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  1. Bad culture and environment

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

    I have been working at AdAsia Communications full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Have good accounts to work on

    Cons

    Bad culture and bad management


  2. nothing to gain

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AdAsia Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Whichever job you get after this company, you'll feel happy.

    Cons

    Too many to mention here.


  3. Could be a lot better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AdAsia Communications full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Big office and Clean bathroom always had toilet paper... thats it

    Cons

    Long day, little pay. Management needs improve people skills. A lot of backstabbing. No opportunities to grow and they lie about somethings. They know how to use visa as advantage to control employees. Everyone is scared and very strict environment. Not an agency setting at all.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and trust people. Some juniors are very talented but doesn't get credit for hard work. Get better work environment because people there are unhappy and keep leaving.


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    It was not a pleasant experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AdAsia Communications

    Pros

    The main accounts were great. Clients were a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    They treated ppl differently on a case by case basis. There was favoritism. It was all about perception on how mgmt saw u. Very strict rules, or get pay docked if more than x times late in a pay period. They try to screw with your vacay days. You had fight for your rights for certain benefits

    Advice to Management

    Please try to treat ppl fairly and retain good ppl. Mgmt is run by arrogant leaders who need to be coached.


  6. Best Asian agency in the country

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I worked at AdAsia Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Couldn't ask for better clients! Beautiful office. Visa sponsorship. The owner is a true entrepreneur who has brought rapid growth to the agency over the years. Everyone is generally nice and friendly. Some very smart and professional people. The agency is trying everything they can to turn digital - a precious effort in the Asian agency business.

    Cons

    Base salary is not competitive at all. Horrible work life balance for many people. Some lazy and dumb managers. Very stict with vacations or personal days off.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to junior staff more. There are talented people who work really hard but are paid pathetically. Think of some incentives to show you actually trust your employees and for people to be even more motivated, like, more flexibility with time off, sick leaves, early leaves etc.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Incompetent and lazy mid managements

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I worked at AdAsia Communications full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Big, roomy office with plenty of parking space. Great clients. Nice and friendly people.

    Cons

    Mid managements are incompetent with poor judgements, poor professional skills but high pride, which created very low glass ceilings with absolutely no room or opportunities to grow. No mentor program, and no learning or stepping up opportunities for junior staffs. Mid managements are the major discouragement for team morale, they focus solely on senseless hierarchy, power play, and pleasing the boss instead of doing their jobs right. Which leads to team members would often found feeling lost, lack of enthusiasm, eventually end up either give up trying or just leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the incompetent and lazy mid managements already, they are the main reason your good staffs left the company one after another! Let people with the real skills, experience and talents to lead. Start treating the talented ones better, they are your assets, you should invest in them or they would just leave and help your competitors. Try to talk to your junior staffs more to learn about the real current situation, not the altered stories that the mid level tell you.


  8. Sweatshop with no trust

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Art Director in Englewood Cliffs, NJ

    I have been working at AdAsia Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice office, visa sponsorship. That's all the good they give. I don't know what else to say about this company.

    Cons

    Leadership team fight with each other, backstabbing is common. There's no trust to the juniors. They use visa sponsorship as an excuse for low pay and extra work hours. There's no creativity in the work. Hierarchy rules here, you can't say no to leaders. Hell on earth to work. The boss "Kevin" is the only one that matters to everyone.

    Advice to Management

    You really could have make the agency fun as other. But they chose to make it boring as hell, tiring like a sweatshop.


  9. Meh

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AdAsia Communications full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They sponsor H1B working Visa, used to at least.

    Cons

    Very conservative, not as fun as what an ad agency should be. Very limited promotion opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Trust


  10. Good people, not so good for career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AdAsia Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Don't need to compete to others. Not much stress for works. Union square location.

    Cons

    They are targeting only for 1st generation asian american market. Meaning there's very limited pool of audience and not much room for both marketing strategy and creative. People are good but the company atmosphere is very strict and tied-up. Hard to feel passion as a creative agency in this company.


  11. Pros – Team I worked with was supportive. People are all around nice people to work with.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AdAsia Communications

    Pros

    People are all around nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company



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