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    Best agency in my experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carrot full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Carrot feels far more like a family than any of the other 4 agencies I've worked for. Due to the Vice ownership, there is a sense of urgency and importance to what is being completed, as well as a lot of "we'll figure it out when we get there." This is a pro AND a con, because if you're super inexperienced, I imagine this is a tough pill to swallow. Due to the relative small size of the company, wins are hard-fought, but feasible, and contributions are recognized and appreciated. So are failures. In my experience, there isn't a huge amount of coddling -- if you're awesome, you have all the room in the world to be awesome. If you suck, you suck hard. There is a ton of great opportunities in the future for the company, so for someone with the chops to handle their own, Carrot is a great opportunity. The office is awesome and super Brooklyn, the attitude is lax, and if you earn it, you get plenty of respect. I'm rarely the smartest person in the room, which is good, because I'm pretty smart. Most employees have a great attitude, which is pretty rare for this industry. There are a lot of jerks and super-alphas in the advertising game.

    Cons

    Carrot is growing FAST, and there are always growing pains in these types of situations. Like any small shop, it's up to every employee to carve their own path, and if you're someone who has no idea what they're doing, you might feel overchallenged. Carrot is doing too much too fast to hold on to dead weight, so if you're looking for an easy ride, this is not it. Hours can be pretty extensive at times, and work/life balance ebbs and flows depending on work. There is a pretty big disparity between experience levels in some departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue showing transparency as the company grows. Avoid the "we're the originals" and "you're the newbies" attitude (this will be increasingly important as the company grows). As you invest in other parts of the company, be sure to invest in employees, as competitive pay will be huge in Carrot attracting top talent. Be careful about hiring decisions -- just because Carrot will need more and more bodies to support the work being won doesn't mean anyone will do. Keep the bar high as far as hiring concerns (and yes, again, this will cost money).

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Carrot.

    Interview Details

    The website has some fun little tests which you must pass to be deemed 'creative'. 3 tasks include creating a drawing, writing a haiku and arranging some digital fridge magnets - just so you can submit your resume. Good luck remembering how to write a haiku...

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    They're pretty tough with salaries, but if they want you, they;ll pay for you.
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Carrot Awards & Accolades

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Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Company, Inc. Magazine, 2013
Agency 100, The Agency Post, 2013
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Additional Info

Website http://carrot.is
Headquarters Brooklyn, NY
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Acquired By Vice Media
Founded 2005
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Carrot - a VICE company - is a full-service, creative digital agency.

We ideate, design and build social campaigns for some of the world's most innovative brands (like Red Bull, Target, Home Depot, Bravo, Jaguar, Wilson Sports, MTV and Disney) from our headquarters in DUMBO (Brooklyn, NY). Our technical prowess has secured us strategic partnerships with some of the leading... More

Mission: Hustle. Team. Adventure.

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