Mission: Dominate the world's print.
BuildASign.com® has revolutionized the custom printing industry
BuildASign was founded in 2005 with one goal in mind, revolutionize the printing industry. We combined sign-making expertise, innovative technology, and exceptional customer service to transform a centuries-old industry for today's customer. BuildASign® was created to be an entirely new kind of custom printing company. Today we manage over 6 different website properties including our flagship, BuildASign.com, EasyCanvasPrints.com, a custom canvas printing solution and AlliedShirts.com, our custom apparel line.
As the #1 retailer of custom signs, we offer half the price and half the time of your local sign shop. Our products are manufactured and designed in Austin, TX and we're proud to offer materials 100% made in the USA. Our customers include real estate agents, construction companies, retailers, event and conference planners, church and school groups -- anyone wanting to make a statement. Whether for business or for fun, we're empowering expression around the world.
To empower expression around the world.
To dominate the worlds print.
Through the BuildASign.com® Giving Program, the company has contributed more than $1.2M to over 2,000 local and national nonprofits. It has also received national recognition for its donation of more than 352,000 Welcome Home banners and signs (valued at over $10.4 million) to the friends and families of military service members returning home from a deployment.
Since its start in 2008, BuildASign.com's Giving Program has donated over $1.2M in cash, in-kind gifts and services to more than 2,000 nonprofit organizations nationwide. Through our self-funded Giving Program, we help organizations keep their overhead costs down to ensure that more money goes directly to the causes they support.
The Troops Program is one of the ways BuildASign.com® shows its support for the men and women who serve our country. One of the most special times for a military family is when their family member returns home from a deployment – so we decided to provide military friends and families with free “Welcome Home” banners for their loved ones. To date, BuildASign.com® has donated over 352,000 Welcome Home banners (valued at over $10.4million).
At BuildASign.com®, staff engagement is a core part of our company's culture. In fact, have a staff member solely dedicated to getting our fellow co-workers involved in the Austin community. One way we do this is by providing every full-time BuildASign.com® employee with 24 hours of paid time off each year to volunteer with a local organization of their choice.
In 2013, BuildASign.com spearheaded the creation of Philanthropitch, a fast pitch forum for Austin’s most promising nonprofit organizations looking for access to financial capital. The high energy event serves as a platform for local organizations to present a specific need that will dramatically grow their impact on the community. In 2013, over $55,000 was donated to the nonprofit finalists and in 2014, over $121,000 was donated. In 2015 our local event donated over $133,000. We also launched Philanthropitch International in 2015 and donated over $75,000 to organizations from across the country.. In total Philanthropitch has donated over $385,000!
Great place to be. Bright, hardworking, talented co-workers all over the place. Lots of interesting projects and a great reputation in Austin with a growing group of alumni doing interesting things after working at BAS. Entrepreneurship/growth is in the blood for a lot of people in the company. The company is still young and the current crop of employees will go on to do big things both at BAS and elsewhere.
With things changing as fast as they do at a company growing quickly if you're not prepared to assert yourself and look for good projects or things to work on it can be confusing to navigate. Certainly not an easy transition if you're expecting lots of clear processes and guidance as to what you're supposed to do next or where to plug in. If you're not willing to be flexible with responsibilities and can't deal with minimal guidance, this is not the ideal environment for you.
Advice to Management
Improve paternity/maternity leave policies, provide more opportunities for continuing education, consider sabbatical programs for long term employees
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at BuildASign.com (Austin, TX).
The hiring process was in depth. Fair but demanding. There were a lot of problem solving scenarios ranging from marketing strategy, to manufacturing process, to UX / UI and SEM. I felt like each round I got a better and better sense of what the role entailed and how qualified I was for it.