ADG, Inc. – Columbia, MD
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I have been working at ADG Creative full-time (more than an year)Pros
After reading all of these negative reviews, I figured it is only fair to ADG and my fellow coworkers to add an honest review that is not made by a disgruntled employee or a recent fire.
First, ADG is not 100% perfect, but really, what company is? Here are some reasons why I love working here:
• The work- I love what we do! Every day is different, I get to help solve my clients’ toughest problems, and I feel proud to present our solutions and products.
• The people- Most people hired here are unique, talented, and fun-loving. I have to say I have never worked with a better group of people, and I have built friendships that will last a lifetime.
• Environment- ADG is not like your typical company. The CEO is a fun-loving guy that likes to work hard and play hard which comes through in how he runs his company. We have random, fun events all year long like gumbo, holiday parties and reoccurring events like Fri happy hours and Monday morning breakfasts. These types of events allow employees to bond with one another and take some time to relax from work.
• Career growth- I have read many reviews that touch upon the fact that there isn’t a lot of opportunity to grow here. I actually agreed with this statement when I first started here a year and a half ago; however, I believe this is changing. Recently I have seen people get promoted and have spoken to my supervisor about my career growth plan. I do have more confidence now that I am not stuck in the same position for years.Cons
• Processes and procedures: This is the biggest issue I have faced at ADG. I think ADG is aware that their processes and procedures could use some help which is apparent through a few COOs that have been brought in to help.
• Disconnect between leadership and employees. I think there is great communication between employees and their managers and great communication with managers and the highest leadership at ADG, but sometimes is seems like the message gets lost between those two levels.
There are also two areas I would like to comment on:
Firing craze- Yes, people have been let go recently. I am not in a leadership position, so I do not have insight into why or what the process was, but I do know that things happen behind the scenes that most employees do not know about. For example, I know people who have been put on improvement plans long before they are let go. This obviously isn’t advertised and it shouldn’t be.
Work life balance- When I first started people were working a lot of long days. I have noticed that decrease over the past year and unless we are working towards a tight deadline, most people are back to 40 hour work weeks. Yes, there are people who work more, but a majority of people maintain normal work hours.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Keep working towards streamlining processes and procedures.
Show employees you value them. The employees you want to invest in should know they are valued. Since promotions take a while, there should be intermediary “rewards” for a job well done: raises, bonuses, days off, etc. iRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO