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  1. Helpful (1)

    Ask lots of questions going in and hold steady on the level of compensation you expect to receive.

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    Former Employee - Sorry the Company IS Too Small for Me to Tell You in Poulsbo, WA
    Former Employee - Sorry the Company IS Too Small for Me to Tell You in Poulsbo, WA

    I worked at Masterworks

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    They have a good mission toward Kingdom related work. It's staffed with good people who honestly want to make a difference. The company is pretty flexible when it comes to personal and family issues that come up. They're willing to commit money into new technology so the computer equipment is never more then a few years old. You get a great sense of satisfaction knowing you're able to make a significant difference for some of the smaller clients. Weekly staff meetings include open prayer time when people have a chance to publicly lift up each other and also ask for help. The Christmas party and summer picnic are not to be missed.

    Cons

    Recent growth has caused too many internal problems. Instead of people working cooperatively there are political agendas which seem to get in the way of advancing the company forward. The sales team commits the company to projects before they have a realistic understanding of everything that is involved. This makes it very difficult for the people who are charged with actually doing the work to succeed. In a way the company sets itself up for failure. Large clients can be very challenging under these conditions. The company may say otherwise, but it really comes down to make a profit at an acceptable margin.

    Advice to Management

    Ask everyone in the company to provide anonymous input to what they see as barriers with the guarantee of no retaliation for truthful comments.


  2. Could be a great company to work for, but . . .

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Masterworks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has some really great people. Like the other reviewers said, they're very accommodating to family issues that come up. The building is nice and there are snacks. Good benefits, too. Fun parties and gatherings.

    Cons

    Employees are not valued. Leaders do not listen to the needs of those of us who do the work. There have been lots of layoffs due to "position elimination" then others are hired right away. There's poor communication between departments, resulting in much frustration and confusion. I have been there less than 5 years, but it has been that way ever since I started and it's not getting better, but worse.

    Advice to Management

    I believe that people need better training and that leaders should listen to and respect the people who are working for them. Many of my coworkers feel that they aren't respected, and I think that's a shame.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good people, working for good clients, but having growing pains, and hard to advance career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poulsbo, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Poulsbo, WA

    I have been working at Masterworks

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Masterworks works for great clients, which is a really attractive element to the company. They're very accommodating of family needs. Flexible work schedule and work from home options.

    Cons

    The company has grown too fast, and hasn't figured out how to be the size they are while maintaining the work environment they sell to their employees. Management wants to use metrics in your annual review, but the metrics aren't accurate, and they ignore requests to explain/verify them. Because of some really odd organizational structure, it's hard to get promoted, which would be fine, if they paid people what they were worth, and didn't low-ball everyone with the "we're doing God's work" line.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying your people what they're worth - it's saying something when I can get 15-20k more in Seattle - Cost of living isn't THAT much different... Start clearly communicating expectations to your employees. Just basically be who you say you are as a Christian company, and start being honest with your people, because anyone with two brain cells to rub together sees through the rouse anyway.


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  5. Far from a dream job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Masterworks full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful location Some enjoyable coworkers Clients you truly care about Summer hours

    Cons

    Incestuous executive team "Value creation" for clients comes in the form of talk; very little action. Poor morale with recent layoffs after over hiring "Christian" culture feels slimy = lots of judgement... it feels like a work at a church

    Advice to Management

    They welcome feedback, but it goes in one ear and out the other. Restore employee confidence and morale by following up validation with action.


  6. Great company, great clients, good lifestyle job

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    Current Employee - Account Director
    Current Employee - Account Director

    I have been working at Masterworks full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good family / lifestyle location Great clients Work the makes a difference Industry leader in Christian non-profit marketing and fundraising

    Cons

    Limited / slow growth Limited challenges / learning



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