HauteLook
3.3 of 5 27 reviews
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HauteLook Reviews

Updated Mar 01, 2014
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3.3 27 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

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Terry Boyle

(5 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Fun while it lasted

Sales (Former Employee)
La Paz, La Paz (Bolivia)

I worked at HauteLook full-time for more than a year

ProsFun office
Cool brand
Great pay and flexible with remote work

ConsLayoffs when they get idea ADD and fire everyone they hired for a department they gave five seconds to get off the ground
Oddly celeb obsessed Founder
Horrible benefits

Advice to Senior ManagementCommit to ideas

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company with a great culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at HauteLook full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHauteLook has a casual work environment, has a bunch of great employees and a great culture to work in and at.

ConsThere is not much recognition of employees, but Human Resources has been doing a great job lately with food trucks and events for the employees

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep employees motivated

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worst company ever

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HauteLook

ProsHauteLook discount and Nordstrom employee discount

ConsWorst managed company every, people leaving constantly, poor culture of gossip and sabotage.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in people development. Hold senior managers accountable for their actions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Tech Team

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsThe tech team is one of the best I've had the pleasure of working with. Open source shop that strongly encourages giving back to the community. A lot of 'A' Players.

ConsNot very many perks for a tech company though it's getting better. Vacation time could be better. Medical benefits are so-so.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place for your first job!

Copywriter II (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

ProsThey're really great on keeping employees involved with the company. They host happy hours for staff, bring in bagels every 1st of the month, have quarterly all-staff meetings with food, games and prizes, and the company is growing pretty fast now that they are apart of the Nordstrom family.

ConsToo many kinks in the chain. They hire all entry-levels which causes way too many discrepancies. They are slaves to the brands they sale..meaning that OTS's can get sent whenever they feel like it, new style can be added during a sale and etc...causing the workers to be stressed and highly annoyed ALL the time! Also the money they make with the salary they dish out does not add up.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo it! If you want to be able to learn as you go, this is definitely the place because no one knows what they're really doing anyway.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Deeply Dissatisfying Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at HauteLook full-time for less than a year

ProsStability
Nature of work
Location
Casual atmosphere
Benefits

ConsExtremely low employee morale
Cliques & favoritism are rampant
Unprofessional & immature work environment

This review is for the production department in particular. I can't speak for other departments. It's run by a tight-knit group who've been with the company since it formed in the 00's. They are the "clique" (aside from the stylists which come with their own headaches).

They will go the extra mile to let you know this department is their world and anything they say goes. I'm a very amicable person and thought I'd do fine. But when they discovered I wasn't willing to kiss ass or pander to their egos, the jig was up. It wasn't long before they found a whole slew of dubious charges to write me up on. Their way of the sharpening the ax, I suppose.

If you are the Machiavellian type who excels in this sort of environment, you'll do just fine. However, most of the new employees I worked with walked around on eggshells and were scared of their own shadow. You really have to jump through hoops... of fire. Beware.

Advice to Senior ManagementLess favoritism. More emphasis on all employees. Not just your pals who you began working with.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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FUN Company!

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I have been working at HauteLook full-time for more than 3 years

Pros-working on the latest technology
-helping out with Nordstrom and their upcoming tech projects
-lots of pretty girls!
-perfect location in downtown LA and right across from the Staples Center

Cons-long hours if working in tech
-work space needs to be updated and renovated since we are growing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Start-up with great corporate backing

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HauteLook full-time

Pros-Acquired by Nordstrom (employee discount)
-Laid back atmosphere
-Meet different people from different walks of life
-Building more projects for ecommerce with HauteLook and Nordstrom

Cons-Not enough holidays and time off for employees
-Pay not competitive unless working with technology department

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sweet and Extremely Sour

Associate II (Former Employee)
Fontana, CA (US)

I worked at HauteLook full-time for more than a year

ProsThe parties and process are simple to learn and discount.

ConsManagers at the FC take credit for the ideas and accomplishments of their supervisors. The managers have no clue as to many of the process on the floor. They set unrealistic goals and KPIs. The HR Manager does not follow through on complaints made to her. When you make a complaint she misinterprets what is told her. The HR Manager and other Operation Managers including the Director of the FC target certain associates and they are never fair and consistent with discipline.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice to offer. They wouldn't listen anyways if I gave it to them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Casual Cool Atmosphere

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at HauteLook

ProsCasual dress
Laidback atmosphere
Growing company
Opportunities to grow
Company cares about employees

ConsMore recognition within individual departments
Compensation is competitive, but raises could be higher/more frequent based off performance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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