I worked at Plum District full-time (Less than a year)
Really smart people, energetic culture, room to grow and explore your ideas. I hear the new management team is really smart and creative.
It went through some bumpy times like any startup, especially in the daily deal space. People got laid off, it really sucked. But a lot of the things people said on here tended to be rumors that were easily propagated because every one worked from home and spent a lot of time gossiping and freaking out for no reason. They definitely made some REALLY poor decisions, but there were also a lot of incredible people that were trying to do their best.
I have been working at Plum District full-time
You can make a big impact here. I feel like what I do actually matters and that my contributions are recognized. There's enough work to go around that if I see there's a gap or a need, I can be proactive and own it.
The team is very small and people are feeling overwhelmed. We're definitely making progress in turning around the company, but some additional people to the team would help.
Being a startup, all marketing ideas and incentive packages for my local area were considered and given a voice to management. It was fun to try these new ideas and have an immediate response in the local community given the e-platform Plum had designed. It also was a great way to get to know locally owned businesses and help them increase their presence in the Houston market.
As with many start ups, there were changes in management every month. This made driving certain initiatives at the local level challenging.
Advice to Management
Due to the constant changes in upper management, there was a strong disconnect between those designing the platform and those on the streets making the sales. It was often difficult to move a marketing initiative forward locally before corporate funds were allotted elsewhere and the project canceled.
Amazing company culture, hard working team, great leadership, hands on
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