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One Kings Lane Reviews

Updated February 27, 2019
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Pros
  • "Fun work environment with good coworkers" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Bright coworkers, passionate teams, great work/life balance" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "no work life balance with little time off benefits" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Company has been struggling to grow, recently was acquired by Bed Bath and Beyond - we'll see how the transition goes" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at One Kings Lane full-time

    Pros

    People are amazing, it was a fun place to work.

    Cons

    None whatsoever. We just ran out of runway.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Beware!"

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

    I worked at One Kings Lane full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard working collaborative staff that is unfortunately under poor "leadership" . Work from home option, unlimited dto.

    Cons

    Inconsistent to little direction from the top down, high employee turn over, and disorganized. All of which leads to low employee morale .

  3. "Great company, awesome people!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at One Kings Lane full-time

    Pros

    1. Company culture is top-notch.
    2. Fast-paced environment with always something to do.
    3. Plenty of opportunity to move between teams.

    Cons

    Career growth can feel stalled within a team.

    Advice to Management

    Give people some sort of path to follow for promotions, otherwise good people will continue to leave.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Talent was in the building but lacking focus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at One Kings Lane full-time

    Pros

    Great concept, some of the best home decor inventory on the internet.

    Cons

    Leadership could not agree on strategic direction and ended up silo'd as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what the near-term vision is and how that fits into the broader mission.


  5. "Great spot to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at One Kings Lane full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful and committed work environment. The entire community is supportive, kind, and resourceful.

    Cons

    Office space is tight


  6. "Creative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at One Kings Lane full-time

    Pros

    Roll up your sleeves mentality across most teams

    Cons

    Shrinking teams, increased workloads, benefits changing each year


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Disorganized"

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

    I worked at One Kings Lane full-time

    Pros

    Nice office, good snacks, some cool people.

    Cons

    Disorganized and inexperienced sales team.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Failed Company"

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

    I worked at One Kings Lane full-time

    Pros

    Nice offices, unlimited time off, great coworkers at the start of my tenure.

    Cons

    Mass exodus of talent after the Bed Bath and Beyond acquisition. Horrible management, starting at the very top. No one at the company has taste, style, or experience.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "On a downturn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at One Kings Lane full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office, unlimited time off

    Cons

    OKL struggles with who their customer is and who they want their customer to be. They focus too heavily on getting “hip” young urbanites as their base rather than actually playing to their strength in preppy, New England older women with actual taste and style. Managers are extremely clicky, with little regard to the heft of the workload being done by people at the lower levels. Some managers are actively looking for jobs on their screens at work, making it difficult to feel positive about company growth when those above are jumping ship.

    Advice to Management

    Stop caring about what’s cool and focus on growing and maintaining your base


  10. "samples coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at One Kings Lane full-time

    Pros

    benefits, creativity, fun co workers, great work

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes.
    poor communication at times