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Icrave Design Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2018

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at Icrave Design

    Pros

    Very cool projects and casual but energetic work environment

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints

    Icrave Design2018-06-22
  2. "Designer"

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    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Icrave Design

    Pros

    You will get to learn a lot by doing. Expect plenty of responsibility. Good for those who are comfortable learning independently.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and knowledge/guidance at the mid-management level. Extremely long hours - even by the typical standards for a design firm.

    Advice to Management

    Foster an environment of support and education for your designers.

    Icrave Design2018-01-31
  3. "Interesting place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Icrave Design full-time

    Pros

    Very Creative, interesting projects and fun people.

    Cons

    Disorganized, late hours, always changing direction of projects.

    Icrave Design2018-01-06
  4. "No training, intense uncompensated daily overtime, poor leadership and HR."

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    Former Employee - Interior Designer in New York, NY
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Icrave Design full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    NYC, the design of the office, young staff, travel, social aspect.

    Cons

    Management & leadership do not know how to manage design projects, overtime every single day with no compensation or equivalent, no HR or growth model, low pay, encouragement of bad attitudes amongst all staff especially senior staff, no credit given to lower-level designers responsible for production, designers (lower-level) of projects never given opportunity to present to clients, no training to new staff... provided, leadership very unprofessional when it comes to issues of compensation and growth, gossipy.

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    Advice to Management

    Hire HR Manager that is not embedded in design culture, remove overtime unless properly compensated, promote staff from within (from lower design positions into managerial roles), train management, increase payroll for lower-level staff accordingly, credit designers for individual projects.

    Icrave Design2017-10-03
  5. "Great team, poor quality of life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Icrave Design full-time

    Pros

    - Design team is very talented and passionate, and cares about each other - "Fun" office - meaning it's beautifully designed and very quirky and cool - High profile clients lead to exciting work! - Time off to go to Burning Man every year

    Cons

    - Management has little to no regard for employee's wellbeing or mental health and often overloads them with unrealistic deadlines - Long hours, little to no work/life balance - High employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with your staff about goings ons in the company. When they come to you with problems, listen to them. Your team doesn't feel like you have their backs.

    Icrave Design2016-12-14
  6. "Highly creative but with long hours and little life outside of work"

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    Former Employee - Interior/Architectural Designer in New York, NY
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Icrave Design full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You'll get to work on amazing, high-profile, creative projects, and collaborate with other talented designers. You'll learn a lot and have great projects under your belt.

    Cons

    Lots of last-minute design overhauls lead to frustration, low morale, and lots of overtime that you never get compensated for (neither with pay nor time off).

    Advice to Management

    Need to let employees have lives outside of work! This would greatly improve morale and allow you to recruit and retain quality staff, not to mention make everyone more happy and productive

    Icrave Design2014-08-26
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    "Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Icrave Design full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects and good office interior to work in

    Cons

    Your experience here can be completely different depending on the team you are in and it’s obvious by the turnover of staff the team its tough to work in. About 2-3 people leave a month which is high for a company of 30 people- 10% a month. Staff leave because they don’t like the manipulative environment or they’re fired or they burn out from working hours. It’s management heavy so there’s not much room for growth... for juniors or change in attitude which results in frustration and designers being kept in lower positions. Staff are not valued and are quickly replaced but it is the people that are the soul of this company

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    Advice to Management

    Make a safe environment that people want to work in. If you treat your staff well then they will want to produce good work

    Icrave Design2018-06-15
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