72andSunny

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72andSunny Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
13 Reviews
3.8
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  1.  

    Great Company; Long Hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at 72andSunny full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Great atmosphere
    -Young people
    -Great benefits
    -Great work(traditional advertising at least)
    -Fast paced

    Cons

    -No real understanding of digital
    -Long hours
    -Lower pay
    -The mantra and spirit of the company sounds great; if only it was brought home throughout all levels
    -Fast paced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Don't allow your people to work so much
    -Make room for their lives
    -Actually mentor younger people, and actively encourage growth
    -Put your money where your mouth is, and make sure the philosophy of the company is carried out; if you do, you can't go wrong!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    very talented people, very long hours and many weekends

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at 72andSunny full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    you are surrounded by talent, passion and brilliant minds. the mission is clear and consistent - make brands matter in culture and grow grow grow.

    Cons

    The pace never stops. the shop always functions as though in pitch mode. Very long hours, weekends, non-stop. No work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It got 'Addy'

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

    I worked at 72andSunny full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, food and beverage perks, fancy offices, great client roster, parties and "culture perks", collaborative-- if you're loud and like to speak your mind, this place is for you

    Cons

    Below average compensation, terrible management, long hours, politics. The "great work" has lost momentum over the past two years. Explosive growth in a short period of time destroyed the company camaraderie this place once had. While the process is collaborative it also means it is more difficult to move projects forward when creative directors are spread too thin across multiple accounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reallocate some money from culture perks to improve employee compensation, consider investing in mentorship programs for managers and upper level creatives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic, Energetic, Culturally-Rich

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at 72andSunny as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    leadership is so nice- they actually can have a conversation without thinking why am i not talking to a more senior-level person
    juniors are given creative authority on some projects
    people are young, nice, energetic and fun
    parties are great
    can-do attitude (very, very rare in the advertising world)
    lovely offices, lovely weather
    great clients who really trust 72 and let them run with their creative vision
    this agency is literally killing the competition left and right

    Cons

    there are some bad eggs- as with every agency
    hours hours hours- your life will be consumed by work from time-to-time
    there can be some politics, but its actually still kinda rare
    its gonna take a while to move up in your career
    yea... don't look forward to getting rich here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider investing more into technology if possible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    an unbelievable place to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at 72andSunny full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    truly a thrilling place to work.
    ample opportunity and the ability to rise quickly through the organization if you work hard; the amount of opportunity you receive at such a young age is truly amazing
    best people on earth
    exciting clients who want to do cool work
    the new space is gorgeous
    the weather

    Cons

    you never get to enjoy the weather because work is non-stop. multiple 24-48hour sessions of non stop work across my 3 years, and getting off at 5 or 6 is a joke. be prepared to work your tail off.
    the pay is outrageously bad. two jobs later, i'm still reeling from being in such a low pay bracket
    LA is a divisive place. luckily, now there is nyc and amsterdam
    i love john boiler but...those hats he wears are a major CON.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay people more. you're owned my mdc, wining business left and right, and there is practically no overhead--pay your employees handsomely (or even just decently) and the work hours will be worth it and especially middle management will stay more than the standard 2 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Brilliant and Inspiring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at 72andSunny as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    extremely creative and inspiring. awesome client roster. crazy parties. super fun and chaotic. youre gonna get pushed to be think different, work different.

    Cons

    bad pay. long hours. no process. some people eat with their mouth open. a little too cultish. getting a little big. arrogance. not very integrated. no slip n slide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest. Don't sell out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Typical Ad Agency

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

    I have been working at 72andSunny full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They did great work, everyone was young and driven, and overall there was a great company attitude. If you're new to advertising, there is no better boot-camp; they were always experimenting with new technology.

    Cons

    The hours were very rough, and there was a lack of structure/management that ended up causing a lot of unnecessary late nights and weekend work. Creative Directors seemed spread too thin to give timely feedback, and producers were often out the door before the evening review.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun and energetic company where everyone works hard.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at 72andSunny full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with honestly some of the best and brightest in the industry. There was an opportunity to share your opinion on any project going on. The office is as energetic and eclectic as it gets.

    Cons

    Mad men work hard and play hard. Don't expect to work 9-5 days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has the highest turn over of software developers of any company I have ever seen. The company doesn't know how to manage a development team. They can easily rival any interactive agency if they simply can hold onto developers and grow with them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Brand Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Intern in Playa Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Intern in Playa Vista, CA

    I have been working at 72andSunny as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture and work environmnet

    Cons

    Work long hours but well compensated with food and support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what makes this place great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Agency of the Year for a reason.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Non-creative in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Non-creative in Playa Vista, CA

    I worked at 72andSunny full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most agencies are rigid and corporate. 72 isn't. Want to learn about broadcast? 72 lets you go work with the broadcast team. Work in legal and you want to be an art director? 72 lets you shadow the creative teams. 72's mantra is all about personal growth and they deliver on that. I've never been able to do this at any other agency.

    The partners are highly visible and very approachable. That's always a nice touch for me.

    They also do great work. They create an environment where ideas can come from anyone and anywhere. There are no egos in this place.

    Overall, 72 doesn't ever feel like work. It feels like college. You show up, you create and you have a good time...and sometimes have a drink or two. If you're working there, you've pretty much won the game.

    Cons

    The office doesn't have cubicles. Instead, they have open desks without walls. While I think this set up fits the overall community, I personally liked the privacy that having cubicles and offices provided.

    On the flipside, if you ever need some privacy, they have a large campus with plenty of isolated places to hang out outside. You can also always reserve a conference room for an hour to just meditate.

    Like all agencies, there are often times where you work long hours. I feel like it's accepted at 72 because they do great work and they have great clients, but I wish they would find ways to reel this in a little bit. I personally didn't have a work/life balance problem, but I know people who did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are the envy of the industry right now. You're growing at an awesome rate. Do everything you can to maintain your culture as you grow. It's what makes you unique and amazing. If all else fails, keep the beer taps. Also more, peanut butter M&M's.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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