Dominate the Worlds Print
BuildASign.com® has revolutionized the custom printing industry
The need for signage has evolved considerably since the ancient Egyptians created the first signboards. But the process of ordering and producing signage and other custom printed products has always been a complicated and time consuming one. In 2005, we decided it was time for some revolutionary changes. We combined sign-making expertise, innovative technology, and exceptional customer service to transform a centuries-old industry for today's customer. We created BuildASign.com®, an entirely new kind of custom printing company.
We've made it simple for anyone to quickly and easily design, proof and order high quality, custom printed products. Our customers run the gamut from small business owners and non-profit organizations to franchises and major corporations in virtually every industry. We serve real estate agents, construction companies, retailers, event and conference planners, church and school groups -- anyone wanting to make a statement. Whether for business or for fun, we're empowering expression around the world.
Our easy-to-use, comprehensive online interface gives customers complete control of the design and ordering process from start to finish, including text, colors, design elements, fonts and graphics. Use our exclusive design templates and graphic elements to build your product from scratch, or upload your own graphics, images and designs. Unlike most custom printing companies, you won't be hit with a set up fee for artwork. Whether you need a single banner or hundreds of bumper stickers, we've got a wide range of sizes and top quality materials --all at affordable prices. Best of all, you can complete your order at any time, on any day, from anywhere in the world.
Through the BuildASign.com® Giving Program, the company has contributed more than $800,000 to over 1,700 local and national nonprofits. It has also received national recognition for its donation of more than 325,000 Welcome Home banners and signs (valued at over $9.5 million) to the friends and families of military service members returning home from a deployment.
- Founded: 2005
- 2013 Revenue: $57MM
- Employees: 280+
- Ownership: privately owned
- Headquarters: Austin, TX
- Operating locations: U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany
- BuildASign Operated Sites: 40+
To empower expression around the world.
To dominate the worlds print.
Since its start in 2008, BuildASign.com's Giving Program has donated over $800,000 in cash, in-kind gifts and services to more than 1,700 nonprofit organizations nationwide. Through our self-funded Giving Program, we help organizations keep their overhead costs down to ensure that more money goes directly to the causes they support.
The Troops Program is one of the ways BuildASign.com® shows its support for the men and women who serve our country. One of the most special times for a military family is when their family member returns home from a deployment – so we decided to provide military friends and families with free “Welcome Home” banners for their loved ones. To date, BuildASign.com® has donated over 325,000 Welcome Home banners (valued at over $9.5 million).
At BuildASign.com®, staff engagement is a core part of our company's culture. In fact, have a staff member solely dedicated to getting our fellow co-workers involved in the Austin community. One way we do this is by providing every full-time BuildASign.com® employee with 24 hours of paid time off each year to volunteer with a local organization of their choice.
In 2013, BuildASign.com spearheaded the creation of Philanthropitch, a fast pitch forum for Austin’s most promising nonprofit organizations looking for access to financial capital. The high energy event serves as a platform for local organizations to present a specific need that will dramatically grow their impact on the community. In 2013, over $55,000 was donated to the nonprofit finalists, and in 2014, over $121,000 was donated.
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at BuildASign.com full-time (less than an year)Pros
The work environment is great, very relaxed and supportive. The people here are great and take care of their employees. The business is constantly growing and very secure job security.Cons
The company does have many time deadlines and employees must be able to get their work done on time. The organization can be very regimented to meet these deadlines. Opportunities for career growth are there but you really have to "wow" people to get ahead.Advice to ManagementAdvice
A more regular pay raise structure would be beneficial.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at BuildASign.com.Interview Details
The interview process was very thorough. The phone screen was comprehensive and was invited to the organization for a series of in-person interviews with different members of the team. After the initial interviews, I was invited back to meet with the members of the executive team. This was an opportunity to understand the organization and the members of the executive team were able to provide insight into the culture of the company as well as information about the different business units. This was a very informative process.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsFair negotiation process. Advice: Look at the total compensation package, not just the base salary.Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
- Describe a time when you and your team did not agree. What was the outcome? Answer Question
BuildASign.com is a leading online custom printing provider of signage and home decor items. Products include signs, canvas, apparel, business cards, car wraps and more. Proprietary web- based technology lets customers place their online custom signage and home decor orders quickly and easily, while an innovative production system ensures that each high quality piece prints and ships with industry-leading speed. Founded in 2005, the Austin-based company – which also operates EasyCanvasPrints.com and AlliedShirts.com– has been bootstrapped to great success, with over...