Wayfair - Good with buzz words and flashy initiatives, bad with cultivating real talent and dedication. | Glassdoor
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"Good with buzz words and flashy initiatives, bad with cultivating real talent and dedication."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
Approves of CEO

Pros

It's always been a welcoming environment for anyone who likes to work hard, play hard, and win. I joined the company because of the exciting dynamic of young, smart, energetic people with similar goals for success.

Cons

It's easy to make negative comments about a retail company in a down economy. The truth is that it's such a young company, dealing with this economy has been quite the Achilles' heel. Unfortunately, extremely valuable people are suffering the brunt of CSN's inevitable growing pains. Compensation started off tiny--and now it's just ridiculous.

Advice to Management

Be smart about keeping/growing the right talented people that will soon slip through the cracks! Once the world gets back on it's economic feet--you might find a massive amount of feet walking right out of your doors.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "A great opportunity to learn about ecommerce"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CSN is a very open environment that encourages learning, collaboration, and social interaction between all members of the company. Entry level employees may sit in the same room as top management, or even in a desk adjacent to the CEO. It's a great company to learn about the ecommerce business, and it's exciting to be a part of a company that is on the cutting edge of technology.

    Cons

    There is a lack of experience and knowledge in middle management, due in part to the practice of promoting from within, as well as because of the enormous growth the company has experienced. The other downside of CSN is that it's a relatively low paying job until you reach management level.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with providing feedback. There are a lot of people working very hard who feel like they aren't often recognized for their efforts. A 'nice job' email goes a long way!


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Excellent Work/Life Balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous' in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous' in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The overall benefits package offered by CSN, including everything from Health Insurance and 401(k) to Sox/Celts/Bruins tickets and monthly "Pod Outings," exceeds anything I've ever seen or heard of elsewhere in the greater Boston area. The co-founders do not have fancy offices, they sit in an open environment right in the center of everything and make themselves very accessible to employees at all levels. The office location is also great. Overall CSN boasts an excellent work/life balance.

    Cons

    The pay is not up to par with other companies in the Boston area. However, there are limited opportunities to boost your earnings by working extra hours. Ongoing training and development for existing employees is limited and not well structured.

    Advice to Management

    All signs point toward a bright future for CSN.

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