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Founded in 1949 in Chelsea, New York, Pottery Barn — a subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. — is an American home furnishing store chain and e-Commerce company. The San Francisco, California-headquartered company aims to be America’s most meaningful and beautiful design source by providing exceptional quality and unparalleled value. Pottery Barn uses original designs, innovative technology, premium materials, artisan craftsmanship, and time-honored techniques to create products that can be loved for a lifetime. The company always looks for the industry's best minds who bring an inspiring design to every room. Pottery Barn provides a wide array of jobs ranging from lucrative entry-level employment in retail to careers in corporate offices and managerial positions. The company supports a happy, authentic, unique, and inspiring career environment. Pottery Barn is committed to providing a supportive environment from stores to corporates, where every employee gets the opportunity of career growth.

Subsidiary
$500M to $1B
Large
Multiple locations
Home Furnishing Retailers
1949
Laura J. Alber
What departments Pottery Barn employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
General and Operations Managers22%
Designers21.3%
other occupation12.4%
Retail11.1%
Sales Managers & Supervisors7.6%
Administrative - Other6.3%
Business Operations5.6%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do Pottery Barn employees have before joining?
Years of experience at Pottery Barn: Newcomers: 23%, Experiencers: 18%, Experts: 21%, Veterans: 38%. Pottery Barn employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did Pottery Barn employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before Pottery Barn: Banana Republic, Gap Inc., J. Crew. Typical Pottery Barn employees have worked at Banana Republic.
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Banana Republic
Gap Inc.
J. Crew
What industries did Pottery Barn employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Pottery Barn: Clothing Retailers, Niche Retailers, Food & Beverage Retailers, Home Furnishing Retailers, Apparel Wholesalers. Pottery Barn employees most likely come from a Clothing Retailers industry background.
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Where did Pottery Barn employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at Pottery Barn: Small: 28%, Medium: 8%, Large: 64%. Most Pottery Barn employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at Pottery Barn study?
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Where did employees at Pottery Barn study?
Academy of Art University
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at Pottery Barn?
Time employed at Pottery Barn: <1: 11%, 1-3: 29%, 4-8: 38%, 9-13: 12%, 14-20: 9%, 20+: 1%. Most Pottery Barn employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does Pottery Barn rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at Pottery Barn: 34.1% Male and 65.9% Female. Age ratio at Pottery Barn: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 43%, 31-40: 28%, 41-50: 17%, 51-60: 10%, 60+: 2%. Pottery Barn rates - 20.9% more female than the industry average. Most Pottery Barn employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does Pottery Barn rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at Pottery Barn: low. Pottery Barn ranks low for career advancement which is same as the industry average.
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What companies do Pottery Barn employees go on to work at?
Future employers of Pottery Barn: Apple, Banana Republic, Gap Inc., Old Navy, Pottery Barn Kids. People who work at Pottery Barn most typically go on to work for the Apple.
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Jacksonville, FL - September 9, 2021
Terrible unsupportive environment.
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Culture and Values
The problems with this company start at corp. Everyone in the company is looking for someone to blame anytime there's a problem. I would avoid working here if you have any other options.

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There are no benefits of working for this company
Avoid working here. They treat their employees terribly
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When was Pottery Barn founded?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
1949.
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What industry does Pottery Barn fall under?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Retail.
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Where is Pottery Barn’s HQ?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
San Francisco, CA.
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What’s the gender distribution at Pottery Barn?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
65.9% female, 34.1% male.
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What’s Pottery Barn’s yearly revenue?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
$500m to $1b, i think
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Who is the CEO of Pottery Barn?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Laura J. Alber.
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What’s the average length of tenure at Pottery Barn?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Typically 4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did Pottery Barn employees work for?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Large companies before Pottery Barn.
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How often do employees get promoted at Pottery Barn ?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
advancement opportunities are low
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Top future employers of Pottery Barn employees?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Apple, Banana Republic, Gap Inc., Old Navy, Pottery Barn Kids, Restoration Hardware, West Elm, Williams-Sonoma.
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Where did employees work before joining Pottery Barn?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Banana Republic, Gap Inc., J. Crew, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Pottery Barn Kids, Restoration Hardware, Williams-Sonoma.
