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Ippolita Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ippolita (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the only two pros are summer Friday's and the jewelry discounts

    Cons

    -multiple job titles for one person
    -long hours
    -no actual management to lead or lean from
    -no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone is indispensable you need knowledge and dedicated people to grow.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Corporate Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ippolita full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) Beautiful product
    2) Discounts during sample sales/melt sales/F&F
    3) Summer Fridays
    4) Health care benefit supplement

    Cons

    1) No transparency
    2) Disappointing company culture and tone
    3) Sales team takes credit for all of success
    4) People are tricked into doing 3-4 jobs for their current roles with low pay, resfusal to hire help.
    5) Not a cohesive and helpful team
    6) Raises and promotions are only for sales, even if the people are not qualified
    7) Poor management
    8) No structure or processes in place, awful reporting system
    9) High turnover
    10) No accountability
    11) Sales are decreasing significantly
    12) no formal feedback process

    Advice to Management

    Understand each staff's individual role and how they are adding value. Set a better tone and employee morale.


  3. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ippolita (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefit Package, Salary, Good Location, Overall good experiance.

    Cons

    Sorry, there are no Con's


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  5. "Good place to learn but not a long term plan"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    structured process for department, my immediate supervisor was great and team had comradere ,

    Cons

    constant changes and high turn over.

    Advice to Management

    focus on the brand aesthetic


  6. "Fashion Jewelry"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice place to work at and gain more experience.

    Cons

    Some workers are getting 3 or more different jobs at once and wont hire help. instead they're laying off.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "I wouldn't recommend this company to my worst enemy"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ippolita full-time

    Pros

    Great name to have on your résumé

    Cons

    Everything! Completely dysfunctional company. Ippolita herself has no idea what's going on in the company as she's more interested in her personal PR.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized and support your team because without you will fail.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "The cons outweighed the pros on a daily basis."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee discount/gifts
    Never had a problem taking vacation/sick time
    Summer Fridays
    Lunch provided by the company on the last Friday of the month in the winter
    A few respectable managers who believe in and practice professionalism

    Cons

    No constructive feedback until you bring a complaint to your manager - then they tell you everything you have been doing wrong for the past 9 months
    Lacking in opportunities for junior employees to further engage and/or advance
    Management would rather get on with their own work than focus on employee development
    Human Resources is through finance department and basically nonexistent
    Gossip and chatter in the work environment is beyond unprofessional
    Executive Management is condescending, unwilling to listen, and never accepts responsibility for their mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Don't say that you are going to do something that you are not. Pretending that you care about employee concerns is no better than just plain not caring. Further, goals and expectations should be transparent. You aren't getting anywhere by keeping secrets and managing everything from the top down.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "You may get something good to put on the resume, but not a place to stay"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Level in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director Level in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Amazing hardworking and dedicated team
    A growing company
    Amazing product - I was never a big fan of jewelry but Ippolita definitely made me appreciate it
    I learned a lot and was able to achieve a lot professionally in the time I was there

    Cons

    Management - Not only are they disorganized, there is a lack of competence that I always found shocking. I always thought the brand could even be doing better with a more seasoned leadership team in place. I question the upper management hiring process.
    Very reactive company and not in a business savvy way.
    Can be a very toxic environment
    Work/life balance typically does not exist
    Lack of resources AND not the right resources
    Office location and office environment are not the best either
    Lack of a full time HR person.
    I warn those who are not from David Yurman, which seems to be the only people they want. So that is a PRO if you are from David Yurman.

    If you are looking for a place to be nurtured and to learn from your superiors, for the most part this is not the place to be. But if you are looking for a short term career move that would be good for your resume and you are ready to hit the ground running, give it a shot.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional. If you do not know what your team does so you can give proper feedback, don't fight it, admit it and learn something so you are able to provide the support they need. Get management training. Nurture and trust your employees. You will get a lot more out of them and they will do wonders for IPPOLITA if you let them. You have amazing people on your team, recognize that. Play nice, be real, communicate, show some respect and take responsibility. Let go of your egos from time to time. Think outside the box. IPPOLITA is special so do something different.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great for jewelry lovers, not so great if you're seeking stability"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    Pros

    If you're interested in the world of fine jewelry, Ippolita is an amazing place to start. The company is growing, and finding much success in recent years. Her designs are flawless, and very respected in the fine jewelry world. In some ways, the job does itself.

    Cons

    Management. There is nothing worse than working for a company that seems disorganized up at the top. There's also way too much traveling involved, and the company stays overly lean. That was not idea, to say the least. Employees should have work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Work on giving better feedback. Work on professionalism


  11. Helpful (1)

    "AE"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Really have nothing to say that is a good reflection

    Cons

    high turnover, no team leadership, toxic

    Advice to Management

    communicate before acting



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