FramesDirect.com

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Tight working family feel type of company

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Web Designer in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Web Designer in Austin, TX

I worked at FramesDirect.com full-time (more than an year)

Pros

The atmosphere was laid back and pretty easy going. We had seasons of rush like christmas or spring but nothing where it got too hectic.

Cons

Unfortunately you will not be paid much and at the time there were no benefits for the employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Benefits and more pay. Bottom line. I knew the company was doing very well financially so it was kinda sad that wasn't kicked back to the employees.

Recommends
Negative Outlook

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    Leader in Designer Eyewear sales online + Fast growing company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Austin, TX

    I have been working at FramesDirect.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are very friendly, very dedicated. If you like fashion, this is the paradise of brands (250+ brands from Ray-Ban to Prada). Great employee discounts on eyewear. The new website looks great. Sales are growing fast. Positive environment to work in.

    Cons

    Hard working team. Don't expect to work 9am-5pm if you're not an hourly employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't wait to get the new office furniture :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Truly Dismal Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Austin, TX

    I worked at FramesDirect.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about this place is the people in the trenches doing the real work. There are some very smart, hard-working, nice people there that are great at what they do.

    Cons

    Although there are some nice people among the working ranks, the environment is rather dismal and oppressive, so no one really talks to one another much, nor do they socialize much after hours with one another. Therefore, you miss out on building close friendships.

    I worked here in a senior management position for just under 5 years and have been amazed at how people are constantly leaving because of the environment (many leaving in as little time as a week to a couple of months), yet nothing is being done to improve it. In fact, those who leave are often chided and made fun of, addressing specific "faults" which really usually boiled down to their just having a backbone and refusing to be bullied or to work in a morgue-environment.

    Don't be fooled by the positive reviews here--look at the dates for when they were posted. They're all from current employees and were posted within the same few days. I was in the meeting when key employees were asked to come to this site and post positive reviews, due to our difficulty in getting people to apply for jobs.

    Despite record profits, nothing trickles downhill. They simply want people who don't think, don't question, who will sit at their monitor for 12+ hours a day (for non-hourly employees) and not interact with anyone else. There is no motivation, no inspiration. To be honest, bullying is their modus operandi.

    Finally, don't think you will get to do new, cutting-edge things here. They blatantly say that they "...will never do anything that one of the top online retailers hasn't already done and proven." In other words, copying competitors, Amazon and J. Crew and the like. Not very impressive on a resume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Efforts need to be taken to make the work environment tolerable and people need to be treated better. Period. New furniture isn't going to cut it. People need motivation, they need inspiration...they need to know they won't be talked about behind their backs...and they need to be rewarded for great work--even if that reward is simply a pat on the back. As it stands now, it really is a bit of a viper's nest, but only the people who have left will say that since those currently employed don't know who to trust enough to be honest about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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