Pros: casual atmosphere. young and vibrant team. stability.
Cons: very traditional from business & operation perspective. circumspect about new ideas
Landmarkshops.com is the ecommerce and omni-channel initiative of the Landmark Group, the biggest retail conglomerate in the MENA region.
Working at landmarkshops is like being a being change agent since you are doing something radically different and new, within a well established and tried & tested business. Its challenges daunting, yet prospects of success limitless.
A typical day's work involves strategic decision making and pushing for quicker turn around times, given the dynamic nature of online retail. Hard bargaining with vendors and internal brands, selling the idea of online retail on a daily basis, making people believe in the investments they are making. Navigating tech issues and fire-fighting ( as with all start-ups) is also a part and parcel.
The management, being from a traditional brick & mortar generation, is a little traditional, if not resistant to change. Due to this the lead time from a solid idea to an immaculate execution is longer; and therein lies the main challenge.
Co-workers are young and dynamic, with everyone rising up to a task when pushed to the brink.
Hardest part of the job would be the immense pressure to perform and the expectation to become an instantly profitable business. Plus to make this happen, the space to take bold decisions and calculated gambles is very limited at times.
The most enjoyable part would be the feeling that you are a part of a massive change. The fact that everyday you are reaching a new milestone and changing the face of retail in this part of the world in some small or big way.