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J. Scott Di Valerio
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    Great kick off to my graphic design career

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Bellevue, WA

    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 combined

    Cons

    General
    - 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 day

    Advice 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.

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Outerwall Interviews

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014

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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.

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Outerwall Awards & Accolades

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Technology Fast 500, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, 2013
Eastside Business of the Year, Bellevue WA Chamber of Commerce, 2014

Additional Info

Website www.outerwall.com
Headquarters Bellevue, WA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1991
Type Company - Public (OUTR)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Outerwall Inc. (Nasdaq: OUTR) has more than 20 years of experience creating some of the most profitable spaces for their retail partners. The company mission is to create a better everyday by delivering breakthrough kiosk experiences that delight consumers and generate revenue for retailers. As the company that brought consumers Redbox® entertainment, Coinstar® money services... More

Mission: We build businesses around people, creating a better every day.

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