Plum District - Woefully unqualified CEO + zero leaders with any online ecommerce experience = Disaster | Glassdoor
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"Woefully unqualified CEO + zero leaders with any online ecommerce experience = Disaster"

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Former Employee - Former Corporate Office Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Former Corporate Office Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Plum District full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Opportunity to learn about chaos and fast-paced environment of start-up
Lunch 3 days a week
Smart, talented co-workers
Potential of Plum District in the marketplace
KPCB-backed

Cons

CEO is smart but not qualified to run the company and a board who would talk about her behind her back but never removed her
Botched acquisition and non-integration of 2 companies
Poor communication and leadership accountability
Poor decision-making by CEO and leadership - none have had online ecommerce experience
Zero transparency into goals and strategy of company
Never a plan in place to actually make money
No sales strategy ever put in place - esp when Megan ran sales
Zero understanding of marketing, including acquisition, promotions, retention
Very poor understanding of how to treat people - and I believe I was one of the ones who was treated relatively well

Advice to Management

Since Plum District isn't hiring, and management doesn't really care about views of anyone, just that I will remember my experience here and never work with anyone in this leadership team again and will encourage others to do so as well. I am most disappointed by the board, who are experienced enough to know when someone is giving them the runaround, and should have yanked the CEO out of her role long ago.

Other Employee Reviews for Plum District

  1. Helpful (1)

    "District Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Consultant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - District Consultant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Plum District part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flex hours, great peer group

    Cons

    disorganized, no training, no direction, false promises of salary


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Employees are smart as a whip, but corrupt leadership tanks the startup."

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    Former Employee - Content Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Content Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Great coworkers - fun group of people to be around
    *Lots of talent, innovative thinkers, hard workers
    *Interesting idea that may have been effective if executed properly

    Cons

    *Utter disorganization, along with an overly bureaucratic mentality that prevents improvements in the structure and workflow of the company
    *Demoralizing senior level management
    *Awful team building exercises used to single out and humiliate individual employees
    *Unreasonable work expectations and hours
    *Insufficient training
    *Flash decisions made in a desperate attempt to inflate failing revenue targets with no regard for their impact on the future of the company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and respond. They know what they're doing in the daily operation of the business better than you do. Don't lie about how things are going. Everybody knows, and dishonesty makes it unbearable.

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