Fathom Reviews

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Fathom President & CEO Scot Lowry
Scot Lowry
24 Ratings
  • Great Opportunity to Learn Digital

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fathom full-time

    Pros

    - Autonomy - Fast-Paced Learning - AMAZING People - Flexible Schedule - Vacation Days - Opportunity to Build Your own Career Path - Fun Culture

    Cons

    - Too Many Distractions about Company Structure - No Checks and Balances between Upper Management - No Clarity on Measurement of Individual Impact - No Consistency between Job Titles and Job Roles

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating the company as a sales-driven company, instead of a client services company. There needs to be more focus on client retention and more importantly a better understanding of the products and services that are being offered. Over-promising and under-delivering will not be a sustainable strategy for the growth of the business. The company needs to be one Fathom again, versus 5 business units.


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    Account Executive Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Fathom.

    Interview

    My entire experience with Fathom was a hilarious amalgam of audacity, arrogance, laziness, and incompetence. I actually tried to keep an open mind after reading the venomous reviews on here. "They couldn't be *THAT* incompetent, could they?" I laughed to myself. How wrong I was. I applied online to an account executive position and actually heard back the same day--within an hour. After a 15-minutes phone interview in which the recruiter told me I was "overqualified" for the position to which I applied, I was brought in for a meeting a week later with HR. Typical mind-numbing "tell me about yourself" in which she ticked boxes. I returned the next week for a "round-table" (read: unstructured and somewhat pointless) interview with 3 people I'd potentially be working with, though it was still unclear where exactly this account exec. position would fall. The people were very nice, but I did hear a lot of meaningless digital marketing buzzwords like "growth hacking" and alt-biz phrases like "kicking [expletive] for our clients." Kewl. After providing the recruiter 5 (!) references, two of whom I know they took the time to contact, I was called back for yet another round-table interview, this time with 4 MORE people from different units of Fathom. Only 2 of them showed up. Naturally. They were nice! But 15 minutes late. Naturally. And they were somewhat bewildered as to where this position would actually be. Naturally. I'm sensing a general lack of communication among departments. The interviews were very relaxed and easy, and the people did seem engaged and excited about my background and experience. However, the total disregard for my time and the absolute lack of any meaningful structure was extremely unsettling. If you can't even pretend to be organized and effective to your candidates, how can you run a business? Also, the other reviewer who mentioned the "tear-inducing" salary was spot on. This entire process lasted a month, and after I asked about feedback and timelines, I was told by the recruiter that I would hear back by end of week. Radio silence. Thankfully, I'd had several other companies lined up, and within two weeks had a great offer elsewhere, which I happily accepted. Amazingly, the recruiter contacted me after 4 weeks of silence and without follow up. She actually wanted me to come in A FOURTH TIME for a FIFTH INTERVIEW to talk to someone in YET ANOTHER department in the company. HA! After double checking with my reality-meter that I was not, in fact, in some strange rehashing of a Kafka short story, I respectfully declined. DON'T BOTHER.

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Fathom Awards & Accolades

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25 Largest U.S. Search-Marketing Agencies ((2007–2014)) , Advertising Age, 2014
Fastest-Growing Companies in NE Ohio - Finalist ((2010-2014)) , Weatherhead 100, 2014

Additional Info

Website www.fathomdelivers.com
Headquarters Cleveland, OH
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Fathom creates profitable growth through content strategy, digital marketing and sales/analytics consulting that serve a greater purpose. Fathom recognizes and appreciates the role all of its stakeholders—customers, employees, shareholders, community—play in its success.

Mission: The greater purpose is serving the mission of its customers, as well as inspiring transformation in its own people, local communities, and larger world.

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