Mission: TOMS is in business to help improve lives. We identify global needs and create products to help address them. This simple idea is what makes us more than a company. We’re a movement that’s continually evolving. We expect a lot from each other. We remain ...
I have been working at TOMS full-time (Less than a year)
Small but mighty, TOMS has an amazing team. It's truly impressive to see how much can be accomplished by a targeted group of passionate people who truly want to improve lives through business. Outside of the adorable puppies, slides, ping pong tables at HQ, this is a business that truly balances the work hard/play hard mentality. TOMS ensures everyone is here for the same reason, even offering "Giving Trips" to employees, placing true meaning behind the work we do every day. Simply put, I’m proud to work at TOMS.
Depending on how you look at it, some may struggle without a process or procedure around every component of their day. For those that want more of the same, this may not be the ideal company. For anyone searching for a way to utilize their business acumen while making a positive impact in the world, this is THE place to be.
Advice to Management
Stay the course. The future potential of this company is yet to be realized and management does an incredible job of being transparent and strategic.
Wildly unprofessional interview experience.
Head of creative reached out to me directly online. We scheduled a phone interview, they never called until I emailed to check in. After the call, we set up an in-person the next day with the implication of meeting with rest of team. When I came in, it was just the one creative director and they interviewed me in the waiting/lunch area in full earshot of the entire company—a bit of an awkward interview situation. They asked me to send additional work samples; I did so and never received a response or follow-up.
One month later, a contract recruiter reached out to me about the same role. Obviously no internal communication.
While I am a fan of the company and their mission, the interview was a big red flag for the way the creative team was led and operated. Head of creative did not seem to have a strong grasp on the role they were hiring for or design in general.
The Tomorrows Project is a unique program that TOMS Founder and Chief Shoe Giver Blake Mycoskie created to empower TOMS employees to become social entrepreneurs and ambassadors for good. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQBdE
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