The RealReal - An innovative fashion company changing the game | Glassdoor
Pros
  • "The Company Has Consideration Towards The Company By Preparing Free Lunch,Breakfast And Much More" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Free bagels on Fridays, catered lunch during overtime week," (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Its hard to maintain a healthy work-life balance when working here" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Similar to the environment of junior year in high school" (in 22 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

Helpful (1)

"An innovative fashion company changing the game"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in Secaucus, NJ
Current Employee - Manager in Secaucus, NJ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at The RealReal full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

At the real real there is tons of growth and opportunity for those who are vocal about moving up and put in the work to do so. I have seen super talented employees start at an entry level position and work their way up to a leadership role in six months to one year. It actually happens pretty often. Because the company is a unique start up, ideas are always welcomed and there is no tightly structured growth path like other fashion companies. You don’t have to be an assistant for two years before you are considered for an elevated role. There’s an open door policy with every manager and director in the building so if you have an issue there’s always someone who can help. Lastly, you are surrounded by amazing fashion and people who love the fashion industry. Every employee brings something unique to the business.

Cons

To be successful here you need to be able to deal with constant change so those who are entry level or don’t have diverse work experience could become overwhelmed while trying to keep up. There is still work to be done when it comes to providing managers with a system to automatically track employee performance. Some roles are only offered at our headquarters in SF, so if your interested in public relations, marketing and merchandising it’s harder to grow into those roles.

Advice to Management

Continue to keep employees engaged and make them feel like they are apart of a team. Push for fairness and consistency across departments. Keep promoting hard working employees!

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The RealReal full-time

    Pros

    Great team, everyone is highly skilled and super friendly.

    1) We have hackathons where we're free to try out almost anything.
    2) We use a modern stack, including Rails, Elixir, Kafka, Elasticsearch, AWS
    3) Upper management is top-notch and willing to help/mentor
    4) Beer Fridays!!!

    Cons

    Maybe get out the word more, start up an engineering blog?


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Don't waste your time! Do not work there!"

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    Former Employee - Luxury Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Luxury Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The RealReal full-time

    Pros

    No Pros to mention.

    Cons

    Low salary.
    Long hours. Poor work/life balance.
    Relentless pressure to achieve very high monthly goals.
    Be ready to carry and lift heavy bags.
    Management not supportive.
    High school 'click' mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and support employees better.

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