Plum District Reviews
50% of the CEO
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 Senior Management – 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.
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.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Really smart people, energetic culture, room to grow and explore your ideas. I hear the new management team is really smart and creative.
Cons – It went through some bumpy times like any startup, especially in the daily deal space. People got laid off, it really sucked. But a lot of the things people said on here tended to be rumors that were easily propagated because every one worked from home and spent a lot of time gossiping and freaking out for no reason. They definitely made some REALLY poor decisions, but there were also a lot of incredible people that were trying to do their best.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend