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"Being rushed in the sense where clients and others are always constantly on your back. I feel that when there is a great relationship and enough space to breathe between working, listening, and reading updates via email or in person, the more relaxed and fun the designing process is."
Posted 9 years ago in Newport Beach, CA
Graphic Designer at Intertape Polymer Group
in Bradenton, FL

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"Overall, my experience here was pretty negative. Would not recommend."

What do you like about working at Intertape Polymer Group?

"The atmosphere is generally laid-back, they have a nice Christmas Party every year, and get donuts sometimes for employee appreciation."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be cautious - this company has good work-experience potential, but you'll definitely have to deal with some crazies."

What don't you like about working at Intertape Polymer Group?

"In the department I worked in, the team was very dramatic. They liked picking an outcast (kind of like the cliques in high school) and would rotate who they picked-on from week to week. It's very detrimental to the other employees, and not a welcoming work environment. The people I dealt with were in their 40s too, which doesn't speak to their maturity. Some of these people had put in 10+ years with the company, so they'll probably be around for a while longer. Look out - they purposefully got a few people fired for undeserving reasons, and then lied to upper management to cover their butts! I definitely tiptoed around while I worked there! Glad I've moved on now."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Upper Management should check on mid-management more frequently. They typically had a hands-off approach, and middle-management got away with a lot of shady things as a result."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Graphic Designer at Thinaire
in New York City, NY

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"Little respect/gratitude for employees & high tensions amongst majority of team"

What do you like about working at Thinaire?

"I have had the opportunity to greatly expanded my portfolio/"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I would not recommend interviewing for Thinaire unless you absolutely must take a job."

What don't you like about working at Thinaire?

"Employees are not taken care of. You are expected to behave as a full-time employee (i.e. arrive at 9:30, work through lunch, leave at 6:30), but you are treated as a contract employee (no benefits, terrible salary). There is also very poor communication amongst management and employees. For company of 12, that should not be the case."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It's simple. Management needs to take better care of their employees, and I'm not just talking about offering benefits and a fair salary. This company does not even have a microwave or coffee machine for their employees. It's the small things like that that illustrate how little they value their employees."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Graphic Designer at Community Newspaper Group
in Brooklyn, NY

What do you like about working at Community Newspaper Group?

"The ability to work independently (trust from employers) & the people I work with. Its great to work with people that care about their company and are doing a good job."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I would say that if people are eager to learn and grow in the design industry, CNG would not fulfill their needs after the first year of employment."

What don't you like about working at Community Newspaper Group?

"One of the reasons I am leaving is that I felt I was not challenged enough at the job. The company offers a great opportunity for a good entry level position, however, after being there for more than a year, I felt I was not able to reach my full potential because of the lack of challenge and room for advancement in the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"My only suggestion would be to have more frequent meetings between the sales and production department, to ensure that the process runs smoothly from beginning to completion."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Graphic Designer at Saunders & Associates
in Southampton, NY

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"An overall amazing learning experience with an innovative, luxury brand."

What do you like about working at Saunders & Associates?

"The overall work environment and allowance to be creative and learn something new each day."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Must be willing to sacrifice and be a team player. Also must be able to multitask and be able to produce high quality work under pressure and deadlines."

What don't you like about working at Saunders & Associates?

"That I have to work every other weekend and every holiday which are not included in my vacation days, no benefits, and mainly that I do not see growth potential when I work extremely hard and have proven myself to be a valuable employee."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"That they take care of future employees that are very valuable and have a lot to offer so they aren't basically forced to seek other employment options."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Graphic Designer at Fremada
in New York City, NY

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"great people not enough design experience"

What do you like about working at Fremada?

"work professional relationship very proper. People are helpful and attentive"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"just be attentive and concentrate, show respect to your coworkers"

What don't you like about working at Fremada?

"I don't have the opportunity to grow in my career. my salary remain the same for 5 years"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I think the management in the company is very professional. Company just busy more with business and less with creativity."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Graphic Designer at Aquiesse
in Moorpark, CA

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"This place pushed me very hard. I enjoyed working here."

What do you like about working at Aquiesse?

"They are a growing company. New ideas are welcome in this environment."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be very detail oriented in any work you may present."

What don't you like about working at Aquiesse?

"There is very little positive reinforcement from the management. They are very busy them selves."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To be grateful for the little things once in a while."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Graphic Designer at Iconbuilder Magazine
in Ojai, CA

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"I enjoy my work, love layout and publishing, great coworkers"

What do you like about working at Iconbuilder Magazine?

