- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Outerwall full-time (more than a year)Pros
- Design opportunities are growing quickly, providing awesome experience (eg: sponsorships with the Seahawks as well as others)
- Tons of creative work: entry level position that lets you actual create designs from scratch, not just boring production work
- Clients are all internal, you rarely have to deal with the general public
- Really good benefits, and decent pay ($40-60K), and good bonuses
- On the design side: very open to designers fresh out of college, provided your portfolio is good
- Opportunities to travel, include design conferences
- Friendly, welcoming coworkers, LGBT friendly
- I got more varied and valuable experience in 2 years than I have in my entire career and college combinedCons
- Nearly no room for upward mobility. Usually people work 2-4 years, then find a better job elsewhere.
- Going through CEOs really fast, it's hard to predict where the company is headed.
Design Team Specific
- The design team is very understaffed, and due to previous success they have a LOT of pressure to perform huge tasks with nearly impossible deadlines
- For a job under $50K, you have a LOT of responsibility and a ton of work to accomplish in a short amount of time
- Contractors are paid good overtime wages, but as a FTE I had a lot of pressure to work exempt overtime every single week 50 hr/wk were the new 40 hr/wk. I felt like this could be avoided with better management.
- Job responsibilities include: print design, web design, production designer, design consultant, print buyer, quality assurance, inventory management, press checking, photography, and countless others. The manager will work with your strengths, and you'll learn a lot on the fly, but expect to be working the equivalent of 2-3 jobs in a 40 hour week.
- Almost every job is a rush job, so be expected to "drop everything" at least once a dayAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Dear higher-ups, please provide more than a month notice for big name projects. You expect the design team to do the work of a 20-person team in under a month! Please provide the design team with a larger headcount, or you'll never be able to keep up this pace.RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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Phone screen with HR to.start. Good. Moved on to hiring manager screen. Good. Moved on to on site interview. Good. after ok interview, I DID NOT RECEIVE ANY FOLLOW UP. Obviously, did not receive an offer, but no one at Outerwall communicated their decision nut to pursue my candidacy. I followed up with HR and the hiring manager, but never received a response. Rude. I no longer use their products.Interview Questions
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