Artez Interactive

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  1.  

    A wonderful company making a true difference in the world

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Artez Interactive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Artez is a progressive and innovative fundraising company where employees are valued, clients are well supported, and there's clearly defined strategy & mission. If you are determined, focused, and take initiative & pride in your work, then there's no restriction on your growth or professional development. Artez listens to it's employees and clients, which is lost artful these days. As a private company, they are not slaves to Wall Street or the shareholders. Unlike the competition, this allows Artez to focus and respond swiftly to its users, clients, partners, and the nonprofit market. Employees are skilled, happy and motivated, there's a healthy work & home balance, compensation is fair, and the company is growing and expanding internationally. Client retention is healthy, feedback is positive, and management is self-aware and engaged. The work is challenging, stimulating, we are making a positive change in the world, and this all makes for a productive and satisfactory holistic experience.

    Cons

    Some key staff (not all, but some) are younger or inexperienced, so they may lack the skill set or knowledge to execute their jobs efficiently. Marketing/Advertising budget is relatively small compared to competition. Took some time to evolve employees' mindset from being a development shop / pro services company into a Product company. Could benefit from more seasoned resources in product web development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let's get this done!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for a starting career.

    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Artez Interactive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Love the open concept office as it helps with communication.
    Convenient location in the middle of Queen / Spadina.
    Relatively nice colleagues all around.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between teams.
    Very little professional development to self improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear vision of what you are doing.
    Communicate more to employees

  3.  

    Good and Bad internship

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Artez Interactive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    +friendly work environment, all colleagues were helpful
    +great location, beautiful building with many resources close to work
    +innovative company working on new projects

    Cons

    - didnt have much guidance from management, didnt like the layout sometimes
    -I couldnt believe how much people slacked, long lunches leaving early etc.
    -I understand its just an internship although there wasnt many opportunities to network or any future employment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take the company more seriously

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people great culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Artez Interactive

    Pros

    Artez Interactive is a leading provider of online, social and mobile fundraising solutions for nonprofits and charities around the world

    Cons

    From time to time, departments seemed silo'd from each other and didn't have aligned goals and objective

  6.  

    Great product, alot more room for improvement to make it top class. Friendly easy going colleagues all around

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Artez Interactive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Interesting product helping nonprofits around the world.
    Casual work attire everyday.
    Everyone treat you nicely, just like a big family

    Cons

    Open concept office might not work best for everyone.
    Lack of communication between management to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, innovative software, important industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Artez Interactive full-time

    Pros

    -Important work that supports major, important charitable organizations
    -Staff is diverse, friendly, and supportive
    -Providing solutions with leading-edge technology, including Facebook and mobile
    -Growing company with great opportunities
    -Great office location with a nice, accommodating open-concept

    Cons

    -Open-concept office may not be for everyone, but helps remove barriers and improve communications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue to support the positive atmosphere, providing advancement and learning opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    If culture and progressive technology is important to you... This is a good place to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Artez Interactive full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Strong Senior Leadership Team
    2. The Leadership team invests in the company
    3. The office culture / dynamic is authentic
    4. In our space we're innovative with our technology / product
    5. We're very focused on growth as a company

    Cons

    1. Overall company revenue model could be improved.
    2. Not a large player in US Market currently - missing a huge opportunity
    3. Not heavily active with Corporate Canada and Corporate U.S.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    finance intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Artez Interactive

    Pros

    this is a very good company

    Cons

    nothing bad in particular for this company

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A lot of potential, but could use stronger management to assist in execution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Artez Interactive full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Possible to get great work experience
    - Fairly independent work
    - Given the opportunity to be a product/knowledge expert
    - Compensation (for my role) was adequate
    - Friendly staff (some great people)
    - Beautiful office/location
    - Strong software development team

    Cons

    - Constant change of directions made any real traction with any one task difficult
    - Internal politics often hinder progress
    - A lot of energy spent fighting fires within the product rather than enhancing the product
    - Tendency to hire under qualified cheaper staff
    - A large number of directors for a company of its size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know and hold onto your assets. Management structure, understanding the business and consistency is important to help staff achieve success.

    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Fantastic culture, supportive environment, not the best communication internally

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Artez Interactive

    Pros

    - Feel like you're part of a family
    - Continuous support from your peers and upper management
    - Always willing to listen to what you have to say

    Cons

    - Project management is somewhat disorganized
    - Not enough pre-planning
    - Not enough post-analysis of successes or failures
    - Ad hoc management style can lead to frustration as communication breaks down and projects are unclear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your employees know they're appreciated; reciprocate the good and make them aware of the bad; AND structure doesn't have to be a bad thing.

    Approves of CEO

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