"I enjoy my work, love publishing, great coworkers, great independence; work at home"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Take initiative, have fun while getting your job done, make a point professionally"

What don't you like about working at Iconbuilder Magazine?

"The pay is bad and leadership is very disorganized today"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I suggest to get organized and pay a living wage"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Graphic Designer at Kappa Kappa Gamma
in Columbus, OH

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"It was a very relaxed and comfortable environment."

What do you like about working at Kappa Kappa Gamma?

"I liked the freedom to experiment with different mediums and styles design wise."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be relaxed and comfortable because the people working there are very nice and see that as a quality."

What don't you like about working at Kappa Kappa Gamma?

"I didn't have much opportunity to move up in position."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Only that it was a good company and they need to keep up the good job."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Graphic Designer at LS Graphics
in Chicago, IL

What do you like about working at LS Graphics?

"Work together, support together, learn together, share technology solutions together"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"you do have to have skills to apply if there is openning"

What don't you like about working at LS Graphics?

"Sometimes worked too hard and too long to meet the dead line"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It may help if manage the time carefully, planning ahead and prepare ahead"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Graphic Designer at Total Beauty Media
in Santa Monica, CA

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"Good experience overall, learned a lot and only got better."

What do you like about working at Total Beauty Media?

"People were great, office environment was great. They would get me anything I needed to help me do my job at a high level."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be open to working in a team environment, and know there is a learning curve."

What don't you like about working at Total Beauty Media?

"Well being a male working in the beauty industry was difficult to adjust to. But I modified my style to the branding of the company and worked well with the Art Director to meet the goals of whatever it was I was working on."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Don't hire too many people only to have your company bomb in the 4th quarter and you have to get rid of nearly half of them."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Graphic Designer at Tolteq
in Cedar Park, TX

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"Tolteq has been both great and frustrating."

What do you like about working at Tolteq?

"The potential to create first of kind software, and learn new technologies."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be sincere and open minded, but don't count on standard procedures or meetings with stakeholders."

What don't you like about working at Tolteq?

"There is no early feedback or requirements from customers or stakeholders, no processes have been formalized. There is no meetings with stakeholders or user testing yet."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"There is a need to agree on some standard processes. Start user testing"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Graphic Designer at Gemaco Group
in Belgium, IL

What do you like about working at Gemaco Group?

"All projects are different. I work together with great colleagues."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be yourself, and bring your creative portfolio to the interview."

What don't you like about working at Gemaco Group?

"The building facilities are a bit old and they need a renovation."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"We need a few more creative people for web development."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Graphic Designer at Kent State University
in Kent, OH

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"Working the student body and safety services taught me a great deal."

What do you like about working at Kent State University?

"The work involves the safety of students living on campus, which is rewarding and fun. Interacting with Residence Hall staff and residents is informative and fun."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest with yourself and management as to whether you are truly up to the duties expected of the staff. Being able to keep calm and think clearly under pressure are a must."

What don't you like about working at Kent State University?

"Late night hours (8pm-4am) can be taxing and sometimes interfere with other responsibilities. Also, there occasionally be social drama between coworkers that makes team cohesion a challenge."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Clear communication and consistent disciplinary action for employees that interfere with their coworkers' ability to perform their duties."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Graphic Designer at News International

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"A great experience to take me to the next opportunity"

What do you like about working at News International?

"It has great benefits working at news international, going forward in the digital era"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"To have a good knowledge digital, as the company is heading this direction"

What don't you like about working at News International?

"There is no room for growth or progression. People are unwilling to share information or collaborate to make design be more effective"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To be more supportive of ideas for growth and development"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Graphic Designer at Smyth Automotive
in Cincinnati, OH

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"More work to get things done than actually doing the work itself."

What do you like about working at Smyth Automotive?

"The drive to work is short, that is about it."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I work in the corporate office, so my feedback doesn't apply to the retail stores or warehouses."

What don't you like about working at Smyth Automotive?

"The office is freezing cold all year. My computer is so out of date, saving documents take up half of the time I'm in the office. My position has no room for growth and is dictated by managers that don't understand what my job takes to get things done properly."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Delineate who is in charge of what. If managers complain about not having input but refuse to participate, then step aside and let the work get done without you. It's ok to not have your name on everything, but don't whine and moan when it takes time to get it done."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
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