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Uncommon Goods Overview

Brooklyn, NY
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Private
Gift, Novelty & Souvenir Stores
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors

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Uncommon Goods is a place to discover hand-picked, creative designs by independent artists and makers— unexpected gifts for everyone in your life, including yourself! https://www.uncommongoods.com/our-story.

Mission: As a certified B Corporation, we hold ourselves to a high standard of social responsibility. That means paying a starting wage twice the federal minimum, offering paid family leave, selling products that are fur/feather/leather-free, printing our catalog on recycled ... Read more

Uncommon Goods Reviews

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    "Positive Working Experience"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate

    I worked at Uncommon Goods full-time

    Pros

    Strong management, creative atmosphere, great CEO

    Cons

    There were no cons for me working for this company

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Uncommon Goods Photos

Uncommon Goods photo of: Photo shoots=Dogs in the office! Uncommon fact: Many of our models are members of the team, their pets, or their children.
Uncommon Goods photo of: Brooklyn Army Terminal
Uncommon Goods photo of: The Product Management team celebrating another successful launch!
Uncommon Goods photo of: Product testing the beer-making kit
Uncommon Goods photo of: On site visits to vendors often allow for free tutorials.
Uncommon Goods photo of: All year-round team members receive a volunteer day to work with a non-profit of their choice!
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Uncommon Goods Interviews

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    Buyer Interview

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    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Uncommon Goods in May 2020.

    Interview

    Extremely unorganized process. Much of the reviews on this company allude to it being in disarray and that couldn’t have been more clear during this process. I was emailed and offered and interview and asked to respond with my availability. Two days later I hadn’t heard back, I followed up and an interview was put on for me the next day. When I did the phone interview it felt to me that the position had already been filled and the Manager was only speaking to me because I had followed up on the interview email. I was then sent a very generic denial email in which it stated “we have filled this position and may not have had an opportunity to look at your submission.” This wasn’t the case since my project had been reviewed and I interviewed with the Manager..... Really unprofessional and sad to have the inability to even send a proper denial email. In full transparency I was holding my breath that I wouldn’t get the offer because I was so anxious
    about joining a team that appeared so outwardly chaotic.

    Interview Questions

    • How many vendors are you comfortable working with at once?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Our Guiding Principles:

    Uncommon Values: Our Guiding Principles - The Goods | The Official Blog of UncommonGoods

    What makes a workplace great? Your knee-jerk response might focus on salary and benefits, but we all know it's more than that. Do you feel challenged? Are you encouraged to grow? Do you have a say in your company's direction? Do you feel like it's your company? Do you like your co-workers?

  • We are honored to be named a Forbes Small Giant! This annual list celebrates 25 standout businesses that favor greatness over growth. The companies are all privately owned, profitable, at least ten years old and were selected based on factors including community involvement, commitment to staff and industry excellence.

    Small Giants

    The 25 best small companies.

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Uncommon Goods Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Best for The World Honoree, B Lab, 2018
  • Forbes Small Giants, Forbes, 2018
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