Needs to work out the kinks
Freelance Writer (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 5, 2015
This is a highly personal review, so take it with a grain of salt. I was a freelancer who had no idea what I was being hired to do, and when I explained my experience and that I could be a huge asset as a permanent staff member as a team lead on a consumer brand, I was ignored for the most part and passed along to "the next guy". From what I experienced, this is a growing creative department that needs a lot of work. There was a lot of turnover (both vouluntary and involuntary) in the 4 months I was there, and people who had been there a while seemed scared and jaded. I think the culture has a long way to go. It felt as if there was a clique within the creative department, which is unnecessary and counterproductive - it should be all about creating the best work. I did not feel like they were utilizing me for all my capabilities and people were being hired at extremely senior levels due to "who they know" (hence the clique feeling). That's not to say these aren't talented people, but hiring people who had never lead a team as a VP CD seemed a little extreme. Again, in my opinion. HOWEVER, I would work here full time because it i a privately held company with exceptional benefits, a strong sense of family, and I appreciate a challenge. It would be great to be able to help clients execute 360 campaigns, while molding the culture of a growing department.