Thank you for taking the time to review CliqStudios. We have over 100 designers on the team, lots of whom found at CliqStudios what they weren’t able to find elsewhere: some flexibility with their work schedule, the ability to focus on their designs and to manage projects independently. All that while benefiting from a team of skilled designers they could rely upon and learn from. That being said, our work environment isn’t for everyone. If you’re looking for a routine job with little to no changes, this might not be the place for you. We’re still in our early phases and we frequently need to adapt to our growth while preparing for the future. As a part of this exercise, we frequently fine tune our marketing engine to find new customer leads while improving their overall quality. The quality of the leads we receive can at times be lower than usual, but you might have been in the wrong job if 90% of the leads you received didn’t pan out. Even with our initial company training, it takes our Designers months of work as well as some solid sales and customer service skills to successfully manage their book of business. We believe our compensation structure is competitive: Designers receive a base salary, commission on their sales and can also earn spiffs. That being said, as it goes for most sales positions, you’ll find the compensation lower than expected if you aren’t selling your projects and receiving commission.
Sorry to hear you have to deal with micromanagement. This is never pleasant and it isn’t a management style supported by the organization. We strongly believe that empowering our employees is much more beneficial. Especially in a work environment filled with many talented, creative and independent individuals. While our designers have the freedom to manage their book of business independently, they have specific goals to meet each month and should be held accountable for these.
We are aware that some our departments have a silo mentality and it is something our leadership has been working on correcting. Some Kaizen events recently took place, allowing different teams to share their best practices and challenges. As we keep on adding technology to facilitate our operations, we’ll be able to bridge the gap even further. Same goes for the work from home option: Although it isn’t available to all at this time, we are currently testing it with a few tenured designers and we’re hopeful we’ll be able to extend this option to additional employees in the future. We hope you’ll stick around to enjoy these ongoing improvements.
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