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Updated Feb 20, 2021

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2.3
22%
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Laurel and Wolf Founder and CEO Leura Fine (no image)
Leura Fine
46 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Best Engineering Team

    Nov 2, 2019 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This was hands down the best engineering team I've ever worked on. So many really smart people.

    Cons

    Seems like the company was poorly run as it is now out of business.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great experience - extremely talented team

    Feb 20, 2021 - Marketing in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team, very memorable experience.

    Cons

    First time CEO, lack of experience.

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Not a good place to work

    Jan 26, 2021 - Interior Designer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible with projects and time off

    Cons

    Over worked Underpaid Bad management No benefits

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Don't work here

    Aug 30, 2019 - Software 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Co-workers are nice and location is good.

    Cons

    Company is terribly managed with absolutely no transparency and no respect for employees.

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  5. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Terrible CEO, Minimum Pay

    Apr 30, 2019 - Interior Designer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible, take on as much or as little as you have time for.

    Cons

    For the amount of work, the payout per project wasn't even minimum wage. Slow platform and always changing. Company came crashing down leaving clients and designers out money.

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  6. 1.0
    Current Employee

    The unqualified CEO.

    Mar 6, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - The company is dead - All the people, minus the CEO and the CTO.

    Cons

    Laurel and Wolf had a slight potential, but this is a classic case of what will happen when you have an inexperienced, illiterate, arrogant, narcissistic, extremely juvenile, pathological liar to be a CEO of a tech startup. Failure. The CEO made it extremely difficult to like the job every time she was in the office. The mood shifted dramatically when she was in the office versus when she wasn’t at work. She IS loud, childish, unprofessional and almost unbearable sometimes to deal with on a day to day basis constantly disrupting work for some others. The CEO forced herself into every department and micromanaged to a degree where she was using her employees as puppets to get her way. And when it all crashed down, she’d blame the employees, fire them FOR WHAT SHE ASKED THEM to do in the first place. Delusional. The CEO has a bad habit or deleting all negative comments online. As opposed to learning from what people are actually trying to say and learn from mistakes. It's called retrospect! No, your problems don’t go away because you keep deleting them from social platforms. It’s a temporary fix, just like what actually went on inside the operations of Laurel and Wolf. No vision, no strategy, no culture and OH no compassion. The CTO is as inexperienced as the CEO. He is a senior level engineer, with limited experience who ended up becoming an executive at the company. Has limited experience of running and managing teams. He was/is moody, rude, highly emotional, snappy and extremely passive aggressive. It made it a nightmare to work with both the CTO and the CEO all day, every single day. He didn't possess any leadership qualities to be an executive, but when you are BFF's with the CEO anything can happen, right?

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    9 people found this review helpful
  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing idea ruined by the worst CEO in history

    Feb 26, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    None anymore, since the company closed down

    Cons

    This company was built around an wonderful concept and had a solid team of amazing employees and designers. Unfortunately, none of this matters when a company is run by an inexperienced, tyrannical, juvenile CEO. For years, the writing was on the wall; the company was plummeting fast. Rather than allow experienced people to salvage the situation, the CEO chose to lie, make horrible changes to the business model based on her own bad judgement and do nothing but blame others for her mistakes. In a grand finale of despicable behavior, she sent out a false E-mail before Christmas claiming the company was being acquired. However, this is clearly not the case. The business was forced to close. Rather than see the company through till the end, the CEO ran and hid like a true coward, leaving her designers without pay over the holidays, and thousands of clients out thousands of dollars, too. Just when you thought the CEO could not get any worse, she topped herself with the disgusting way she let her own company burn while she ran for the hills. What an embarrassing way for this company to close. When the time comes for the CEO to address the fact that Laurel & Wolf did in fact fail, she will of course lie in a comical attempt to blame others. However, the countless reviews online tell the ugly truth of what really went on here.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Literally terrible in every single way

    Feb 20, 2019 - Online Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work from home. “Flexibility” if you call flexibility working All the time and not making a living wage

    Cons

    Terrible pay, management constantly changing, under valued for work, CEO has no compassion.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Aggression. Dictatorship. Passive Aggression. No Transparency, No Leadership.

    Jan 31, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Aside from leadership, the rest of the employee base is made up of great people!

    Cons

    * CEO has no experience running a tech company and is overly prescriptive in ALL areas of the business. The CEO's husband is a very successful VC, and based on the performance of the business, he MUST see the writing on the wall which leads me to believe he is funding her opportunity to "Play CEO for a startup" much like a parent buying Play Doh for their child. * My primary gripe is actually with the CTO. He is the least pleasant/professional person I have ever worked with. He is rude, moody, and snaps at people randomly throughout the day like a 5 year old child. He is passive aggressive and makes for a hostile work environment.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    A case of tragic mismanagement

    Jan 24, 2019 - Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    you can work on your own, make your own hours, etc...

    Cons

    Payments for design projects are too low and payments are often 1-2 weeks late They closed the company with an email to designers, provided little to no support when many designers were left still working on projects while also not communicating to clients of the status of the company. Unsure if the company will ever be re-opened

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    4 people found this review helpful
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Laurel and Wolf has an overall rating of 2.3 out of 5, based on over 78 reviews left anonymously by employees. 22% of employees would recommend working at Laurel and Wolf to a friend and 22% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 11% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Laurel and Wolf employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Laurel and Wolf. This rating has improved by 14% over the last 12 months.

22% of Laurel and Wolf employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Laurel and Wolf 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.2 for culture and values and 2.5 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Laurel and Wolf to be workplace, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be career development, management, senior leadership.

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