Punchcut Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people, cool projects

    Former Employee - Interaction Designer
    Former Employee - Interaction Designer

    I worked at Punchcut as a contractor

    Pros

    People are friendly, have sense of humor. Many talented designers. They get some pretty cool projects - you get to do a lot of conceptual explorations across different platforms/medium.

    Cons

    As a contractor, you do feel like an outsider. You don't get access to all information or always have direct contact with the clients (lacking some first-hand feedback and perspective). They are also quite secretive about their projects - you don't know about projects outside of what you are working on.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome people, good clients and projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Punchcut full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I'm really enjoying my time at Punchcut. There are some insanely smart people here, but - refreshingly - no primadonnas unlike other studios I've been at. Everyone pitches in to get stuff done, and the teams are collaborative.

    Most projects are pretty strategic (across devices/platforms). It's a good place to develop deep device interface experience. They're organized without being to process-y.

    There's a lot more fun happening here, especially in the last year or so. I think the culture is good -- a lot better than what's been shared in other comments.

    Cons

    More communications and streamlined decisions. Need to find a bigger office space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Focused mobile studio

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Punchcut full-time

    Pros

    Great clients, great people, good workplace

    Cons

    Pedal to the metal all the time. Little downtime/white space. Old workstations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the infrastructure of the company, allow for experimentation, unstructured time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Small but great set of people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Punchcut full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Punchcut is a small group with lots of chances for growth and responsibility. They are a great set of people with lots of passion for their work

    Cons

    The company lacks a strong work culture as well as project/resource management expertise. Punchcut frequently over delivers on projects - great for clients, not so much for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good company, needs maturing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Punchcut

    Pros

    Good people, young and energetic.
    Desire to be the best.
    Small and intimate setting.
    Creative, design centric thinkers.
    Healthy work/life balance.
    Central downtown location.
    Talented people / owners.

    Cons

    Management secrecy.
    Lack of employee career growth assistance.
    Possibly too many eggs in too few clients.
    Lack of design diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake it up.
    Hire more diverse people with more varied backgrounds.
    Give more employees a chance to make mistakes.
    Don't be afraid to be transparent, your employees are adults.

  7.  

    Small Pond, Big Fish

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Punchcut

    Pros

    Opportunity to work in mobile experience industry.

    Cons

    They micro-manage everything from employees to projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read Above

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    I never hated a job before until Punchcut

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Punchcut

    Pros

    It is located on Union Square if you think that is important. Also, compared to other design studios, Punchcut is very well organized.

    Cons

    This place has to be the most sterile work environment I ever worked in. You are discouraged from talking loudly in the office. Coworkers are impersonal and just sit at the computers all day long. Also management is secretive and do not trust their employees. They also micromanage too much and at times can be too organized.

    Doesn't Recommend

Punchcut Photos

Logo in the office (Photo thanks to Flickr user CommandZed, available under by-nc-nd v2.0)
Phone Art Wall
stylish lobby (Photo thanks to Flickr user CommandZed, available under by-nc-nd v2.0)
Conference room (Photo thanks to Flickr user CommandZed, available under by-nc-nd v2.0)

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