G2 USA

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G2 USA Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
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2.5 54 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

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Harvey Kipnis

(6 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some very smart account people and talented hard working creatives(in 5 reviews)

  • G2 has some very bright and talented people across a range of disciplines(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible Upper Management, No respect for employees(in 7 reviews)

  • Politics with upper management and or lack of communication(in 4 reviews)

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    Sinking Ship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Hard working people

    ConsTerrible Upper Management, No respect for employees

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    sucks

    Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Proslocation is great and space is open

    Conseverything else is challenging, dramatic, political and ineffective

    Advice to Senior Managementtear it down then rebuild

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Meh.

    Creative Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsG2 has some very bright and talented people across a range of disciplines...

    Cons...but the upper management that oversees creative, strategy, and new business will be their ultimate downfall.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to find upper management that can actually work together and not act like a bunch of entitled spoiled brats.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    So sad

    Management Supervisor (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNice offices. Good location. There are pockets of truly talented and dedicated people there. Good variety of interesting brands and clients.

    ConsThey have lost a lot of great people and a lot of clients. Very large agency that is segregated amongst disciplines with a lot of finger pointing and little unity. Upper management seem to live in an insular dreamland and are visible to only a very few. Pay is crap. Hours are long.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut plainly, you aren't very good. Try something else.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    G2 is an agency that doesn't invest in or care about its people.

    Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat neighborhood. Building has a nice rooftop patio. Hours are not bad. G2 is an agency that has some great people. It has some people who are dedicated to trying to move the agency to the next level. It has some really smart people. It has some really decent people. It has some really nice people.

    ConsIt's lacking at the executive level. It's an agency that's rudderless. It's an agency that makes questionable hires and puts people who lack appropriate experience in key roles. There are factions and fiefdoms. For all the talk about integration there are too many turf wars to make it anything but rough sailing. And these turf wars can and do turn nasty, are highly unprofessional and abusive.

    It's an agency that can't get out of its own way. It's an agency that thinks Grey is the enemy and spends too much valuable time thinking and talking about Grey. We are no longer a part of Grey. Some shared accounts have walked out the door and landed at Grey but let's get over it and move on! If we had a roster of blue chip clients, were paid for blue chip work and earned blue chip revenue we wouldn’t have to worry about Grey or lay people off when an account walked out the door (because accounts probably wouldn’t). Even if they did there would be revenue in the coffers to cover the ups and downs.

    The bottom-line is this is not a nice place to work nor is it a healthy place to work. The numbers of people who've been fired let go or who have quit over the past couple of years is extraordinary. Just do a search of G2 on AgencySpy. You'll find a long list of people no longer with us - and these are just the folks you read about. G2 is in the midst of laying off many people which the trades are not reporting. They’re doing it slowly but surely. This is not an agency that invests in its people. Run don't walk if you're ever approached to interview or work here. In a word, it's a mean-spirited, poorly run agency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are your asset. They're not just numbers on a spreadsheet that can be erased when things don't add up. Change starts at the top and trickles down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The worst people I've ever encountered

    Experiential Marketing Department (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSolid name, cool looking office, good to have on the resume

    ConsThese were some of the worst people I've ever met in my life, let alone worked with. Catty, miserable human beings with nothing better to do than to moan and complain every single day. They ripped apart their boss in front of me and displayed the most unprofessional behavior I've ever experience. No communication between management and employees, none. Horrible. Never looking back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe careful who you put in the high up seats. Don't hire creeps.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    hopefully they changed.

    Account Executive (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIf you are lazy, this is the place for you!

    Conswhen I was there, it was an unfair environment. the less work one did, the easier it was to get promoted. the less knowledgeable you were, the more you would be praised. the less you worked, the more days you would get "comped." it was disgusting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeek training in being respectful of good workers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    sinking ship-please jump!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prossome fun clients. some terrible clients

    ConsWORST management ever. senior leadership is incompetent and has an ostrich "head-in-hole" mentality. fighting, bickering, smack talking between the different disciplines. bad choices in who comes in to lead. horrible work life balance. snotty, catty, boring, wet-rag coworkers.

    Advice to Senior Managementfire most of the senior management. promote from within when its deserved. hire enough help so that dedicated people can actually go home and have a work life balance.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Time wasted.

    Media (Former Employee)

    ProsG2 provided decent pay to employees

    ConsSenior management and work life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire everyone and start over.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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