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Stella & Dot Family of Brands Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2019

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Stella & Dot Family of Brands CEO Jessica Herrin
Jessica Herrin
114 Ratings
Pros
  • "Being a stylist is flexible and fun(in 24 reviews)

  • "Flex time away (Although more work from home flexibility would help balance work/family better)(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "stylists is actually the company's biggest client base(in 46 reviews)

  • "Cliquish, company chasing too many different things, hard to make a decent salary, jewelry starting to look the same(in 22 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A Wonderful Place To Work!"

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    Current Employee - Creative Director in Brisbane, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot Family of Brands full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working at S&D has been so great. The team is wonderful - full of smart, fast paced, really fun people to work with. Truly, the team is everything. Leadership is supportive, open to new ideas, and really believes in the work that this brand does. Job flexibility is also awesome. Like our mission of giving women the means to live a flexible life, we at headquarters are also given that ability.

    Cons

    Not enough time in the day to accomplish everything you want!

    Stella & Dot Family of Brands2019-01-30
  2. "An okay place to work at."

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    Former Employee - Delight Agent in Groveport, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stella & Dot Family of Brands full-time

    Pros

    Increased paycheck based on performance

    Cons

    Constantly, switching between different brands making it hard to increase performance

    Advice to Management

    Management is great. They grade you every 2 weeks to a month on your calls. They tell you key points and what you did great and also thing you need to improve while taking calls.

    Stella & Dot Family of Brands2019-07-10
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Don’t judge a book by its cover!"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stella & Dot Family of Brands full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many beautiful products Great marketing and branding

    Cons

    The only people having success are either leaders who have been there a long time who have to work tirelessly to maintain their teams or top sellers who work a schedule that most could not sustain (or even find desirable). The business is expensive to maintain. Heavy sampling required to keep up. Product is expensive - for stylist and consumer - compared to other fashion brands. Most leaders are unable to maintain... pay ranks so they are paid at lower levels of comp plan. Good people don’t stay - both at corporate level and in sales force.

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    Stella & Dot Family of Brands2019-07-04
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great way to work the entrepreneurial muscle"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot Family of Brands full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    everything you need is at your fingertips

    Cons

    if you aren't a motivated self started, this will be difficult to keep the ball rolling

    Stella & Dot Family of Brands2019-03-14
  5. "Clever Glassdoor Headline"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot Family of Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Executive staff that hear feedback from each other and their teams CEO who is genuine, has a huge heart, and is working hard to improve the culture Culture Club- a group that plans fun activities including Giants Games, Holiday Party, internal celebrations and great training/ learning sessions People Team is awesome and go above and beyond for the employees New President who is making necessary changes and... moving the needle for teams and product Gorgeous office Flexibility to do life, field trips, kid activities, vacation- a true Flexible Time Away Amazing employee resources like the brand new Intranet Tech for IBO's is amazing Summer Fridays- I love Summer Fridays Great discount on product

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    Cons

    Bandwidth Lots of change, not for the faint of heart, may not be for everyone Conference room struggle is real Lean Teams

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering your employees, your recognition goes a long way!

    Stella & Dot Family of Brands2019-02-27
  6. Helpful (12)

    "Poor Company Culture / Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot Family of Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Schedule is super flexible (depends on your manager though)

    Cons

    The biggest problem with the company is that company empowered caucasian female, people played lot of politics, they didnt recognize contributions, they failed to develop people's skills and they played favorites.

    Advice to Management

    HOPELESS.....

    Stella & Dot Family of Brands2019-03-21
  7. "Independent Stylist"

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    I worked at Stella & Dot Family of Brands

    Pros

    Flexibility when you are a stay at home mom.

    Cons

    Need to sell a lot to make decent money.

    Stella & Dot Family of Brands2018-11-14
  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot Family of Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Amazing people - Challenging work - Development opportunities for those who want it - Great office - 401k matching and good benefits - Jewelry discounts

    Cons

    - Office is outside of the city

    Stella & Dot Family of Brands2018-11-13
  9. "Second year anniversary!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Brisbane, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot Family of Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Life work balance, challenging work, improving culture, beautiful offices, dedicated teams and executives, great office technology, inclusive and solid benefits, generous maternity leave policy.

    Cons

    Very few--it's not a perfect place. Geographic positioning in the city would be great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the change, keep empowering employees and communicate openly.

    Stella & Dot Family of Brands2018-11-12
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Strong mission, but not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot Family of Brands full-time

    Pros

    The mission of the company is amazing. Knowing what you do positively impacts your end customer is very motivating. - Free Jewelry - Schedule is super flexible (depends on your manager though) - Home office Culture Club (that puts on events and programs for employees - The culture on my team is amazing - collaborative, open, and super talented people with our manager behind us.

    Cons

    Direct sales isn't for everyone. It's not like traditional e-commerce. If you like a fast paced environment, have a growth mindset, and are able to adapt to change, you will do well. If you like process, and don't do well with change or speaking up, then you will dislike it. - The benefits are not great, and if you were hired at under market, it is extremely difficult to get to market rate. - A lot of things... we do aren't totally thought through. Although one of our values is iteration, we barely iterate, and can be frustrating - Some teams are better to work for than others. It really depends on your manager. - Some teams aren't collaborative and don't like new ideas - Few opportunities for growth if you are senior level

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    Advice to Management

    - Pay people what they are worth (remember that hiring and on boarding a new person is very expensive) - Sometimes it is ok to slow down and do things right

    Stella & Dot Family of Brands2018-10-30
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