360i Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
59 Reviews
3.6
59 Reviews
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Sarah Hofstetter
14 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Strong work-life balance, great team work and clients (in 4 reviews)

  • Awesome experience, working with smart people, some cool clients (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Responsibility for setting the work-life balance falls to the employee (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours, no work/life balance, inexperienced senior staff who hides away from rest of staff (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company and people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 360i part-time

    Pros

    Strong work-life balance, great team work and clients.

    Cons

    Promotions can be hard sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management leadership was great overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nostalgia for what once was

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at 360i full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -You will leave prepared to work in any type of work environment
    -You will likely be one of the better trained people in your industry
    -You'll get experience working across a wide variety of clients
    -You'll get to work with incredibly talented, smart, creative people
    -You'll make great friends

    Cons

    -You will be treated like a slave
    -You will have no work-life balance
    -You will be underpaid
    -You will be made promises that will take forever to actually happen
    -The work is monotonous, same set of deliverables over and over again until you burn out (no one cares if you do, by the way)
    -You'll be treated like a cog in a wheel, even when you go above and beyond

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Recognize the potential of the people who put in the work
    -Look beyond titles and more closely at what people are willing to do for your company
    -Free beer and bagels are not substitutes for a higher salary
    -Go back to the way you used to be

    Final note: 360i treats their employees like they're replaceable, when in fact, they've adopted the same values and exhibit the same behaviors of every other ad agency in the industry, the same ones 360i, at one time, rejected.
    Take a look in the mirror, 360i. You have become replaceable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    a company with great clients, but shady management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at 360i full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome clients.
    Fun people to work with.
    Dynamic Energy.
    Innovative work.
    Free beer.

    Cons

    The shadiest management I have ever worked with in my career. A quarter of the people I used to work with have been fired because of changes to the company. One minute everything is fine, and then the next minute you will be reminded that anyone is expandable regardless of the work you put in. It's truly unprofessional how they carry this out, and it poisons the water around the office. It's why no one wants to stay longer than a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture employee development, instead of clearing house. It affects the psyches of every team working at the company. Take notice of the hard work every employee puts in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Sun Has Set

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Art Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

    I worked at 360i full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    • Everyone shares the same pain so you'll get along great!
    • Free Beer
    • Resume-ish clients
    • You can get away with taking lots of vacation because management (mostly) doesn't notice
    • (Sometimes) Free pizza
    • You'll luv it soo muchhh if you like designing in squares because you'll work on social forever

    Cons

    See list I mentioned above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your people. They are working weekends and stay late a lot. After you learn their names pay them a competitive salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Things are changing

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 360i full-time

    Pros

    The people are amazing. The majority of the people working at 360i are creative and passionate about their jobs. They put in lots of time because they want to, not necessarily because they have to. We work in a nice office with lots of nice perks but no one takes advantage of this or acts overly privileged. I've never seen so many people hang out at the office after hours and on the weekends. My co-workers and myself included have made lasting friendships here. When 360i tells you something is going to happen, it usually does. They have their finger on the pulse of the industry and bend with the changes. They've won tons of awards and take part in lots of industry events.

    Cons

    Upper management is changing. Lots of strong leaders have left or have taken different roles. The acquisition with Dentsu for 360i and Steak was not smooth. Employees were confused about their titles and responsibilities, and some still are confused. A lot of turnover has happened over the few months and junior-mid level employees are leaving due to the uncomfortable atmosphere. These are the people who work the hardest to keep the accounts running smoothly. I fear things will begin to crumble as these turnovers continue.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome environment, good place to learn and pave your way!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 360i full-time

    Pros

    Office culture is great, people are friendly and easy to work with. Challenging work, will test and help prepare you for the digital industry.

    Cons

    No tuition reimbursement, compensation below average and training should be mandatory for all new hires. 401K match should be comparable with industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work! May want to look at tuition reimbursement for better retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at 360i full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and values, and staff who are self-motivated and hard working.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    What is happening?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at 360i full-time

    Pros

    - for the most part, friendly coworkers
    - sexy clients to put on your resume
    - in-house resources for beautiful executions
    - that rooftop view

    Cons

    - employees aren't treated as human beings
    - no transparency whatsoever
    - lack of appreciation for hard work
    - people being thrown under the bus
    - unjustified structural shifts
    - toxic working environment
    - did I mention lack of appreciation?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - appreciate your hardworking employees a bit more
    - be more transparent with the decisions being made

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Innovative Company but unrealistic workload

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 360i full-time

    Pros

    The people here are very creative. It is an awesome environment to work in as the people work hard and come up with great ideas.

    Cons

    Management does not do a great job of properly staffing teams, leaving those that remain to carry a heavy burden. While work can be fun, there are often late nights and early mornings when teams aren't staffed adequately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the people at the bottom

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Paid Search Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 360i

    Pros

    Fantastic work environment. Very laid back. My office was full of people who excelled at their work, and it's great to be among excellence.

    Cons

    Compensation is definitely an issue, especially among the lower level jobs, with many people leaving for better paying positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your lower level employees more and they'll stop leaving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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