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Updated August 8, 2018
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  1. "Great place to work"

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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 (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. "Retail Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Poppin part-time

    Pros

    Very Very fun work environment for employees

    Cons

    sometimes you work for a long time, sometimes not

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Poppin’s core value of WorkHappy is felt by everyone, but it’s employees."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Catered Monday Lunches
    Great Snacks
    Opportunity to work with some smart and talented people.
    Excellent Products and Design team

    Cons

    Leadership lacks transparency, ability to lead in an organized way and an ability to provide insight into the aggressive goals that are set.
    Salaries are not transparent. People on the same team can have a pay gap of 10k-15k
    Lack of info and feedback on personal growth opportunities within the company.
    Feedback is encouraged, but typically is shut down or ignored if it doesn’t align with the vision of the executive team.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, formalize a process for promotions, focus on repairing the company culture.


  4. "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


  5. "Working Happy!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  6. "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!!!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Executive VP"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (11)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (10)

    "Poor management, Cliquey environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Extremely fun!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


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