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Tobi Reviews

Updated October 8, 2016
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  1. "Stylist (Customer Care)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with the company for over a year. Mostly everyone is super friendly and always willing to help if you have any questions. The work environment is very relaxed and the company is pretty accommodating with requesting days off, which is a plus.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage other departments to get to know each other so it's a more friendly work environment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A learning place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tobi (More than a year)

    Pros

    -big clean office with kitchen, refrigerators and starbucks coffee machine
    -coworkers
    -pretty structured processes
    -steady work
    -work/life balance: low stress, depending on who your manager is
    -good start when you have minimal experience

    Cons

    -low pay
    -no room for growth
    -all your favorite, most talented coworkers will leave pretty soon
    -poor communication from managers
    -managers can't figure out how to implement processes or how to create efficient ones
    -steady stream of criticism but low praise
    -the big clean office looks really empty
    -demotions, pay cuts, steady lay offs every year
    -managers look down on you taking your PTO or using sick days

    Advice to Management

    Discouraging employees from venting to their coworkers makes sense in theory, but is in really bad taste.
    Squeezing work out of your employees makes sense too, but give them something to look forward to like a plan for responsibilities and new roles and then check in on them (so like, be an actual manager?). Handing out promises for promotion are empty and make us lose faith in you.


  3. "Get what you put in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tobi full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, open, start-up like environment. If you're a self-starter and like having freedom in your work then this is a good place for you.

    Cons

    Pretty unprofessional, high turnover rate, low pay, etc. As long as you don't come in with high expectations you'll be fine.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tobi (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best teammates ever...hard workers with the same end goal which is to make a quality product...the people that work below the higher-ups really do care!

    Cons

    They pride themselves on letting everyone know that they started a a "Tech" company; i.e. they are not a fashion company. The higher-ups have no idea how to run an apparel business and they refuse to take the lead from people who do. Freezing cold atmosphere and not just temperature wise....management and higher-ups are completely un-professional and unknowledgeable.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back and take a good hard look at who you've got running the show there....there's a reason why you have such a high turn-over rate...one or 2 people in particular.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The company is profitable and aims to stay that way.
    - The company is constantly evolving.
    - Relax but hardworking environment.
    - Work life balance.
    - Lots of room for growth.
    - In an evergreen billion dollar women's clothing industry.

    Cons

    - Growing pains: we still need to figure out processes to scale the organization.
    - We're profitable because we're lean. That means no lavish offices.
    - Lacking in a solid management team but I think that can be solved by hiring the right people.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep improving the company.
    - Hire knowledgeable leaders and let them do their job.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "TOBI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tobi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are the best part of working at Tobi. Everyone is very friendly and it's a nice relaxed office environment. Tobi supports a good work life balance and appreciate a lot of people commute so they are flexible. Benefits are good with employee discount, staff outings, free breakfasts and good medical and dental plans.
    I worked in a great team, lots of interesting projects to get involved in and a good place to learn new things.
    Lots of smart people in management/finance/engineering who believe in the company.
    I had a very positive experience working at Tobi.

    Cons

    The offices aren't the nicest and the location in a business park isn't the best but that's the nature of needing warehouse space. However there is free parking which is a plus.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the original successful strategy. It worked!


  8. Helpful (3)

    "I have never felt more exploited in my life"

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

    Pros

    None. Zero. Nothing. Zilch. I regret that I ever worked there. All they do is use people and throw them away.

    Cons

    I don't know where to start. I had a bad feeling about this company during my interview because they glossed over a few key things and weren't very professional. But I accepted their job offer, and in retrospect I should have kept looking. The pay is very low, and even though they say that they give raises, they don't. Ever. At least not to the warehouse staff. The location is awful. They do have a shuttle that makes it easier to get there, but there is nowhere to go during your break, so you just stay inside their dark dingy cold warehouse. The managers and supervisors aren't friendly at all. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Tobi"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management in my department is flexible with scheduling most of the time and actively listens to employee concerns.

    Cons

    No room for growth unless someone is fired from job.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to seek employees advice and actually listen to it if beneficial to company/ department.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "No Clear Direction From Highest Ups"

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

    I worked at Tobi full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers who are extremely talented. On the tech side, the CEO is clearly brilliant. If I was programer I probably would have loved working here.

    Cons

    Direction is never clear coming from the top, which came off as unprofessional at times. Poor communication and unwelcome to outside suggestions. While I was there I didn't get a sense of community with the company as a whole, which is a shame because it has so much potential.

    Advice to Management

    The marketing division was lacking. A brick and mortar store might help. If your employees know what they are working towards, they will be more motivated to achieve a common goal.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "manger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There's a lot of growth in this company if you are the one looking to grow with a company.

    Cons

    always have to go with the changes. Is hard to speck up.



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