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Updated February 9, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Outstanding"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Shave Club full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Where to even begin? Ah yes, the people.

    Absolutely the best collection of very, very smart and very cool people I've ever worked with. Even with all the growth, it still feels like a small group of friends working hard to accomplish awesome things. From day one, I felt so incredibly welcome by EVERYONE, not just in my squad. And this is, no doubt, due to the efforts of the People Dept. We're encouraged to get to know our co-workers; even those we may never really directly deal with. It's a great idea and a great system - and a great learning opportunity.

    The engineering team is top notch. Absolutely. It's amazing how many truly smart and talented people are working under the same roof. We're encouraged - and get great benefits - to learn outside our comfort zone so we can understand every bit of the platform. Which, as an engineer, is so, so great.

    Which is really the coolest thing about DSC - we are encouraged to learn and grow in our field - and are given resources to do so.

    Sure, there're the rad perks like parties and lunches and outings and a great benefits package and this that and the other - but what I love most is how I really feel inspired to learn more and be a better engineer.

    In my nearly 20 years in the business, I can say with little hesitation this is the best job I've ever had.

    Cons

    Honestly - none. I look forward to going to work every day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being AWESOME.


  2. "My favorite job yet"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Shave Club full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can honestly say that working at Dollar Shave Club has been the best experience in my career thus far. In a short amount of time, I have been able to accomplish multiple initiatives and see my work come to fruition. Things move very quickly here, which keeps every day fresh and exciting. I am given quite a bit of autonomy, which can be challenging at times, but has also allowed me to push myself and grow professionally. It is so great to genuinely feel as though my skill set and career are progressing with each month that passes here.

    Cons

    The leadership has shifted quite a bit since I have started here, which has resulted in several changes in business initiatives. This has been a bit frustrating, but things seem to be straightening out, and either way, I am still learning a TON.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "No growth opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Shave Club full-time

    Pros

    Cool office, friendly people, good product

    Cons

    hard to grow, becoming too corporate

    Advice to Management

    offer growth paths and opportunities


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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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 Dollar Shave Club full-time

    Pros

    Very passionate and smart people. Management allows a lot of autonomy. Flexible hours, appreciative management. Nice, friendly people. Entrepreneurial atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lack of standardized processes to get things done. People where many hats. Flying by the seat of their pants in many instances

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing but start implementing some procedures to avoid mistakes and duplication of effort


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Eh. It's in a lot of transition"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Shave Club (More than a year)

    Pros

    barista on site
    free lunches on Tuesday
    lots of snacks
    you can sometimes work from home
    exciting projects
    small teams
    lots of responsibility

    Cons

    Lack of motivational leadership
    Not everyone knows what their doing
    personal opinions can sometimes get in the way of seeing someones professional experience/abilities

    Advice to Management

    Motivate and inspire the employees -- moral is low
    hire managers who are in the field and have experience with the products and have managed before


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Transitioning"

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

    I have been working at Dollar Shave Club full-time

    Pros

    There's an opportunity to learn from some smart people here

    Cons

    Corporate rules and expectations with startup pains. DSC is in the middle of a very slow transition.

    Advice to Management

    Be open and stand by your decisions even if theyre unpopular. So much of the confusion here comes from tiptoeing around sore or confusing subjects.


  7. "The people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar Shave Club full-time

    Pros

    The people are amazing. Everyone is so talented and in it to win it. There have been a lot of changes at the top and I know some people are sad that their friends from the early days have left, but the future looks so great. SO much potential and opportunity. It's like they're starting again under Unilever.

    Cons

    Lots of changes, and lot of movement in teams and leadership. It's hard to keep all the department names and squads right in your head.

    Advice to Management

    Calm down. I think everyone should take an extra week off during the December break. Everyone is working so hard.

  8. "Best job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dollar Shave Club full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is probably the best job I have had in my career. The opportunity to add impact is huge and you can set your own destiny. You have to be comfortable working in ambiguity sometimes and if you feel lost you can build your own path.

    Cons

    Parking is limited for the number of employees but I heard we're getting valet which will be really nice.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Dollar Shave Club"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dollar Shave Club full-time

    Pros

    Lot's of perks and benefits, including fun work events.

    Cons

    They entice you at first with options for advancement, but there is no follow through. If anything, advancement is actually discouraged.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be consensus at the top so those below are not confused on options and work assignments.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "ups and downs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dollar Shave Club (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun engineering team, great vp, generally positive work environment.

    Cons

    Lots of politics.
    Shifting to senior hires vs promoting within causing brain drain.

    Advice to Management

    360 reviews to keep management accountable


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