More than 140 employees of Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness content and e-commerce company Goop have pulled out of 2019, citing low pay, burnout and difficult leadership, as some of their reasons to leave. insider.
While many employees left because of layoffs related to the pandemic, others reported insider That Paltrow’s tendency to “sour” a handful of officers has led to the release of or forced out a handful of officers who were once her favourites.
former employees who spoke anonymously to everyone insider Fearing retaliation, the pandemic increased the pressure on the team, forcing many employees to increase their duties to include the workloads of those who were fired or laid off.
Former employees said there was little transparency about executive departures, and that Goop has a conflict-avoidant culture “because they don’t want to hurt people’s feelings.”
A former employee claimed that when he started interviewing for similar positions at other companies he realized they were at least 40% below the industry standard at Goop.
Both Goop and Paltrow did not respond Businesshala Request for comment prior to publication.
“More than once, during our stand-up people [meeting] will ask, ‘How would you treat an employee who is unhappy?’ And someone in the leadership would just say, ‘Well, maybe this isn’t the right company for them,’ explained a former Goop employee. insider.
Paltrow started Goop as a newsletter in 2008. It has since grown into a full-fledged lifestyle brand, best known for selling $75 candles that smell like vaginas (which allegedly explode), trendy supplements, and clothing. Netflix partnered with the company in 2020 The Goop Lab, a Paltrow-hosted series in which she and her staff experimented with energy work and other wellness topics. They will launch on October 21 Sex, Love, and Goop, another Paltrow-led miniseries. In 2018, the company raised $50 million in Series C funding.
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