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Article Overview

Vancouver, BC
201 to 500 employees
2012
Company - Private
Home Furniture and Houseware Shops
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At Article we are re-engineering the furniture shopping experience to deliver remarkable value. Our unique, direct-to-consumer model allows us to deliver high quality original modern furniture at a fraction of the cost of traditional retailers, and this is winning us fans and ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Canadian Business recently named us the fastest growing business in Canada for the second year in a row!

    If you're interested in joining our rapidly growing team, we are currently recruiting for more than 20 open positions across the business.

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Article – Why Work With Us?


THE PARTICLES

What do you call a group of people working to bring beautiful articles of modern furniture to your home?

We’ve come to call ourselves The Particles. No, not a 60s rock ‘n’ roll band, but the People of Article. Each with a small - but important - job to do in ensuring that Article delivers on our promise to bring you beautiful, modern furniture at fair prices.

Together, the Particles make up our friendly (and growing!) team, with offices in Vancouver, Canada and warehouses in Toronto, Seattle, Los Angeles, New Jersey and Jacksonville.


Article was founded on five core principles:

BE DIRECT
Peel back unnecessary layers and eliminate inefficiency. We aim to draw the straightest possible line between two points.

BE BETTER
The way things have always been done isn’t the way things should always be done. Challenge the status quo and strive for constant improvement.

BE GOOD
The way we do things matters as much as the end result. We aim to do the right thing, treating our customers, suppliers, and each other with care and respect. Optimize for delight, not just profit.

BE GENUINE
We value sincerity and authenticity. The people behind Article are real people that want to make the world a more beautiful and comfortable place.

BE ADVENTUROUS
We are optimistic about the future, and know that to get there we will need to try things that haven’t been tried before.

BECOME A PARTICLE

Our unique, direct-to-consumer model allows us to deliver stunning, high quality furniture at a fraction of the cost of traditional retailers, and this is winning us fans and customers at a tremendous rate. As we continue to grow, we are on the lookout for incredible people to join Article and help us reinvent the furniture industry. We offer dynamic careers in customer service, marketing, sales, logistics, retail, operations, and engineering, to name a few. 

BENEFITS. 

We want Article to be an amazing place to work, so we take care of our team. We strive to help our customers spend less and live more, and we want to do the same for our staff. In addition to a competitive salary, we provide:

  • A great health and dental package with all the bells and whistles.
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave.
  • Generous discounts on our beautiful products to help decorate your home. We also extend discounts to your friends and family. 
  • A fun work environment with great team members who enjoy a game of foosball on our breaks. We’re open to suggestions for fun new activities so bring a few ideas along.
  • We believe in the power of a great office. The Article headquarters is housed in a converted industrial warehouse with in-house photo studios, an airy open layout, and plenty of snacks.

GROWTH. 

Growth is an integral part of the Article employee experience. Our leadership team fosters a supportive work environment and encourage employees to forge their own paths. We believe that the development of our employees is a long-term and mutually beneficial investment. 

Article was named “Canada’s Fastest Growing Company” on the Canadian Business’ Growth 500 list in both 2018 and 2019. As we continue to grow, there are countless opportunities for individual employees to advance in their current roles — or explore new career adventures company-wide. 

 

 

 

Article makes it easy to buy beautiful modern furniture. We opened shop to offer a better way to get great style and high quality products delivered quickly and easily, right to your home. You see, traditional retail models are not set up to facilitate great value — especially in the furniture market. Our founders wanted to use technology to combine the convenience of eCommerce with the assurance of an in-person experience. By uniting their engineering mindset with a killer design team, Article was born. 

By focusing on a digital-first experience, Article is able to pass along savings of up to 30% to their customers. We also take shipping as seriously as we take design, sending out thousands of orders to customers across the United States and Canada every month. Did we mention our shipping starts at a flat rate of $49*, and in-stock items ship within two weeks?

Not too shabby.

Since our launch in 2013 Article has grown rapidly. Led by discipline, data, and a dedicated team, Article achieved profitability by 2015. Today, Article exceeds $100-million in gross annual sales. We continue on this trajectory today. 

Article Reviews

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    "A great place to grow and learn"

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    I have been working at Article full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing results attracting smart and talented people.
    Compensation significantly above Vancouver average salary.
    Absolute transparency allowing employees to learn how Article successfully implemented a business model that most companies are failing to emulate.
    Work-life balance with a wonderful office with huge windows to the mountains overlooking Strathcona Park.
    Culture of focus and flow, where you can work for hours without being interrupted.

    Cons

    Rail tracks at the back - sometimes you'll need to wait 15 mins to cross the street.
    Dogs at the office are super quiet and well behaved but some people with allergies might struggle a bit.

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Article Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Article.

    Interview

    The office location was a bit hard to find- as was the entrance. I had to wait for quite some time to be called up but everyone I got in contact with was warm and polite.

    Interview Questions

    • If I was willing to take on a different position   1 Answer
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Article Awards & Accolades

  • No. 1 on Growth 500, Canadian Business, 2018

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