Pros: staff, creative environment, gym, cafe, fun products
Cons: volatile management, poor management skills, unprofessional attitudes
Pure Romance was a good place to work and I learned a great deal about myself there. I was taught to do new things, was given responsibility, and was presented with opportunities to work on projects that were far outside my previous experience. In that respect, it was a very good "growth" period for me and helped me add significant accomplishments to my resume. You will never have to worry about "routine" at Pure Romance and will always have your skill set tested by new challenges.
The co-workers at Pure Romance are amazing and still today are the thing I miss the most about the place.
There is little if any upward mobility at Pure Romance. If you have aspirations of becoming an executive or contributing to business strategy, you will find yourself up against an impossible fight. Because it is a family owned and operated business, there is unprecedented freedom to pursue ideas, attack projects head on, and explore marketing strategies without being caught up in a bunch of corporate red tape. This same freedom, however, gives management the ability to treat people unfairly, verbally abuse their staff, and shirk accountability for their actions.
Working at Pure Romance corporate is strapping yourself into a roller coaster ride. Some people really enjoy the ups and downs, others cry and vomit all over the place, and still others demand that the ride be stopped so they can get off.
I will always be grateful for my time at Pure Romance and I hope that they eventually become the company I know they can be.