Away, a well-known company for luggage design, manufacture and retailing have been accused of toxic culture on luggage startup. Steph Korey, the company CEO is stepping down after the Verge’s Zoe Schiffer reported on a toxic work culture at the company. Stuart Haselden, COO of lululemon is taking her spot from January 2020 as The Wall Street journal. Steph Korey will remain as an executive officer on the board.
Verge says, employees were reportedly berated and brutally criticized publicly on slack channel and demanded an exceedingly long working time with little pay.
Korey apologized for her say and said she could imagine peoples feeling after hearing those past messages and they were wrong, plain and simple. Last week she tweeted that she was making things right. According to Korey, they want Away to become the highest standard work place for the employees and they are working for betterment everyday for employees and customers sake.
But some sources revealed some screenshots of Korey and it is seen there at some point of a conversation Korey threatened to take over the project calling one of their project managers as ‘Brain dead’ and other screenshots show that at midnight she is informing her team not to approve any paid off time or requests to work from home until they reach specific milestone.
Away said to The Wall Street journal that they were looking for a new CEO since spring and verge’s report is not the reason behind it. Away confirmed the news but declined commenting anything at this issue right now.