Cricut Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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  1. Great product rough past

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Cricut full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    New CEO has taken great pains to bring better culture to business.

    Cons

    Some of new people come in with big titles and little work ethic. There are still many silos that need to be broken down.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build culture and try to bring everyone along for the ride. There are some that feel left out.


  2. Sales

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Sales in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at Cricut full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Creative, fun products! Easy to sell when the products actually meet consumer demand and are on trend.

    Cons

    Quality control issues. New CEO lacking tact and compassion for dedicated, active employees. CEO has brought in many friends from the tech world who really don't get or even want to understand the craft industry. Also, most new execs won't commit to living in UT, but prefer to commute and build their resumes from afar. Product line is limited. Considerable emphasis is on paper cutting and crafting while this category is shrinking within the industry. Great products with potential to expand consumer base have been eliminated or shrunken - sad!

    Advice to Management

    Retain and develop your current employees. Require execs to live in UT.


  3. Fun work, Fun people

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cricut full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a fun industry, so the products were enjoyable to work on. I was pleased with the work I got to do, and felt good about my impact. I loved the people I worked with, and the company culture was friendly and decently flexible. There were plenty of office events to keep morale up, from holiday celebrations (Halloween was practically a play day) to product-release parties to March Madness to annual picnics. We worked hard and the company was pretty unified.

    Cons

    The workflow was disrupted fairly often as management and decision-makers changed direction on the product pipeline. My last year or so, things felt pretty unstable. There wasn't much opportunity for advancement.


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    Working and Helping

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in South Jordan, UT

    I worked at Cricut full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay was great and you got to work with fun and friendly people.

    Cons

    Call center script. Strict rules and procedures. HR was only 1 person for the whole company.

    Advice to Management

    Get more HR people to help.


  6. I have only worked here a week. So far, so good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in South Jordan, UT

    I have been working at Cricut full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Location, location, location. Office is only 3 miles from home. Fun job working with hardware and software engineers. Testing and debugging new designs. Also repairing failed units. I like the product, it's a mixture of electrical and mechanical gadgets. HR has been very good. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Benefits are better than I expected but not as good as your average defense contractor.


  7. Executive Team Drove Company Close to Financial Ruine

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Cricut full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many great employees. Knew how to have fun. Creative place to work.

    Cons

    Moved to South Jordan, didn't need to. Executive team spent money on frivolous things. Too many people hired because they were friends/family with executive team members.

    Advice to Management

    Now that there is a new Executive team in place, I see good things happening.


  8. While Provo Craft has come out with exceptional product, they disregard the talents of their employees.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Spanish Fork, UT
    Former Employee - Administrative in Spanish Fork, UT

    I worked at Cricut full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    While I was at Provo Craft, my creative and administrative talents were honed to a higher degree. A lot of employees were fun to work with, and I learned a lot from the current creative team, some of which were extremely talented and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    While a lot of the employees were friendly, the other half were downright clickish and just mean. Their was a superiority complex among the creative leads at the time which was humorous to me, since none of them had graduated from college - they were basically uneducated people, who didn't care who they trampled on to climb up the ladder. Hold on, isn't that high school all over again? You don't need an education to work here, only a nasty attitude. Oh, and management led in that regard.

    Advice to Management

    Please remember that your employees are your greatest asset. A company is built upon the sweat and work of your labor force, not by entitlement.


  9. Great if you like the rigors of call centers.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cricut

    Pros

    Decent starting pay, friendly and helpful co-workers, opportunity for overtime pay.

    Cons

    Inflexible, micro-managed, a bit click-ish and uninviting for newcomers, hard to change shifts.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cricut full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative products and talented staff.

    Cons

    Benefits could use some improvment


  11. Great employees, poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cricut full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great people at this company, so many fun personalities below Senior Manager level. - Like to promote from within, at least when I was there. - Good compensation, decent benefits. - Annual bonuses when I was there, but I've heard that hasn't happened since I left (2011)...

    Cons

    - Executives (4 in particular) got a little too greedy after they sold majority ownership in the company. They moved the company from Spanish Fork to South Jordan, into a brand-spankin-new building, got 3 floors, top-of-the-line office furniture, pods (apparently different than cubicles because they aren't square), and got in just a little over their heads. Ends up that all four of them are no longer employees of Provo Craft, and they recently had to downgrade their office space to 2 floors instead of the 3 they previously had. And with all the layoffs they've had over the past two years, they fit just fine on those two floors...

    Advice to Management

    It's not all about Marketing, as you seem to think it is. Please remember what the interim CEO Kevin (not stating his last name on purpose) learned and taught you, now learn from it. Slow down product releases, don't release a new Cricut that is basically exactly the same as the last model because most people in the crafting world probably can't afford to spend $300+ on a new machine every year, especially if it's the same machine, just in a different color! I hope the new management can figure it out and turn things around because you have some incredibly great, loyal employees who have put up with a lot of turmoil and instability over the past few years.



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