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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for Minted

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Okay place to work if looking to gain experience and extra money."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to learn some relevant skills whether it be Customer Service or Design related. It's a pretty good place to get your "foot in the door' so to speak start-up wise. Most people are very nice and it's a nice location.

    Management is very nice and willing to work with you if there are scheduling conflicts.

    Cons

    Contract job with very, very, very, little chance of getting hired on FT or if you're FT there, very little options of moving into different positions. Once you're in a position, you're basically stuck there. Work hours are dependent on the seasons (high volume hours are of course in the holiday seasons, then there's wedding season, graduation season, etc).

    The company culture of most of the FT staff is very standoffish and at times not very welcoming or friendly. It's very hipster-y and pretentious and the hiring practices sometimes don't make sense.

    Advice to Management

    Be straightforward with your potential employees (especially during the holidays) and when posting job descriptions online. It doesn't sit well when in the actual interview and job, everything written in the job description is completely modified (ie: promising FT hours and actually being placed onto "on-call" shifts.

    And ensure that during the holiday season, work on a faster response time for the "on-call" statuses.


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Terrible Seasonal/Temp Hiring Practice"

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    Current Employee - Design Associate (Temp) in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Design Associate (Temp) in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    For graphic designers/production artists who are just starting out, or even still in school, it's a good place to work as seasonal "Design Associates," where you can get a feel of what production work is like, train your eye for details & accuracy, put some basic Adobe CS skills to work, while being exposed to some nicely designed, clean & elegant stationery done by designers across the world.

    Cons

    For graphic designers/production artists with 3+ years of work experience, working as a "Design Associate" (at least as a temp/seasonal worker) at Minted is only challenging during your first day or two, when you're still trying to navigate through their rather rudimentary computer system. After that, the work does get very tedious.

    But the worst part isn't the boredom. It's the fact that they started interviewing & hiring seasonal temps 6 weeks in advance & ask for full-time availability, and everyone they brought on board seems to be looking for full-time hours. Then on the first day of training, they tell you that some days you will only be on stand-by. If you can't come in, you have to trade shifts on your own. If you fail to do so & miss more than 1 day, you're terminated.
    But then, they end up only guarantee everyone 1 day of work per week, and put everyone on stand-by for up to 4 other days. And for those other days, you have to wait until 9pm the day before to find out if they need you to go in for sure.

    During the first week, everyone worked 3-4 days (because they had 4,500+ orders), then once order volume dropped, people are only given 1, some 2 days of work for the next 3 weeks, and then that's the end of the seasonal employment period.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to hire "a billion" people with full-time availability for insurance purpose, tell them upfront (in the job posting & during the interview) that it's an "on-call" type of seasonal temp position, AND set up a system that will give them the flexibility of deciding whether they will come in or not. I'm no HR expert, but I know those people who actually have the skills & speed to help alleviate massive spikes in orders won't stick around because you're asking them to wait for work while not giving them any flexibility, especially during the holidays when there are a lot more options out there for the better ones!
    If this is done right, this pool of seasonal temps can actually be a great place to find your next permanent hires, b/c the top associates have already proven their ability to learn quick & perform under pressure.

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