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  • "Upper management points fingers and throws own team under bus for their bad management(in 46 reviews)

  • "Pay; no room to move up; minimal support from management(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "8 years in role of Store Manager and Leased Area Manager. Consistent top performer in company."

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Castle Rock, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Destination Maternity full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Specialty retail is awesome. Working with clients during a special time in their lives.

    Cons

    A lot of tasking in a sales environment. Hard to keep p/t associates.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on client experience less on tasking that gets in the way.

    Destination Maternity2018-06-13
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a team environment"

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

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary, friendly people.

    Cons

    Not a team environment, and training is lacking.

    Destination Maternity2019-04-23
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stay away."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Nanuet, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The only pro is the employee discount.

    Cons

    Possibly the worst company I have ever worked for. Upper management is a joke. They expect you to run stores on 85 hours a week. Employees spend most of their shifts by themselves. They push you to sell magazines even though it's 2019 and no one subscribes to them anymore. They expect you to get days worth of work done in a short amount of time. It's impossible to give good customer service, process shipments, clean the...

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    Advice to Management

    Be realistic. You are all wildly negative and provide no support.

    Destination Maternity2019-05-16
  4. "Okay Company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Destination Maternity part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    connection with customers, flexibility, nice managers, understanding district manager

    Cons

    Corporate , unreasonable sales goals, corporate

    Destination Maternity2019-03-13
  5. "My experience"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charlottesville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Decent pay Bonus incentive for entire team Low cost insurance

    Cons

    Work alone in small volume store and sometimes in larger ones too. Low payroll hours No lunch break. Difficult to use the restroom. Expect management duties from Sales Associates with low pay and few hours. Very few weekends off Lots of pressure to sell magazine subscriptions Hard to get days off

    Destination Maternity2019-03-19
  6. Helpful (5)

    "A Terrible Place to Work"

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

    I worked at Destination Maternity full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    HQ location near restaurants, shopping centers, etc. Some members of other departments are good team members, hard workers, and are fun to work with.

    Cons

    If you work in merchandising in this company, you are set. No matter how many lay offs there are, they find a way to promote merchants no matter how terrible sales are. Limited sick/vacation time, unless this is the only company you have ever worked, like a decent percentage of the staff. Certain higher ranking members will also try to 'sneak in an additional day or even five,' because their four weeks of vacation...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop being petty--treat your employees like adults and not like children, stop monitoring our bathroom and lunch breaks and counting the minutes that we work. See that all departments are appreciated for their work, not just the merchants. They may be deciding the retails and when to deliver a product, but design is coming up with ideas, tech is fitting a quality product, and production is getting you a competitive...

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    Destination Maternity2019-02-01
  7. "Good job"

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      Current Employee - Sales Team Lead 
      Recommends

      I have been working at Destination Maternity part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      flexible enjoyable team effort relaxing

      Cons

      nothing to bad to complain about

      Destination Maternity2019-01-22
    • Helpful (1)

      "Management"

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      Current Employee - Base Store Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Destination Maternity full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Easy job, little pressure from clients, co-workers are great.

      Cons

      No training, no payroll hours, you work alone most of the time, hiring is impossible. Too much focus on Parent magazine and selling bras. No support from upper management.

      Advice to Management

      Invest in your people. Too many markdowns and repeat merchandise. Stores need updating in all areas.

      Destination Maternity2019-01-17
    • Helpful (5)

      "DON’T EVER WORK AT CORPORATE OFFICE"

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

      I worked at Destination Maternity full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Can’t think of any pros

      Cons

      Cold people to work for. No one cares about your workload. They are indecisive about their direction, so it’s more work for you. Micromanaging to the max. The way they treat employees is awful.

      Destination Maternity2019-02-18
    • Helpful (4)

      "Toxic"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Destination Maternity full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      There are nice coworkers. You can make some lasting friendships

      Cons

      Toxic work environment No leadership Upper management points fingers and throws own team under bus for their bad management No direction Uncomfortable environment

      Destination Maternity2019-02-19
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