Code and Theory Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Really Great Experience

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    Former Employee - User Experience Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - User Experience Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Code and Theory full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    gave me my first career experience which i'm really grateful for. very passionate team who's work gets better and better. great transformative projects.

    Cons

    can be long hours at times but usually for a good reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay independent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Very Talented Colleagues

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    Current Employee - Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Creative Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Code and Theory full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice to work with a group of smart and committed colleagues who are all focused on doing great work.

    Cons

    no real cons get paid for doing what i love -- making great stuff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing major. would be nice to come to NY every now and then.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. So far so Good

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    Current Employee - Director of Production in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Production in New York, NY

    I have been working at Code and Theory

    Pros

    only been a few weeks but the best place i've worked at in a long time. really empowered to do what i need to do and take action. top class talent who are about doing the best work possible. amazing client list

    Cons

    haven't discovered any real issues yet. dental and eye insurance could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve eye and dental insurance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Amazing talent, passion for great design—but disorganized and chaotic

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Code and Theory full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You are basically left alone to do your job. Nobody is watching the clock and counting the minutes that you're working. Oh, and there's free coffee.

    Cons

    Poor management, unclear company vision, long hours, and a bit of a boy's club. Sometimes it's hard to know where you stand because you're frantically moving from project to project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admittedly, creating a creative culture where employees feel free to take creative risks and do great work is a really difficult challenge, but the flip side to trying to be the most creative company in the world is that you don't include your employees in the "story of the company".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Great opportunity but no room for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Code and Theory full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent clients, surrounded by very talented people and beautiful office location.

    Cons

    Very cliquey which makes collaborating difficult. There are mean girls and a bro club. True about the high level of arrogance. But I've also witnessed coworkers getting yelled at, hearing the shouting was so uncomfortable even behind closed doors. Didn't get a review and doesn't seem to have room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kindness goes a long way. Tone down arrogance and the shouting. Even behind closed doors, we can hear, so perhaps being discreet would be nice. Consistency in reviews would be nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great company!

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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Code and Theory full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This company is growing rapidly and it couldn't be more obvious around the office. Clients are high profile and the projects are creative and exciting/

    Cons

    It appears there is very little room for advancement, the office has a "clique-y" atmosphere and job security is uncertain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the employees feel that their jobs are a bit more stable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Fast paced, inspiring and growing company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Code and Theory full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Code and Theory is a great place to work. The people are smart, driven and motivated. Everyone here is passionate about what they do and they work hard. It is great to work around people who strive to make you better and to be somewhere where I enjoy coming to work every day.

    Cons

    If you aren't passionate and self motivated this is probably not the place for you. There is very little room for arrogance or entitled people here so if you aren't humble, ready to work and inspired to be here this is probably not the right company for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in the infrastructure and making sure the culture stays intact as you scale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Hard work that actually goes live

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Code and Theory full-time

    Pros

    Code is a place that requires you to bring your best and will make you better. Hard work is a must and you're better for it. Everyone's passion is present and the best idea wins, just be ready to fight for it. This place doesn't just talk about it, they make it. So if you want a portfolio of work that you can point to live, this is a place for you. Great client list and great team members. Cool culture and office.

    Cons

    Be ready to do your work and communicate about it. Expectations are very high (sometimes too much). Young company so managers are young but eager to help. Agency Management is present in most of the projects (pro and con). Overall, you have to advocate for yourself and ask. So if you are a self-starter, you'll like it. Otherwise, it's going to be a tough road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more time to constructively work with the teams. Invest and recognize the staff's contributions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Amazing clients, privately owned and high visibilty work. Medium sized growing shop.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY

    I worked at Code and Theory full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This was a place I really got to know everyone. I made a ton of friends, lots of mentors. Was able to work on some really cool projects.

    Cons

    They have hired so many people in the last year. Musical chairs sometimes. High visibilty means just that...high visibilty. Be prepared to learn more than you're used to. Sometimes I got exactly what I asked for...and then felt pressure. It all worked out in the end. Every company has a bad egg or project..I try to stay away from both.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be patient with your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Working at the cool agency has a price

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Code and Theory

    Pros

    The office is industrial-chic, which made me feel at home. Dress is casual but stylish. The people were smart, talented, and young.

    Cons

    Salary was not commensurate with skill or value (especially for NY). Very long hours. I was expected to work 10-6 but often found myself working until 8 or 9 since we were understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the people that make your company great. Otherwise folks will keep getting burnt out and the turnover won't get any better.

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