DermStore - Not the company it once was... | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (13)

    "Not the company it once was..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DermStore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great discount on product, casual environment, Target benefits are great, some really smart talented people. It used to be a great place to work under different leadership. Dermstore has a huge potential (if they can retain their employees)

    Cons

    Office environment is not conducive for productivity, very limited holiday time off, subpar pay, teams work in silos, no sense of team work or camaraderie, gossip culture, very cliquey, no defined career path, no employee development, negative environment everywhere you turn, lack of communication from the top down and between teams, very high turnover, frequent change of leadership that leads to frequent change in strategy...

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    Advice to Management

    Your excitement for the future of the company is contagious. Your belief in the executive team is exciting; however, you need to make sure that the camaraderie you have as an executive team is trickled down to each of their teams. Instead of separating yourselves from your subordinates, make them feel heard and valued. You need to instill a sense of trust. Make an effort to get to know your employees. I can guarantee...

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    DermStore2018-08-23

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DermStore full-time

    Pros

    Small agile teams, fun company sponsored activities, ability to have a voice.

    Cons

    Some negativity/pessimism still exists on certain teams.

    Advice to Management

    Dermstore is a great place to work especially right now. The leaders in place are growing the bottom line and empowering the teams to take on more ownership in driving the business. If you want to have really big scope in your job and be able to make an impact at every level it’s a good place to be right now.

    DermStore2018-05-26
  2. Helpful (13)

    "For a brief period, it was one of the best places to work in beauty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DermStore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    For a brief period under former ceo's Abhijit & then Cathy, it was a good place to work and a great turnaround story. They had built a phenomenal culture and helped build dermstore into a marketing powerhouse. Revenue doubled, teams grew, top talent was groomed, and there was a clear direction.

    Cons

    Theres been a slow hammeroage of talent since last year. The president and vp of marketing left last year, the new vp of marketing lasted 6 months. Lots of managers (the doers) are gone across all teams. Direction is unclear and the momentum is eroding.

    DermStore2018-10-02

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