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Helpful (6)

"The Kool-Aid has gone sour"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

40% employee discount, though most employees couldn't afford the stuff anyway.
Beautiful work environment

Cons

Absurd amount of corporate motivational brainwashing
No guaranteed amount of hours
Bullying from management

Advice to Management

You are selling furniture. There are plenty of positive sweeping statements you can make about the impact of good design on people's home lives, but you aren't "changing the world" by selling mid-quality furniture made in China, and your employees of the month aren't "Real Heroes." Firemen are real heroes. Employees of the month are employees of the month. Calling store managers "gallery leaders" doesn't change the way they bully sales staff and micromanage. Make real changes, not just semantic ones. There is a reason this company has such absurdly high turnover.

Other Employee Reviews for Restoration Hardware

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Egomaniacal executive team sets a very negative culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Restoration Hardware full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people who work there (the ones who do all the work, really) are great people.

    Cons

    The (former) CEO Gary Friedman set up a culture of ego that has trickled down throughout all departments.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Gary once and for all.


  2. "District Leader"

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    Former Employee - District Leader in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - District Leader in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Restoration Hardware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People, Product, Leadership, Company Culture and Values.

    Cons

    To not be to narrow with the people they bring abroad.

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected with all levels of leadership.

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