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Updated December 22, 2017
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Pros
  • All the money you make depends on how hard you want to work (in 7 reviews)

  • Lots of training and lots of money to be made (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Have to spend some money to make money (in 10 reviews)

  • Shipping costs can be very high, profit margin slides if recruiting and sales quotas are not met (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Love love love"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have never been more inspired to do more not only for the company but for my own personal life.

    Cons

    I have yet to find a con. I am sure every company has them, if you don't you can't grow.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone has been very supportive. The CEO gave a motivational speech not that long ago to us. I was in awe how much he cares. And the founder I can't say enough enough about her.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Shipping is horrible"

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    Current Employee - Advanced Consultant in Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Advanced Consultant in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pure Romance part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Parties are fun and relating to other women and making money is great!

    Cons

    The shipping is insane I understand that most of the products are liquid but something has got to give. Then if an item is backordered you have to pay 6$ extra to expedite it. That is not fair because you already paid to have it shipped when you placed the order. For 2018 the buying discount has been lowered. The average party is not $500. Your lucky if you make $300. I work my business and book parties maybe about 6 to 8 parties a month. So I do work hared at it and still have not seen a huge return on the investment I made with Pure Romance. They have their hands in my pocket with shipping charges and backordered items. Not much of a profit left afterwards. Then when you get a free product order they charge you retail price for only selected items. That's not fair either. I should be getting my discount. These are my only issues with PR. I enjoy to team and women I have met.

    Advice to Management

    Explain to women they will need more then the starting kit to make a profit. They need about $2,000.00 in inventory. If not all the profit is going on shipping charges and business supplies. Explaining these things can avoid a consultant to become inactive. At lease then she knows what she is getting into. Don't fluff it up to be something its not. I have worked hard and long and invested money that was not worth the investment. Too many changes to products and catalogs and that creates more unexpected expense for a new consultant. I have watched and studied many things on line from your top consultants in the industry and still don't think its fair ! I can't sell someone a kit knowing that she will struggle if she only has $ for a starter kit and nothing else. Its a waste!

  3. "Advanced consultant"

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

    I have been working at Pure Romance part-time

    Pros

    Make your own hours, work as much or as little as you want, you are in control of how successful you are.

    Cons

    You are solely responsible for how successful you are.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for being so amazing!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Total pyramid scheme"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pure Romance part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meeting other women other than that nothing

    Cons

    Product is not well made. Had to purchase at least $200 a month to stay a consultant. Items can be found cheaper on amazon

    Advice to Management

    Close the company

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  5. "Pure Romance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pure Romance full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The parties were fun, met a lot of great people, great opportunities to win trips, tons of training opportunities and the national events were always amazing.

    Cons

    Profit isn't garunteed, have to recruit and activate new recruits to max out bonuses, must carry stock to make good money, expenses sometimes outweighed profit. It's party plan... what you put in is what you get.

    Advice to Management

    Patty & Chris are fantastic.
    Reach out to people who are trying to leave the business to show you care.


  6. "Not horrible, but not the best"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Consultant
    Current Employee - Advanced Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pure Romance part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts are much larger than many other DS companies, starting at 40% as the lowest.

    Many of the products are great.

    You can make a good income, if you work (hard).

    The founder and her son (the ceo) seem to be quite caring.

    Cons

    Consultant discounts start at 40%, which means prices are high. Sometimes hard to compete with other companies, to make sales on similar products.

    Very limited sample options.

    MUST do in home parties to be successful. This is not a business you can run online.

    Shipping for consultants is outrageous and for beginners, it's extremely financially taxing.

    Business supplies are pricey, as well.

    Training and conferences are so costly, even before paying for transportation and hotel room. The company makes it seem like you won't succeed without paying (many) $100s for national training, world conferences, etc, which makes it hard to stay motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Lower shipping costs for consultants. Add an option for consultants to create sales our bundles available on their own, personal pure romance site to reduce how much consultants have to pay in shipping and tax and so that customers can order for themselves without missing out on great deals.


  7. "Great Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Consultant in Beaver Dam, WI
    Current Employee - Advanced Consultant in Beaver Dam, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pure Romance part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *Flexible schedule
    *Discounts on products, print center, PR gear, free products, bonuses.
    *Have your own website
    *Can work from home if you choose to do so (most consultants do in home parties)
    *Patty Foundation
    *Quality Products
    *Lots of training resources (online/in person/up-line)

    Cons

    *Have to spend some money to make money

  8. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Pure Romance full-time

    Pros

    Free Product, Work from Home, Own your Brand, Fun, Great management team

    Cons

    You generate your own income


  9. "Awwsome"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advanced Consultant in Florence, SC
    Former Employee - Advanced Consultant in Florence, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pure Romance part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to choose your own hours. You educate women about their bodies& assist them with making themselves happy. You help to create magic in the bedroom.

    Cons

    You don't make any money if you don't do parties or advertise your products. You cannot be shy or afraid to talk about sex.

    Advice to Management

    Do not place a minimum for oderes


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Executive board"

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

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

    Pros

    Best company I ever worked for

    Cons

    Communication break down between staff


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