Mission: We help small to mid-sized businesses market a product or service.
I have been working at Design At Work full-time
If you like changes in pace and client work with a mix of independence, Design At Work is an awesome place to work. One day is never the same as the next. And you're certainly kept on your toes.
DAW hires some great, talented people, and it's a good group of individuals who come in and do really nice work, and work well together.
When you've been here a while, you see the benefits of your hard work pay off. And what DAW asks of you is really pretty simple. Work hard, put your best work forward, care about the clients you work with and be part of the team. It's not a "Mean Girls" club (as I've seen some reviewers mention). It's a company trying to grow and just be better today than yesterday (really like any other company out there).
As a long-time employee, I've seen the ups and downs of this company. It can be frustrating to navigate the twists and turns (especially when we went through the "no firing" phase, which was an experiment that didn't really work). I take it as being a part of an ever-changing small business, and being part of an industry that can also be pretty topsy-turvy.
As for the "politics" in the office, this is something I have seen and experienced, but I've seen it stem from specific people who for the most part are no longer part of the company.
Advice to Management
Communicate and be transparent as possible with employees, so rumors and drama don't have a place to grow.
I applied online. I interviewed at Design At Work (Houston, TX) in February 2017.
The office manager contacted me via email the day after I submitted my resume. She had me write a biography of myself and submit it. Then she called me for a phone interview which lasted an hour. She said they'd like to schedule an interview two days from then. She said I could come late and we could "drink some wine" while I interviewed. Then I didn't hear from her for 3 or 4 days, even when I followed up twice. When she finally wrote me back she said they'd gotten a new client and they'd gotten really busy, but said we'd pick the interview process back up the following week. She gave me two (shoddy) ads they'd done for a client before and told me to make a new over the weekend. I actually made three, and sent them to her on time. Three weeks went by, no response. I tried to follow up a reasonable amount of times and got nothing. I'm almost positive the manager was told to stop speaking to me because of my salary requirements- which were not much at all considering I have 8 years worth of experience. My advice? Real professionals, don't waste your time, it appears they are looking for an inexperienced candidate who will accept less than 40k. Very unprofessional conduct.
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