Flexible, but mismanaged.
Studio Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Wichita, KS – November 16, 2018
Color Me Mine was recently acquired by new owners and has become a more stressful workplace because of it. Originally, it was a wonderful place to work, but has sadly gone down hill under new the new management of its owners. The workplace now is full of stress, as the owners hover around employees constantly and scrutinize every word you say and move you make. The customers and coworkers were the most enjoyable part of this job. Coworkers supported each other, and customers were generally relaxed. The hardest part of the job was when a customer was disappointed in the way their pieces turned out. You want the customer to succeed in their projects just as much as they want to, and it's heartbreaking when something just doesn't turn out the way they wanted it. Though, now days the owners apply the clear glaze on our pieces, and they always apply it too thick which makes the pieces come out of the kiln cloudy and not as vibrant as they should be. It's quite disappointing. I learned to excel at customer service while I was here, simply because most of the customers I saw were regulars and I loved getting to know them and their painting habits. A typical day at Color Me Mine was filled with keeping the studio clean, refilling paints for customers, and admiring the finished products fresh out of the kiln. It was honestly one of the best jobs I ever had before the new owners came in. A shame that they've decided to micromanage everything. Not a job to look into if you want independence in the work place.
Flexible hours, kind customers, sweet coworkers
Owners are the managers, feeling of always being watched, no longer is a low stress environment