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Updated October 24, 2017
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Ashish Arora
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Pros
  • If you're looking for a job that you look forward to coming to each day and meeting really great people, you've found the place (in 6 reviews)

  • I feel like there is lots of opportunity to grow (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Very oppressive call center environment (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior Management (aka Executives) were spending way too much money on expensive trips (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "The Perfect Place for Problem Solvers & High Performers."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cricut full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cricut has a long complex history, but in it's current existence it acts and thinks like a mid-size startup. If you love solving problems and moving fast this is the place for you. Everyone is passionate, smart, and treats each other with respect. Healthy debate is encouraged and people want to do what is best for the business, not what is best for their career.

    Cons

    The company has been growing, so of course there are some growing pains such as: processes that don't exist or are extremely slow, and unanswered questions.


  2. "Great Company, Great Coworkers, Great Fun"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer in Riverton, UT
    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer in Riverton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cricut full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's been nothing but great working for Cricut so far! The culture and product produced here at Cricut is wonderful.

    I enjoy the people I work with, and the way management runs things. There's a clear list of tasks that need to be accomplished, but I don't feel like I'm being micromanaged or have someone breathing down my back at all times.

    The work itself is also great. It's challenging at times, but in a good way that allows you to push yourself to learn/accomplish more.

    Benefits are great too!

    Cons

    The on-boarding process was a little rough. There was a brief introduction to HR's policies and standards, a short demonstration of the product we would be working on, and then I was dropped off at my station where a laptop was waiting for me. At that point, I wasn't sure what work I was supposed to be doing or what environment I needed to set up to get up and running.

    After getting through those initial weeks, everything has been fantastic!

    One other con is the number of sick days given. 3 days seems fairly sparse compared to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    In regard to the on-boarding process, it would have been helpful if management had some tasks set aside for me to perform when I first got here. It would have also been nice to have one of my coworkers assigned to be a "buddy" for the first day or two so that they could help me get everything set up and be there for any of the many questions I needed to ask.

  3. "Excellent place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cricut full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They treat employees well, have excellent team members, and inspiring leadership.

    Cons

    Haven't experienced any cons yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cricut full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and culture. You have plenty of people who are willing to help you out and make sure you succeed. Management is awesome and you can tell that they really believe in the product and are willing to throw themselves in to the work and get things done.

    Cons

    I really don't have any. I haven't been here long enough to have complaints. There is a learning curve but that comes with any new job.


  5. "Outstanding Culture and Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Finance in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cricut full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative, team oriented, accepting of new ideas (after all, the Company encourages its customers to 'Be [their] creative best). This is my fourth employer since graduating from University and its by far the best work environment I've been a part of. Management sets the tone at the top, but the people here at Cricut work hard and play hard. There are no ridiculous, meaningless expectations -- this is a creative company that acts like a tech company. You're judged on your ability to produce and work well with others. If you're a 'brilliant jerk' who people respect but fear or avoid, you won't thrive here. We respect one another and celebrate our differences as we work to make world class products our customers go bananas for. It's been a great ride so far, and I expect it will only continue and even get better.

    Cons

    None so far. Honestly. I have no complaints. It's a job and that means work, but it's satisfying, rewarding work. I go home each evening feeling good about what we accomplished together that day.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for building an outstanding culture where people can be part of something bigger than themselves, and reap the rewards from their hard work.


  6. "Surprising tech for a craft company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cricut full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Had initially skipped over Cricut during a job search, as it seemed like a simple scrapbooking company, but after investigating the technology and moving forward with the interviewing process, the company turned out to moving into some great technology. The front-end and back-end stacks are diverse in programming languages, and the team is passionate about the products, be it the Cricut machine or the applications to support the machine.

    The software engineering team is skilled and able to handle whatever task is thrown their way. The team has been able to introduce newer technology or platforms when paired with strong reasoning, and can play active roles in architecting solutions to current problems.

    Cons

    You'll need to be a bit of a self starter: in developing new features, the software engineering team works to flesh out a solution from loose product requirements, which requires active communication with both the product and engineering teams. You'll also need to be able to find problems before they happen, and create the solution with the team. In this manner, the software engineering team drives the requirements and goals. Those used to clear-cut instructions and not having roles in architecting solutions will have a learning curve.


  7. "I don't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cricut full-time

    Pros

    There were a few people that were great and easy to get along with,

    Cons

    Working in the creative department was pretty toxic in my experience. They lacked communication and some people in particular were just downright rude to me.

  8. "Engaging Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cricut full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is very engaging and the company is growing like crazy. Internally the management is very level headed and there is a definite feel that everyone is at the same level and working together to on everything.

    Cons

    The software is a complimentary product to the machines and is not the main product. It's very important but some may see that as a negative.


  9. "Best Company Ever!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cricut full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have loved working here at Cricut. I started out as an intern. I had an amazing opportunity and it turned into a permanent position. The people I interact with on a day to day basis inspire me. I feel lucky to be working for a company with such amazing and intelligent people. I feel like there is lots of opportunity to grow. I feel like my opinion matters. I love the people I work with. I appreciate that Ashish the CEO cares about individuals as employees and consumers. I love that there is opportunity to create, contribute, and initiative. I feel like I have been able to make a difference in the short amount of time I have been here. I know that I will many more opportunities to grow. I love that I am not micromanaged but get to be a part of a team. I love the people I report to because they invest in me and help me be the best I can.

    Cons

    I have not been here long so I haven't found a lot of negatives.


  10. "QA Hardware"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Tester in South Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - QA Tester in South Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cricut full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are so many positive elements of working with and for Cricut. First, it values creativity and team work. This is a company that empowers its employees to seek out better solutions, innovative ideas and new ways of collaborating between departments. Second, the people with whom we interact genuinely have a passion for the work they are doing. They are excited to talk about the projects they are working on and come to work. Each time someone new is hired, they contribute to the high standard - and raise it- of work that is produced here. Third, Cricut allows you to do your work; I really appreciate this. There isn't much micromanaging. Management treats us as adults. If we have an appointment during work hours, it is okay to go to it, we are allowed freedom to have a life and it is okay to come back and work, or to make up the hours another day. We are able to manage our schedules and days as part of a team. We work as a team but also able to work on the tasks that are allotted to us without too much interference. Last, Cricut wants us to enjoy our time working. There are company sponsored events and parties every month. I enjoy these because I can interact and get to know people that aren't from my team and department. It enables me to feel like a part of a bigger team and vision. Overall, I feel like the people I work with add value to my life. They are smart, passionate, and kind. I feel lucky to work here and would recommend it to anyone.

    Cons

    There are always pros and cons of any organization. For example, it can seem like, sometimes there is more vision than the organization to enable that the work goes smoothly. I think this is understandable with organizations that work with creative content; new solutions can quickly spring up taking precedence over current work. This can make one feel like they are going in a million different directions. There is a tremendous amount of pressure to get work accomplished as quickly, efficiently, and precisely as possible. This can mean that there can be stressful weeks and months where we try to work as hard and as much as possible in order to accomplish this. Obviously, there is always going to be dysfunction, or things that don't work as well as they could, because no one is perfect and no organization is perfect. But, despite employee and organization short- comings, Cricut is willing to keep communication open, encourages openness and sometimes even conflict because the result is that we are able to move forward, trust each other better and reach higher heights than ever before. The positive elements of this company outweigh the negatives.


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