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How old are Pottery Barn’s employees in general?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
21-30.
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What were Pottery Barn’s employees' top fields of study?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
No higher education, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science.
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i am puzzeled seeing the pay rate here, heard that company follows a predefined payout schedule for incentives or commissions? 💰
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9 months ago
yeah since they offer many financial perks obv the pay is a little lower 😬
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9 months ago
I dont think so, the pay was fine, and all extras made it huge
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do they offer a retirement plan, i am looking to start investing from my 40s 💼
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9 months ago
nopee bro better luck next time ✌
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9 months ago
currently i have not seen or heard about it
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does this company create a supportive and engaging work environment that fosters employee retention? 💼
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10 months ago
yesss i mean i am the one who is being retained bcz of those benefits
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10 months ago
A big yes for it 👍
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what is the overtime policy? does it provide clear guidelines on when and how overtime is compensated?📜
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9 months ago
yeah we have a very clear and open policy 💖
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8 months ago
yeah very transparent
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We had a quick sessions for the awareness of noise pollution, and it was very good and i learned a lot 🔊
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9 months ago
well i did not know about it but i appreciate
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9 months ago
i did not attempt but fellows told me it was nice and quick and moreever it was informative ✌
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the health benefits are very good here, from health care to accidental and life insurance, company prioritize your protection 💪
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10 months ago
thats great to hear
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9 months ago
Thank god, i was looking for it 🙏
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this company keeps their employees informed about any parking updates or changes, i would suggest everyone to stay connected for the the information 📲
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9 months ago
i love how this company takes small steps for helping employees😊
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9 months ago
ah, the thrilling world of parking updates! can't wait to see whats in store this time 😉
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Hi guys, have you got free coffee at work to fuel your productivity? ☕
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10 months ago
free coffee at work? count me in ☕
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10 months ago
no we have to buy it but the coffee machine is lit 🔥
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a huge shoutout to our training and development department, they invest in our growth by providing top-notch training programs 📚
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10 months ago
really thankful to them and the leadership as well
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10 months ago
Hats off to them and everyone who made these norms here 📚
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I heard this company arrange industry certifications for their senior emloyees that help them to boost their career! 📜
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10 months ago
No i dont think so
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10 months ago
i have not heard, but hearing it is good 💫
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I love to work in the management and leadership, i have been here and proving myself to be a good leader in future i hope i will get there 💼
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10 months ago
I have no doubt that you will excel in your chosen path good luck
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10 months ago
you will be there i wish you best of luck man 🌟
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anyone can tell me about company's reputation, i heard they know no boundaries! 🌍
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9 months ago
yess true, they are solid 💯
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9 months ago
The company is solid and on its vision 🤩
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I think the vacation time should be more for the workers, i saw my boss took 2 weeks off and i am even not allowed for 3 days
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9 months ago
i feel you, Its frustrating when vacation time feels unequal
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9 months ago
well its true and valid, hopefully, there can be some changes in the future 🏝
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hi i wanna know about the dos and donts of the probation period
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9 months ago
do what you are told 😌
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9 months ago
follow manager
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performance that shines gets rewarded here, i am so impressed with their employee recognition and reward system🔝
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9 months ago
thats crazy yess so exciting for my next reward 🥳
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9 months ago
absolutely exciting and interesting
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what is the policy and regulations in place about the leaves?
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10 months ago
yeah bro nailed it
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10 months ago
depends on two things only, taking leaves is easy
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share how this organization uses employee evaluations as a basis for developing performance improvement plans? 📉
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9 months ago
they do something for it but i dont know details 🤷
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9 months ago
i think the managers are responsible for it
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the flexibility is power, the boss here gives us power of workforce flexibility, the remote work policy is such a great addition in perks 🔁
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9 months ago
only managers, marketing executive go work from home not us
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9 months ago
us bro us sadly, but a good policy overall 😌
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The people are excellent here, the managers are even good and professional, my expectations got exceeded
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9 months ago
agreed, the people here are top-notch, and the managers are true professionals
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9 months ago
yeah really i strongly agree on it, i am impressed beyond my expectations 👏
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I hard they offer some good discounts to their empoloyees
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8 months ago
yeah on all stores 💫
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8 months ago
40% off regular price 🤩
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I am looking for a flexible hours job, whats the status of flexibility here?
