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DvF Reviews

Updated Oct 2, 2019

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2.8
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34%
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36%
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DvF CEO Sandra Campos
Sandra Campos
4 Ratings
Pros
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  • "There can be really Long hours during market(in 8 reviews)

  • "The new CEO, yes she is as awful as others have made her sound, but that is just one factor of many that makes the company have poor performance(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "DVF Selling Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Selling Supervisor in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DvF full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This company promotes internal growth.

    Cons

    I have no cons to say about this company.

    DvF2019-08-22
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great team members."

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    Former Employee - E-commerce 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DvF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    there were genuine long term friendships forged with team members. the amount vacation/personal/sick days offered were great. right by the highline

    Cons

    The communication within the company from senior management was non-existent. Certain departments were not included in company wide emails causing a feeling of seclusion. There was OBVIOUS favoritism for employees who looked a certain way. The CEO was dishonest and vindictive. There were people who were let go due to personal issues that occurred outside the workplace. The CEO CONSTANTLY made references to race such... as "oh you know how latinas are" and "we need more blonde hair blue eyed models". There was an illusion portrayed that we were an inclusive company, but there were multiple declines to have plus size clothing available because it would "cheapen" the brand. There were multiple layoffs which resulted in the CEO bringing in her own personal "team of people". There is no such thing as a "closed door policy". Anything that was said in HR was known throughout the company within 48 hours. HR is not responsive to employee concerns. There have been multiple instances where an incident was reported to HR and not only repeated to the person(s) involved, but there would be no follow up or even response to follow up emails for weeks even up to 2 months after. Senior management is not held accountable for their professionalism. There have been multiple instances of job security threats, disrespectful statements and tones, and blatant actions of superiority; none of which have been properly handled by HR and caused several employees to quit. There is obvious prejudice within the company and it isn't something that has not been brought to the attention of HR; again, nothing was resolved. This company went from one that you dreamed and aspired to work for because of DVF's values, to one that you should not work at with any hopes of career development and an understanding that you will only go as far as your look fits the companies image.

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    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO YOUR EMPLOYEES. HOLD SANDRA AND HER SLT TEAM ACCOUNTABLE. BECOME THE COMPANY WITH MORALS AND STANDARDS THAT DVF ONCE WAS.

    DvF2019-10-02
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great and Not So Great People"

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

    I worked at DvF full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Exciting products and a mission that supports women in all walks of life. A brand ambassador with a compelling and relatable story. Amazing coworkers and a diverse clientele.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency allows those in middle management positions to write their own rules without consequence. It was difficult to retain my best people because of the blatant disrespect and ambivalence.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training that trickles down to every level to develop selling superstars that are loyal, motivated and interested in career advancement. Back up the system by holding all managers accountable for their actions.

    DvF2019-07-19
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Messy"

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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DvF

    Pros

    Diane, women empowerment, nothing more.

    Cons

    Everything else. Revolving door of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Quit!

    DvF2019-07-18
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Overall decent experience"

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    Former Employee - Stylist in New York, NY

    I worked at DvF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    worked with some fantastic women, and met clients with good connections. When you're in the headquarters at Meatpacking so you are exposed to various departments (PR, photoshoots, display design, events, etc) it can be an exciting atmosphere.

    Cons

    not much room for growth ( in position or salary) while I was there as many changes were happening at the time. Some girls were given the impression they could easily transition to corporate but that failed to be the case. Can be competitive and long hours at times. Disorganization within management / opportunities missed

    DvF2019-04-10
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at DvF full-time

    Pros

    fast paced and fun. The clothing is wonderful

    Cons

    Miscommunication from corporate is some times a thing

    DvF2019-01-31
  7. Helpful (17)

    "Honest Thoughts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DvF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work in a global company. Have collaboration with amazing brands. Work in amazing project alongside Diane. Amazing team environment (ALL the amazing people that made this place great are no longer there)

    Cons

    I felt compelled to write this review, as several of my ex-coworkers mentioned HR's insane's review. When people leave/get fired other absorb their responsibilities with no promotion or compensation increase. The new CEO, yes she is as awful as others have made her sound, but that is just one factor of many that makes the company have poor performance. HR couldn't care less when people put in their two weeks... notice, not even ask why or try to keep you. There is constant complaint about saving money but then they throw equipment and other materials out instead of donating or recycling.

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    Advice to Management

    I think this company is beyond point of repair, but better upper management.

    DvF2019-01-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at DvF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team spirit, opportunity for you to learn to more within a role.

    Cons

    not well-organized in management, long working hours

    Advice to Management

    more systematic in terms of internal management.

    DvF2019-01-14
  9. Helpful (9)

    "A disappointing mess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DvF full-time

    Pros

    - fashion industry glamour - interesting people, events - access to Diane's world - generous garment allowance

    Cons

    Overall, as one other review said, DvF is not a business but a billionaire's hobby. The leadership is a mess, and Diane herself does not care about her employees or their own empowerment. There is horrible work life balance and so much micro-management, it's just crushing. The entire staff has either quit or been laid off in the past year because of the overall mismanagement. The overall approach from Diane and... leadership is borne out of insecurity and desperation with no trust for skilled, experienced employees. It's very sad because the brand and Diane's legacy have great potential, but there's no real knowledge, care, understanding, or proper investment from the top down.

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    DvF2019-01-25
  10. Helpful (16)

    "No one is drinking the Kool Aid. Because it’s bad. Very bad."

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    I have been working at DvF for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-Workers (amazing, talented people) Diane! ❤️ Location

    Cons

    CEO - yep. That’s about it.

    Advice to Management

    Dear God, someone please listen to employees in every department. There’s such a better way to work and manage the company, and wrong decisions and bullying from a certain hire up are ruining a really AMAZING company. There’s too much bullying and pointing fingers instead of actually checking in with the teams, and seeing exactly what’s going on. To the CEO, please spend at least a day with each department before... you start gossip and figure out a solution to something you know nothing about. You can be open minded, sweet, AND a woman in charge. There’s no need to bully and pick favorites. Everyone wants this company to succeed and be everything it is meant to be, but it has to start with you. Please listen and trust people to do the jobs they were hired for. If you have questions, ask without judgement. Also... PRODUCE LESS WITH BETTER QUALITY! Very easy. Thanks for listening!

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    DvF2019-01-15
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