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DMA Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
14 Reviews
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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people to work with, however the company wasn't doing too well econmicly

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

    I worked at DMA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people. Had the best boss. Learned a lot. They are very much into training and keeping your skills up to date.
    Still keep in touch with my ex-coworkers and consider them my friends.

    Cons

    I loved working in DMA so much, that when the lay off time came, it was a total shock.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place!

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    Current Employee - Assistant in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at DMA part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very positive environment. The owner cares about his clients as well as staff. Very fair with pay and bonuses as well as benefits for part-time employees.

    Cons

    Small company, can get slow at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great networking opportunities, organization on the decline

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

    I worked at DMA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities, great team, opportunities for media and industry exposure, training opportunities. People are the greatest asset.

    Cons

    Declining membership and revenues, layoffs, somewhat stuffy culture, management turn over, poor morale. Managment is more interested in self-promotion than the needs of the organization and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more leadership to staff and boost morale, find new revenue streams, increase membership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at DMA full-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok. Not much more I can add.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for advancement .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more diversity in management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Complacent with life and work

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at DMA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Good work/life balance
    Decent people

    Cons

    Everyone is complacent within the company -- company culture of if it ain't broke, don't fix it (even if they've been doing the same thing for the last 20 years). I tried coming up with ideas to improve certain processes, and was ignored, and told to leave "well enough alone"
    Very little development opportunity
    Compensation could be better. I had been promised increased commission % if I hit a certain goal, and when that time came, it was ignored

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, and follow through with your promises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good people, good work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at DMA

    Pros

    Smart people, good work environment

    Cons

    Office building could use a facelift, some more support would be good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more progress on the digital front.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Predictable, the work increased without the recognition or salary increase

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

    I worked at DMA

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Senior Management wants to improve the negative stigma left behind from the prior CEO but not sure how to do it, experimenting with changes without serious thought behind it. No ones rea

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate, communicate, communicate ..do what you say, say what you do. Treat people respectfully

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once a nice environment, degraded into a corrosive workplace hit hard by economy and a self-serving CEO.

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

    I have been working at DMA

    Pros

    Some top-notch staff; nice office; convenient Midtown location; some work-at-home flexibility; crappy CEO flushed, offering hope for improvement.

    Cons

    Bad pay; frozen 401K; no more bonuses; job insecurity; former CEO self-served, VPs seemingly protected, Board ignored; a questionable future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with team. Reward all-stars. Downsize VP bloat. Be transparent with all constituencies. Focus on members. Pray like hell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dismal DMA

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

    I worked at DMA

    Pros

    The long-time staff are great to work with

    Cons

    Management, from Board Officers to new CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign now and give the organization a chance to survive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible work environment, low morale

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at DMA

    Pros

    good people working in the trenches

    Cons

    no career growth, no work/life balance, salary freeze, no 401k match,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management does not know how to communicate with its staff. The CEO is socially awkward and ignores non-executive members of his staff in the hallway. He's a micromanager who does not know how to articulate a vision. Morale is at an all time low. There' s been a salary freeze for several years and there's no effort to make employees feel appreciated in other ways such as "Thank you for a job well done." There is no HR department and fear keeps employees quiet since there is no one to talk or protect an employee if they were to complain or report inproprieties.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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