One Kings Lane Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2021

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Pros
  • "OKL offers flexibility and a great work life integration(in 14 reviews)

  • "Fun work environment with good coworkers(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "That picture is pretty indicative of what the level of diversity at OKL is like(in 20 reviews)

  • "Mass exodus of talent after the Bed Bath and Beyond acquisition(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Enjoyed Working there

      Feb 25, 2021 - Store Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      well respected brand identity with a large client following

      Cons

      The organization was on shaky ground

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Love the People, but we need more of them!

      Apr 2, 2021 - Buyer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great hands on experience, get to work very closely with leadership

      Cons

      overworked and underpaid. Certain leaders care about the worklife balance but some bother you at all hours and over the weekend

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Lack of good leadership

      Mar 1, 2021 - Senior Manager, Operations 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work space, benefits and people

      Cons

      Disorganized, some poor quality merch, bad communication,

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Lacked longterm vision

      Jan 14, 2021 - Marketing Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Beautiful office, awesome people, decent-ish pay.

      Cons

      Felt like we were becoming a flash sale site, discounting constantly which concerned everyone on if the company would last.

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Sinking ship

      Jan 19, 2021 - Creative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      beautiful design, talented employees, snacks in kitchen

      Cons

      mismanaged, no room to grow, salaries not competitive for NYC

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Works harder, Not Smarter

      Jun 19, 2020 - Buyer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart managers and directors who understand the buying and merchandising business. Use of well known sales platforms used in e-commerce. Many opportunities to work with large vendors in the home space and learn the trade.

      Cons

      Manual SKU set up that could be easily automated with the proper product management catalogs and an updated eCommerce platform. Simple tech issues took weeks or months to be resolved and the tech team was grossly understaffed for the hundreds of OKL employees who worked there. The growth/promotion structure was chaotic on the buying side. Although there was room for assistant, associate and senior buyers to level up, the spots remained empty. In turn, workload was not correctly distributed and categories suffered from it. Smart employees know there is no incentive to stay.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Too many changes too fast

      Nov 18, 2020 - Associate Buyer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Brand. Great Products. Good Junior Staff

      Cons

      Too many changes in the past 2 years that is confusing to the vendors we work with and the employees

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Trickle Down Effect of Poor Leadership

      Nov 3, 2020 - Buyer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A fully stocked kitchen, great co-workers

      Cons

      Salary, Lacks of Goals, Poor Leadership

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice visual company

      Oct 22, 2020 - Designer in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great visual brand, strong design team

      Cons

      Too much focus on senior team members

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Do NOT Work Here

      Nov 20, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people, the office location, and the work life balance. For the buying side, people worked all of the time, but for the rest of us it wasn't so bad. While leadership was atrocious, the people below the Director level were fantastic. We often used to say that if Director and above left with few exceptions, we could actually get good work done. We also all used to say that we wanted to work together again at a different company, and for many people this has happened.

      Cons

      The intense scrutiny on hierarchy is strange. The company is so small and shrinking daily to have so many levels of hierarchy. Management is self-obsessed and self-righteous, which leads to strange decisions that are often completely contradictory. The "perks" create distrust and lower morale. The benefits are great if you have been at the company for a long time. Otherwise, the discount code is the same as the promotion every other week, and maternity leave is about half of what other employees get. People were even fired for using the wrong discount code, which was downright awful for all involved. Transparency is also non-existent. Work is simply dictated regardless of whether it will make sense or is useful.

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