89 Degrees Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
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  1. Great opportunity at small, impactful data-driven agency

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    Former Employee - Account Management in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Account Management in Burlington, MA

    I worked at 89 Degrees full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gain great marketing experience at small MSP/engagement agency with extensive book of business. Hands on training (as you would imagine at any agency) but direct interaction with VP/Partner and senior level leaders.

    Cons

    Like all MSP/agencies, senior level leaders may tend to lack clear understanding of the day-to-day work and work- life balance can take a hit. But comes with the territory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance the workforce...The company 2010-2013 tended to be top heavy with little mid-level, individual contributors to handle the bulk of the day-to-day. Hopefully this has been or is being addressed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 89 Degrees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 89 Degrees full-time

    Pros

    89 Degrees has the necessary, high quality technology resources to compete as a top agency in the data age.

    The start up is flexible, scrappy, and determined. The team behind it believes in a consistent can do mentality. The company constantly is looking at ways to improve.

    Cons

    The knowledge share potential could be increased. On the plus side, this means that there is a ton of experienced team members to learn from.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful

    89 Degrees has no vision

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 89 Degrees

    Pros

    Sadly no pros left at this company. Most great people have already left 89 Degrees.

    Cons

    89 Degrees used to be an ok place to work for, then they hired a bunch of sales and managers that were laid off from eDialog then everything changed for the worst.
    Basically more then half the company left after these changes.

    VPs at 89 Degrees are not there because they are qualified, they're there because they invested. Most of these VPs don't even understand the business 89 Degrees is in.

    CEO is a guy who only comes to you when he needs something, other than that, you may go for months without seeing or talking to him, even though 89 Degrees is such a tiny company and you'd expect people would talk to each other more often.

    Too much politics go on within the management team.
    They eat lunch in their area and talk crap about other people.
    This would be ok but when you see VPs getting involved in these lunches/trash talks about other individuals and agreeing, then all of the sudden, these VPs start hating some individuals because they were subject to their lunch conversations This just shows how unprofessional this company is.

    To get promoted, you have to be part of these politics otherwise, you'll never get promoted for your hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up and be professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place to work

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    Former Intern - SAS Developer in Burlington, MA
    Former Intern - SAS Developer in Burlington, MA

    I worked at 89 Degrees as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    no dressing code, flexible working time, nice people, learn a lot of things

    Cons

    Some Departments are good, some not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to explore more about what junior staff are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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