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sweatshop factory
Designer (Former Employee) –  USAJanuary 15, 2015
The first few months were full of excitement. It felt like we were contributing to something then it went downhill fast. We were required to work long hours everyday. There were so many promises made but management had no integrity. We were questioning their competency. There were multiple layoffs that towards the end, you were left to wonder if you will be next on the chopping block. Staff were shuffled around to fill the job from the ones who were laid off. Management and HR told constant lies in order to reassure the staff that were left. HR even had the nerve to say to staff members to be thankful that you still have a job. And do not expect to be paid overtime either. HR told us that to work overtime is voluntary.
Pros
non managerial staff were great to work with.
Cons
management: lack of direction
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Creative Opportunities but Corporate/Non-Creative Culture with VERY Inexperienced Middle Managers
Contract Designer (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OhioMarch 24, 2014
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 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
  more... 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
Pros
nice co-workers
Cons
poor managers
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International firm with good structure
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAOctober 8, 2013
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.
Pros
great firm with a new job responsiblity
Cons
lots of traveling
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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
This Company provided great Leadership that was supportive and educational. Enjoyed the whole experience
Pros
team builders
Cons
limited by client base/
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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
Company had many clients around the United States and did a variety of projects.
Pros
variety of work
Cons
poor workmanship of workers and managment
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Excellent place to work
Construction Project Manager (Former Employee) –  New YorkMay 5, 2012
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.
Pros
professionalism
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Great environment- not so great project types
Architect (Former Employee) –  Dublin, OHApril 11, 2012
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
Pros
open plan offices, pingpong and pool tables
Cons
too many cliques
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