Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at Riney full-time (More than 3 years)
Fun, great people and great view
LONG hours due to bad decision making.
Advice to Management
Cut the older crew and get some fresh faces in there.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Riney (San Francisco, CA).
The recruiter first contacted me via email. We then had a short phone interview. After that I interviewed on-site with four employees, one after another. Everyone was friendly and casual. The process was very pleasant. They seemed to focus mainly on selling the agency to me, explaining that the agency is in transition and they are expecting better things to come. Unfortunately, I think in the process of them selling the agency to me, I didn't get a full picture of work life here -- the good and the bad. My questions regarding the challenges and negatives of the position didn't uncover anything at all. That made it harder to figure out what they were looking for and if we were a good match. I later found out on the job that there were unique and substantial challenges.
- Why are you in this career? Answer Question
There didn't seem to be much wiggle room, but there was a little. This agency is part of a large parent company (Publicis) so I suspect they just follow the parent company's expectations and structure on this.
This Bay Area firm brings together Hollywood style and Madison Avenue savvy. Publicis & Hal Riney is a leading creative advertising agencies in the US, known for its visually stunning and sometimes edgy campaigns. It has provided creative development and campaign planning services for such clients as 24 Hour Fitness, Jamba Juice, SanDisk, and Sprint. Established by celebrated ad man Hal Riney in 1977, it was acquired by Paris-based advertising and media services conglomerate Publicis Groupe in 1998. It operates today as the flagship San Francisco outpost of Publicis ...