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Creative Opportunities but Corporate/Non-Creative Culture with VERY Inexperienced Middle Managers
Contract Designer (Former Employee), Columbus, OhioMarch 24, 2014
Pros: nice co-workers
Cons: poor managers
They were trying to establish a branding agency within the their well established Architectural, Environmental and Interior Design firm. However they were doing so in a very non-agency/very corporate way with non-creatives leading creative. Several managers lacked any relevant experience within an actual ad or branding agency so the culture was very – more... corporate. This included 15-30 minute production meetings at 9am EVERY DAY. And with projects they typically met 2-3 times a day to review status. More time was spent talking about projects than actually doing the creative work.

They drove out the talented creative team members who were actually able to contribute strong ideas. 3 left in a 2 month period. And they used a creative placement agency to find their talent – a sure sign that this is not a creative culture. The VP of Creative brought in a new and heavily experienced CD from a large, well known agency in town, where he was previously also VP of Creative – the new CD quit after 2 weeks.

If you happened to have read The No A_ _ hole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't, by Robert I. Sutton, you would get it. The inexperienced managers often threw out obnoxious – and ridiculous – comments and feedback; rolled their eyes and gave obnoxious heavy sighs when having discussions. And worst of all, openly reprimand co-workers and would get frustrated and angry for no reason at all (other than their own lack of knowledge and experience). It was almost funny because it was so ridiculous.

I would not recommend this agency for any creative with an agency background, but it is definitely the right place for creatives coming from a corporate creative services team, where this type of behavior seems to be the norm. There is a saying that poor managers kill great companies. That would definitely apply here. – less
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International firm with good structure
Project Manager (Former Employee), Irvine, CAOctober 8, 2013
Pros: great firm with a new job responsiblity
Cons: lots of traveling
Working with a team located in Ohia and I was located in California. Was able to communicate with the team in order to get my work done and meet the client's expectations.
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It was a good experience in the Design world
Environment Designer (Former Employee), Dublin OHJuly 23, 2013
Working for this company allowed me to see what i really wanted from a design career. I am currently enrolled as a Graphic Design student to pursue a better suited field of design.
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Excellent Company to work for and with.
Project Management Administrator (Former Employee), Tolleson, AZMay 7, 2013
Pros: team builders
Cons: limited by client base/
This Company provided great Leadership that was supportive and educational. Enjoyed the whole experience
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Team environment with a ping pong table.
Civil Engineering Associate (Former Employee), Irvine, CAMay 3, 2013
Very much a team environment with lots of hands-on training.
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Intresting work, big variety
Lead Project Construction Consultant (Former Employee), Tolleson, AZJuly 20, 2012
Pros: variety of work
Cons: poor workmanship of workers and managment
Company had many clients around the United States and did a variety of projects.
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Excellent place to work
Construction Project Manager (Former Employee), New YorkMay 5, 2012
Pros: professionalism
Although this was short term association, I thoroughly enjoyed the work relationship, professionalism and the fact that the work ethics provided for individual growth/ownership of projects.
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Great environment- not so great project types
Architect (Former Employee), Dublin, OHApril 11, 2012
Pros: open plan offices, pingpong and pool tables
Cons: too many cliques
Company has gone through a number of reorganizations due to poor economy in retail sector. It is strong enough to succeed, but it will take time. You never really get to know your colleagues well, as they move you around A LOT. Keep a box by your desk