Cossette Communication
2.7 of 5 29 reviews
www.cossette.com Quebec City, Canada 6 to 15 Employees

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Cossette Communication President & CEO Brett Marchand

Brett Marchand

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32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent career experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat boss
    Great environment
    Great experience for me
    Had amazing potential
    Had amazing talented creative and strategy people

    ConsClosed the office
    Not allowed to manage basedon realistic expectations
    Economy had big impact on the end result

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould have created a realistic plan for sucess

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    Solid Company

    Director (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsPart of highly professional network, led by strategic marketing pros. Dedicated to growth and stability. Would work there again if possible.

    ConsTop person in direct marketing group highly unstable, irrational person. Alienated entire agency, set horribly negative tone, disrespected employees and management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet positive tone and atmosphere by encouraging free thinking, rewarding both effort and result. Establish forum to truly listen to employees.

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    Casual and fun work atmosphere, decent compensation, decent freedom, little room for advancement.

    IT Staff & Help Desk Coordinator (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCasual & fun atmosphere
    Able to work on projects with your own personal edge
    Staff were encouraging and friendly, inclusive
    Good resources for staff available

    ConsOccasional exceptionally extended hours
    Poor communication with Global
    Little room for advancement or career development
    Agency seemed to be struggling for direction

    Advice to Senior ManagementAgency needed to commit to being a boutique interactive firm in NYC rather than being like regular advertisers as part of the rest of Cossette Global.

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    Oh Canada. Why so confused down here?

    Interactive Producer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLarge enough to compete with the big guys and win good accounts but not so huge that employees disappear under too many layers. Opportunities for growth that may not be available in the enormous agencies. One of these days they've got to figure out how to translate their strong position in Canada to the rest of the world. Many of the companies they're AOR for in Canada have big operations elsewhere in the world. Not a lot of structure in digital, so you can more or less blaze your own trail if you work on that side. Also, many Canadians have funny accents; "when I was in Ot-tow-waaaah."

    ConsDominant in Canada but hasn't been able to spread the juice to the US. Definitely not an A-list player in any market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more aggressive when going after new business. There's nothing to lose by making bold pitches and shaking things up since you're a pipsqueak in the US. Canadian interactive people probably shouldn't be be so prevalent in the US.

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    Time to go

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsAwesome parties, lots of booze to drink away the sorrows this place brings on

    Cons- WAY below industry pay
    - No raises, no bonuses
    - No chance for promtion (they bring in other people rather than promote from within)
    - Work/Life balance is terrible

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees a liveable wage

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Kick start your career and then get the hell out!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prossome people. ok office culture.

    Conslong hours. disjointed management. bad communication all around.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great agency name on resume... not much else

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros- Office is nice
    - Great name to have on your resume
    - Good foot in the door to the industy

    Cons- Long hours
    - No motivation
    - LOW LOW LOW pay
    - No work/life balance
    - Cliquey

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to the people you hire. Paying a new talent below industry average and milking them for their talent is not the way to go. Also, don't look for people who fit the mold, look for the people who bring something exciting and new to the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A once great company looking to find its way again

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRemaining a float with solid long term clients. Cossette is trying a variety of measures to take advantage of changes in the communications field.

    ConsGoing through a disjointed phase. There is still a dispute between the traditionals and the new media. The amount of interaction is limited. This is mainly due to the nature of the Clients.

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    Good ambiance, but work is too siloed

    Web Developer (Current Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsThe ambiance is good and the colleague friendly.

    ConsThe work is extremely siloed. Cossette miss collaboration between departments.
    There's not lots of challenge.
    Management is pretty conservative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDepartments must work together.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to be

    Art Director (Current Employee)
    Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    Prosgreat working environment with ambitious folks in your team.

    Conswe are running out of space.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what you're doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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