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Stella & Dot Stylist Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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Pros
  • great items, own hours, work from home (in 10 reviews)

  • The organization also respects work life balance, understanding that people have a life and folks don't "live to work" - they "work to live" (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • The work/life balance - for my particular position, at least - was not good (in 10 reviews)

  • The biggest problem with the company is that no one is actually empowered to do their job (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Happy Independent Stylist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Stylist in Greenlawn, NY
    Current Employee - Independent Stylist in Greenlawn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The product is amazing and the community of women are extremely supportive . I make an extra $750 per month on avg and I put about 15 hours a week into my business . Would love to do this full time but I need to build a team so I can ensure enough monthly income to replace my other position . You get out of it what you put into it. If you follow the suggestions and stay engaged with the community you will definitely make your investment back in the first 30 days. The new clothing line is fabulous and it's great being able to shop each month for 50% off. If your looking for a part time gig or hustle, I highly recommend !!

    Cons

    Commission based so there are weeks if I have not made sales I have a small or non existent paycheck

    Advice to Management

    Invite associate and power sellers to the restricted trainings as we are interested in upping our game and although we are not directors or stars yet, we would love the opportunity to participate in all training available, especially coaching training.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stella & Dot NH"

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

    I have been working at Stella & Dot part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexible income with a wonderful support team

    Cons

    The Traveling Hours & Set up

  3. "Great Jewelry - Fun side gig!"

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    Current Contractor - Stylist in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Stylist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have an awesome collection of accessories and great excuses to go out with girlfriends and talk style!

    Cons

    it is time consuming as a second gig if you want to be successful - but it is still super fun. I end up spending most of my extra earnings back on jewelry but if you're disciplined, you can do better than I can!


  4. "Independent Stylist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Independent Stylist in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Independent Stylist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great support from other stylists through facebook and at monthly meetups (if your hometown has enough stylists, if not facebook is great for that and so is your sponsor).
    More than enough free training, podcasts, youtube videos, facebook groups, etc.
    It's fun (Styling and Marketing are my passions so it's fun).
    Designer Collaborations and the recent addition of clothing.
    No monthly minimum requirements.
    You DON'T have to buy all new jewelry every time a new collection comes out.
    If you buy the staple items that don't retire quickly, or the items that don't retire at all, you can use the lookbooks to sell seasonal items. That's what I do, plus if I love a seasonal item, I can always sell it for the next seasonal item.
    I work when I want to.
    In fact some Stylists only sell during the months leading up to the holidays. That's the most profitable time of the year. Besides Christmas, galas, office parties. Really the best time to be a stylist.
    Before the new compensation plan and rewards, I earned free jewelry and business supplies plenty of times.
    With the new 2017, it's getting easier for me as a stylist. I can share wishlists now, I can build a shopping cart and then share it to the customer. All they have to do is checkout.
    Great way to grow and learn how to have a business.
    I love that Stella & Dot isn't scammy. I am compensated for helping other women succeed with their business. If I don't work, I don't get paid. That's how it should be. I choose to style because it's fun for me and meaningful to my clients, so the majority of my money comes from accessory sales.
    I once bought a bracelet that was prone to falling apart and I was given product credit for my purchase. I guess stylists complained and so the credit was automatically issued.
    Home Office is very receptive to feedback. (big improvement).

    Cons

    This isn't a get rich quick scheme. Like most business investments, you take a risk of this business not working out for you.
    You actually have to work, however they give you the tools and words to say to help you. You also have the support of your sponsors.
    If you don't understand your market, you won't get the right items in front of them and this business will seem like a scam to you.
    Persistence and follow-through are important.
    If you're not confident, shy, anti-social you will struggle, however you can work on your confidence if you choose to.
    If you live in a big city it's hard to have style parties if your initial customers don't spend much on jewelry or if they're from a poor background.
    The jewelry is expensive for some people, but the idea is to find people who already loves jewelry.
    Sometimes I get a piece that is poorly made, I just return it for another one.
    They're ended Style Fix Rewards.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Keep listening to the us, the stylists. Thanks for the upgrades.


  5. "Stylist"

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

    I have been working at Stella & Dot as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great for a family.

    Cons

    No one-on-one help. Online training is only option.


  6. "Love Stella & Dot!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Stylist in San Francisco, CA
    Current Freelancer - Stylist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Being a stylist is flexible and fun!

    Cons

    Samples can be quite expensive


  7. "Stylist"

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    Former Freelancer - Sales Representative/Stylist in Chino, CA
    Former Freelancer - Sales Representative/Stylist in Chino, CA

    I worked at Stella & Dot (More than a year)

    Pros

    Running your business can be fun and you could be successful. It gives you a chance to network and make business and personal relationships.

    Cons

    Not enough sales if someone doesn't want to buy

  8. "You get what you put in!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Independent Stylist in Ventura, CA
    Current Freelancer - Independent Stylist in Ventura, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stella & Dot (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Community of women, hard-working moms, discounts on jewelry and gorgeous accessories, incremental income. If you have the time, you can reap many rewards and benefits!

    Cons

    Can be difficult to become a part of teams (feeling welcomed), some teams are very large you can become just a number, compensation plan can be challenging if you don't build a team yourself, politics (as with any business)


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Lead Stylist"

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    Former Freelancer - Former Stylist
    Former Freelancer - Former Stylist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stella & Dot (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discounted jewelry is about all there is. Maybe 1st dibs on new styles if you even want to count that.

    Cons

    You will likely spend more than you make. I've seen in over and over. If you're thinking of joining ask for PROFIT numbers.

    Advice to Management

    I completely agree with all the reviews regarding sorority culture so true. The bottom line is any home based business, you are going to have to work your butt off to make real money. However with the low comission percentage of up to 35% and constantly changing styles, little pay on levels within your organization, it's going to be tough to replace your full time salary. The women I've seen who were successful were ones who were already well off to begin with and have lots of rich friends who can waste money on things like this. The same is true for their skincare line.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Beware the Stylist Opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Independent Stylist in East Hartford, CT
    Former Freelancer - Independent Stylist in East Hartford, CT
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stella & Dot (More than a year)

    Pros

    Independent - you make your own hours and income is what you choose to make it.

    Don't do it as a fun little side job. The shows are only fun when you are the guest.

    Cons

    You can't play if you don't pay. Not only do you need a starter kit, but product outdates quickly. Ergo, you must buy more each quarter. . It was a good thing to do for fun, if I had not had a six figure day job to support the constant repurchasing, , I honestly would not have had product to sell.

    People will have shows but seldom more than once. The shipping is a killer.

    If you don't want to recruit others, don't participate. It's very challenging to ever get ahead. Costs and fees are everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Your product used to be so unique and lovely. Quality has changed and pricing is out of many home party budgets.