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  1. Overall I've had an awesome experience at 22. Learned a lot and had a great time doing it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Media Planning Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Media Planning Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at 22squared as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people and agency culture. Everyone is super intelligent and has something to bring to the table.
    Agency highly values collaboration amongst all departments.
    Even as an intern, lots of hands on experience attending meetings, getting assignments, intern project, etc.
    Very diverse portfolio of clients so there's a high chance you'll get to touch a lot of different types of business.

    Cons

    None that immediately come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    None that immediately come to mind.

  2. Solid agency with great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Supervisor in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Media Supervisor in Tampa, FL

    I worked at 22squared full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really loved the people I worked with and created lasting relationships. You work on great brands and there is plenty of opportunity.

    Cons

    Like any full-service agency, the creative department runs the show. It's hard to break through to be heard outside of their department. Deadlines are tight and clients are demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Lean forward

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work with great people and lots of growth opportunities.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 22squared

    Pros

    summer Fridays, work like balance

    Cons

    very low paying and can be cliquey

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  5. Over a year and I am still grateful to be here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Designer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at 22squared full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Be taken seriously. People will listen to you if you present your ideas to them, and give constructive feedback.
    Free Food (also known as 22pounds), Happy Energetic Environment, Get your work done well in a timely manner and no one will micro manage you.

    Cons

    If I find one, I'll let you know.

    Advice to Management

    I'm still beyond satisfied to be here.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Internship was a great experience

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at 22squared as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Did not overwork the interns. I felt included in everything and had the opportunity to take lead on several projects. Questions were always easy to ask and everyone was very nice and supportive.

    Cons

    It was not paid. Very high turnover... but I guess that is just the industry. Clients are not the most exciting.

  7. The culture is real

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at 22squared as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -wonderful, cool, creative people
    -sexy clients
    -forward-thinking agency
    -great work space/innovative designs
    -good internship program
    -lots of free food and perks

    Cons

    -unpaid internship program
    -intern project is a mock campaign. I wish it had been real

  8. Traditional agency struggling with understanding 'digital' in every aspect

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Digital Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Contractor - Digital Producer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at 22squared as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, cool office space. Friday breakfast and bagels.

    Cons

    Management has no idea what it means to be 'digital'. Seen as just banners and landing pages. No ability to move up or around within the organization. Co-workers with little knowledge of digital processes define procedures. Old-school mentality towards advertising permeates, no forward thinking 'digital first' ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that digital is now, not the future, and that advertising is not just TV spots, banners, and landing pages.

  9. Great people, but has some growing to do

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 22squared full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful people
    Great work environment
    They support innovative attempts

    Cons

    Freedom to do your own thing is limited
    Responsibility for things you don't have 100% control over
    Management;s attempt to grow you as an individual is very limited

    Advice to Management

    There are people who actually have studied management and how to get the best from people, they should be in leadership positions because they can lead and get the best from people, not because they were good creatives, producers, or account managers.

  10. A fun and friendly place to work.

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    Former Employee - Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at 22squared full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is like a family, great employee benefits, fun activities and culture, passion about the clients, management cares and listens, is starting to ramp up it's digital side, creative work

    Cons

    deadlines can be rough (it's advertising, folks!), room for growth but only in certain departments

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work!

  11. Great work/life balance

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    Current Employee - Media Planner in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at 22squared full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company, good people, supportive, fun clients, great leadership, fun, challenging. All and all a great company work for and grow professionally.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't as high for starting employees that you may find at other agencies b/c it is an independent shop. However, work/life balance here is a huge plus.

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