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Artefact Group Overview

Seattle, WA
51 to 200 employees
2006
Company - Private
Business Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Artefact is an award-winning digital experience innovation company. We use human centered design to solve complex problems and create experiences that help our partners have a positive impact on their customers, businesses and society.

Mission: Artefact’s mission is to use the power of design, technology and innovation to create experiences that have positive impact on progressive organizations and society.

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    "Artefact was the wind beneath my wings"

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    I worked at Artefact Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was at Artefact for 2.5 years, it was hands down the best place I've worked :)

    Amazing people -- an intelligent, down-to-earth, diverse group of thinkers & doers. In terms of working environment, I've never had the pleasure of feeling so at home or respected. It's nice to see a place stand by its values and try everyday to improve processes and standards without the corporate rigidity.

    Artefact trusts its employees and that is the key to any progressive workplace, it has served them well thus far and although the flat culture does have pitfalls for some, it's an extremely empowering environment. I found that I was given the opportunity to reach my full potential and supported through and through. In that way, I was able to grow on my own and gain loads of confidence and new strengths while honing my natural abilities.

    The bar is high at Artefact but the quality of the people inspires everyone to meet & exceed expectations, what better way to produce amazing work than by hiring passionate, trustworthy people?

    Lastly, what a fun place to be! So many dynamic personalities lend to an exciting & familial workplace.

    Cons

    The flat culture can be both empowering and challenging. People looking to grow can find themselves lost with no clear way to move up. For those junior to mid-level folks, it can especially sticky.

    Artefact is no doubt in a place of organizational growth so there are natural adjustments going from 40 to 60 to 80 people. There is a delicate balance in keeping great people/great culture & maintaining profitability.

    Sometimes not having a boss means people will try to boss you around (some people NEED to be bosses), so a thick skin and resilience is necessary dependent upon the position. If you're in a vulnerable or high profile position, you will be open to criticism from peers who have no real insight into your goals, daily workload, or evolution. Be confident and seek out advice, there are so many people at Artefact that want to help you.

    Advice to Management

    Stand by your values -- they are good ones! Keep trying to support ambition & grow your employees :)

    Get a pool table or arcade game, LOL.

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Artefact Group Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Artefact Group in August 2016.

    Interview

    I applied through LinkedIn. I received a message through LinkedIn wanting to set up a phone call. This was a pre-screening call I assume. I set up a time with the recruiter and he called to talk about the position and find out more about my background. They asked what my current job was and other basic questions. Then he gave me an opportunity to ask questions about the company and the position. The recruiter said that he would give my name to a senior recruiter to look over my resume and said I would be a great fit. He said that he would have the senior recruiter call when I was available. I gave him the dates that I was available and never received a call back or message saying that I wouldn't be advancing.

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Company Updates

  • We joined the Pledge Parental Leave, the coalition of creative firms who are making a public commitment to improve parental leave benefits and redefine the standard for the industry.

    Driving for Change: Artefact Joins Pledge Parental Leave - Artefact

    "Be the change you want to see in the world." It turns our Gandhi did not really say this, but nevertheless we subscribe to the idea that being the voice for change is as important as leading by example.

  • We were named one of Washington State's best 100 companies to work for by Seattle Business Magazine!

    Artefact: A Best Company to Work For - Artefact

    We made the list for Seattle Business Magazine's 2016 Best Companies To Work For! Each year, as our city grows and more companies participate in this competition, it becomes more difficult to make the list or remain on it. And it has never been more important, because if growth is good for business, it also means more competition for talent.

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Artefact Group Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Seattle Business Magazine, 2016
  • Tech Impact Award, Seattle Business, 2015
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