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BuildASign.com Overview

Austin, TX
201 to 500 employees
2005
Company - Private
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
BuildASign.com is an award-winning online custom printing provider of signage, apparel and home decor items. Since the company's inception in 2005, BuildASign.com has set out to empower every individual and business to connect with those that matter most to ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to make it easy and affordable for people to share their message or tell their story with custom and personalized products. We relentlessly innovate and improve to provide our customers with exceptional value and an experience that fosters a long-lasting ... Read more

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BuildASign.com – Why Work For Us?


BuildASign.com is an award-winning online custom printing provider of signage, apparel and home decor items. Since the company's inception in 2005, BuildASign.com has set out to empower every individual and business to connect with those that matter most to them. Our focus is making it easy and affordable for people to share their message or tell their story with custom and personalized products.  We relentlessly innovate and improve to provide our customers with exceptional value and an experience that fosters a long-lasting relationship. Over the past 12 years, the Austin based company has grown to over 350 employees. BuildASign also operates EasyCanvasPrints.com and AlliedShirts.com

Our Values

Our Vision

Our vision is to empower every individual and business to connect with those that matter most to them.

Our Mission

Our mission is to make it easy and affordable for people to share their message or tell their story with custom and personalized products. We relentlessly innovate and improve to provide our customers with exceptional value and an experience that fosters a long-lasting relationship.


Giving back to the community has been a part of BuildASign’s DNA since our inception. We believe deeply in taking care of our customers, our teams, and those within our community.

Since 2008, we’ve given over $1M of in-kind donations to more than 1,700 unique non-profits through discounted signage and products. We also created a Troops program that has donated more than 345,000 banners and signs to the friends and families of military service members returning home from a deployment.

We empower BuildASigners to flex their philanthropic muscles through a series of community-based perks and opportunities:

  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO): A time-off program in which BuildASigners get paid to volunteer up to 24 hours a year!
  • Employee donations matching to the non-profit of their choosing.
  • A dedicated Community Advocate to help individuals and teams find the perfect volunteer opportunity, and organize BuildASign-wide giving blitzes and community events.
  • Taking part in programs like The Startup Games, Amplify Austin, and CreatAthon. Each of these programs are not only great team builders, but they benefit local and national non-profits.

To learn more about any of these programs, email giving@buildasign.com.


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    Pros

    There are a lot of great people that work there. I feel the culture in many of the teams is very strong and everyone works very hard to improve both themselves and the company.

    Cons

    There is a lot of growth which can be tough to deal with as well as balancing a manufacturing facility against an office facility while trying to keep everyone happy.

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BuildASign.com Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at BuildASign.com (Austin, TX) in June 2013.

    Interview

    I applied for the position through the BuildASign.com website, and was contacted the next day by their recruiter, who helped me schedule a phone interview with a manager from the development team. The phone interview was very short (about half an hour), and covered some basic screening questions on C#, SQL, and general web and programming concepts. He also told me a little about the company and answered some questions I had.

    Later that day I received an e-mail asking if I'd be interested in a full interview, and we were able to schedule it for the following week. After arriving, I was given a brief tour of the offices and got introduced around, then sat down for the interview itself. The process lasted about six or seven hours. Everyone was extremely friendly and supportive, but I have to admit that it was a fairly stressful experience. There was nothing inappropriate or unusual about it, it was just long and very thorough.

    In the morning there were three one-hour sessions with groups of two interviewers, each one covering a different topic like programming language features, database design and querying, a whiteboard coding problem, design patterns and architecture, and a couple logic puzzles somewhere between brainteasers and "20 questions." They also took an interest in things I had listed on my resume that weren't strictly relevant to the position (and corrected a few misunderstandings!), which was nice.

    We then took a break for lunch, which gave me a chance to meet the rest of the development team and just relax a little and have fun. Again, everyone was very friendly and welcoming. The managers gave us some space, and I was encouraged to ask any questions I wanted and "get the dirt" about working for the company.

    After lunch there was a series of shorter meetings with senior developers and managers, focusing less on technical questions and more on my interests and goals and the philosophy of the company. I got a tour of the production facility across the street, after which two of the managers sat me down, we did one last puzzle question (which I bombed), and then they went through some of my strengths and weaknesses throughout the day, and surprised me by making an offer. I had to leave quickly to catch my flight, so we worked out the details by e-mail over the weekend.

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    • Strangely, the most difficult and stressful part was the (relatively simple) puzzle game at the very end of the day. At that point I'd been at it for about seven hours and my brain was just fried, and of course when I couldn't figure it out quickly I started fixating on the fact that I couldn't figure it out, and it went downhill from there. So, stay sharp even if it feels like the hard part is over and things are winding down!   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They held firm with their initial offer, but it was competitive and so I was happy to accept.

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BuildASign.com Awards & Accolades

  • Inc. Hire Power Award(7), Inc. Magazine, 2012
  • Austin Gives GeneroCity Award, Austin Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Hire Power Award, Inc., 2012
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2010
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2011
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