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Updated Jul 31, 2019

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  1. "Solid team doing big projects"

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    Current Employee - User Experience Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pop Art full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As someone who's worked at a variety of agencies, this has been the best. It's a really solid, mature team made of people from a variety of backgrounds, making the work enjoyable (no drama). It's an exciting time for the company as they're launching their own SaaS product while doing client service work. The projects are big and long-term and run efficiently, so it's fulfilling work with less burnout, and a good work/life...

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    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great. Keep encouraging growth, good things will come.

    Pop Art2019-08-01
  2. "A new and exciting chapter is unfolding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pop Art full-time

    Pros

    I feel supported in doing the best work of my career, helping to bring a brand new digital product to market, while working with one of the most committed and passionate teams I've been lucky to be a part of. Everyone is hugely supportive of real work/life balance. Management has their eye on the ball, and benefits are pretty solid.

    Cons

    Parking is hard to find. I wish our budgets were bigger, but that'll come with time.

    Pop Art2018-06-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Focused, energetic, positive"

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    Current Employee - Director in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pop Art full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I’ve been blown away by the Pop Art team since the day I started. The group is collectively smart, skilled, brilliant and dedicated to delivering high quality services and products. Moreover I feel energized and excited on a daily basis to play an active role in helping this company grow. Every voice is heard. The CEO values listening to his team and often asks for input. Very hands on leadership without being controlling.

    Cons

    I prefer a larger office space. We’re starting to burst at the seams. I know we will be moving sometime in the next year or so. Looking forward to having more room to spread out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your team. We appreciate having the opportunity to give you our ideas and opinions.

    Pop Art2018-06-02
  4. "Bright future."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pop Art full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart, cohesive team. Positive culture. Empowering managers who give enough responsibility so you have to stretch and grow. Switching to product focus which is exciting. Decent benefits including solid 401k offering.

    Cons

    About to outgrow our office - very tight. Parking is not good due to nearby construction. Some processes still in development, causing occasional angst. Management sets goals but gives you room to achieve them, so the lack of whip-cracking means you need to be self motivated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing, hiring well, leading with vision. You have a great product and a great team. Let’s get after it!

    Pop Art2018-06-02
  5. Helpful (1)

    "A wonderfully rewarding place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Pop Art are some of the most talented and genuine people that you will meet. It is an environment that fosters learning and collaboration. Everyone in the engineering team is required to have an independent development plan that allows them to explore new and unfamiliar technologies as part of their professional development. The office environment is generally relaxed and inviting. The management is very...

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    Cons

    There are some inefficiencies regarding QA and testing for custom software. The workload can get pretty heavy during crunch time with multiple projects to juggle. Employee retention could be better but in the tech industry this seems to be pretty common.

    Advice to Management

    It feels weird giving advice to management that has been in the game way longer than I have. However, the way that Pop Art runs itself (outside of a few QA and process issues) is pretty flawless in my opinion so the only feedback I think might be helpful to offer is related to the direction of the agency. I really look forward to the day that Pop Art is able to switch over to a SaaS business model because I feel that...

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    Pop Art2017-08-08
  6. "Rare & Refreshing Agency Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pop Art

    Pros

    The govern by respect, not by fear, mantra is espoused in most every facet of the biz. Each team member is considered to be a leader in their own space and fully capable of owning their role and operating autonomously. The ownership's continued commitment to improvement, reflection and humility demonstrates a confidence rare to come across in that capacity & fosters a safe, transparent, and motivating workplace. In...

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    Cons

    Parking is a bit limited, but this is par for the course for any downtown area agency. However this is mitigated through the many options & reimbursement the company provides. Fairly minor beef, but the new condo high rise built next door blocks a small part of the idyllic Portland skyline view. Still plenty of great view, and all the new dining options will be nice to have nearby once the construction is complete.

    Advice to Management

    As market share and industry challenges inevitably present themselves, stick to the core principles that are fostering the company's current stability & growth curve.

    Pop Art2016-07-04
  7. "Software Developer"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team is great to work with. The benefits are nice, and they go a bit beyond the standards. They allow flexible hours, so you can come in early and or later.

    Cons

    Their development process is flawed and requires some work to make it less painful. Management is weak.

    Advice to Management

    Step it up. Recognize your team and help them grow, rather than hiring out new positions and preventing your team from moving upwards.

    Pop Art2016-07-19
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Turning a new leaf"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ownership changed hands a few months ago and things have vastly improved all around. The company is a place where we really come together to work on projects we believe in and have genuine input in. We're free to suggest ideas and execute on them by doing what we do best, learning and working together. Micromanagement is gone and employee autonomy and drive have taken the front seat for how projects move and develop....

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    Cons

    The office is still a little out of date, it's being worked on and is expected considering the transition but as-is it feels a bit bland. There are also currently no slack days for developers and team members. That is also something being worked on and because we work with so many new technologies the work itself feels a bit like slack time because of how much reading we get to do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going on the path we're going on. I think the company has changed course for the best and we're heading towards awesome seas. The autonomy that has been handed down to the employees has been massively beneficial and insight into what's coming up has been excellent.

    Pop Art2015-11-13
  9. "A positive, encouraging and fun place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pop Art full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The new ownership change has provided a refreshing, open-minded and positive work place. In my 20 years of being in the workforce, I have never felt so happy coming to work. I love the service we provide, the variety in my workload and the balance of work & home life. Pay is competitive and the benefits are great. We have Happy Hours, a Ping Pong table, fun outings, and healthy snacks. The staff here is hard working...

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    Cons

    Nothing, that's what makes it so great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the vision and momentum; we can achieve amazing things!

    Pop Art2015-11-12
  10. Helpful (5)

    "The Worst"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are smart, caring and fun individuals.

    Cons

    Management is horrible. I really can't overstate this enough. The CEO is a hot mess that is impossible to work with. If you are a developer you will largely (not completely) be spared from his insanity; if you are in client services... doomed! His complaints are truly never ending. He will never offer support, sound advice or compliments on a job well done. He will, at every turn, look to find fault with your work. This...

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    Advice to Management

    Hey there Mgnt. stop me if you have heard this one before..... :) Get Steve out of there! Manage from afar, Steve. Just because you are versed in reading the latest and greatest from business periodicals (that have nothing to do with the actual business you "run"), can put together a spreadsheet and are relatively competent in grammar (not that you proof read your emails - you should do that more often, really, you should)...

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    Pop Art2014-09-16

    Pop Art Response

    November 12, 2015Executive Assistant

    Note: in an ownership transition effective July 10, 2015 Tom Paul became the sole director of the company. On August 1, 2015 he assumed the title of President (and CEO).

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