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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 4 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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  1.  

    Fast paced work environment. Lots of resources

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    Former Employee - Management Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management Supervisor in New York, NY

    I worked at G2 USA full-time

    Pros

    There are many talented people that work here so it lends itself to learning from others. I've met some of the nicest and most talent people here who are always willing to help others. The hours can be long, but not out of control. It's an ad agency... so it's expected. It tends to be a fast paced environment to time management is key!

    Cons

    It can be a bit of popularity contest at times, but if you are always professional none of that should matters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    One of my favorite work experiences. The people made the place.

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    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at G2 USA full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good People, Fun Work, Nice Office

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees. When project work was done, if there was no work employees were laid off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY

    I worked at G2 USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of Talent. Great teamwork environment. Even though some nights were late, it was almost fun to work there

    Cons

    High turnover because management didn't really know how to manage at the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with younger people - we have ideas!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at G2 USA

    Pros

    good offices, fun work environment, gone too soon

    Cons

    Wish the LA office had lasted longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Positive, but a difficult uphill battle

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at G2 USA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    G2 analytics has come a long way while i've been there, and the ability to custom engineer products and build new services has definitely been a great opportunity. We've been able to build some very advanced capabilities and within the analytics group we have strong support.

    It's been a very positive experience and there have been many times where i've been extremely proud of what has been accomplished.

    Cons

    Upper management can't seem to get out of there own way. Departments are siloed, and you feel like you are constantly battling internally over every little detail. Account and project management teams seem very redundant and both groups seem to think that they should have the final say in any project at any time. Client access is generally restricted, which leads to a very difficult development cycle, and more than once, ended up with subpar deliverables because account teams were not equipped to communicate technical information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop in-fighting and integrate the departments. Create synergy not animosity, and don't be afraid to try new things. Invest a little capital into the company and create some new capabilities, G2 is well positioned in the industry to take over emerging areas in digitial, but that won't last.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Typical big agency experience. Fortune 500 clients. Lots of great talent. Tight deadlines and a great office.

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at G2 USA as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is competitive and you work with amazing people. Agency work isn't for the faint and especially not in NYC. Work can be long and hard, but it depends on what department you're in. The office is in a great location.

    Cons

    It's a big agency, so lots of people coming and going and so sometimes it's hard to make a connection with folks. As a contractor, it's even harder because I'm guessing that people are so used to seeing new faces that they don't really bother to try to get to know you. Sometimes it's hard to stand out in the crowd. There are some young people there who have only worked at Grey and only know that way, so they aren't the nicest, but that's the exception.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would do a bit more to welcome people and create a more personal work environment. It really was just a job to me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Environment, unfulfilling work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    People are nice and hard working.

    Cons

    Pay was terrible, quality work was sub-par

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better creatives

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's an entrepreneurial and controlled environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    Great culture where you can build strong relationships.
    Entrepreneurial- everyday is never the same.
    Excellent Quality of Life compared to most ad agencies
    Room for growth if you show it

    Cons

    Politics with upper management and or lack of communication
    Salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to better G2 I think we are in need of offering higher salaries. I strongly believe that "you get what you pay for". In light of this and where I am in the company- I can say that this is something they are working on.

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  10.  

    i am happy with my G2 experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    talent and hardwork is recognized.

    Cons

    gossip and childish at times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    G2 has dramatically changed over the past few years—for the better—it's unrecognizable as the place it once was.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    G2 USA is easily the most humane workplace I've ever worked, especially for an ad agency. The people, by and large, are extremely nice, but also hardworking and collaborative. The new management team seems to really want to turn things around, and there have been a lot of new faces that have shaken things up. A bunch of new business wins have injected some fun and excitement back into the agency, and many of the Debbie Downers have (thankfully) left the building.

    Cons

    The creative work could be better and there are still some old-school old-timers who drag things down, although they seem to be shuffling out, whether on their own or by being pushed out. While there are many talented, nice co-workers, there are, of course, some jerks. But it's advertising, so that's to be expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I could, I'd tell management: don't wait to get rid of the dead weight, act quickly and swiftly. There are still a few people who should really be swept away. Let the stars shine, but be careful about playing favorites because sometimes there's a sense among the masses that the mean girls clique has been replaced by another clique, maybe not as mean, but still a clique nonetheless.

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