Mat Cutter (Current Employee) – Groveport, OH – December 19, 2015
My day usually starts at four o'clock, five o'clock p.m depending on if we are doing overtime or not. i clock in in my department witch is called Canvas, it is called that due to the fact we deal with mounting artwork over durable plain-woven fabric, color depends on what the costumer wants. i use a machine that cuts the canvas fabric to the measurements provided by the work orders. In a typical day my coworkers and i would average at least 500 to 550 Canvas cut out a day.I work with a 10 person team lead buy our team lead. all of us get along pretty well witch helps the day go by fast. one of the only down sides to the job for me is working second shift and the work outweighs the salary but is pays the bills. one of the good things is there are a lot of great people i work with and are always willing to give a extra hand when needed.
Great work environment.
Working Second Shift and long work hours, sometimes no days off.
Principal Oracle Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) – Emeryville, CA – September 6, 2015
Workplace is great - but all the wrong people are in the wrong place. Consequently all the non-contributors are piling up and all the contributors are leaving the company. For a startup like art.com where innovation and creativity should be the primary goal for the company, and solid contributions should be the only parameter for awards, it happens the other way.
Niche Business, great leadership, tremendous potential
Very mediocre middle management, lack of SMEs and directions
I had fun working here seeing all the different photographs and pieces of art. Great people and good work environment. They let you use headphones so you can really enjoy your work while being productive.
Customer Service (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC – November 28, 2014
The company I work for is a great company. I just find absolutely no satisfaction from doing the job. I need more. I need a sense of accomplishment after I complete or while working. This is just not something I can achieve here.
Customer Service/Sales Representative (Former Employee) – cary north carolina – November 18, 2014
I had to answer phone and listening to people complain about their phone bill. I also had to trouble shoot their phones. I really didn't talk to people a lot there but I met some cool friends. The hardest part working there if I couldn't fix their phone over the phone and they had to take it in the store. the most enjoyable part of the job was a nice pay check
CSS1 (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – October 14, 2014
Art.com is a very family oriented, not only with employee's families but as a family of co-workers. This company gives employees every opportunity to succeed by offering training programs and incentives. Everyone from management to customer service and sales representatives work closely together creating a wonderful working environment of support.
I love working and I truly miss working. I enjoy meeting new faces and enjoy working with other and my Family and Friends.
Pulling Special order / desk job (Former Employee) – Lockbourne, OH – September 2, 2014
Expressing opinions without offending and Following procedures and instructions would be a typical day at work and hardest part of job. What I learn to have an eye for detail in stock of quality and damage. As will in picking / packing a order. Managing people ~ Keeping myself motivating and appropriate information sources by listening and most enjoyable love working.
Marketing Peon (Former Employee) – Emeryville, CA – June 14, 2014
I worked in one of the departments curently undergoing "pain points". During that time I had 3 managers, none of which knew or understood exactly what I did nor wanted to know.
Because there was no one who understood my role I had to train myself. This is OK if you have some experience in your role and know what you should be doing, but I've seen this happen accross the board in my department and others which leaves junior members essentially flapping on the shoreline like fish out of water.
Career opportunities are abysmal. Even as you take on more responsibility, get more successes and achievements under your belt you will not be rewarded for them unless you threaten to quit. Starting pay is OK as long as you negotiate properly and you MUST.
The work/life balance is pretty bad for most but there are a few positions with nothing to do except be on Facebook all day. If you're one of the former then expect to consistently work 60 hour work weeks, except several times out of the year where you will work 100 hours a week during a major release. This is no exageration!
Because the site architecture is so outdated and management tries to push things quickly through to be reactionary without properly analyzing data. This means that more often than not, those projects you spent 100+ hours on a week and caused your friends and family to forget what you look like will end up failing or be abandoned. If you point out potential risks or issues before they happen then you will get your wrist slap and be told that it isn't your job to worry about such things. When those problemsmore... surface you will be expected to solve them as they happen and then will get your wrist slap again for not anticipating this problem.
Senior management isn't helpful. In recent all-hands meetings CEO has blamed business problems on the non-managers and has admitted that he's all out of ideas. It's not unheard of to have entire departments individual goals based on a 10-minute reactionary brain-storming session and the results end up putting an unnecessary burden on other departments.
All in all I would say work here if you are new in your career and want to learn some things FAST. Also work here if you just want a job where you can get away with C effort. If you're not already at a director or SVP manager and hope someday to get there, then look elsewhere.less
Free bagels on Friday, Good co-workers although there has been HIGH turnover recently.
High turnover, no career progression, substandard pay, still don't understand what drives the buisiness