Stella & Dot Family of Brands - Total Scam. Typical MLM. | Glassdoor.co.uk
Pros
  • "Flex time away (Although more work from home flexibility would help balance work/family better)" (in 11 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 biggest problem with the company is that no one is actually empowered to do their job" (in 13 reviews)

  • "I could work from home 1 day a week, but it really didn't feel like it was really approved of - it was a grudging allowance" (in 6 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

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"Total Scam. Typical MLM."

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Former Freelancer - Independent Stylist in San Francisco, CA (US)
Former Freelancer - Independent Stylist in San Francisco, CA (US)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

None anymore. You used to get 50% off jewelry now it's 25% unless you sell sell sell.

Cons

You have to buy all your won products and displays. Which never ends because they are constantly discontinuing certain lines so you have to buy more each season. They run promotions to earn credit for free jewelry or qualify for 50% off but it's a scam. As a stylist if your jewelry breaks to bad that "we want the customer to always be happy" doesn't apply to stylists. You have to buy it again and at full price. The company makes money off the stylists not customers. If you want to make money you will be working more hours than any sales job I've ever had. And if you have stylists under you and you don't make your required dollar amount those stylist get out under the person above you and they make the money not you. There is little support for stylists each team is very different. Very little training. They sell stay at home moms on oh you just have to throw trunk shows with your friends and for and for a few hours a week of work you can make great money. It's a total lie. They want you to use an iPad with their app but you have to buy it. Most will spend more than they ever make. They keep expanding the line so you have to buy more and more and more products. Jewelry, purses, bags, makeup, scarves, glasses.....

Advice to Management

Stop being greedy and support your stylists. You are fake and act like a college sorority. Stylists shouldn't have to buy the products they need to show to sell. Stop lying and telling stylists it's so easy and fun. The work is 24/7 if you really want to make any money. Your customer service treat your stylists like horribly. And the quality of the product now is complete garbage. I was embarrassed to sell such poor quality at such a high price tag. It totally went down hill stop expanding the lines and focus on the Jewery and maybe one other line. Go retail and stop being a pyrmid scam and making millions of the backs of working moms and students.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Associate Stylist"

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    Current Employee - Associate Stylist in Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Stylist in Denver, CO (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the company and the overall vision of Jessica Herrin. Buy-in is small comparatively to starting other businesses.

    Cons

    It takes time and money to build your business.


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    "stylist"

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    Current Freelancer - Senior Stylist
    Current Freelancer - Senior Stylist
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fun, people, good training

    Cons

    Only top leaders making good salary.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your stylists that have been with you for 2+ years and give them more opportunity to earn more.

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