Gemmiti Model Art - For dedicated and hard working ethical workers | Glassdoor
  1. "For dedicated and hard working ethical workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - OFFICE MANAGER/BOOKKEEPER in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gemmiti Model Art full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been on the management team at Gemmiti Model Art for over a year working closely with the owner. Gemmiti Model Art provides a top notch scale models of all types. Because of the high quality work required to be done, it takes hard working, skilled and dedicated people who take pride in their work to succeed here. If you don't come with that criteria and strong work ethic, you may find yourself very... disappointed and want to not continue working here. As a previous poster stated, "If you have have glaring weaknesses they're going to be exposed." So I highly recommend to anyone considering a position with the company to be truthful and don't pretend to know and do things you have never done before. There is no faking it here so be sure you are skilled and know your stuff. Lisa is a professional and passionate business owner who works with her employees often on the trust system. She doesn't hover and micro manage her staff. She puts a lot of trust in her staff and just asks for hard work and efficiency in return. Lisa is very flexible and tries her best to accommodate her staff whenever she can. Lisa's passion is often misconstrued and for some who can be overly sensitive may feel overwhelmed. The work atmosphere can get very busy with multiple jobs and high demands from our clients so you must be able to handle multi tasking, working at fast pace and meeting demanding deadlines. Below please also see a list of pros to working at Gemmiti Model Art: * Bi-weekly pay for all the time you put into your projects and jobs * Guarantee you are working with straight shooter management, no lies, no sugar coating. * really good energetic production staff to work with. * option to start a 401K account * working in clean, state of the art tools equipped and fully stocked work shop for all your model making needs * opportunities to earn bonus on jobs completed on time and on budget *competitive pay and opportunity to climb the ranks * working with strong female management team

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    Cons

    The cons of this job are quite simple, working here doesn't work out if: 1. You treat the work like a hobby and not interested in a fast pace moving environment. 2. You're afraid of deadlines and at times high stress when there is lots of work to be done. 3. You don't like to be on your feet all day. 4. If you can't be trusted to work independently without a manager constantly standing over your shoulder. 5.... If you can't handle or don't like multi tasking, keeping your work space clean and communicating with your team. If you are any of the above on the list, then Gemmiti Model Art is not the place for you to work.

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    Advice to Management

    Never settle for mediocre. Only the best will do.

    Gemmiti Model Art2019-07-24

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  1. "Contractor"

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    I have been working at Gemmiti Model Art

    Pros

    Clear communication on needs and wants. Has a great understating of what the job entails.

    Cons

    You better really know your business. If you have have glaring weaknesses they're going to be exposed. So be prepared to say and admit you don't know something. Don't hide it. Quality is demanded. And if you admit it you'll get help.

    Gemmiti Model Art2019-02-01
  2. "A demanding field but a very rewarding job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Executive Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gemmiti Model Art full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have never worked harder, been as appreciated for my work, or learned as much as I did during my time here. Model making is a challenging field with very demanding clients and impossible deadlines, but Lisa has an incredible wealth of knowledge to share and the experiences are something you won't find anywhere else. I had the opportunity to work with some amazing people, incredible model makers and really high... profile clients and being surrounded by so much greatness always pushed me to be better. I learned more in my time here than any other job I've had, and I'm certain any job I will have. You need to come in with the skills needed to succeed, but this environment will hone your skills and teach you more than you could imagine about design, time management, and model making techniques. The long days were actually a pro for me because I was allowed the flexibility to rearrange my hours as I needed to to find a balance but still meet my job responsibilities. Lisa is one of the most open minded and non discriminatory people that I've ever met, she doesn't care about your age/race/gender/orientation/education/experience is, she only cares about your ability to do what is asked and your attitude. If you think you're up to the challenge, Lisa will take a chance on you, and she truly cares about her employees. From driving employees home across the bay late at night to visiting them in the hospital when they're sick; from having dinner ordered in to ordering a piece of equipment for you on a moments notice, Lisa takes care of her employees and if you ask she will give you everything that you need to get the job done. I would have loved to stay, but a personal matter took me back across the country to my family. I love keeping up with the Gemmiti Team and visiting when I'm in town.

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    Cons

    If you're not up to the challenge, this is not the place for you. There is no time for hand holding, you have to be incredibly competent and be a problem solver not a problem maker. There will be some long hours, but management is very understanding and gives you the flexibility to do what you need to do, that schedule worked very well for me, but if you're a 9-5 punch-in/punch-out kind of person this is not the... right field for you. It is a team pursuit, so sometimes you have to keep an eye on your neighbor and communicate with them to make sure they are performing well, because their poor work could impact your work, but this is just a part of the field, communication and design is key. Communication is key. If you make design changes or fall way behind schedule or way over budget and don't communicate, you're going to have a really bad time.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep putting out phenomenal work and keep up the hunt to find the perfect team, I know you'll get there!

    Gemmiti Model Art2018-11-20

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