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Thirty-One Gifts Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Great products and durable materials (in 14 reviews)

  • You will have a ton of support from other people on your team and through the Home Office (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Way too many consultants, hard to keep people interested (in 10 reviews)

  • testing policy for full time employment (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Independent Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Independent Consultant
    Former Employee - Independent Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thirty-One Gifts part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good product, people love it. The other consultants are usually nice. Can work your own schedule.

    Cons

    You make some money selling the product, but you make more money recruiting people to sell under you. (If you enjoy recruiting people, not just money, you will like it.)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not the faith-based environment advertised"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thirty-One Gifts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    discounts on merchandise
    sales consultants are very nice and appreciative
    work/life balance is good overall

    Cons

    promises made are not kept, especially regarding the amount of the bonus you can expect
    some leaders have poor people skills and despite complaints from many on their team, nothing is ever done to improve things or change their behavior
    values they make a big deal about that you're supposedly going to find there are often not actually demonstrated at all, especially by some leaders who are nothing but critical of their team members
    They claim they will "celebrate, encourage and reward," but this is often far from
     true for employees at the home office
    Environment more cliquish than at other jobs I have had. If you are not part of the in crowd you are often treated as less than
    Participation in odd things is mandatory - you're required to attend the monthly birthday celebration whether you want to or not and have to do embarrassing things like run through a line where you're expected to high five the leaders
    Few opportunities for advancement except for people who are part of the in crowd
    Way too many layoffs, meaning the business is unstable

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach - if you say you are faith based then hire nicer leaders who act like they care about their people. And if you keep getting negative feedback about the same ones, then fire them. Give more appreciation and praise to people who deserve it like you claim you will. Keep your promises. Quit hiring more people, only to lay them off.

  3. "Review for Thirty One Gifts as a base independant consultant"

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    Current Employee - Independent Consultant
    Current Employee - Independent Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thirty-One Gifts part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    starting commission of 25% in sales
    starting discount of 25% products
    the Start Swell program for new consultants
    free shipping on incentive bonuses earned!
    ONE website/no additional website for credit card transactions

    Cons

    if a order is placed in a party, it can not be fully processed and shipped until the ENTIRE party closes.


  4. "Senior Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thirty-One Gifts part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Quality products, excellent support from home office, always something new to share with customers.

    Cons

    Compensation plan is poor. 25% commission on product sales (not horrible) but commission on sales from team members makes it nearly impossible to make 31 a full-time income.

    Advice to Management

    reconsider compensation plan.


  5. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Thirty-One Gifts full-time

    Pros

    on a great growth curve at the time.

    Cons

    systems immature and lots of growing pains.


  6. "Leader in the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thirty-One Gifts full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with and a great product.

    Cons

    Focus has changed and also pay structure.


  7. "Senior consultant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chino Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chino Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thirty-One Gifts part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great products. Love the ability to meet people of different backgrounds and experience. Love the bag assortment and refreshes

    Cons

    Used to have many more incentives to attend training meetings. Free products and lower minimums to achieve incentives. Last few years minimums have increased. Also jewelry line is much harder to sell prefer the bags and home goods

    Advice to Management

    Create more incentives for existing consultants to continue to stay active

  8. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great product good company consultants can control there work schedule

    Cons

    None I enjoyed the experience along with the money


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Like Family"

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

    I have been working at Thirty-One Gifts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The working environment at Thirty-One is like none that I have experienced before. The company does a great job instilling their values, and as a result most of the people I work with are not only smart, but caring and respectful.
    I have always felt like I am appreciated within the company- everything from a yearly Thanksgiving celebration, to gifts for women on Mothers Day, to financial compensation/advancement, to a coworker thanking me for a job well done.
    It's a fast-paced environment at times responding to Customer or Consultant needs, but I'm fine with hard work when it gets recognized and appreciated.

    Cons

    Some of the other reviewers were accurate in that there have been layoffs in the past in order to rightsize the company. As hard as it is to loose good people, I have come from an industry where staffing up and down is not uncommon based on changes in business. I would not let that discourage me if I had to do everything all over again, given all of the good that has come from this experience.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Thirty- one gifts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You're treated like family from the time you sign up. Great products and durable materials. Most materials are all machine washable. Great way to make a littlr extra money on the side or start and grow a business full time.

    Cons

    Once you order your kit most of the time you have to order the add on kits so you'll be able to compete with other consultants. Too many consultants in one area. It's hard to get sales most of the timr.


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