Anonymous, Los Angeles - December 11, 2014
In my decade long experience in the fashion industry, I've never witness such unprofessionalism and lack of respect for their employees as I have here. The turnover is incredibly high for such a young company and it's heavily due to poor compensation, zero room for growth, and the high stress working environment that the executive management of the LA office creates without having any direction or guidance for their subordinates.
One's compensation and growth potential is purely based on their personal relationship with the management team who behaves as if they're superior to everyone else in the office even though they themselves have no experience within the garment industry. Instead of promoting the right talents within or hiring skilled employees, they prefer to surround themselves with "yes people" who will bend over backwards for their every whim, which most of the time changes by day. With no creative originality or innovative thoughts, the company's bottom line is constantly changing depending on which retailer they're in the mood to emulate that day therefore making it almost impossible for anyone to carry out their job responsibilities without disruption. When any changes do happen or if executive management ever does come to a decision over operations, it is rarely if ever properly communicated to the teams. However if any mishaps were to happen, management is first to point the finger and play the blame game with their employees. Instead of taking the time to resolve any potential issues, they would rather scapegoat and demote employees to take the heat off of themselves. To put it plainly, the executive management team of this company is great at hedging risk for themselves and has created a company culture that promotes a lack of ownership and complete irresponsibility for one's work. Unethical is an understatement for how the LA office operates!