Anomaly Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
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  1. Great vibe, great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY

    I worked at Anomaly full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Natural light, well stocked kitchen, wood floors, good part of the city. Good pay, room for growth and other work opportunities. Thirsty Thursdays!

    Cons

    There can often be too much work for the amount of people working there. They're a boutique agency that has grown very fast.

  2. Driver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anomaly full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great miles, and good pay

    Cons

    management not so good, no many opportunities to grow

  3. Helpful (1)

    A Bad Dream: Lets Just Call a Spade a Spade

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Some kind people that you can be long term friends with.

    Cons

    Cons

    -Read the other reviews and pay a visit to the office. A place where chickens have their heads cut off is not the most conducive learning or working environment.

    -Management makes promises to employees management has no intention of keeping.
    -Executives make promises to clients without checking to see if their employees have "bandwidth" to handle it.

    -There are too many clients and work for the amount of employees. Oh, and they're pitching for more and more business every day even though 2013 would be a year to "solidify process"

    -You're forced to push "emerging tech and media" on clients, not b/c it makes sense or solves the client problem at hand, but b/c the executives have invested in the platform. That's either shady or smart, I haven't decided.

    -There is no room for error here. Miss a deadline for an assignment, usually given to you that day and expected to be turned around by the end of that same day, you're threatened to be fired or demoted or just berated into something lower than a human being.

    -Management are very poor communicators and expect you to read their minds. It's your fault and you've disappointed them when you can't. Also you're being demoted.

    -Be prepared to stay in the dark about everything until accounts go up in flames. Then it's your fault.

    -The "thank you economy" they are so proud of? Consists management not taking responsibility for their mistakes, so you are reprimanded for things that are 9 times out of 10 out of your control. Then they "S&D" you [read as try to buy you off] with chobani yogurt and cereal. An apology would be better or better yet, fair compensation.

    -Little upward mobility. How do you get promoted or raises when there aren't even proper reviews?

    -Just drink the Kool aid. The one laden with lead and lies.

    Advice to Management

    You have intelligent, hard-working people on your staff - they'd be more likely to stick around if you treated them better. Upper management have no idea of the demands being placed all employees. There was no room for error - even when ridiculous deadlines were imposed. Before you take on new business, make sure your staff has the bandwidth to handle it.

    Consider employees as real people with real lives and career trajectories.

    Start over and try again.

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  5. Great working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Copywriter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Copywriter in New York, NY

    I worked at Anomaly part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Produce great creatively driven work

    Cons

    Work/life balance was borderline unreasonable

    Advice to Management

    Better work/life balance

  6. Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Antonio, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Respected in every way that you work

    Cons

    when big projects Sometimes get looked over

  7. Decent agency

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

    I worked at Anomaly full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exceptionally smart co-workers; Known within the industry; Work with great brands

    Cons

    Late hours, Very smart management but don't do enough to grow younger talent

    Advice to Management

    Look to cultivate young and new talent

  8. Helpful (1)

    Truly is an Anomaly

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Anomaly full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Different to other agencies in thinking and the way it is run

    Cons

    Management team aren't always conducive to a good working environment

  9. Intense environment. Unhappy staff.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Creative in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Anomaly full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart, hard-working people here. Very difficult to be bored because there is a ton of work to go around. Creatives get a decent amount of autonomy and control. They're always looking for more creative, non-traditional solutions. There's an open bar in the office, 24/7. They'll feed you lunch once and a while, and the kitchen is generally stocked with snacks/coffee. The office is in a great location, close to a bunch of great restaurants and bars. Great place for young people, who are willing to sacrifice most friend/family time for career. It's a young (somewhat) hot shop.

    Cons

    Terrible work-life balance -worse than the 9 other agencies I've been at. If you leave before 6pm, people in the office look at you strangely. Most weeks, creatives will stay two or three nights till 8pm. One or two nights till 10 or later (sometimes till 3am or something). In general, the communication and workflow is all over the place. Guidance by the account folks and CDs aren't very focused, resulting in a lot of time wasting. Also, there isn't too much chemistry amongst the staff. Everyone is so overworked. Work quality doesn't match ambition.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better. Let people go home and sleep -they're human.

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