Plum District

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Plum District Reviews

Updated 23 August 2014
Updated 23 August 2014
45 Reviews
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45 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great for stay at home moms .

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    Former Employee - District Consultant in Kingwood, TX (US)
    Former Employee - District Consultant in Kingwood, TX (US)

    I worked at Plum District part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for Plum District are you can do a lot of work from home. You can set your own schedule .

    Cons

    The cons of working for plum district are if you have to be a good sales person to make money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The employees need to have better training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Easy position, decent pay

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Plum District part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    When I was there, it was easy work. the Director was easy to get along with - not too much pressure to perform. no micro-mngt. work the hours you want. no benefits, 100% commission based

    Cons

    Competing against Groupon and Living Social was tough - they'd undercut the rates. Didn't see the future for this business model

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify into other areas - the group coupon fad is over

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    An educational endeavor with an exciting startup focused on marketing to and hiring local women

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plum District

    Pros

    Being a startup, all marketing ideas and incentive packages for my local area were considered and given a voice to management. It was fun to try these new ideas and have an immediate response in the local community given the e-platform Plum had designed. It also was a great way to get to know locally owned businesses and help them increase their presence in the Houston market.

    Cons

    As with many start ups, there were changes in management every month. This made driving certain initiatives at the local level challenging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Due to the constant changes in upper management, there was a strong disconnect between those designing the platform and those on the streets making the sales. It was often difficult to move a marketing initiative forward locally before corporate funds were allotted elsewhere and the project canceled.

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  5.  

    Had All the Potential in the World

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Plum District full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people you will work with are AMAZING! I truly developed incredible relationships inside and outside of the office.

    Cons

    Things are constantly changing. It's a startup that has been funded by a board of investors. The company has not had a break even month to my knowledge and so the board continues to dictate changes to compensation, benefits and more in an effort to cut their costs so that eventually they will at least be able to not lose money. However, that can be quite detrimental to the existing staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff as if they are your teammates in achieving profitability and reward them for the hard work they are putting into getting you there. Just a simple "You're doing great!" or "Thanks for working so hard" can go a long way!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Start, learned alot

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plum District

    Pros

    This was a job where I learned and did so much. There was never a moment when I was bored. A lot of room for growth if you work for it. Great people also.

    Cons

    Poor leadership in the beginning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more key players to keep growing

  7.  

    Can make an impact

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plum District full-time

    Pros

    You can make a big impact here. I feel like what I do actually matters and that my contributions are recognized. There's enough work to go around that if I see there's a gap or a need, I can be proactive and own it.

    Cons

    The team is very small and people are feeling overwhelmed. We're definitely making progress in turning around the company, but some additional people to the team would help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Mom's Against Mom's

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    Former Employee - District Consultant
    Former Employee - District Consultant

    I worked at Plum District as a contractor

    Pros

    Had a wonderful Regional Manager who put together a great team for our district, was enthusiastic and positive. Very fun to work with.

    Cons

    Almost all districts were closed down without notice, all were fired. Was supposed to be a company of Mom's about Mom's and my wonderful regional was blocked out of the system as we were having our Monday morning meeting the day after Mother's Day!! Seriously

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful and treat others as you would like to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Opportunity - Challenging - Never Dull

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Plum District full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility - ability to work remotely
    Incredibly intelligent coworkers and management - you can learn a lot just working with them Great opportunities - the people you meet, the companies you work with, the experience you are gaining
    Potential for huge success as a company - as a Kleiner Perkins backed company Plum District is well on its way to being more profitable than many other startups including Groupon and Instagram
    Always new challenges - you will NEVER be bored
    Major improvements in the last six months - New management is experienced and positive. Marketing is being run by some incredible people and you can see the results in a major way

    Cons

    Lots of changes. Not always a lot of notice when things are changing. Sometimes repercussions of changes are not thought out well before the changes are implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's important to reward employees according to their performance in order to minimize turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A company that has been reborn with new leadership, vision and enthusiasm without losing its core vision, serving Moms.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Plum District full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    With Susan Kim and Jennifer Nuckles at the helm, Plum District has morphed into a multimedia platform that offers increased marketing, branding and advertising options to our merchant base, while at the same time engaging our subscribers even more successfully. This allows each merchant to have a unique campaign with Plum District and heightens the user experience. Their new vision makes the job of the sales person easier with a variety of tools at their disposal to acquire new business. A salesperson can pitch a unique promotion and usually the management team will give it a whirl, as creativity is encouraged.

    Cons

    Remote employment does not allow for the office camaraderie that an office environment would foster. East Coast has a 3 hour time lag to West Coast, so there is work into the evening hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As Plum begins to grow again, keep the lines of communication open, so that we can be as nimble and flexible as the company is currently. Keep experimenting and trying new ideas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Old leadership was awful. I hope the new leadership can turn it around.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at Plum District full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun people, cool office, catered lunches, most people are smart

    Cons

    The daily deal industry is tanking, so it makes no sense to join a company in that space. People are lied to and held in the dark. Leadership is very secretive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Again, I worked under the old CEO and leadership team, but it was not a well run company. I hear the new CEO is better but it's still a dying industry. I would avoid it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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