I worked at University Tees (More than 3 years)
UTees has a very fun work environment with unlimited vacation days and work from home.
Young company, so sometimes there isn't total professionalism.
Advice to Management
Keep listening to your employees!
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University Tees (Lakewood, OH) in February 2016.
I really wanted to list this as a positive, because there were a lot of good things about it. I saw their posting online for the position so I sent my resume over via email. It took about 2-3 weeks for them to respond and they set up an interview. The interview was really easy - I brought in my portfolio and talked about my experience a little bit, but mostly they just told me about the company and the job. I met with 3 different people: the first I suppose was in HR, who was extremely encouraging about my background being "perfect" (I have a degree in Fashion Design from Kent State) and seemed certain I would be a great fit. The others were manager and asst. manager, who were also nice but more guarded. 2 days later they emailed me to set up an art test the following day, during which they gave me some sample instructions for designs to do in their office with my laptop. They were testing for both skill and speed; the manager had told me previously that the average time people took was 3 hours and I took about 3.5. This was on a Friday and they told me they would take a look and get back to me the following Monday. I was feeling very confident, but when the following Thursday rolled around and I still hadn't heard anything, I got worried. I sent the manager an email saying something like I wanted to 'check in' before the weekend and got no response. Finally the following Monday I emailed the HR guy and asked if he knew anything. At the end of the day he finally responded and said that I had done very well but they currently weren't at the capacity for hiring right now! What a bummer. I don't know why they had me go through that whole process if they weren't hiring, and if it was a fault on my part I wish they had just told me instead of making an excuse. Really unfortunate because it seemed like a cool company and I would've loved to work there.
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