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Fun environment, not a very inspirational cause

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Current Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Tualatin, OR
Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Tualatin, OR

I have been working at Anthro full-time for less than a year

Pros

Bosses pugs run around (I'm a dog lover). Casual dress. Fun co-workers that are a tight nit group. Pay and benefits are pretty reasonable. Since you're working for a technology furniture company, the chairs and desks you sit at are pretty stinking nice.

Cons

For a creative, the work can get pretty monotonous. Get the feeling like the salesmen (and women) sort fo run the show and might be a little to prideful to take recommendations from the little folk. Again, for a creative, the branding is pretty weak, and not very "fun" to work on.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Quit being so old school when it comes to branding. You've got a crazy expensive product, with very weak branding. Either the cost of your product needs to go down, or the quality of the look and feel of branding needs to go way up.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    How has this company stayed in business so long?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR

    I have been working at Anthro full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits (healthcare, green commute reimbursement, PTO).
    Free fruit.
    Employee recognition at monthly company meetings.

    Cons

    Micro-managed to the nth degree.
    Management by fear and intimidation by owners and other leadership of company.
    Salaries way below industry standards.
    Employees that are so stressed out that they yell at each other like school children.
    Unclean office conditions.
    No cost of living increases in the last 3-4 years even though the company was/is profitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and hire new managers if you want the company to continue. You've hired some great people and then you don't allow them to do their job because of the need to micro-manage and control every move they make.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Anthro

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR

    I have been working at Anthro

    Pros

    room for growth
    opportunities to influence/be involved in projects
    education reimbursement
    round table discussions (involvement)
    friendly environment
    family oriented
    green company
    communication between execs and lower level employees
    financially stable company

    Cons

    it is in Tualatin
    very fast paced (this is also a pro)
    direction on projects can change quickly
    current wage freeze

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to stay consistent with direction and not waver so frequently.
    Hear new ideas and be ready to embrace them.

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