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Innovative, one of a kind Creative Agency
Management Supervisor (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 11, 2018
Exceptionally talented employees, driven and committed with a "can do attitude". Strong relationships with their clients earned through excellence as a valued strategic partner.
Senior Leadership, experienced, visionary and dedicated to achieving results.
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Changed since I've been there
Office Administrator (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 9, 2018
I worked there several years ago, when they were on a growth phase. I saw that they were over-spending on "extras" to get and retain employees. Since then, they lost some key clients and have held on to some expensive executives that do not produce.
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Agency has nose-dived
Not My Job Title (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 17, 2017
Not was it once was and in a downward spiral. Lots of burnout and turnover. The best people aren't recognized and many have moved on. Next to no training or guidance for inexperienced employees. Expertise not valued. Lots of attrition, those who leave are not replaced, so the already overburdened worker drones are doing 2 jobs and being squeezed dry.
Quality and culture slipping badly. Petty cutbacks on small things, adding more insult to injury.
Lip service about a "healthy office" and "work/life balance" -- but this is simply not true for most Giant employees. Worker drones have no work/life balance; upper management nowhere to be seen while underlings work late into the night, again and again, or give up a weekend to meet impossible deadlines. Late nights are common and expected, without warning. And you won't get comp time. Or even appreciation. "Unlimited paid time off" policy sounds good until you learn how it really plays out for most employees.
Expect to eat three meals a day at your desk and don't expect to be noticed or recognized for extraordinary efforts or excellent work.
Pros
Some great people. Nice dogs.
Cons
Poor management, punishing hours, diminishing quality, low pay
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Productive Ad agency that was a great learning experience
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMarch 17, 2017
Demonstrate thoughtful understanding of Client’s business and brand.
Create both internal and client facing project briefs, timelines, and budgets.
Manage finances and ensure team stays within Client budgets.
Create PowerPoint presentations providing insights on competitive landscape.
Assist in ad placement in medical journals.
Development of conference materials.
Pros
environment is friendly and nurtures growth
Cons
Job security and work hours aren't so great
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Agency with no direction
Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 11, 2017
This agency is very top-heavy in leadership, with few staff to do the work. People are extremely overworked. I'm on the Account team and have spoken to management about having too much of a workload but only to have this fall on deaf ears.

This agency was really fun a few years ago. Now it's become a place with revolving doors where people are constantly churned out.

The people are fun for the most part. But even that's changing. With so many people coming and going, there is no longer any culture at this agency.
Pros
Thursday drinks
Cons
Lack of leadership, stability, culture
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Fun people to work with, but finance team is understaffed.
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 28, 2016
Giant has a fun culture with some really talented people. Catered happy hours every Thursday. The finance team is definitely understaffed, but they do order in food and offer company-paid taxis home when working late.

Compensation and benefits are above average.
Pros
Good compensation and benefits. Weekly happy hours.
Cons
High turnover.
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What was once is no longer
Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJuly 6, 2015
What was once a vibrant and fun company to work for is no longer. The company spiraled out of control with growth and business in 2013-2014. The once energetic workplace where we all looked forward to come to everyday no longer exists.
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