iCrossing Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Pretty Car, but Poor performance Under the Hood

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iCrossing

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Hidden gems among team members
    Majority of the team is genuine
    Flexible work schedule
    Casual dress

    Cons

    Poor executive leadership
    Lack of true team work
    Low morale
    Do not pay out bonuses due to poor financial performance
    Accountability is low
    Overwhelming work load

    Advice to Management

    Improve employee morale and cohesiveness. Employees would appreciate small bonus payouts than the occasional paid happy hour or excessively entertaining clients. Teams don't feel appreciated.

  2. Highschool clique mentality, but great dev team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at iCrossing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Despite not being as straight-forward or as organized as they could be, they do a tremendous job at reacting swiftly to there primary client. The client is very demanding, and it requires the dev team to be quick and agile. They are great at hiring strong developers. Good place to take the next step and learn-up.

    Cons

    You are in or you are out. There is a strong clique mentality at this office location. What makes it worse is no one really fills you in on what they really want from you. Very indirect and passive aggressive leadership team on the primary account. Horrible with promotions. They will ask you to do work above you pay grade and happily string you along for over a year with continued excuses. I saw this happen to myself, and several others. One in fact has been there for years, always going above and beyond, and was strung along for over a year before I left in this situation (not sure if finally was promoted officially). Since I left I was told two others were also passed up for promotion. There are many people who keep paying their dues, and keep getting passed up on the title and pay raise.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the afore-mentioned leadership team if you have not already. I would not be surprised if you loose the client otherwise. Make more effort to reward your strong employees. It costs you more int he end to loose good talent and start over, then to just give them the nod they deserve.

  3. Job Security

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

    I have been working at iCrossing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance and good people.

    Cons

    no opportunity for meaningful growth

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Sinking Ship

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at iCrossing full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology stack, interesting work.

    Cons

    This is the leanest company I have ever worked for. More project managers than developers. Very top heavy. It is because they keep missing their quarterly numbers and have to keep doing another round of layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    The main problem is that they focused on a global growth strategy which did not pay off and in the mean time they forgot about their core competencies which allowed their competitors to race ahead with a superior product stack. Now they never win new business and any existing clients that decide to look around always end up leaving.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Veritable Mediocrity

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior UI Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Senior UI Engineer in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at iCrossing full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and personalities on a non-work-related basis. Good social gatherings outside of work -- if that's something important to you in your career. (corporate) Upper-management seems to have a good grasp on the needs of the market and a talent for identifying companies appropriate for acquisition.

    Cons

    Poor leadership in the sense of managerial and lead personnel allowing very poor quality code into production. Assigning business-critical work to junior-level developers which do not possess the requisite knowledge or experience to complete important tasks with minimal error. Proper assessment of necessary skills during interviewing prospective candidates would eliminate many of the aforementioned issues. Regular communication to personnel regarding performance concerns should be done more than once a year... when its painfully obvious its not important how one performs there job as long as everyone likes them, despite poor quality of work. Also, whenever I made "diplomatic" suggestions regarding process improvement they were neglected and ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Meritocracy, expertise, and experience should be rewarded before seniority (length of employment within the company).

  7. Helpful (2)

    A little misdirected at the moment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iCrossing

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good vacation and benefits. Decent culture on the west coast.

    Cons

    Narrow growth opportunities, bonus payout tied to metrics you most likely don't have a personal impact on.

    Advice to Management

    Find a clear direction, monetize and stick to it. Continue to work on silo'd departments to allow more collaboration.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Agency in Transition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iCrossing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great training environment and opportunity to lear different parts of digital marketing

    Cons

    mostly same client base for past 6+ years. agency went through major transition in 2013 with lots of people coming/going including CEO. Too top heavy and no room for promotions which is why younger smart people leave. agency is trying to be the next giant holding company which isn't nec. a good thing. they were a specialized leader and now their strategy is all over the map.

  9. Exciting and challenging place to be!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great projects and one is able to touch on SEM, SEO, Social, Web dev and more!

    Cons

    Poor estimation process and top heavy VP layer. Recent loss of great talent. Moving back to being more of a search company

  10. Helpful (2)

    Still have a ways to go

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - You can learn a lot in a short period of time
    - One can create their own opportunities
    - Strong strategy thinking
    - Trying to grow and improve
    - Normal working hours 9-6

    Cons

    - Unclear who iCrossing wants to be when it grows up
    - Technology does not have a clue
    - People are not accountable and often pass the buck
    - NY office does not have a voice
    - Creative leadership is underwhelming
    - New business pipeline is not vetted as well as it should be
    - Leadership does not work on the office culture
    - When they ask how you are, they are really asking how your account margins are doing

    Advice to Management

    Determine who iCrossing wants to be and communicate that to the teams. Are we search? Creative? Media?

  11. Helpful (1)

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at iCrossing full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people.
    Employees have much autonomy.
    Able to work from home when necessary, as long as the work got done.

    Overall, a decent place to work with excellent people and a collaborative environment.

    Cons

    No real advancement.
    Lack of projects.
    Minimal financial reward/bonus program.
    Only one major client in the Orange County office, which limited the prospects for employee growth.

    Advice to Management

    Acquire additional clients.

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