Director of Account Management (Former Employee) – Mooresville, NC – October 11, 2016
A typical day at work required teaching the Account team how to successfully manage client accounts. Management was not qualified in their roles, and relied on everyone else to do the work. My co-workers were great people and struggled with the environment. The hardest part of my job was managing the day to day while dealing with management gossip and politics. The most enjoyable part of my job was utilizing my past experience to teach my team what true marketing and advertising looks like.
confidential (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – September 6, 2016
- Recently lost all of their largest clients. - The Digital sector is a joke, at best. Their version of "interactive campaigns" is nothing more than pretty pictures - no execution at all. - They value brand boards and pretty pictures with absolutely no focus on what actually produces results and revenue. - I had been reprimanded more than once for putting the client before the agency and pressing my team too hard for real results. They felt I should be more sensitive of the agency and given them double the time necessary on all projects. - Turnover in the last 2 years is nearly 100% - This is really just a sinking ship.
Manager (Current Employee) – Stone Mountain – May 26, 2015
This can hardly be called a workplace. There is no teamwork, no sense of responsibility, no guidance. The turnover rate is sky high & no one takes any pride in the work. It took 4 years to hire a proofreader, A proofreader! Awful. The only good thing is that you can have flex hours. But be warned, you will still work 12 hour days & there are hardly any days off.
Production Artist (Former Employee) – Exton, PA – March 3, 2015
I have to agree with the above review. Overworked, underpaid, unqualified management and no communication. Although the people (worker bees) are nice, they are all over worked and underpaid. No client management and ridiculous unattainable schedules. Cheap, cheap, cheap. Hire more people and have some nerve to tell your clients to get themselves organized. It can only help everyone. Veiled threats if you don't eat at your desk and try to leave at the scheduled end of your shift abound. If you are on your own and this is your soul source of income. DO NOT TAKE THIS JOB. IT IS LEGALIZED SLAVERY.
Management over promises and demand the staff deliver. Breaks, even lunch are discouraged. Working well into the night is expected. Average day? 12 hours.
Proofreader (Current Employee) – Irving, TX – January 5, 2015
Everyone here works together for the greater good of their clients. We think together, work together and create together. Loved every minute of it. It is a stressful environment because we are driven by deadlines, and always try to go the extra mile, but the experience is valuable and the people are fair.
Account Executive (Former Employee) – Exton, PA – November 19, 2014
The most valuable thing I learned from working at PureRED was how not to run a company. The only positive remark I can make is that my direct supervisor was supportive and did her best given everything that was thrown on her plate. The pay would have been good if you were only working 40 hours a week, instead of 50-60. No work-life balance. Negative energy abounds. Don't even try being a positive, upbeat person...you will get shut down very quickly. There are people in management positions that are completely unqualified, as well as being condescending, hypocritical, and lazy. Upper management definitely had favorites and different rules seemed to apply for them. Not a culture that fostered ANY communication. Employees were never kept in the loop as to what was going on in other facilities or the company. You were just expected to come in, eat lunch at your desk, be completely overworked (extremely skeleton staff), work 10 hours always, and go home. No HR presence. ZERO incentives or perks. Start focusing on quality (of work) instead of quantity (number of years) of your employees. Communicate, communicate, communicate. Employees that feel left in the dark end up leaving...people want to feel part of a team, not just another body to fill a cubicle. Also, CEOs should NEVER, under any circumstance, recommend an employee that was fired for fraudulent activity to any other companies, ever. Ethics and culture roll down hill...and that's extremely apparent at PureRED.
Production (Current Employee) – Irwin, PA – July 2, 2014
The Management is great they really know what they are doing. The Co-workers are extremely friendly and always give a helping hand with work and even personal problems. Everyone Treats everyone like family it is a plus. The Hardest part of my job is that it is not every creative. So if you are not to worried about being creative then this is perfect job to have. My my most enjoyable part of my job is how friendly everyone is I have never seen this friendly of work life in my life.
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