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Lost Opportunity

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Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Emeryville, CA
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Emeryville, CA

I worked at Art.com full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Interesting product category (art prints)

Cons

Leadership (CEO) -- a series of firedrills, no trust

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust your people. Help them succeed.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    "Should I stay or should I go now?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Art.com for more than 5 years

    Pros

    With Art.com comes good job security, if you don't do anything ridiculous. At least this is the case in Ohio. Pay can be ok if you're in management, and if you're hired on from the temp agency the benefits are decent. They continue to dangle the stock option carrot as part of your benefits package, if you're lucky enough to qualify for them at this location, but no one knows if this will ever line employee pockets with actual benefit because there is doubt art will ever go public. The idea of this is great, but no one is holding their breath over it.
    People are pretty friendly. This facility is more of a blue collar environment than anything else. It is after all a warehouse and production facility. Much the opposite of the corporate location in CA.

    Cons

    The facility is filthy. Sanitary products are not available in the bathrooms much of the time including soap, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, etc. Paper towels to dry your hands, open the door, wipe the sweat from your hard-working brow, have been taken away because of budget restrictions. It is easy to understand that if you have OCD for germs you may die from your condition working at Art.com Ohio.
    During the Christmas season you are asked to work as many hours as the company needs you to work. You will not be allowed to take days off. Some departments can go 5 weeks or so, working long hours, with zero days off. This is not for the feint of heart. You and your family's Christmas will be changed, if you celebrate Christmas, this is something to consider.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your subordinates and your subordinate's subordinates in the loop. Many workers, temps or otherwise aren't even sure what a CEO is, let alone that art has one!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Some nice people but avoid working here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Art.com full-time

    Pros

    - Nice View of the bay.
    - Flexible start/end time.
    - Subsidized travel.
    - Some of the people are great.
    - Lots of people from different countries.
    - Art giveaways two times a year.

    Cons

    - Don’t tell HR or senior management anything. It will not remain confidential and will be reported to the person you are complaining about and your manager.
    - Hostile work environment. Certain people send borderline abusive emails and if you disagree with the wrong group you will be at risk of being fired.
    - Lack of job security. People are fired all too regularly. Often this is because they had a different opinion to the dominant group.
    - Very poor salary compared. You will be HIGHLY underpaid for your position.
    - Lack of career progression, you will quickly hit a glass ceiling.
    - Employees are mostly overworked, but some seem to have lots of free time.
    - Lack of recognition for good work.
    - Bad moral amongst workers. People just do not care about their work anymore, they know they are overworked, underpaid and under appreciated.
    - Very high turnover! Over half of one team just quit within two months.
    - Lack of free food with only overpriced snacks in the break room.
    - Poor quality computers to work on.
    - Senior management lacks vision, and do not provide clear direction.
    - Each department is siloed. Within each department each sub-division is equally isolated and do not work together well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Certain people in high positions need to leave the company. They are clueless and are driving people to leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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