72andSunny

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72andSunny Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
16 Reviews
3.8
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  1.  

    72andSunny is an amazing company with amazing values and I feel very luck to work here.

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    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Current Employee - Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Great culture, award-winning work, awesome company values, beer and wine on tap.

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance. Carl's Jr.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company and Perks, but at great cost...

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    Former Employee - Developer in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in Playa Vista, CA

    I worked at 72andSunny as a contractor

    Pros

    Beautiful office, hyper intelligent and creative folks, and a ton of great perks like coffee, beer, wine taps, catered lunches/dinners for large projects, and a fast paced environment. The creative folks have free reign here, and they definitely take the creative fuel and motivate the whole team with it. Wonderful creative culture, and incredible parties with over-the-top experiences!

    Very flexible with time if you have things going on, plus, they don't micromanage you, so take a break when you feel like it and work hard when you want to. Everyone is extremely friendly and willing to help you out if you're stuck on something. The company is extremely supportive of learning, screwing up, and learning some more. This is a great place to build up your portfolio as a designer and/or developer. You'll also meet some really great people and make wonderful bonds with some of the most open minded and creative individuals who are multi talented and often have some insane and/or crazy story of how they got to 72andSunny.

    If I had to pick one favorite thing about this place, it would have to be the people, and their incredible stories that showcase how they became so talented and gained so much intelligence and wisdom far beyond their years.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, no real understanding of digital, although the company constantly cheers to go more digital and interactive. Many of the creatives do not listen to the technical folks here, creating a strange rift of distrust between developers and designers. 72andSunny is also notorious for having some of the absolute lowest wages and rates. The pay is the worst, and the hours are really long because every single project is rushed. The company seems to consistently in a state of putting out fires and staying afloat, rather than exploring the digital and interactive scene they claim to be innovating in.

    The company tends to have a heavy fixation on buzzwords, like 'mobile first,' 'VR,' and anything that seems exciting that their creative technologists (whom only 2 or 3 know how to code, poorly at best) bring up. The company is more interested in the flashy cool side of digital work that doesn't apply to them, rather than the heavy technical burdens and fundamental understanding of programming and what it takes to build those VR experiences or augmented reality overlays. In short, they want cool and flashy experiences created in a nearly unrealistic amount of time, resulting in long hours, no work-life balance, and detrimental to health and well being.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating your developers like all developers want to work at your shop because you're #1, and pay them at the market rate instead of juggling freelancers in and out on ridiculous 2 week to 1 month contracts. You are only creating a negative notion of working at 72andSunny as a developer. Understand that developers are in extremely high demand, and they've got no reason to work for the company if everyone else is offering more pay and stability.

    Pay the little guys too, they work extremely hard for the company, and the fact that they aren't taken care of means that they leave very quickly. Almost everyone knows that they can leave the agency with a stellar resume and portfolio to somewhere else that can give them 50% more money for doing the exact same, if not less, amount of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun and great clients!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 72andSunny

    Pros

    People, Culture, Time-off policies and big clients.

    Cons

    Long hours, no work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It got 'Addy'

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    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
  6.  

    very talented people, very long hours and many weekends

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at 72andSunny full-time (more than a 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
  7.  

    Great Company; Long Hours

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    Current Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at 72andSunny full-time (more than a 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
  8.  

    Fantastic, Energetic, Culturally-Rich

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    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 a 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
  9.  

    an unbelievable place to be

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    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
  10.  

    Brilliant and Inspiring

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    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 a 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Typical Ad Agency

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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

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