Allied Integrated Marketing

  www.alliedim.com
  www.alliedim.com

Allied Integrated Marketing Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
58 Reviews
3.4
58 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Joseph H O'Donnell
8 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Get to see free movies, and learn about publicity (in 20 reviews)

  • Assignments are fun and so is managing advanced movie screenings (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is miserable especially during peak season (in 3 reviews)

  • Office hours are probably only a little more than half of the hours spent working for Allied (in 4 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Good office environment, bad work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing and Promotions Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing and Promotions Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Allied Integrated Marketing as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    There's a lot of perks to the job, like getting to meet celebrities and free promo items.

    Cons

    You'll have to do a lot of "intern" type duties, like compiling spreadsheet after spreadsheet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more realistic that work isn't life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Interns do publicist's work for pennies, treated poorly in work but upbeat office culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Planner in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Event Planner in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Allied Integrated Marketing as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free prescreenings of films, tchotchkis and promotional items, two hour free parking, and stipends for movies you take on. Like others have said, the amount depends on which studio. Parking is reimbursed, as well as other charges you incur. Opportunity to get creative with your events, but you end up doing so many of them its easy to get burned out. Only upside is the two people assigned to work with interns are pretty receptive and friendly. Many publicists mention the fact that they were interns once upon a time, highlighting the fact that if you stick around long enough they'll likely hire you once an opening comes up.

    Cons

    You will get an email almost daily listing events that publicists have scheduled and have no intention of hosting; that what interns are there for, right? Except for the fact that you are already working on your own movie's events! Office hours are probably only a little more than half of the hours spent working for Allied. You will cold call until your fingers fall off from dialing continuously. Once you've done one movie and all the events that come with it, you've essentially done it all; there's no growth or room for honing new skills. Pitch event, host said event, snap photos of unsuspecting college students, write up a report and embellish. Same s*** different day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider working with interns for a week, including them on your own projects before throwing film directives at them and telling them to go forth and schedule. Be up front with workload and outside office hour requirements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Tiring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Allied Integrated Marketing full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really fun work environment with opportunities to meet and network with a broad scope of people.

    Cons

    Work life balance is miserable especially during peak season. Pay is even worse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review
  5.  

    Not bad, but not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Promotions Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Promotions Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Allied Integrated Marketing as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work is easy
    Screenings are fun
    Relaxed office
    Paid for outside events
    Not a ton of administrative work
    Interns get their own desk/computer

    Cons

    Easy work makes for boring work
    Lots of downtime
    Interns can't socialize a ton
    Small office and I didn't know everyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give interns more ability to socialize
    Let interns go home if there isn't work/find more work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to get started as an intern, fun/young environment

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

    I have been working at Allied Integrated Marketing as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun, youthful office culture, you are surrounded by tons of other college interns, get access to a lot of Hollywood premieres, FREE MOVIE SCREENINGS, free swag sometimes, friendly employees and laidback bosses, lots of extra fieldwork jobs (i.e. street teaming) pay pretty well (like $20-$30 per hour) and it adds up pretty quickly

    Cons

    You have to be competitive since you'll be working with about 15 other interns, it can be easy to get lost in the sea of interns so assert yourself to stand out and get noticed by employees/bosses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better intern training program, for interns who have stayed longer than a semester - have them be "intern leaders" so they can help train the new interns and have additional sense of responsibility as they grow with the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A creative, collaborative environment

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

    I have been working at Allied Integrated Marketing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging and exciting clients, fast paced work environment, great colleagues who value teamwork, winning attitude, good vacation time

    Cons

    Long hours, demanding clients, compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management tried their best to make sure employees weren't spread too thin, but with such a successful company and the number of clients the majority of the time it was impossible to not feel overwhelmed. I'd advise senior management on the executive level to negotiate more fees in order to hire additional employees. This will help with longer retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Allied Integrated Marketing as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get paid to watch movies

    Cons

    No real benefit in terms of learning about PR as an intern.

  9.  

    Intern

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

    I have been working at Allied Integrated Marketing as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    saw a lot of movies

    Cons

    Compensation, cold calls, too much down time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing place to work with amazing people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Allied Integrated Marketing as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work here if you want an amazing office environment surrounded by amazing individuals who always offer support. You get to plan, coordinate, and execute field directives for major motion picture studios, meet and work with world renown talent, and the job is FUN.

    Cons

    Limited options for growth unless you're willing to move across the country as the offices are small at each of the company's locations. I was an intern, but I know that pay is not the best for the amount of work that staff has to handle, though that is customary for entry level positions in this field. Sometimes the office can be a little too casual, and lines are blurred.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise management to be more upfront with their team regarding possible promotions and what is expected of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A realistic and challenging internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Studio in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Studio in Boston, MA

    I worked at Allied Integrated Marketing as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to have ownership of projects, even as an intern; Great pay from studios; Excellent location; People who work there are very friendly and always willing to help each other

    Cons

    Difficult to balance internship with classes/other job if it is a busy release time for your studio; If you do not like cold calling, this position is not for you

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Allied Integrated Marketing? Share Your Experiences

Allied Integrated Marketing

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.