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It’s a decent gig with only decent pay. You have to be extremely efficient and organized. The pay structure gives the potential to make lots of bonuses. The work atmosphere sometimes felt separated and made me a little less confident in myself. Overall, I had an ok experience. I enjoyed the work but sometimes felt it was a little too much to meet deadlines and give quality designs
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Not a great company.

The company is a sinking ship. They change their pay structure monthly and always fashion it so designers are making less. One month you will be making commission the next they will find a way to take that from you and word it in a way if you are more efficient you can make more. More efficient being that you work weekends, every weekend. They recently accused the designers of swindling them for more money! Really sick. This company is not design or customer oriented but just money hungry. It seems like they are scrambling to make up for the huge expense their 3D program probably costs to maintain. This isn't even good work to use in a professional portfolio because the program used is not an industry program. It is only used in Modsy. So the "skills" they claim to provide and develop are pretty much useless outside of Modsy. They are quick to fire anyone who speaks out about the conditions and the pay absolutely isn't worth it.
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The remote designer contract position is good for professionals just out of school, and those who benefit from remote work.

PROS;- Totally remote. - Somewhat flexible hours. - All material is transparent and easily found to study. -Positive team and supervisor ethic. -Gain a satisfaction from working directly with clients as opposed to behind the scenes. -Opportunities for advancement, depending. - Great as a stepping stone job for young professionals. CONS;-As a late term start up tech company, things are consistently changing and it can be very stressful adapting every quarter to new methods. -Performance expectations are highly detailed and tracked, which leaves little room for personal liberties. Much time is dedicated to carefully recording performance data on the designers end. -The company uses a point system that tallies hours worked versus how many spaces are styled in a given week. To retain your contract you must have a specific amount of points, positive ratings, and conversion (as the man goal is to sell merchandise from the company’s retail partners). This can create a lack of job security since so much is dependent on client feedback as opposed to upholding internal standards. - Most likely you will start out as a contractor and potentially be offered a W-2 role depending on performance. The wages are very low however and not sustainable income, given the complexity and workload the designers are expected to undertake.- Things are fast paced and many folks come and go. A person that is considering this role should be aware that they are very replaceable. That said, a positive attitude, dedication to quality of work, and a strong online presence will get - 
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No work life balance

The company focuses more on quick turnaround by any means. There is no way to control the influx of rooms that may be assigned and the management will suggest working overtime, without offering overtime pay, rather than cutting back on the amount of tasks/rooms assigned. There is a lack of respect for the designers work-life balance and the superiors are aware that the workload is on an uneven scale. The restrictions and constant micromanagement make this remote, contract position feel very confined. You might as well get an office job rather than pursue this position.
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Tiring, Stressful, Not worth it

I've been working at modsy for over a year now and let me just say I don't think there has been a day where I haven't been stressed. They let you have a schedule but I work almost 7 days a week every week just to keep up and stay on schedule getting designs out but you will ALWAYS be behind. You deal with awful customers who can rate you low and that ends up giving you a strike to lose your job. You could literally lose your job any day and there is no opportunity for better pay no matter how long you've been here.

Pros

work whenever

Cons

work all the time
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Horrible pay and long hours

They want top notch designs in a matter or 30 minutes. Two designs per customer and they want you to rush it but also want it to be beautiful and fall into the customers budget. Which is usually hard to do. You work long hours for very little pay.

Pros

Experience

Cons

Little pay
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It’s fun to work here but

The pay is VERY low for the amount of work that they give you. You ended up working more than the hour that they want you to and they don’t pay over time. I just feel like they don’t appreciate your talent as a interior designer.

Pros

Flexible

Cons

Pay very low compare with the amount of work
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Don’t believe the fake 5 stars reviews

The worst experience ever don’t be fooled by the fake positive reviews!! You can do better than this!! they have zero respect for you while expecting too much in a very short time. The pay is very very very low no benefits like working at a FAST-FOOD. Wants everything from you while give you nothing in return. Designer deal with the cheapest unappreciative customers and they expecting you to deal with them and make sure they are 100% happy so you go through redesign after a redesign till they are happy while you getting no pay for that It’s a MESS

Pros

“Working for home” at this time you can find better opportunities to work from home than this

Cons

Low pay no benefits no clear guidance they can fire you anytime without any notice or even an email
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Great People and Mission, But Some Downsides

