Great Career Starter - Not a Career Place
Supervisor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 23, 2013
Like many agencies, this place is a great way to get started in your career. You get to do a lot of work and variety of industries and gain a lot of experience.
But, to progress, you have to be a douchy self-promoter and sycophantic brown-noser. AND, you have abandon all semblance of doing real work and focus on selling.
That becomes limiting and your avenues for future growth narrow and narrow to just agency world or possibly vendor world.
For long-term, if you have dreams of being a VP or CMO and really RUN a marketing department, this agency and others are not good.
The management likes the self-promoters and salesy types - those get promoted. The Doers do not get promoted and are often used to do the work while others take credit.
Then there is constant pressure to validate and justify your work.
There is little room for growth until either a new, big client is signed or some turnover happens.
And turnovers are frequent.
AND - you can be fired if the client simply doesn't like you.
Google lunches, after work parties, holiday parties in night clubs
No bonuses, no raises, little promotion, favors towards self-promoters rather than doers