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  1. "Freelance Designer"

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

    Pros

    Extraordinary group of people creating things for our future.

    Cons

    There isn't really anything I can report on this.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on. It's an exciting and forward thinking place to work.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Designer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Punchcut as a contractor

    Pros

    I am always impressed by the type of projects they work on. That comes with the territory — talented creatives working at Punchcut.

    Cons

    Just wanted to mirror most of the contractors' reviews on here. I felt they didn't value any of our (contractors') feedback nor opinions. I felt really left out and treated like just a production worker; nothing more.

    On top of that, they abruptly ended the contract one month too early; without much notice. So, I had to somehow find another work elsewhere to fill in that one month gap as proposed. I guess that's just the life of a freelancer. But that seems to be a pattern at Punchcut, according to a lot of reviews here. Which leads me to believe they have poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Please get your head out of the clouds and treat everyone the same respect. Full time vs Contract. They are there to help. Not get used as your toilet paper.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Tread carefully"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Innovative work, young millennial crowd if that is what you're into. Great for a young person starting out and wanting to build a resume.

    Cons

    Poorly staffed, big egos, will end your contract without any notice and use shady tactics in doing so.

    Advice to Management

    Mature, remember your employees and contractors are human beings to be treated respectfully


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  5. "yes i like it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work for

    Cons

    have to work long hours


  6. "Great Opportunities, Cold Atmosphere"

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

    I worked at Punchcut as a contractor

    Pros

    -great clients
    -interesting work
    -can be fun at times

    Cons

    -people are generally cold and don't ask questions
    -extremely secretive- feels like they don't trust anyone
    -treats contractors like fodder for projects
    -will terminate people literally out of nowhere and will not provide explanation

    Advice to Management

    be human.


  7. "great experience at Punchcut"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Punchcut as a contractor

    Pros

    I just finished a contract at Punchcut and had a wonderful time. The staff is friendly and the project was fun. Fun extras too like lunch on Wednesday and snacks of Friday. It's a cozy vibe and I didnt feel lost in a crowd. Looking forward to working there again.

    Cons

    Cozy but it was a little bit crowded. They seem to be growing and there's not a ton of workspace.


  8. "Agency - what can you say?"

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    Former Contractor - Design in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Design in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the leadership was outstanding in what they want to do, and the variety of work was interesting. Quality of work was excellent - you feel proud of what's being produced, so it's a top agency in that sense.

    Cons

    Agree with other posters - micromanagement and distrust of contractors was unpleasant. I was made repeatedly to feel like a second class employee because I was only working on 'one' project. Little in the way of collaboration with team members - you're expected to read minds, and then when you couldn't or asked for clarification, it was held against you. It was very much 'boss way or no way' even if the direction wasn't what would help the client. Felt senior leadership didn't care about contractor concerns. It was just too cold and difficult a place to build a career at.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the people leading projects have people skills. I have confidence in the leadership, but they've made some uneven hiring choices for their 'internal' leaders.


  9. "Great people, cool projects"

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    Former Contractor - Interaction Designer
    Former Contractor - Interaction Designer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Punchcut as a contractor

    Pros

    People are friendly, have sense of humor. Many talented designers. They get some pretty cool projects - you get to do a lot of conceptual explorations across different platforms/medium.

    Cons

    As a contractor, you do feel like an outsider. You don't get access to all information or always have direct contact with the clients (lacking some first-hand feedback and perspective). They are also quite secretive about their projects - you don't know about projects outside of what you are working on.


  10. "Awesome people, good clients and projects"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Punchcut full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I'm really enjoying my time at Punchcut. There are some insanely smart people here, but - refreshingly - no primadonnas unlike other studios I've been at. Everyone pitches in to get stuff done, and the teams are collaborative.

    Most projects are pretty strategic (across devices/platforms). It's a good place to develop deep device interface experience. They're organized without being to process-y.

    There's a lot more fun happening here, especially in the last year or so. I think the culture is good -- a lot better than what's been shared in other comments.

    Cons

    More communications and streamlined decisions. Need to find a bigger office space.

    Advice to Management

    See above


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Focused mobile studio"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Punchcut full-time

    Pros

    Great clients, great people, good workplace

    Cons

    Pedal to the metal all the time. Little downtime/white space. Old workstations.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the infrastructure of the company, allow for experimentation, unstructured time.