Modsy has an amazing vision and mission. The idea of bringing home design to life through a service completely online is great. The products, 3D features, and features have grown exponentially since the beginning, even within the past year alone. The people at Modsy are also amazing to work with. The team atmosphere and inclusive, welcoming environment is great to be a part of. There are so many genuinely good people that work for the company and the almost family-like environment and positive relationships that are built is the primary reason most people stay with the company. Their community initiatives, willingness to let people be heard, and growing opportunities for diversity and inclusion is something to be proud of. The downsides are the constant changes and restructuring. You have to be very flexible and willing to to change job functions frequently. Although the work the company is doing is great, there are sometimes feelings of being undervalued, underpaid, and overworked. Hoping to see changes soon.
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Good in theroy

Modsy has one if the best 3D tendering programs on the market. The issue is that they lower their prices so low that they cannot afford to pay their designers well. Yes, it is remote, but to work this hard to not even make $3k a month is brutal and upper management is making a pretty penny. Don’t be fooled by the fake Kumbaya culture , if you speak up for yourself then you’ll likely lose your job
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Unstable Environment with a lot of Layoffs

And here we are yet AGAIN with another large layoff within a month of the last when we were told there wouldn't be any more layoffs...at least for a while. This company is a bit all over the place and more unstable than I initially thought. Modsy's projections have been WAY off in what they have said and what actually happens. It is almost like they don't have anyone helping them with their business ventures and projections; if they do then that is pretty sad. It feels like they pull their ideas out of a hat and go..."yep this seems like it'll work". The "higher up's" (CEO and those immediately below) have absolutely no idea what it is like to be an Initial Stylist, a Design Specialist, or anything else. They force change upon you when they have no clue if it'll work or not--because they've never been in your role. There are so many cons to this job where do I even begin. This job may be for you if: want to have an unstable job and never know if a layoff is around the corner, you like to be reinsured on a daily basis that the company "leads by the heart" and you're told you're doing so well daily to only be told a week later they overhired once again and need to lay even more people off...like you, you like to see your supervisors and leads get demoted right in front of your eyes because they need to restucture, save money, and resize the team, you like to be told the company hasn't been profitable in the 4 years they've been around, you like to work for a CEO who just went through one huge layoff and pretty much just ignored the second huge layoff other then an email - 

Pros

work remote

Cons

unorganized, so many layoffs, sinking ship, higher ups who have no clue
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They overhired then fired 35 people on our team via public meetings / phone calls.

This company is a joke that doesn't care about its employees at all. Management is unprofessional, and everything from day one is very slapdash. Don't trust this place.
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Flexible Hours and Fun remote work environment

I have flexible hours but I have to commit to completing a number of designs each day. It is remote working and an online platform where designer leads help us along with issues while designing.

Pros

Flexible hours

Cons

lack of benefits
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Try it, it's fun but keep your full-time job

I took a leap of faith to be with this company. Everything about their product is wonderful and easy sell. CEO is great. The job is great but the pay is very low. Careful with employee feedback they solicit as they are not confidential. Management is nice except in operations. Keep your full-time job because even if they pay you good, this company will lay you off anytime. If you're a designer, don't waste your time pleasing everyone just because one customer didn't like your work. The data they collect sometimes doesn't work for designers.

Pros

Wonderful design creations. Free lunch on Wednesdays, free snacks, customers are nice 80% of the time, can work remotely with managers' approval, friendly-neutral, good benefits

Cons

Lay off is inevitable, metrics driven, Not truthful about their design packages, head will spin as Modsy changes business structure/operations almost daily, Low pay, No advancement, management will not work with you if you're under performing.
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Not Worth The Pay!

Fun idea - design other people's spaces with beautiful pieces, but SO not worth the pay or little to no amount of work available. You start out hourly ($15/hr) for the first month, but after that they do a pay per room ($30). That means you have to complete an entire room (2 designs + rendering time which is out of your control) in 2 hours to get the typical $15 per hour. But no one can do that - the typical time is 3 hours for a room - so that means about $10/hr. I am a college graduate now stay at home mom looking for a little side income but even this wasn't worth the stress. On top of that, I started mid January and there was NO work. Whatsoever. To maybe snag 1 room a day (if you're lucky) means sitting at your computer all day refreshing the screen, praying an available room will pop up. NO THANKS!

Pros

Work on your own time

Cons

Pay, Work Available
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Worst Job Ever!

There is absolutely no set guidelines, they abuse the number of hours they have employees work for them for the worst pay. Management is a joke, they are verbally abusive and degrading, it is seriously sickening the way this company treats their remote employees and talks down to them like they are stupid. They show favoritism like you have never seen before, for a design company this company's only focus is on making everything customer service based on some of the worst morals and guidelines are known to man. Even if you are desperate for a job, I can assure you this one is not worth it! This company is a sinking ship.

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pay, work life balance, career growth
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2.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
1.9 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
1.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.2 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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