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 ...
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 vision is to empower every individual and business to connect with those that matter most to them.
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:
To learn more about any of these programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have been working at BuildASign.com full-time (More than 3 years)
- Fast-growing company which means there are always new challenges.
- Smart and motivated co-workers.
- Get it done mentality.
- Cool company events like parties, teambuilders and happy hours.
- Not for everyone, it gets really busy at times and everyone will expect more from you during those times.
- Co-workers' hard work will make yourself push harder.
Advice to Management
- Keep investing in the growth of the company (people, equipment, etc.)
- Keep being on top of the competition.
- Keep pushing for revenue and profits.
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at BuildASign.com (Austin, TX) in June 2013.
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.
They held firm with their initial offer, but it was competitive and so I was happy to accept.