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"Growing pains ensure this company has a hard time retaining talent"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Fast growing company with more stability than other flash sale sites like it
Free cupcakes
Normal 9-6 schedule

Cons

Salaries are not competitive with industry standards
Promotions are based on personal relationships rather than merit
Performance review process a joke
Extremely high turnover means that the longer term employees are the least competent
Young workforce means that employees are often inmature and inappropriate, without intervention from management or HR
Very few opportunities for growth or development
Very little vacation time- in order to have a vacation many employees take unpaid days
Next to no variety - you'll be working on the same projects day in and day out

Advice to Management

Beef up your HR department to effectively recruit, retain and support higher quality talent

Other Employee Reviews for HauteLook

  1. "Great Company Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HauteLook full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing about Hautelook is the company culture! Employees are fun, young, and hip. The office is located in a lively area of Downtown LA, so there are always events going on. Hautelook also hosts a variety of company events such as sample sales, bagel Mondays, company lunches, workout sessions, and quarterly rec meetings. There are great options around the office for team lunches! The culture at Hautelook is very fun and positive.

    Cons

    Very high turnover and low pay for hourly employees. Although the company focus on creating a positive environment for its employees, many of the team managers do not, which leads to a high turnover rate. Many internal issues are not properly resolved by team managers so there's a lot of gossip in the office regarding teams and coworkers not collaborating well. Hourly employees are paid low and receive bad benefits compared to salaried employees.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should receive leadership training to better resolve team conflicts. Managers should listen to teammates to avoid turnover. Treat the hourly employees better!


  2. "Hautelook HS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HauteLook full-time

    Pros

    Great for entry level people fresh out of college looking to gain experience shooting catalog.

    Cons

    Poor management, overt favoritism, no long term career opportunities. Compensation is at the bottom of industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example, promote those who work hard and have talent, not those who brown nose and buy gifts for their managers.

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