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3.2
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Threadless Founder and CEO Jake Nickell
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Found 11 of over 11 reviews

3.2
48%
Recommend to a Friend
100%
Approve of CEO
Threadless Founder and CEO Jake Nickell
Jake Nickell
3 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Fun place to work

    Mar 10, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lot's of interesting people. Great work/life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    There are no downsides working at Threadless.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Great if you love micro aggressions!

    Aug 29, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    starting salary i met some amazing people

    Cons

    *drink the kool-aid or be miserable *"diversity and inclusion initiative" is BS *"you're family" until they're done with you then please pack up and go and be shunned *only men know how to use a computer here so prepare for an explanation of something you already know how to do because are you sure you know how? hmmm no you probably can't read - only men can read silly! *"racism? from my bestie? no i'm sure you misunderstood" *they love your input...but only if it's about how they're perfect thoughtful heroes cause they're saving the world one terrible product at a time *"i understand that you have to spend a heinous amount of time responding to vitriolic messages but...i dunno i feel like customer service isn't AS important so we'll pay you the least!" *"you get a 50 cent raise!" [squints at check] 'cost of living adjustment' *the money hungry venomous pit viper in sheep's clothing - if you look deep into her eyes you can see there's nothing there! so...keep those problems to yourself. *if you're not at the top of the "family" tree, in that circle of upper bffs, if you speak out you will be gaslit because wow i don't think their bff would do that assume positive intent ok? *maybe i meant money hungry sadistic boa constrictor and venomous sociopath? *if it's between you and selling the 3rd house goodbye to you *the long established cult of fear: no one would dare speak out against a bestie because nothing will get done *"we don't want you to experience burnout...but...don't take too much time off. yes even if you just got out of surgery repairing your hand - have you tried setting up dictation?" *beware the male slack comedians *lied about layoffs then got rid of about half the company (including the woman who just returned from maternity leave! but they care, right?) *they don't know what a disability is...oh unless you tell them exactly what it is! otherwise you're faking it and why don't you love them? they're perfect! *prepare to be shut out of meetings so your idea can be credited to the team of besties *i'm sorry why aren't you leading a standing ovation and croaking out a tearful thank you for the absolute bare minimum they've done? seems ungrateful...are you even a team player? *no one actually has your back if they say it to you it's extremely fake everyone is afraid of losing their job *corporate greed now in a smaller package!

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Senior Designer

    Dec 17, 2018 - Senior Designer in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The constant change and opportunities Threadless provides not only the employees but artists around the world is amazing, if anyone ever gets the chance to work there I strongly suggest to take advantage of every second, since there is not another cooler place to work for. I had the chance to work directly with the founder a few times and help represent the company in presentations, events, meetings etc, it really provided me with a different outlook and approach into business and it was a great experience for my growth and motivation to start my own business as well.

    Cons

    With the growth comes constant changes, I miss the small tight artists community it once had.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Awesome Place To Work

    Dec 19, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    During my time at Threadless I was impressed with a great company culture, fantastic people, and fun events.

    Cons

    A bit of uncertainty as to what was going on with upper management, but nothing that interfered with my day to day.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Contractor, less than 1 year

    FUN

    Dec 13, 2016 - Anonymous Contractor in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    cool people, dope music, parties

    Cons

    on feet all day, monotonous work

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    It was super fun and everybody was awesome.

    Dec 1, 2016 - Shipping/Processing Clerk in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you want to be a part of a professional team lead steal that feel like a machine… This is a great place to work

    Cons

    That that baby positions… And it seems like they hire from within… And it seems like there is some favoritism for friends.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Fun, laid-back, art-loving atmosphere.

    Sep 18, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Creative environment filled with people who truly want to support and inspire artists. A lot of room for innovative ideas. Reasonable hours and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Small team means ideas don't always make it to fruition, but the heart is there.

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Not the best internship

    Sep 12, 2015 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people there overall, but you could tell that the culture is not what it once was.

    Cons

    Lack of strong management, disorganized overall.

    3 people found this review helpful
  10. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Outward appearance does not reflect inner workings of company

    Jun 20, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of creative people, cool open office, free breakfast on Monday, monthly Thirsty Thursdays, events throughout the year, free t-shirts every month, benefits package is good, PTO policy is unlimited and you can work from home, gated parking lot

    Cons

    Threadless is very disorganized as a company. Meetings are poorly ran, nepotism is rampant. Most of the department heads are friends of the CEO. Some employees work very little, while others are completely overwhelmed with no support from management. There is absolutely zero chance to move up in the company. Employee turnover is VERY high, like 10+ people have left in the past 6 months. There was an HR person but they left in 2014. Management changes direction all the time. We phase out certain things only to bring them back later. Most of the employees complain about working there but no one wants to speak to management because they are afraid of getting fired. I've never worked at a place with more people who dread coming into work or dislike their managers so much. Many employees stay for the insurance. A lot of the systems are built in house and so there is a disconnect between things like production, warehouse management, and the customer management system. Management team does offsite meetings regularly and there is little transparency. When you come on you hear about the good old days when the company used to do things together and they would have big parties or company events. Sadly it seems to have changed a lot since then. It feels like there is a large divide between those who are close to the CEO and the rest of the employees. Site changes and other initiatives are shipped before they are ready. Everything is rushed and buggy. The tech team has too much on their plate. Sales are poor. Not sure what the future holds, It doesn't seem like things are improving.

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    14 people found this review helpful
  11. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great company to gain experience with.

    Mar 26, 2015 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The work experience is great to use as a stepping stone, co-workers are fantastic to work with and great team building environment.

    Cons

    Since it is a small company, upward movement within is difficult. You will find yourself getting a lot lateral "promotions" with added responsibilities.

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