iCrossing Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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Brian Powley
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  • There is also a good work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Smart people who want to do well by the clients (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Bloated senior management with little vision (in 4 reviews)

  • Extremely top-heavy organization (in 4 reviews)

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  1. ICrossing a solid Agency

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at iCrossing full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The work life balance at ICrossing is great. You will never get this at any other agency. We have a great group of talented people, but are going through some growing pains now. We have a new CEO that is bringing in some super talented executives at the moment and we are all just waiting to see whats next. The changes they making are good, they have been needed for a long time.

    Cons

    The recent changes, its rough, but we are all excited to see what the new executive team does. Their LinkedIN profiles look amazing so we all expect great things.

    Advice to Management

    Let's get going and take IC to the next level.


  2. Good learning experience, though highly dependent on your office, project, and team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Media Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Media Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot about SEM/SEO
    Great career builder and opens up a lot of opportunities after 2 - 3 years
    Can grow a lot, especially if you are smart and work hard
    Smart people that genuinely care about your sucess

    Cons

    Working with clients can become tiresome, especially if it is a difficult client
    Become highly specialized in one field and don't get much exposure to other things
    Can be highly political

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more fluid movement among departments, especially with top talent
    Stay on top of trends in industry (e.g., move to 3rd party bid management software)
    Let go of the politics and promote based on performance


  3. Very Happy Here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iCrossing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive Pay
    Incredibly intelligent and humble employees
    No one is micro-managed at any level
    All ideas are welcome no matter your level
    Education, and innovative thinking is encouraged

    Cons

    Vacation allotment is not great.
    Employees haven't received bonuses in a few years.
    Depending on who you work with, you may feel there is a lack of structure.


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  5. Solid company in Digital Marketing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analytics Engineer
    Former Employee - Analytics Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working with different clients in high speed industry is great for career progression. Many different product offerings to work with. Being a generalist or a specialist are both valuable in the company.

    Cons

    Being owned by Hearst feels to have negatively impacted the culture. Some departments seem to be overworked. 401K match exists, but is not great.


  6. Fast paced but learn a ton

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

    I worked at iCrossing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Knowledge, experience, skill sets, growth, connections, coworkers, perks, vacation

    Cons

    Hectic, can be overworked depending on clients


  7. Great company to work for with lots of opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Media Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at iCrossing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work life, good office culture

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to get


  8. Helpful (2)

    Choose Your Own Adventure

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iCrossing

    Pros

    If you want to take on more job responsibilities or learn more about other departments, you have free reign to do so. You can REALLY build up your resume if you choose to. Also great opportunities to write for the blog.

    Cons

    Promotions are non-existant, at least in the social department. People have job titles that are a full year behind the work they are actually doing. That is likely what will cause me to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Take the social team more seriously.


  9. Helpful (3)

    The glory days have passed iC by

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

    I worked at iCrossing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong work-life balance. Really talented creative team.

    Cons

    Huge talent exit over last two years. Really poor track record of delivering on promises of bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Don't turn your back on Powley


  10. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iCrossing full-time

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

    Pros

    The people that work at iCrossing are wonderful. The work produced is impressive

    Cons

    Health benefits are bad. A couple years ago the health benefits was switched to United healthcare and they are awefule


  11. Helpful (3)

    Pretty Good for Mid-Tier Digital Agency

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iCrossing full-time

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you are a self-starter. The hierarchy isn't locked down so people lower in it can get noticed and advance. They also support you moving to different positions if you like and if it makes sense to the company. People are really nice, especially in the Chicago/Dallas and SF offices. No drama or politics. The hours aren't crazy like some other agencies. Just depends on the account you are on. iCrossing is getting more and more well known so they are getting bigger accounts as well

    Cons

    Still a little loose on how iCrossing does things. The iCrossing brand is still weak compared to other agencies, but it's getting better. There is disconnect between departments sometimes. Account Management teams are weak and are just glorified project managers. Need to do better at helping clients plan for and build their business vs. just executing projects.

    Advice to Management

    New CEO should help push things forward. Keep pushing to figure out what iCrossing does best and how that's different from the rest.



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