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Frequently Asked Questions
How big is your company?
We are a small company of 12. We also work with several outside partners and contractors.
What is your physical office environment like?
We work in a large loft space in a remodeled factory building in central NE Portland, Oregon. Our studio has hardwood floors, natural light, and a dedicated sewing room space. If you work with us, you’ll find yourself surrounded by sketches, moodboards, fabric swatches, photo props, and books. It’s a creative space for creative people!
How large is the team I’d be working in?
Our team is divided into smaller teams of 3–5 people, each with its own leader. However, all our teams work closely together and communicate constantly. After all, we’re a small company!
What would my first week be like?
On your first day, you will be welcomed and shown around the studio and the building. You’ll likely attend our weekly team meeting and begin to get a sense of the structure and rhythm of communication. Another team member will be partnered with you to answer any questions you might have as you get settled in and learn about the systems we use. We’ll take you out to lunch to say welcome!
In your first week, you’ll begin to make plans and set some initial goals. You may be given a starter project to work on. You’ll begin attending team meetings and check in frequently with your team lead to make sure you’re comfortable and starting to feel settled.
What is the leadership or management style at Colette?
Successful leaders at Colette value relationships as much as results, and put emphasis on both. We believe in being supportive, giving people autonomy, and communicating clearly and regularly. We care about each other as individuals, and also care about maintaining the health of our teams. We have practices in place to make sure input is heard, feedback is given, and everyone is recognized.
What is your company culture like?
You can read more about our culture and values here.
What makes for a happy and successful team member at Colette?
We have all kinds of personalities, but there are certainly a few common threads. Our people are energetic, friendly, independent, process-driven, and compassionate.
Learn more about our culture here.
What benefits do you offer?
We offer medical, dental, and visions plans for all full time employees. We also offer generous time off, paid parental leave, and short term disability insurance, along with other perks like an education budget for each employee and weekly team lunches.
What is your application process like?
To start, please take a look at our current openings. If there is a great match for you, simply click the link to apply. You’ll be taken to an application form so we can collect some information about you and your history.
You can expect to hear back from us right away about next steps, and we try to follow up with more information for each candidate within a week.
If it seems like your background might be a good fit, we may ask you to visit us for an interview. You’ll speak with a few people, and have the chance to tell us about your experience and who you are as a person. We’ll give you a tour of our studio, and let you know when you can expect to hear more.
We appreciate your time, and want the experience of learning about each other to be great for you.
What if there are no current openings that fit me?
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