The RealReal Employee Reviews about "free lunch"

Updated 6 Nov 2020

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The RealReal Founder & CEO Julie Wainwright
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288 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free lunch program available for employees(in 33 reviews)

  • "I was looking for a full time position after I graduated college and really wanted to work for The RealReal(in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "They make the workplace feel like high school all over again(in 29 reviews)

  • "Narcissism is rampant among upper management(in 25 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not a great place to work"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The RealReal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    free lunch twice a week

    Cons

    bad management, worse benefit etc

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  2. Helpful (13)

    "Absolute Garbage"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fashion Product Copywriter in Brisbane, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The RealReal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It helps boost your resume and get your foot in the door, that's it. I did learn a lot about fashion. And once in a while they throw in some free lunches. I guess it's also nice to have free tampons in the bathroom for ladies, I'll give them that. Benefits aren't the worst, but not that great either.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything else. Management is trash, there's low-key racism going on within the higher ups. Good old nepotism, scandal and favoritism runs like blood within this company's veins. As for the CEO, I've really grown to despise over the years once she started showing her true colors. This company's work culture is so toxic and they do not give a single darn* about their employee's wellbeing, we're just numbers and robots to them (trying to keep my language PG-13). You hardly get any vacation or breaks. This place will suck the life out of you and give you horrible mental breakdowns, I do not recommend you working here unless you have to.

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not worth it"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photo Production Assistant in Perth Amboy, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The RealReal full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch program available for employees

    Cons

    Standing and lifting all day, two short breaks allowed

  4. Helpful (5)

    "Sweat Shop Vibes"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photo Production Assistant in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The RealReal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    independent, simple and straight-forward work, friendly employees, free lunch wednesdays

    Cons

    monotonous, long hours, very limited career growth potential, quantity over quality based work, manipulative end goals, no clear promotional structure, long hours

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  5. Helpful (12)

    "Best of Luck."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The RealReal full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - You can have your phone with you throughout the day. - Work independently (post training). - If you focus on hitting your quota, no one will bother you. - Free lunch/Free bagels once a week. - Decent benefits package.

    Cons

    - Poorly lead management. - Managers smoking on duty, never around to help. - Terrible HR department. - High turnover rates. - No consistency with rules/regulations. - Favoritism with promotions. - No sense of team. - Fake merchandise. - Fluctuating work hours dependent on product flow. - Low pay. - Long hours. - High work-injury rate. - Unhealthy food options in cafeteria. - Higher ups with poor social skills (they don’t know how to talk to people).

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  6. "they know how to treat their employees"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Help Desk Technician in Secaucus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The RealReal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They give free lunch Mondays and pizza once every month

    Cons

    I don't have nothing negative to say about the company

  7. Helpful (15)

    "Not a forever job. Keep looking. Only work here if you know the managers personally."

    1.0
    Fashion Copywriter in Secaucus, NJ
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The RealReal

    Pros

    You will learn how to play the game of “sucking up” to be promoted! Being educated and bringing knowledge to the industry is not needed. It’s more about who your friends with and what boss your kissing up to during that time! YES... Friday and Saturday you get free bagels. Monday’s free lunch Cupcakes and pizza once a month BUT... when it is free food day the cafeteria is a total zoo. Most definitely is a safety hazard with the numbers of people fighting over a seat... I’d much rather have more money or a better management team then free food....

    Cons

    At first it seems like a pretty good job that can potentially become a career. After a few weeks you are expected to hit a ridiculous goal. I promise your eyes, back, and shoulders will be killing you after 6 months. Everyday for 8+ or 10+ hours you sit at your tight desk with terrible lighting and process items all day long. The goal is constantly being raised for no reason. Because of this, it forces copywriters to rush to hit the goal causing mistakes and sloppy work. ( That’s why Therealreal.com is a mess and filled with grammatical errors ) Not every item goes through the authentication department.... like they market... MOST of the product is being “authenticated” by a team of copywriters that only have experience in a retail store. Most of these people have 0 training in luxury fashion besides the 50 slideshows that are constantly being emailed to them from the authentication managers. On top of authenticating every single item, you will be expected to price and add collection information if you can find it on GOOGLE... The management team is a bunch of childhood besties; especially the directors. You literally have no one to confide in when things aren’t right. You will be treated unfair after you open up. Promotions and raises are made up out of thin air and given to uneducated/ unqualified individuals.... Promotions overall are handed out based on ‘enthusiasm, style and grace’ rather than knowledge and what that person brings to the table... and that’s just in the copywriting department, the receiving team is another problem.

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  8. Helpful (13)

    "Not Great At All"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandising Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at The RealReal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch, that's about it.

    Cons

    Awful atmosphere, petty management, it was overall a sad a demoralizing place.

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Copywriter-Secaucus"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copywriting in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The RealReal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch once a week

    Cons

    There are holes in the ceiling of the women's bathroom. There is little to no opportunity for growth. Your responsibilities will increase ten fold, but you will receive the minimum raise every review.

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Thumbs Down!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Secaucus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The RealReal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch 3 times a week, health benefits and overtime opportunities

    Cons

    PTO system, Poor office culture and environment

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