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"Relaxed atmosphere and kind people - confused about prior reviews"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Design Within Reach full-time

Pros

Kind, funny CEO who casually jokes with employees and seems genuinely interested in how you're doing. Bosses who don't micro-manage. Get to work with huge names in the design industry. I came in with zero experience in the industry but I work hard and I feel that is very valued there.

Cons

Some groups DO like to gossip and don't seem concerned with being overheard.

Advice to Management

There must be a way to improve employee morale. I honestly didn't know so many people were dissatisfied with the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Design Within Reach

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Would rather be unemployed than work at DWR"

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    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Design Within Reach full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location if you live in Connecticut and you like design, but don't want to move up in a company.

    Cons

    The workplace atmosphere is very clique-centered and people don't value one another for who they are or the work they do. Human Resources is either oblivious to the complete lack of incompetence (espc. in the Operations Department) or they don't care enough to be promoting the right people. I had a very unfortunate encounter with my superior, which involved harassment. When HR found out about the incident, they told me it wasn't what I thought it was and scolded me for even bringing it up. The behavior at DWR is completely deplorable. Never work there.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul the Operations Department and pay attention to people who work in departments aside from Merchandising.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Hebron, KY
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Hebron, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Design Within Reach full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    DWR was a good company to work for and I received plenty of opportunities to show my worth. I had a great mentor to guide me in my development.

    Cons

    declining sales and expensive products lead to job cuts. A change in ownership lead to some changes that didn't seem to be in line with the company goal.

    Advice to Management

    deliver what the customers are looking for

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