Razorfish – New York, NY
Senior Strategy Managers will be responsible for leading and formulating the entire Strategy on multiple cross-functional project teams, business… Glassdoor
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I have been working at Razorfish full-time for more than 3 yearsPros
Flexibility! As long as you meet all your deadlines, you can have flexibility with your schedule for doctor's appointments, kid activities, family obligations, etc. Work from home when the weather is bad, or if you're expecting the cable guy, etc. I've turned down offers from other employers because they couldn't offer such flexibility.
The people are awesome to work with. We are all open-minded and creative. Innovation comes from collaboration!
The benefits are great and I've never had any issue with the health care, vision, or dental benefits.
They do love to booze up the staff. Every time there's a party or a function, out pops the alcohol. Every "company outing" seems to be somewhat alcohol fueled.... followed by Kareoke or Ping Pong. It's really a fun company to work for. I love the culture.
The company values SKILLS, rather than a college degree. I'm the second oldest in my team, at 36 years old and never graduated college, but my experience and skill set won over the college grads trying to get the job. I'd say they have an eye on talent. You live and you die by your work quality.
They also offer a yearly alolotment for continued education. $3,000 to put towards conferences, classes, or educational programs. If you can use it, take it. The company also has their own educational portal that you can use at home. Learn new things on your own time, or on the 40 hours per year that they offer to use company time for education. It's great!Cons
Each department is siloed and you really never know what other departments are doing, EVEN WITH THE SAME CLIENT. Issues tend to come up when one department suggests something that the other department recommended just the opposite solution. There's occasionally some effort to minimize this, but we have to do it all on our own most of the time to find out and correct discrepancies in recommendations BEFORE the client sees them.
The payscale isn't as high as industry standard. I could easily get $10k more from switching into a similar position somewhere else. Every year there's an employee survey and pay is always the lowest satisfied rating, but they refuse to address that issue. Instead they add more company perks, freebies, lunches, and parties rather than do individual raises. For me, I consider that if it was that important to make more money I'd switch jobs.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Foster more interdepartmental activities. Not too often we even meet the folks from teams we don't directly work with. I'd say some time to do training in another department would benefit everyone. I train someone in what I do, I get training in something someone else does, etc. There are a lot of open doors in this company, but we just don't know if we could fit there enough to apply.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO