benefits with a lot of personal time away from the business encouraged for work life balance (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bridgeport, CT
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bridgeport, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great career for someone who is passionate about helping women through every stage of pregnancy and nursing. Must be willing to make the customers feel special or you will not succeed.

    Cons

    I loved every moment of working with DMAT. I can't think of any Cons besides wishing they had better raises/pay for all team members.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Beware of management in Home Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorestown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorestown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great teams to work with

    Cons

    Very bad morale throughout the company. Lack of training, overworked, and horrible benefits. There is a lot of favoritism within the office. Senior management, directors and VP's do not value their employees or treat them fairly. No room for advancement. Promotions based on favoritism and popularity not on talent and worth ethic. They are mergering with a French children's company. Unknown future of company.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees! You have a lot of talented and hardworking team members.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoyed my job and love my team, however I was taken advantage of financially."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The independence, you are given a ton of flexibility when it comes to decision making.

    Cons

    I was taken advantage of financially I should have been making more money. Also I think the company is close to going out of business

    Advice to Management

    Corporate need to pay attention to what the client and employees need or else I fear they will be out of business soon.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Left Much to Be Desired"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorestown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moorestown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I got to work with some really amazing people who ended up as great friends.

    Cons

    Last minute changes to designs mean quality is sacrificed over a snap decision. Merchandising makes the bulk of the design decisions and in the end, the product is completely different than where it began. A majority of people are more likely to point fingers than stand up for their decisions when something goes awry. It makes most people in the company tense and there is a terrible work morale. HR team is also insensitive.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company to work for!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros with this company

    Cons

    Things were great until they did a company reconstruction which changed DMs for my district. There was no respect from Lynette, she didn't care about anyone working for this company. Us having kids didn't matter. Very rude and no support. Horrible!

    Advice to Management

    Look into why so many people left in such a short period of time! Red flag


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Destination Maternity part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working w/ new moms was really rewarding

    Cons

    Upper management was horrible. Did not consider nor appreciate their employees to say the least.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not Suitable for people who need to move around to stay productive"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in San Marcos, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Destination Maternity part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours, working alone at times

    Cons

    pay, working alone, new District manger was poorly trained.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "District Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Destination Maternity full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional people , exceptional client

    Cons

    Need more payroll in stores for top talent


  9. Helpful (3)

    "High Expectations"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Crest Hill, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Crest Hill, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Destination Maternity full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You couldn't ask for a better client
    Moderate workload
    Frequent visits from upper management, which is great because feedback is a gift!

    Cons

    Outdated POS systems
    Helpdesk is never any help so you're often times left to figure out computer issues on your own
    Sales expectations are very high, especially for the Parents Magazine.
    Turnover rate is crazy. I haven't seen a single employee (including management) last more than a year in my entire district.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in training and development of people...then maybe they will stick around longer!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Coordinatior"

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    Former Employee - Motherhood Sales Coordinator in Tamarac, FL
    Former Employee - Motherhood Sales Coordinator in Tamarac, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Destination Maternity part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Office Space, Be your own boss.

    Cons

    Not enough training, expected to work magic to make thing run correctly for little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and train more.


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