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Gemmiti Model Art Reviews

Updated Jan 31, 2019

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3.1
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38%
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49%
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Lisa Gemmiti
12 Ratings
  1. "Contractor"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      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
    • "A demanding field but a very rewarding job"

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      • 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...

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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...

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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
    • "Provides Structure & Training to Succeed"

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        Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Gemmiti Model Art part-time for less than a year

        Pros

        While I didn't spend a long time with GMA (for personal health reasons) the biggest Pro of the organization was the independence. Because the staff is small, you get to work closely with your coworkers, and find your own ways of working to get the job done. There is a lot of structure and training in place to assist you. I had a very flexible schedule, enjoyed my office coworkers, & liked that it was a pet-friendly...

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        Cons

        While any organization has room for improvement, I must say any job is also what you decide to make of it.

        Advice to Management

        While I don't have personal experience with the critical reviews here, I can say that was not my experience, so I encourage you to continue taking chances on new model makers and trusting that your hard work will benefit the team.

        Gemmiti Model Art2018-11-15
      • "Model maker"

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

        I worked at Gemmiti Model Art full-time

        Pros

        None that I can mention.

        Cons

        If you want to work for this company, be very aware that you will be exploited. Go on with your eyes open and have legal advice available.

        Advice to Management

        This appears to be inflexible.

        Gemmiti Model Art2018-11-17
      • Helpful (1)

        "I'd rather be homeless, than to work here again. :)"

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

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

          Pros

          Nothing. It may even seem like a cool workshop space at first, but even the workshop itself turns into a depressing place. (There's been so much bad energy in it...)

          Cons

          Where do I start? Ok, first, that last "positive" review (and probably all of the positive reviews...) is most certainly written by Lisa (the boss of the company). I can tell, because of the language used (like the emphasis on "professional model maker" and "experienced model maker"). She will drive you nuts, as a reflection, repeating the stuff over and over ('cause quite frankly, she cannot think of anything else;...

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          Advice to Management

          Stop being a terrible employer. Stop trying to save your company at the expense of your employee's sanity.

          Gemmiti Model Art2018-10-03
        • Helpful (3)

          "Gemmiti Model Art is a great company for Professional Model Makers"

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          • Culture & Values
          • Career Opportunities
          Former Employee - Professional Model Maker in San Francisco, CA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Gemmiti Model Art full-time for more than 3 years

          Pros

          Lisa Gemmiti gives people an opportunity to make models at a professional level. The negative reviews on this website really bother me because to me, the truth is, Lisa Gemmiti and those loyal to Gemmiti Model Art, are very talented and dedicated to being the best in the business of model making. Don’t believe the hater(s). If you are a professional architectural model maker, this is really a dream job. Lisa does encourage...

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          Cons

          If working to high standards sounds scary to you, then maybe this would not be a fit for you. It's true that if you fall behind, you end up working late hours in the end to meet the deadline, but you control your time, it is not a factory shop at all, so time management is on you. The fact is, the demands are very doable in the given schedules, if you know what you are doing and do it right the first time. It is unfair...

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          Advice to Management

          The project managers and experienced model makers do the estimates, agree to the schedules, and chart their own course to completion. These are not things that management controls, although maybe they should.

          Gemmiti Model Art2016-06-10
        • Helpful (1)

          "NEVER work here - even if you are desperate."

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

            I worked at Gemmiti Model Art

            Pros

            None unless. You like to be verbally, mentally, physically harassed, lied to and insulated this is the place for you. The owner will lie and cheat both you and the client at any opportunity. Even the profile on glassdoor is a lie, the turnover of staff maybe 50 people per year but not the staffing level.

            Cons

            Toxic working environment, from every point of view. Health and safety of machines, air quality and even dog excrement in the shop.

            Advice to Management

            You use people, destroy their lives. Stop trading before you kill someone.

            Gemmiti Model Art2016-03-22
          • Helpful (3)

            "Great learning in hostile environment"

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            • Senior Management
            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Doesn't Recommend
            Neutral Outlook
            Disapproves of CEO

            I worked at Gemmiti Model Art part-time

            Pros

            Model makers have the opportunity to work in a well equipped shop and build models for impressive local and international projects.

            Cons

            Very hostile and abusive work environment. One of the biggest issues is that the company director, Lisa Gemmiti, agrees to an unmanageable amount of projects with several clients in a very limited time frame. Consequently, her model makers have to work lots of overtime and even all-nighters, while being threatened to receive a pay cut if the project will not be finished in time. While the latter is often not the model...

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            Advice to Management

            Please, treat your employees with more respect and gratitude for their hard work, while taking responsibility for your own mistakes. This could be a fabulous place to work, there is so much potential, but an improvement in management is absolutely necessary.

            Gemmiti Model Art2016-02-02
          • "wonderful"

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            • Senior Management
            Former Employee - Model Designer/CAD 
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            Approves of CEO

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

            Pros

            excellent professional and technical assets

            Cons

            none that I known in any other organizations

            Advice to Management

            keep on doing that greatest job

            Gemmiti Model Art2014-01-30
          • "Unique and Creative Company"

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            • Senior Management
            Former Employee - Administration 
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I worked at Gemmiti Model Art full-time for more than 3 years

            Pros

            Many opportunities for growth and learning at Gemmiti. It is a unique and special company to work for. Excellence is encouraged. A creative and lovely space to work in with great employees and dedicated management. This is a professional shop where high ethics and responsibility are required. Management does have high expectations for each employee and when I worked there I felt that the lines of communication were very...

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            Cons

            Parking is difficult, but hey, this is SF.

            Gemmiti Model Art2013-10-03
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