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9 months ago
i have very flexible schedules
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9 months ago
mostly jobs are flex, retail hours and you have to complete hours every week 👌
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what are the overall sum of benefits employees can get here ?
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9 months ago
Vacation time 💯
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9 months ago
PTO, health insurance, employee discount etc
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when will the store employees get the bonus? i heard the sales have received the quarterly bonus 💰
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10 months ago
within a week 🌟
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10 months ago
the Marketing as also got 🤑
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this company values diversity and inclusion and fosters a culture that celebrates individual differences 🌈
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10 months ago
this will really help me to grow
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10 months ago
what about gender ratio? 👩
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company's part-time, hourly, and contract jobs are real game changer, they provide you with access to valuable company resources and have personalized experience 📊
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9 months ago
yop and the thing to consider is getting the job is very easy
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9 months ago
this company offer inclusive opportunities for individuals to be part of the them 🌈
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what do you think what can employers do to create a supportive environment for new mothers during and after their maternity leave? 🤰
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10 months ago
this company keepo them into communication and support them by providing so much flexibility 🤱
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10 months ago
they give access to paid maternity leave and a smooth transition back to work with reduced workload 🤰
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I want to express myself at work, i have tattooss, colored hair, and planning for piercings as personal statements 🎨
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9 months ago
before you go for that i think you should checkout the company policies
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9 months ago
not bad to express your personal styles but being inside the boundaries is good 🎨
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at this company, management and leadership put efforts to value work-life integration, the transfer programs, internal training and promotions, flex schedules making it a more fantastic place to work 🌍
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9 months ago
for me, the transfer programs, and promotions show their commitment to employee growth
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9 months ago
i think this is very interesting 👀
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for me, one of the things that makes our company unique is our diverse workforce
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9 months ago
ohh interesting 👀
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9 months ago
nice to have a diverse workforce
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from last few months the recognition program has resulted in increased employee engagement, improved retention rates, this is really a positive impact 📈
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9 months ago
fantastic to hear
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9 months ago
It's great to see the positive impact of the recognition program 🎉
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how this company ensure smooth and accurate background and drug tests upon hiring 🔍
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9 months ago
No durg or background check 😌
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9 months ago
they make sure not to take them 👍
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i heard they invest in building a skilled workforce, offering training, certifications, and other skill development programs 🔧
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10 months ago
investment in employee development and skill-building is truly commendable
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10 months ago
ah nice, excited to grow and thrive with this company 💪
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at this company you can collaborate like never before with our tech-driven agile workforce and excellent people 🔧
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10 months ago
wow the culture and tech-driven agile workforce at this company are truly impressive
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10 months ago
yeah true, i love to work with excellent people 🔧
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what about the average pay here, are you happy with it, do you think its good as per market
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10 months ago
very ok to market trends 💯
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10 months ago
its good, not very low or high
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I am curious to know how is the overall hiring and interview process, especially does it involve prompt communication?📞
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10 months ago
even though i was not selected but i still i enjoy the experience
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10 months ago
yeah my experience was good 😎
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flexing those hours, i am getting extremely easy hours here which are supporting in great well being and my personal life 💪
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10 months ago
wow your family and you will be very happy with that
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10 months ago
Excellent to hear and feel your vibes 👍
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i heard about this company popular for outstanding commitment to diversity & inclusion 🎉
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10 months ago
i always support diversity and inclusion
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10 months ago
finally management efforts paying off 🧾
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looking for some silent late-night shifts? 🌙 consider this company with a very good scheduling options
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10 months ago
i have worked there in all shifts with some excellent scheduling options
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10 months ago
thats a great deal newbies 😜
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I enjoy the company of my professional and talented colleageus, the working culture is awesome here
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9 months ago
absolutely, working with professional and talented colleagues can make a huge difference 👏
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9 months ago
i think a positive working culture is the base of great culture🌟
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have you ever got an offer from a competitor, if so, why did you chose to stay with this company 📚
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10 months ago
sadly i have not got any offer yet😏
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10 months ago
i choosed them because of work life balance
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