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Helpful (2)

Great people and solid idea

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Former Contractor - Front-End Web Developer in San Francisco, CA
Former Contractor - Front-End Web Developer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Minted as a contractor (less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great workplace: employees treated very well. The CEO shares good news and bad news very well

Cons

Micromanaging CEO can be difficult and plays favoratism

Advice to Management

Try not to micromanage

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Not too many pros

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Production Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Minted full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. there are some good people there (none of them managers).
    2. listed on the site as a pro is bagel mondays (they don't order enough for everyone to get one) and catered lunches (only once a week and not enough food; subway, panda express)
    3. an option to get receive free dental ($1500/year)

    Cons

    1. contracted temps and permanent staffs get treated visibly differently, even though you work along side them
    2. managers micromanage and don't trust the employees
    3. very high-school atmosphere (lots of cliques, lots of rumors, lots of goofing around)
    4. no opportunity to grow and develop (once you have a position there, you are stuck)
    5. no mentoring (even though managers say they are mentors)
    6. always extending temps contracts (stringing them along for over a year) without compsensation
    7. contracted temps and permanent staff gets paid the same (there are no benefits to becoming full time)
    8. managers will listen to rumors about staff rather than get to know the staff person(s)
    9. there are no raises, no employee reviews, no way of tracking progress (they will just tell the staff person you are not needed because you did not meet standards; but no one knew/knows what the standard was/is)
    10. CEO plays favoritism among staff and departments
    11. CEO and upper management does not listen to what employees have to say or what the needs are to improve the work culture
    12. though company portrays itself as fun, modern, chic and elegant; behind the scene is unhappy workers and crowdsourced designers
    13. CEO and "editorial team" always favors the same crowdsourced designers to keep them happy
    14. HR is/was not educated in benefit policies and always deferred you to a phone number to call for help
    15. HR kept only one copy of health benefits in the office and you couldn't take it home to study the options

    Advice to Management

    management needs to figure out a way to not have this high-school work culture. its not healthy. they also need to figure out a way to better treat their employees.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Okay place to work if looking to gain experience and extra money.

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Minted as a contractor (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to learn some relevant skills whether it be Customer Service or Design related. It's a pretty good place to get your "foot in the door' so to speak start-up wise. Most people are very nice and it's a nice location.

    Management is very nice and willing to work with you if there are scheduling conflicts.

    Cons

    Contract job with very, very, very, little chance of getting hired on FT or if you're FT there, very little options of moving into different positions. Once you're in a position, you're basically stuck there. Work hours are dependent on the seasons (high volume hours are of course in the holiday seasons, then there's wedding season, graduation season, etc).

    The company culture of most of the FT staff is very standoffish and at times not very welcoming or friendly. It's very hipster-y and pretentious and the hiring practices sometimes don't make sense.

    Advice to Management

    Be straightforward with your potential employees (especially during the holidays) and when posting job descriptions online. It doesn't sit well when in the actual interview and job, everything written in the job description is completely modified (ie: promising FT hours and actually being placed onto "on-call" shifts.

    And ensure that during the holiday season, work on a faster response time for the "on-call" statuses.

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