Great ideas. Great team. Questionable leadership decisions.
Pros: incredible creative output, great team and initial mentoring.
Cons: lackluster upper management
This was my first and only boutique agency experience and the agency principals gave me a lot of room to direct my own account and creative teams—often pitching in on a variety of creative assignments. I left the agency because of a less-than-adequate new hire who was placed as my superior. My once trusted role was eventually micro-managed and belittled and this is what ultimately forced me to make the hard decision to leave on my own terms and start my own agency.