Graphik Dimensions - PictureFrames.com

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Truly a unique and inspiring work place if you truly embrace all its offerings.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Focus on true professional growth and success. Transparency is encouraged with understanding that not everyone may embrace the result of transparency. Accountability and ownership are truly appreciated and for those who truly understand this....you know what to expect from such work place. All are encouraged to ask, be curious , act in curiousness and invest in learnings from it ...share those learnings with others. Its a place not easily understood by all as its not your usual corporate america but if you allow to be invested and actively participate in all its offerings to be successful its truly a refreshing work place to be. Finally, it's ever changing corporate life just as any other however the focus of change is based on "success and value" at all Levels thus agree with another post that there is "no place to hide" no matter what rank or title in the company. This is ultimate sign that CEO keeps her promise to ensure the sustainability and evolution of the company by continuously and rigorously groom and invest at all levels to allow constant forward motion at all levels. Great people and diversity in work force is amazing. We celebrate everything here!! We have our own internal community made by participants for health and celebrations and funded by corporate funds! Organic veggie basket lottery, seasonal events, not for profit event participation, community investment, lots of artistic and creative energy just to name a few. Truly amazing place if you can embrace all I noted above. The entire campus actually closes at early evening! So for those who are workaholics.... Will go into withdrawl as you are "forced" to leave the campus and figure out what to do with yourself. Not a bad thing after all . :)

    Cons

    As with any other work place there is always room for improvement in communication. Its privately held company therefore not much public info available for those looking to invest in GD as a potential employee. Not much PR so...not much is known about the company locally.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Invest more internal and external corporate communication.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Decent place to work if you don't want to move ahead

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Care in High Point, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Graphik Dimensions - PictureFrames.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fellow co-workers were awesome and created a fun environment to work in, despite the list of cons you're about to see. The only reason I stayed on as long as I did was for my co-workers.

    Cons

    Management in the customer service department is often times clueless and plays favorites with reps regarding workflow assignment. Management does not offer semi-annual / annual reviews. There is no raise structure in place. They also have a bad habit of promising the world and not delivering. I was basically promoted and then not paid for the work I was given while other reps who made a dollar + more an hour than I did got to sit and watch youtube all day. Delegation of duties is lopsided and leaves 20% of the team doing 80% of the work. They ask you to lie to customers about privacy and data management, which leaves you feeling grimy if you have a moral compass.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees. Instituted an annual / semi-annual review / performance structure. Audit middle management to ensure work flow is being delegated fairly to prevent burn out from strong employees.


  3. Helpful (8)

    Clueless at the helm

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Graphik Dimensions - PictureFrames.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diverse and dedicated workers who have created a family atmosphere. Culture established by first generation ownership still alive, but is on life support. Has strong core of stalwarts that keep the doors open and business running.

    Cons

    Second generation ownership is completely out of touch with their own workplace. Cannot make it into office more than once or twice a month. Thin veneer of world class workplace, bunker mentality makes it look like 2009 all over again. Company is purging experienced workers in effort to cut costs and improve morale.

    Advice to Management

    Sell business to experienced local manufacturing/e-commerce entrepreneur, then take the money and pursue what you really want to be doing.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Customer service agent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Point, NC

    I worked at Graphik Dimensions - PictureFrames.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discount on frames and coworkers

    Cons

    I found the company to be racist and not fair in assigning job functions, schedules based on seniority. A lot of favoritism


  6. Helpful (8)

    Hopeless management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in High Point, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Graphik Dimensions - PictureFrames.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They succeed in spite of themselves. The foundation of the company works due to a legacy staff that really does care abut quality.

    Cons

    A cheerlading culture that is 1980's in its inpiration and 1880's in its application. A hoplessly outdated and uninformed managment structure that makes bad choices and just sqeeks by by luck. Really a typical second generation firm, with all the down sides of a nepotistic company.

    Advice to Management

    SELL!


  7. Helpful (5)

    Dedicated staff

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Archdale, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Archdale, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Graphik Dimensions - PictureFrames.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work here get the job done. There are some smart and talented people with which to work. You would be amazed at the quantity and quality of work that comes out of this small facility in a small town in North Carolina with minimal staff.

    Cons

    Directionless business plans, and demoralizing moralizing (meaningless cheer-leading, forced team building, mixed messaging) leads to talent leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core competencies.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Rapid growth and expansion provides a great atmosphere to be successful, if you are willing to work hard for it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Graphik Dimensions - PictureFrames.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company is staffed by some of the most wonderful and creative people around! Working on inter-departmental projects is a joy!

    Cons

    The hierarchy of upper management's politics results in hurdles and hoops that will need to be jumped over and through when it comes to getting new ideas approved and put into action.

    Advice to Management

    People are your greatest asset. The best way to make them feel like that is a true statement and to feel appreciated is through wages. Catch more flies with honey.


  9. Helpful (4)

    There are SO many better places to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Graphik Dimensions - PictureFrames.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent benefits for a small company.

    Cons

    These are not business people. There are no real long or short term goals and no strategic direction, which is evident in everything from the poor inventory control and haphazard product planning to the inability to articulate any real brand value to the failure to launch a new website for literally YEARS. Everything is managed according to the idea of the week. There’s more drama than on TV during sweeps week, and they thrive on chaos – which is why nothing ever gets accomplished. Any good comments here about the company culture are the result of an email going to the entire company “encouraging” positive reviews every time something negative is posted.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company before you run it into the ground.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Pictureframes.com is a place where a person can happily grow professionally and feel like they're part of a family.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Graphik Dimensions - PictureFrames.com full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Internal promotions & hiring, chocolate fountain days, health fairs, 'free-cycling' center, parties throughout the year to celebrate our successes, family atmosphere, genuine caring from leadership, continuing education & training programs. This is a place where we are invited to be the best version of ourselves. Everyone is encouraged to think creatively to solve problems. Brilliant ideas have come from all departments at all levels that have been implemented to great success.

    Cons

    the building is old, so there are occasionally plumbing problems. Limited office space.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your people and improving over time like you have been doing.


  11. Helpful (6)

    Not what its cracked up to be.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Slave in High Point, NC
    Current Employee - Slave in High Point, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Graphik Dimensions - PictureFrames.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My fellow employees are the only thing that make this job worth going in for.

    Cons

    Graphik Dimensions underpays their employees to the point of greed. I have never worked for a place before that expected so much yet gave so little in return. Their idea of a reward is a water fight in the summer, complete with inflatable water slide and kitty pool. Treating their employees fairly is laughable....Do they encourage you to be open? Sure, but they are also quick to punish the whole department with the implementation of new rules that make it impossible to be happy there. We employees feel like prisoners/zombies and thats the way this employers like it. Family? Absolutely! The office personnel love each other very much....the employees that actually earn them this 5-10 million dollars yearly are not treated much better than scum.

    Advice to Management

    If you want reward your employees how about a raise instead of a cupcake and waterfight?!



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