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Global Custom Commerce Overview

Houston, TX
201 to 500 employees
1996
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Home Furniture & Housewares Stores
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Blinds.com, owned by Global Custom Commerce, is the #1 e-commerce company in Houston and the world´s largest online retailer for blinds, shades, and other window coverings.

In 2014, we merged with The Home Depot, the #1 home improvement retailer in ... Read more

Mission: Our purpose is to "help people become better than they ever thought possible."

In doing so, our mission is to transform hard-to-buy products into experiences that are surprisingly easy and exciting for our ... Read more

Company Updates

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  • Woof! Who let the dogs out at the Blinds.complex? These cool four-legged bundles of joy roamed around spreading happiness and cheer to our team.

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Global Custom Commerce – Why Work With Us?


About Us:

With giant lava lamps, bobbleheads, and tons of celebrations with cake, we're ecstatic to be known as one of the "Best Places to Work" in Houston. As the #1 online provider of custom window coverings, we beautify the world one custom blind, shade, shutter, or curtain at a time. We will even be there if you need to decorate your walls! 

Mission:

Our purpose is to "help people become better than they ever thought possible".

    

Our Core Values:

Improve Continuously

We're not happy with the status quo. As industry leaders, we believe we can always better ourselves, in and out of the office. This mean we look for just as many ways to serve our customers as we do to serve our community.

Experiment Without Fear of Failure

We like to think of ourselves as mad scientists. For every failed experiment, you learn one lesson that will help you out in the future. At Blinds.com, failure is just another step towards success.

Be Yourself and Speak Up

Our people are more than names on a payroll, they're creative and unique humans with a lifetime full of experiences to guide us to success. From hair color to business ideas, creative thinking and unique viewpoints are a job requirement!

Enjoy The Ride

Working here means you're a part of the family. Have fun with the twists, turns, camaraderie and milestones. We'll be right there with you, enjoying the ride together. Now let's go eat some cake!!

    

10 reasons why it's awesome to work at Blinds.com


  1. Essential core values that we don't just talk about, we live and work by them.
  2. We have the best coffee machine ever (we call it 'Stevebucks') that keeps us going, along with Fresh Fruit Mondays, parties with cake and candy bowls. Yum.
  3. You deserve to be taken care of. We offer generous medical, vision and dental benefits through our parent company, The Home Depot.
  4. Competitive starting pay above the industry norm with 401k and HUGELY exciting opportunities to grow your career.
  5. Some of the most energetic, outrageous co-workers you'll ever meet. Trust us. They're pretty amazing.
  6. Success is actually rewarded here — with words, money, trophies, dance parties or cake. Or all of the above!.
  7. Our employees enjoy awesome discounts on technology, education, online shopping, car rentals and more. Pretty sweet.
  8. We improve continuously and push you to do the same. You've got a built-in support system whether you're running your first marathon or serving your hundredth customer.
  9. Grow your brain with us through our company-sponsored training. We LOVE watching employees grow and take on new roles.
  10. Love what you do and work in a place that makes you smile. Leave the power suit in the closet and get ready to love Mondays again.

    

Read what other Blinds.commers say:

Global Custom Commerce Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "It would be an understatement to say they changed my entire life."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Houston, TX
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    I worked at Global Custom Commerce full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - In depth, one on one mentorship. I was able to talk about any problem that I had - technical, emotional, personal - while feeling not judged and completely safe.
    - The entire company is a community. I don't think I ever spoke to someone that didn't like coming to work in the morning. Even when things were really tough, a sort of camraderie permeated throughout the entire organization. It's the sort of feeling you get when you're on a team and no matter how far down you fall, you know that someone on it has your back.
    - The benefits and pay are the best I've ever seen. I've had a short career, but I feel like everyone had their fair shot at doing well. Our Sales teams could make as much as our technical development teams. If anyone fell on hard times, everyone pitched in to help one another.
    - The culture. No amount of money can buy that sort of commitment. You need leadership that people feel they can depend on. You need people that want to earnestly help one another. That sort of thing is built, not bought.
    - Huge advancement in technical talent. I was decent when I joined the company - I feel like they turned me into a rock star. A lot of people get this impression that you cannot work for a good company outside of what people consider canonical tech hubs. This company proved to me that they cannot have been more wrong.

    Cons

    Your greatest enemy working here will be yourself.

    When things get difficult, you will truly have to ask yourself if things aren't going the way you planned because of the company, or because you yourself are resisting your own growth.

    Advice to Management

    It is difficult to see the weeds when all you have is the sky. I think that by in large, management should continue doing the remarkable job they are doing.

    However, it is very hard for someone in the thick of things to see how much the people up above care when all they can see are the problems immediately in front of them.

    Perhaps that means help break down the problems more, or perhaps that means more open lines of communication. I'm not sure. But I'm sure you'll figure it out.

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Global Custom Commerce Photos

Global Custom Commerce photo of: One of our core values is "improving continuously". We write down our monthly goals on the board to keep each other accountable.
Global Custom Commerce photo of: A silly moment with our Customer Service pros during their Month of Fun!
Global Custom Commerce photo of: We welcomed the XX+UX designer group for a 'how to get the gig' panel discussion in our office.
Global Custom Commerce photo of: A celebratory Blinds.com cupcake at CEC Game Night!
Global Custom Commerce photo of: Jay giving a pep talk to our "smaller employees"
Global Custom Commerce photo of: Sharing the love on "Love Day" at the Blinds.complex
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Global Custom Commerce Interviews

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    Interview

    The online test is job clickbait - the user is forced to spend 30 minutes of their time to "create a profile", and when you want to see your results, you need to upload resume, fill out skills, basically create a searchable record for BlindData's clients to peruse. Great way to find candidates, very unfriendly experience for the interviewee

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Global Custom Commerce Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, The Houston Chronicle, 2015
  • 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For™, National Association for Business Resources (NABR), 2015
  • Best Companies to Work for in Texas, Best Companies Group, 2016
  • Healthiest Employer, Houston Business Journal, 2013
  • Award for Innovation in Sales, American Business Awards (the Stevies), 2013
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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