DermStore - Terrible Leadership | No Strategy | Awful Culture | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (13)

    "Terrible Leadership | No Strategy | Awful Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - generous discount on amazing skincare products - flexible working hours (dependent upon department) - good benefits (i.e. medical, dental, 401k) - snacks/beer tap

    Cons

    After 19 years you would think this company would be killing it in the industry and be a recognizable brand, but it's terrible leadership has contributed to it's sub par existence. In the 3 years I worked at Dermstore, I saw 4 President's pass through. That's a telltale sign something is very wrong with this place. The current leadership is a joke, they have no clue what they are doing, there is no clear strategy that...

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    Advice to Management

    Advice to Target - dissolve the company. It's really doing nothing for your buisness. Advice to President/Leaders - get your crap together! Pull your head out of your backside and lose the ego and inflated heads - it's not all about you. Build a strategy that actually makes sense. Include the whole company in your decisions. You have smart, talented people working for you at lower levels, but you put dummies in leadership...

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    DermStore2018-08-25

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    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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    • Senior Management
    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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