DermStore - Lowest Morale I've Ever Seen | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (15)

    "Lowest Morale I've Ever Seen"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at DermStore full-time

    Pros

    Free beauty products and a great employee discount. Good work-life balance. 401K matching.

    Cons

    The culture has changed a lot since the current president has joined, which has destroyed morale and caused a number of employees to leave. Excluding customer service, the business was run by about 60 people and at least 12 employees have left in the last 3 months. The latest departure is the VP of Marketing, who only stayed for a few months before returning to her previous company. The company structure has become...

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    Advice to Management

    Recognize that your most valuable asset isn't your brand, your strategy, or your processes; it's your people. Not just the people with VP or Director titles, but also the individual contributors. Get to know them, listen to what they have to say, and make them feel like their voice and their ideas are important again.

    DermStore2018-09-12

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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