Ideeli bursts at the seams
In fashion, fit is everything. Those jeans might be made of the finest denim ever created, but if they make your legs look like little sausages, you're out of luck. Flash-sale site ideeli has found that fit is essential not just in clothes, but also in office space.
Founded out of an apartment in June 2007, the site has grown very large, very fast. With over 5.5 million members, ideeli produces the equivalent of a full fashion magazine every week. And the staff has grown at a similar clip; in 2011, Inc. Magazine named ideeli the fastest-growing company in the country.
Of course, that growth has presented some problems, considering ideeli's breakneck production cycle. Most pressing? The company's 250+ employees are currently squeezed into Little Italy offices designed for about half that size.
"It might sound trivial, but space issues can be really challenging," Emily Marinaro of ideeli's talent acquisition told us. "We're putting up a new storefront every day. At peak we get around 400 clicks per second. Nothing can get in the way of that..."
Thankfully, the company will be relocating HQ to an entire floor in the New York Times Building at the end of September. It's a move that cannot come soon enough.
To help fill the new digs, they're hiring for 25 positions. Check them out here.
Now go forth (and suck it in).
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