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Pure Romance Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • All the money you make depends on how hard you want to work (in 7 reviews)

  • I am part-time, with zero girls signed under me and I still feel the fruits of my labor (in 6 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 4 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "Great Company!"

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    • 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


  4. "Great Company"

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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 Pure Romance full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    You generate your own income


  5. 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


  6. "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


  7. "Fun side business where empowering women is the goal"

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

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

    Pros

    Make your own hours, empower women, educate women, great products you can put your reputation behind, self-promotion.

    Cons

    Lots of leg work to get your business out there.

  8. "Amazing! Still one of the greatest decisions I've made!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Advanced Consultant
    Current Employee - Advanced Consultant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pure Romance full-time

    Pros

    Great, fun way to make easy money!

    Cons

    May take a while to jump start business but pays off when it gets going!


  9. "Short Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pure Romance part-time

    Pros

    Working your own business is a wonderful chance for entrepreneurs who want something to call their own, with the help of an already established company

    Cons

    Sometimes the minimums can be hard to reach first starting out.


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Not the place for those seeking to make an impact"

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

    I worked at Pure Romance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In the spirit of a complete review there are some pros. Frequent happy hours, some opportunities to travel, lots of office party type incentives. Despite all the cons below, you do get a sense that the founding family has the best intentions.

    Cons

    The majority of management (including top leadership) is so unsure of themselves they never communicate expectations, don't set parameters for successs, and micromanage down to the minute to actively prevent employees from taking any level of initiative. The level of infighting rivals a school playground, and unprofessionalism is abound. Because the way the company has grown, it has built a bubble around itself that actively squashes outside perspective. You're either all-in or you're the enemy. There's no room for a differing opinion or fresh perspective. Turnover is atrocious, and those that have stayed adopt a scary battered mentality where it's rationalized as normal when an employee is berated with cursing and put-downs just because a leader was feeling a bit grumpy. Note to potential employees: filter out reviews that don't come from corporate hq jobs. After someone leaves a bad review, Consultants (non-employees who buy and resell product) are asked to leave multiple glowing reviews to drown out the bad.

    Advice to Management

    No point. Advice falls on deaf ears.


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