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Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Pelham, NYMarch 28, 2018
My experience working at Gretchen Scott was a good one. My co workers were great they all look out for each other and help each other. It’s a good place to work at.

I did learn some new things about the industry.

They recently moved to a new office that is really nice.

Hardest part of the job was probably the traveling.
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Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Mount Vernon, NYMarch 7, 2018
Small closely integrated company
Fast-paced work environment
Excellent place for learning with bountiful room for career growth
Fair salary with great benefits
Pros
401k plan and benefits
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Awful workplace, terrible owner
Social Media Manager (Former Employee) –  Pelham, NYMarch 5, 2018
Gretchen Scott is a bully and will go out of her way to cause problems and bully you for them. She doesn't understand how the majority of how her company or the business works, but will constantly bully you over your work, telling you that you're incorrect and that she knows better. People leave work crying on a daily basis. There were 8 employees that were hired and fired/quit during my brief time working here. Gretchen Scott is the worst boss I have ever worked with, and her company is failing due to her own uncontrollable anger and need to bully.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Owner/CEO is insane
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New zen office/ puppies welcome
Social Media Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Pelham, NYFebruary 27, 2018
-New office is in a beautiful part of the village of Pelham close to the Pelham train station.
-Typical mornings start with meeting with the designer and planning the social media images that she wants to post. Then meeting with the social media staff to photo edit the required images. Some days we have photo shoots that involve a lot of preparation work in advance.
-Many hours spent on updating the website to generate e-commerce sales.
-Average lunch breaks and kitchen is always stocked with food
Pros
Good benefits, 401k, employee discounts
Cons
Sometimes asked to work overtime
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Only accept a job here if you are desperate for work.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Mt. Vernon, NYJanuary 21, 2018
Abusive work environment with high turnover. People quit or are fired on a regular basis. GS walks around the office berating her victims aka employees for hours, on her perception of what they are doing wrong.

Great product. She has a great eye - but not worth the emotional stress or drama.

The good reviews you see are false - she asks select employees to write them, to counteract the negative reviews.
Pros
Nice product. Creative environment.
Cons
Abusive work environment. Not worth it.
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Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Mount Vernon, NYDecember 10, 2017
Small closely integrated company
Fast-paced work environment
Excellent place for learning with bountiful room for career growth
Fair salary with great benefits
Pros
401k plan and benefits
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Exciting place to work
Production Manager (Former Employee) –  Mt. Vernon, NYAugust 29, 2017
Gretchen Scott is a busy place to work, But it is a great place to learn a lot about many different aspects of fashion, and online and retail businesses and to learn it quickly.
Pros
Food and Beverages provided to employees
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Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, NYJuly 26, 2017
This is the horrible place to work with. They will let you go if you make a mistake even when your new to the company. They only care about themselves and not their employees. They bully their worker mentally and they believe that they are doing you a favor by giving you a job with the company. I did learn something that I can use in my career.
Pros
none
Cons
everything
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Overall a very hostile work environment.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, NYMay 16, 2017
That place is the definition of Insanity, repeating the same behavior and expecting different results!!! At any given moment the owner is either bully you or one of the other co-workers. No one is safe.
Pros
Free Lunch/Great Co-workers
Cons
Too focused on Sales and not enough focus on developing the product.
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Great product
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Mt. Vernon, NYApril 30, 2017
The clothes and designs are fabulous...owner is bio-polar along with management which eventually sucks the retail fun out of you....promised one thing and was told while on vacation that what was agreed on during interview could not be met (via text).....wish it were different as the designs are amazing!!!!!
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Management
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wish it was different
Production (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, NYApril 13, 2017
such great potential for a company. great product and unique design, but management dynamics are unusual, messy, and scary. you never know what to expect when you come in. things can change mid-day or overnight. wish it was more stable. lots of finger pointing. small organization so you get to see all aspects of business. team oriented.
Pros
nice office and warehouse in same location
Cons
very poor management style
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Small fast paced company with lots of possibilitites
Accountant (Current Employee) –  Mount Vernon, NYJune 28, 2016
Gretchen Scott is a small yet fast growing company. I started working in Accounting and now I manage Human Resources and the office in general. I have taken on many additional tasks which keep my job interesting and busy. The owners take care of their employees. Its a close knit family environment. You get to see how the company runs from a design on a computer to production sampling to the sales team selling on the phone and at trade shows. The open office makes Accounting work somewhat difficult because of the noise. But we do have an outside garden in back I can go to for some peace and quiet. Overall, its a great place to work.
Pros
Weekly lunch, benefits, lots to learn and to be challenged
Cons
Not so great location, 1/2 hour lunch, open loud office
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Small entrepreneurial company
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Mount Vernon, NYApril 7, 2016
Much like a "start up". Must be able to wear a lot of hats - "job descriptions" don't exist per se, as the company is growing & fast paced. Great place to learn. Must be flexible.
Pros
Good benefits. Easy commute from MTA. Open office environment.
Cons
Not in NYC. If inflexible, this is not the place for you.
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Good warehouse job
Warehouse Employee (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, NYApril 5, 2016
Company is small, so owners are willing to let you get involved in different areas. I loved the people I worked with. Great benefits - medical, 401K, bonus. Wednesday catered lunches when entire company meets to review business.
Pros
Great benefits, close to train, able to learn alot
Cons
Must be willing to do a variety of jobs, not just warehouse work in my case
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Fun but demanding.
IT Director (Current Employee) –  Mount Vernon, NYNovember 1, 2015
-The Designer works harder than anyone else. She is very demanding and has high expectations. She wants things done her way. Can learn and thrive there..

