Dailey & Associates Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
9 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Work Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dailey & Associates full-time

    Pros

    Really great hours and people

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth or learning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Job

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    Current Employee - Creative Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Dailey & Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy hours, fun brands. It was a really fun place to work - people were awesome and bosses were cool. Good times, Good times.

    Cons

    Wasn't really any. It's not like you had to work late which is a plus however you're probably not going to do any award winning work either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Kinder, Gentler Agency

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dailey & Associates

    Pros

    Good place for a calmer agency experience than the cutthroat environment elsewhere. Nice people. Reasonable hours and work/life balance. Some big wins on new accounts.

    Cons

    Some long term employees have become relatively complacent and aren't always pushing the envelope. Mediocre work or client mandated bad decisions can slip into the mix.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could be more flat as an organization.

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  5.  

    Your cube booth feels like a revolving employee turnstile

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    Former Employee - Freelance Creative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Freelance Creative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Dailey & Associates as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Sunny Los Angeles, So Cal.
    Located at the Pacific Design Center which is an interesting building architecturally but quite dead most hours of the day. Requires a bit of legwork to enter & exit if the deck entrance is closed due to wind (a fairly common occurrence)
    Free bagels once a week (which is handy given the limited lunch locations in the immediate area).
    Well written creative briefs.
    Good tech support.
    Some interesting people and personalities.

    Cons

    Poor CW - Frankly it was embarrassing in my first week there to read presentation boards (as presented to a client in a meeting) with typo errors and sloppy verbose copy. I was actually a little shocked that no one had checked this or realized that more could be said with less. And of course, no one as interested in my opinion or how it could've been improved and tightened.

    High turnover of creatives - I'm not sure about other dept's but there were very few creatives who had been there long term. It's also wasn't my type of work environment in isolated cubes with no natural light. Finding orientation papers from two previous employees (who had been there previously) made the place feel like a turnstile or revolving door for personnel.

    Lack of co-operation with paired creative - Not the environment for being paired with other creatives in a team. A complete breakdown of the AD-CW relationship. It felt a little like the 1950's before the creative revolution (but with computers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't advertise for positions if you have no intention of hiring. A waste of everybody's time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Uncreative, uncreative, uncreative, uncreative, uncreative

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    Former Employee - Creative  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Creative in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Dailey & Associates full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's located in Los Angeles

    Cons

    Quality is job none. The client is always right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the product

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Glad I'm not there anymore!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Dailey & Associates

    Pros

    Good benefits as it is part of Interpublic Group. Good people working there trying to do their best under the circumstances.

    Cons

    West Hollywood (Pacific Design Center) location not convenient to anywhere (except maybe the Beverly Center if you can possibly get out for lunch). Agency is a shell of it's former self after numerous account losses and management changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your biggest asset - in fact, they are your only asset. If you treat them fairly and with respect, you will get results back 10-fold.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Art Director

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    Current Employee - Art Director  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Art Director in West Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at Dailey & Associates

    Pros

    The people are friendly and usually good to work with

    Cons

    The salary. Dont pay as much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more prepared

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Find a different agency to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at Dailey & Associates

    Pros

    Some of the people at Dailey are kind and hard-working people.

    Cons

    Dailey & Associates is incredibly cheap (and they have this reputation in the advertising community of Los Angeles). They do not give regular yearly raises or performance reviews and when they do, the raise is extremely small. If you have a problem with the how they handle reviews, specifically, if you wanted to go to HR about it, at Dailey, I wouldn't bother as there is only on person working in that department.

    Unlike other IPG companies or other Los Angeles agencies, they no longer have Summer Hours available (be ready to stay until at least 5:00PM every Friday in the summer). Also, they are open the week between Christmas and New Years Eve (unlike other agencies). These two changes came about when Bruce Miller was named CEO.

    Regardless of your position, be prepared to fork over roughly $80 a month of your salary to pay for the parking in the Pacific Design Center. Other IPG agencies in the Pacific Design Center pay for their employees to park there.

    The agency does not care about company morale at all. It is all about the bottom line. They don't care about whom they have to lay off as long as they make their numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs new leadership across the board who are not set in their ways. The company is not modern, trendy, or heading in the right direction. As a result, it has not won any large business accounts and has lost several major clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work in advertising

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dailey & Associates full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great people. Great location. One of the best.

    Cons

    Dailey has had it's ups and downs but it poised to be on an upswing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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