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Moda Operandi Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2019

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Found 36 reviews

2.9
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39%
Recommend to a Friend
50%
Approve of CEO
Ganesh Srivats
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "I loved my experience at Moda Operandi and the amount of responsibility they allow their interns to have(in 6 reviews)

  • "This company allows for you to gain experience working in a fast-paced environment(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The internship required a lot of time and long hours(in 5 reviews)

  • "Terrible leadership -- particularly the new CEO from TESLA(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Technology and innovation in fashion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Moda Operandi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The leadership is dedicated to data-driven decision making in practice as well as theory, and is working to push the business into the next phase of growth through smart tactical decisions. Great benefits, flexible work hours. Colleagues from top backgrounds in tech, fashion, and business, creative and collaborative environment. Ability to move fast and innovate.

    Cons

    Not an environment to 'rest and vest' - everyone is committed and working to drive the business forward.

    Moda Operandi2019-04-12
  2. "Senior Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Moda Operandi full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Unique business model where we offer products to our customers which they want rather than pushing products down their throats like other retailers.

    Cons

    Toxic culture with lot of blame games played around the company. Lack of strategy and the company direction is changed every day without even testing an idea to see its efficacy. The new CEO has really taken the company on a downward spiral. Has no clue about the fashion industry. Whats most disturbing is that Moda culture is really disrespectful towards women. The new management really makes it their life's mission to...

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    Advice to Management

    Replace the CEO and get a management which is respectful and uses the time effectively in making decisions. Reduce the number of meetings, half the time is spent making the management understand whats fashion and whats our work product. Focus on the core which is what made this company, i.e offering our customers differentiated products. Stop lying in public forums that you are using data to make decisions where you can...

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    Moda Operandi2019-07-15
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Toxic work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Moda Operandi full-time

    Pros

    Given incredible amount of opportunities and experience in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment. That cannot be understated.

    Cons

    But ... no matter how hard you work or how much that work is valued, nothing is valued as highly as white employees with notable last names. Nothing. Little respect for work-life balance. Company upholds antiquated ideas about fashion, from aesthetics to hierarchies. Founder’s expectations and values are very Vogue circa 1995, when everyone who worked there was a daughter-of and people got your coffee.

    Advice to Management

    Evolve

    Moda Operandi2019-06-02
  4. "Talented, passionate and great culture"

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    Current Employee - Technology 

    I have been working at Moda Operandi full-time

    Pros

    Great company, excellent benefits and culture. Very passionate team, constantly pushing the envelope

    Cons

    Location and space, very loud and hard to focus

    Moda Operandi2019-04-19
  5. Helpful (18)

    "Wouldn't Recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Moda Operandi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of talented, hardworking people walk through the office doors that truly have an elevated perspective and impressive backgrounds in the fashion business. Unfortunately, these same promising people leave as quickly as they came in most instances. Beyond that location is very nice, as it's in one of the quieter parts of the city. Not overrun with tons of pedestrian traffic, which makes for a serene environment.

    Cons

    Directions are constantly changing faster than anyone can keep up with and it has created an environment that has most people in the company feeling incredibly stressed. This does not seem to be changing anytime soon. Executive team from Tesla has come in with new directives (which is not unheard of), except that none of them have a clue of what to do with Moda's particular fashion business model. Literally every...

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    Advice to Management

    Take time to understand the ins and outs of the business before you rush to change the entire process only to discover that it yields poor results. Slow down on hiring C suite recruits while doing very little to improve upon already existing depts who are feeling the strain. And please invest in better back end technology across the board

    Moda Operandi2019-03-13
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Terrible place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Moda Operandi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fashion "perks" fun people (although many spoiled brats) a new platform that people like

    Cons

    Terrible leadership -- particularly the new CEO from TESLA terrible internal communication Lauren is very old school and doesnt understand much about the modern world Lack of direction and total lack of leadership people are not happy in general

    Advice to Management

    stop trying to make this place TESLA! be more transparent

    Moda Operandi2019-04-18
  7. "Worked at the studio"

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    Former Employee - Studio Intern 
    Recommends

    I worked at Moda Operandi full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, you really get hands on on things and learn

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes it can get tiring

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of the interns that work and the ones they don't

    Moda Operandi2019-02-26
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Unorganized - Freelancers Beware"

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      Former Employee - Freelancer in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Moda Operandi part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      The Moda Operandi name on your resume and flexibility in scheduling if not full time.

      Cons

      Unorganized, chaotic and overnight hours (your choice though). Countless times when working at 7 pm to 4 am shift, the girls in charge of what was being shot would give me 10-15 more pieces to shoot 30 minutes before wrapping time. It takes them a month to give you your payments. My invoices have been misplaced, so I received payments late. You have one shift to shoot 2 collections, where each one could have 35 looks....

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      Advice to Management

      I would look back at your business model because its going to burn out.

      Moda Operandi2019-03-08
    • Helpful (8)

      "Avoid"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Moda Operandi full-time

      Pros

      Working with designers Employee discount

      Cons

      Company lacks vision & strategy Excessive turnover (unless you are from Tesla) Dated technology

      Advice to Management

      Communication, direction, & real leadership are needed

      Moda Operandi2019-02-09
    • Helpful (17)

      "Anonymous"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Moda Operandi full-time

      Pros

      The people are amazing and very talented. It can be a great environment depending on your direct report. The company also offers great benefits.

      Cons

      Pay is LOWWW. The company can be a bit disorganized at times and management for the most part is very inexperienced and ENTITLED. Teams aren't aligned due to constant lack of communication. Most people never worked anywhere else before Moda - very entitled rich kids. The company just got a new CEO from Tesla. He brought in many of his friends from Tesla - some of whom got promotions within three months of being there....

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      Advice to Management

      Pay employees according to industry standards. VALUE your employees. LISTEN to your employee's needs.

      Moda Operandi2019-01-09
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