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Common Thread Collective Overview

Newport Beach, CA (US)
51 to 200 employees
2014
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$10 to $25 million (AUD) per year
Unknown
We Are A Digital Sales Agency.

First as entrepreneurs ourselves growing businesses, we’d worked with agencies, paid for them, and argued over billable hours, ever caught in the tension of their hourly billing and our lightning speed expectations ... Read more

Mission: We exist to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.

Common Thread Collective Reviews

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Common Thread Collective Managing Partner Taylor Holiday
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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA (US)
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Common Thread Collective full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Knowledgeable employees.

    -TMYD program.

    -On-sight gym.

    Cons

    -Underpay/overworked employees.

    -No definitive plans for future of company.

    -Upper Management is very tight-knit and rarely receptive to employees under them.

    -Lack of strong leadership in the creative services/design department.

    -Intern program lacked concrete guidance.

    -No room for growth unless you play by their rules.

    -Struggles to be fully transparent with its employees.

    -If you don't follow their philosophy to a tee, or even challenge/question it, you may get alienated personally and professionally from certain managers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees (especially one's that are coming in with fresh eyes). Sometimes people who come from different work places/backgrounds can see cracks in your ideals and want to offer solutions to make them better.

    Don't treat new hires and interns as part of the core of the company and just cast them aside when it no longer suits you. Don't make promises and claims of having a 100% hire rate of interns and then completely abandon them after the program. Livelihoods were/are at stake.

    Reevaluate your philosophy as your company expands. While it may work for a small work environment it needs to be reexamined as more people with different ideas, opinions and walks of life work for you.

    There needs to be better leadership and sense of direction in the creative services and design department especially with the growth of new hires and interns, both Paid Media and Design.

    Help your employees that are struggling to adjust. Don't say to them: "Maybe this isn't for you." Instead shepherd them to be the best version they can be. It will only benefit CTC.

    CEO is very knowledgable about marketing but lacks human connectivity. More concerned with what you can do as apposed to who you are.

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Common Thread Collective Interviews

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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newport Beach, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Common Thread Collective (Newport Beach, CA (US)).

    Interview

    Very quick process. Got a screening call from HR which lasted about 30 minutes. Then received an email requesting an inperson meeting a week later. In person consisted of a panel interview in front of 2 HR people and a current AM. Then I did an exercise to show I was competent writing emails. Then got an offer email 3 days later

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Common Thread Collective Awards & Accolades

  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc., 2018

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