-Weekly lunches are a bit drawn out but useful to know what everybody else is up to. Contests sometimes include very good prizes (expensive theater tickets)

-There is typically at least one dog there.Sometimes workers bring in their children. There is a small play area so some days kids dogs workers running around.

Open Office so lots of chatting all day.Hard to have privacy unless one goes downstairs to the private office set up for phone calls etc
Pros
Fun interesting coworkers
Cons
Rigoreous Standards
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Growing small company with the pros & cons that go along with it
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Mount Vernon, NYJune 30, 2015
Relaxed (but bustling) work environment with smart / likable coworkers.

Pros are those that come with a small company: plenty of opportunities to take on new roles and responsibilities; room for career growth; flexible work environment; "start up" atmosphere with weekly company lunches / snacks / music playing; close to Metro North / easy commute.

Cons include those that come with a small company environment: less structure / hierarchy (not all consider that a con); management team with high expectations / time constrainted; longer days as needed.

Must have a flexible personality with the ability to juggle priorities & shift gears as required. Has been a perfect fit in my case.
Pros
Great benefits, room for career growth
Cons
Shifting priorities (if you consider that a con)
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Comment – April 7, 2016

the only person who would write such a thing is a current employee who was asked to write a positive review. NOBODY enjoys working there

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Awful
Graphic Department Assistant (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, NYMay 4, 2015
Have 2 dogs walking around the office. One of the dog pooped and peed in my working space, I am the one cleaning it (3 times in 4 months).
The owner yelled at employees all the time. She is a very demanding person.

Paid by Hour, but expect employees to work overtime without paying OT hour
Cons
Short Breaks
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Terrible environment and awful experience
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon, NYMay 4, 2015
Terrible environment to be in, dog dropping all over the building, constant harassment, unsafe work environment, unpaid overtime, the list goes on and on. The "designer" is by far the worst person you can ever meet.
Pros
Free lunch on Wednesdays
Cons
Horrible work environment, Free lunch comes with mandatory hours of nonsense talking, Dog droppings everywhere
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small company, very busy, must know what you're doing and you must love dogs
Textile/ Graphic Designer (Current Employee) –  Mount Vernon, NYJanuary 2, 2014
Great work atmosphere because of great co-workers. Easy commute for those in Westchester, Conn or Manhattan. Not a great place for beginners because you really have to know what you're doing. There are very few late nights and the owners are pretty good about time off.
Pros
Free Wed gurmet lunches
Cons
If your allergic or not a dog lover this isn't for you. No places nearby to purchase lunch.
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small company with the pro and cons of that. busy and demanding work environment
production manager (Former Employee) –  Mount Vernon NYDecember 31, 2013
As a production manager, the job was demanding but very interesting.

Animals can be brought to work and the office is close to a train station.
Pros
liberal policies relative to vacation and personal days. high work standards expected
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