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I have been working at Alcone Marketing full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
They make solid offers to get you on board.
There are some really good people working there (like everywhere).
Omnicom benefits package is solid.
The upper level creative directors are great people who truly get it, but they're always traveling so their effects are sporadic.Cons
Unbelievably boring culture.
They use layoffs as business strategy, so you could be fired because the numbers were off that year. This causes everyone to constantly wonder if they're next.
Whispery atmosphere and poor communication.
The creative process is treated like manufacturing. There is no respect for art and there is an unhealthy obsession with technology as the solution to every creative problem from upper management.
It's a promo agency, almost exclusively, so every project is some sort of sweeps or giveaway, and the clients encourage the agency to dig deeper into every problem they already have.
People tend to leave quickly or stay for a long time.
They promote insanely slowly. 3-4 years between each position, regardless of talent.
Perception and politics matter more than talent.
Nepotism. Lots.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Loosen up. Make it a fun place to work. Get rid of the cubicles. Let people be themselves and treat employees less like robots. Take on some passion projects. Don't handcuff people with awful deadlines that make proud work impossible. Care about your employees' personal well being, because nobody is effective at work when they're uncomfortable outside of it. Open up so everyone knows what's going on rather than guessing. Give more people client exposure. Give off the impression that Alcone cares about their people as people with little things.Doesn't RecommendNeutral Outlook