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"Great people and solid idea"

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Former Contractor - Front-End Web Developer in San Francisco, CA
Former Contractor - Front-End Web Developer in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Minted as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Great workplace: employees treated very well. The CEO shares good news and bad news very well

Cons

Micromanaging CEO can be difficult and plays favoratism

Advice to Management

Try not to micromanage

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "Not too many pros"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Production Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Minted full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. there are some good people there (none of them managers).
    2. listed on the site as a pro is bagel mondays (they don't order enough for everyone to get one) and catered lunches (only once a week and not enough food; subway, panda express)
    3. an option to get receive free dental ($1500/year)

    Cons

    1. contracted temps and permanent staffs get treated visibly differently, even though you work along side them
    2. managers micromanage and don't trust the employees
    3. very high-school atmosphere (lots of cliques, lots of rumors, lots of goofing around)
    4. no opportunity to grow and develop (once you have a position there, you are stuck)
    5. no mentoring (even though managers say they are mentors)
    6. always extending temps contracts (stringing them along for over a year) without compsensation
    7. contracted temps and permanent staff gets paid the same (there are no benefits to becoming full time)
    8. managers will listen to rumors about staff rather than get to know the staff person(s)
    9. there are no raises, no employee reviews, no way of tracking progress (they will just tell the staff person you are not needed because you did not meet standards; but no one knew/knows what the standard was/is)
    10. CEO plays favoritism among staff and departments
    11. CEO and upper management does not listen to what employees have to say or what the needs are to improve the work culture
    12. though company portrays itself as fun, modern, chic and elegant; behind the scene is unhappy workers and crowdsourced designers
    13. CEO and "editorial team" always favors the same crowdsourced designers to keep them happy
    14. HR is/was not educated in benefit policies and always deferred you to a phone number to call for help
    15. HR kept only one copy of health benefits in the office and you couldn't take it home to study the options

    Advice to Management

    management needs to figure out a way to not have this high-school work culture. its not healthy. they also need to figure out a way to better treat their employees.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Uhmm...it pays"

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    Current Contractor - Design Associate (Temp) in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Design Associate (Temp) in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Minted as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool company and great product. If you are young and enjoy design and don't mind doing production work, it is a nice job to have to for the holidays to earn some extra cash.

    Cons

    Job gets really boring as you will be doing the same thing for the next few months. There isn't any room for advancement as a temp/seasonal employee (it was pretty sad and amusing to see some of the fellow temp employees "kissing up" to the full-time staff as if they were going to get hired for a position after the holidays). The scheduling was terrible as it was on-call and they didn't mention that prior to hiring.

    Full time employees (especially from other depts) really need to get off their "high horse" like others have mentioned, they are standoffish. You can be sitting in the break room and you can just hear the sigh as they can't believe that you are taking their table for lunch and whispering to their co-worker.

    Don't be surprised if your supervisor is younger than you or probably has less experience in the real world. They always say, "ask questions" if you aren't sure, but get fed up if you take up their time.

    Advice to Management

    Inform your seasonal workers about the schedule prior to hiring them. Create a more friendly environment.

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