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Updated May 6, 2018
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Poppin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The office has a great location and they offer good company perks - lunches / breakfast / kitchen / dogs in the office. Pay is good and room to grow

    Cons

    Growing pains are inevitable at any startup. Poppin does have some growing left but is working to scale and maintain at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your employees and implement the feedback!


  2. "A+ for Communication"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Poppin full-time

    Pros

    Excellent manager and associate communications
    Tons of independence on how to complete projects
    Dog friendly office
    Supportive work environment

    Cons

    Leadership team should provide more transparency on goals

  3. "Working Happy!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Poppin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative, friendly environment where you are encouraged to do your best work.
    Approachable leadership that care about our employees and are open to new ideas.
    Free snacks, lunches (on Mondays) and bagels (on Fridays).
    Teamwork is taken very seriously and is key to the success of the business.

    Cons

    Change is inevitable in a start up environment. You need to thrive on it and adapt quickly while being able to take on new challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Continue having an open mind and take employees feedback into consideration to help the business grow.


  4. "Work Happy #always"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Poppin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, people and the product is amazing!

    Cons

    nothing here to comment on...

    Advice to Management

    keep being amazing!!!


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Executive VP"

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    Former Employee - EVP in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - EVP in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Poppin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A family owned company composed of excellent people

    Cons

    Financialy very weak and has no strategic approach

    Advice to Management

    I have given my advises in the past.

    Poppin Response

    Aug 23, 2017 – GM, Direct Business

    This review does not come from a past Poppin employee. Poppin is a VC-backed company, not a "family-owned" business and has not had any past Executive VPs who fit this profile.

    Chris Robison... More


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Poor management, Cliquey environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Poppin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Unlimited vacation
    -Kitchen: snacks, espresso, coffee machines
    -Dog friendly

    Cons

    -Cliquey environment
    -Management doesn't advice, feedback
    -Favoritism
    -Promotion contingent upon start date, not metrics, growth, success
    -Not Work Happy
    -Saw and heard of the hiring and firing rounds. Always growing too fast and quick to trim the fat

    Advice to Management

    Lot of talk about reaching out to upper management. They asked for feedback but feedback stayed at the bottom.

    Poppin Response

    Aug 23, 2017 – GM, Direct Business

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Admittedly, as a growing company, we are still defining best ways to approach employee growth and promoting employees from within. That said, we are... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Extremely fun!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Furniture Designer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Furniture Designer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Poppin (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work was engaging, stimulating, and fun!

    Cons

    I had too much fun at Poppin.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Work Disorganized + Stressed (Not "Happy")"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Poppin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great office location
    - Fun and compelling products and branding
    - Strong design story

    Cons

    - Unorganized and reactionary approach from management/leadership
    - True company culture is diametrically opposed to the "Work Happy" mission of the company. Cliquey sales environment and blatant favoritism hurts everyone and leads to an environment of mistrust.

    Advice to Management

    - You can't create a great company culture from the top down. Practice what you preach!
    - Organizational problems don't disappear if you ignore them long enough. They just get worse.
    - Rampant turnover is not helpful - hire strong candidates that you can actually afford to keep so you don't have to fire scores of people every few months.

    Poppin Response

    Aug 23, 2017 – GM, Direct Business

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. As a growing company many fast decisions have to be made everyday, which can understandably feel disorganized or reactionary. I can ensure you that... More


  9. "Amazing place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Poppin (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful team, fun events, exceptional CEO and leadership team. If you work hard, you are rewarded.

    Cons

    Obvious start-up issues, but the team was able to overcome them and thrive.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Job, not a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Poppin full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool office space in Flatiron and cool (but over priced) products.

    Cons

    Cut throat environment for sales and have goals that are only achievable if you work 14 hour days (NO work life balance). They also have no clear way of splitting up accounts which makes it hard for new hires. It is also really difficult to sell over priced office supplies (the products are really cool, but very expensive).

    Advice to Management

    Invest in making people better at their jobs and management that is there to help. Be clear about company goals and initiatives. It is a flat organization so make more internal promotions and a better career ladder to give opportunities to employees. It's simply a place for a job, not a career.

    Poppin Response

    Aug 23, 2017 – GM, Direct Business

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While we try to maintain a fair round-robin system for new accounts, there are inevitably situations where we need to take in to account tenure... More


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