It's not difficult to see that a privately-owned company headed by egomaniacs is never a good place to be, particularly when the purse strings of the company are largely controlled by private equity groups.
The capriciousness, immaturity and pettiness trickles down to middle management and instills a blatant disregard for the dignity and respect of the employees. Extreme drama reigns at Pure Romance, and always will.
The culture is horrendous, with everyone bending to the whims of an unpredictable CEO and politically-charged upper management. As a middle-level employee, your duty is to fawn over the Executive Team, and drop everything you're doing to please them. It is not uncommon for the CEO to call all-staff meetings early in the morning in order to lash out at all employees, always reminding all of the importance and vision of the leadership.
The reason most of the reviews on this site are favorable is because they've been written by mostly "Consultants" who hold the parties and sell the products, rather than true employees who are in the office every day and see the dysfunction firsthand. If this review is deleted, it'll be only because of the overwhelming ego of those at the top, and their need for self-aggrandizing praise and positive reinforcement.
Too many to list: terrible culture, mislead middle management, egotistical executives, lack of direction, no clear path to advancement
If you have the motivation and the desire, go for it.
I thought it would be more about me and my career, and somehow it became all about the hashtags and corporate wine events. I wasn't in a sorority in college for a reason, and I didn't join the company to be in one as an adult.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Canton, OH – June 1, 2018
Great Company, so much training to help you. Helpful staff. The CEO is so inspiring and a great motivator! My confedence has gone through the roof since working with Pure Romance. I have made great life long freinds!
direct sales professional (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – May 4, 2018
I do a lot of my work from work which provides a flexible schedule to easily work around family life. I market myself, follow up with clients, and work with my team members. Most of my bread and butter come from the in home parties we do. This job has given me back some independence and provided me with self confidence. The hardest part about the job is there is no grantees that you are going to make money at Every party.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – March 6, 2018
Pure Romance is an amazing job to start if you are looking to be an assistant, or even start your own business. This job teaches you so many skills such as commutations, presentation, mental math, power point, Microsoft office, and invetory count.
Business Owner/Senior Consultant (Former Employee) – Stafford, VA – February 22, 2018
Pure Romance had very flexible hours where you got to make your own schedule. Everything was up to you, how much to work, when to work. There was a great sisterhood of consultants supporting each other.
at the mercy of other people to keep their commitments
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Flint, MI – January 8, 2018
This is a home based business. I make my own schedule work as much or as little as i want. Its comission based pay. That's what makes it hard now because with the economy dropping I have lost a lot of customers which means I lost a lot of money.
Independent Advanced Consultant (Current Employee) – Sharpsburg, GA – January 3, 2018
As a consultant for Pure Romance, I create my own hours and set my own schedule. It is up to me as to how much money I earn. I earn money by having parties to educate, enhance and empower women's lives.
sales consultant (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – December 3, 2017
Pure romance is an self employed company with variety of group events throughout the united states that all are welcome to. Working with pure romance gave me a chance to get to learn people and their personal interest. Very different experience also it helps build your sale skills. Since pure romance as a self employed position I was able to manage myself. the hardest part working through them is trying to keep and maintain customers and the best part is communicating with the customers and being hands on with the products.