Definition 6 Reviews

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  1. Stable employment opportunity, but not challenging due to high cost of doing business with them

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Definition 6 full-time

    Pros

    The people who work at Definition 6 are good people. The work-life balance was pretty good.

    Cons

    The cost of doing business with D6 made it hard to afford a lot of resource hours on any given project. This led to a lot of projects with mediocre results. There never seemed to be enough money to push the envelope with respect to technology or creative. The creative also was pretty dated and trite and led to a lot of stuff that looked like it should have been made a few years prior. In this regard, more of the blame can be put on the time the budget afforded them to do a good job than the skill of those putting together the creative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to provide more value to your clients without charging any more money. It could be argued a client's money is worth more elsewhere because there are other agencies producing a better product with similar budgets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Incompetent leadership, hostile culture, poor work product

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Definition 6 full-time

    Pros

    Dog friendly - that is literally the only pro.

    Cons

    This review is for the digital agency in Atlanta (not NY). This company does not value deep discipline expertise so they are not really good at anything, they are not even mediocre at anything - which includes creative design, user experience design and technical development, basically the minimum of what you have to be good at in order to run a great digital agency. They give work away so it takes four times a long as it should to complete a project and that results in zero margin or profit and overworked employees. The leadership runs the business like a fraternity and they put the interests of the frat ahead of what is best for the business, the agency, it's clients and it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unfortunately this agency will likely go out of business unless the leadership is replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Not what it used to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Definition 6 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some smart people to learn from. Dog friendly.

    Cons

    Lack of focus. Doesn't seem to have any strategic direction. Political. Creative is mediocre. Disconnected management team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what you want to be, and become it before you sell it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Chaos, Disorganization, Clueless Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Definition 6 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Culture: The culture is pretty open. You don't have to be afraid of asking to be a part of a project or helping with new things because you want to learn. It's also pretty laid-back in terms of stupid little rules. Just get your work done and the other little things won't matter. Dog friendly office.
    -Health Benefits, 401K
    -People: There are a select few people at this company who are very, very intelligent. You can learn a lot from these people. You just have to not let the...other...people distract you.

    Cons

    -Leadership: Is constantly changing. Turnover is horrendous.
    -Value: No raises are given. Don't feel valued as an employee.
    -Career: No opportunity for growth.
    -Benefits: No 401K matching.
    -System: There is no system. For anything. At all. Everything that is done is completed at an all out sprint, yet you feel like you're running in place. It's all completely disorganized, all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your house in order. My outlook for the future of this company right now is grim. I don't see the building still standing in the next 5 years. There is a total and complete lack of communication across the board, with utter disorganization around all major aspects of the business. The best way to describe it is just that it doesn't feel like anyone is in control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. It's really too bad as it could be great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Definition 6 full-time

    Pros

    It has good history, had some really great clients, had some fantastic employees (has some still), has had some really great help to try to align

    Cons

    It's lost it's way in the industry, because of unorganized strategic direction overall especially through acquisitions
    Poor results in many ways that have led to losing great employees year after year
    Leadership that is "tired" and doesn't really seem "get it"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that the "leaders" in place can make everything relevant again in a good and positive way to get over the major issues and mistakes. Losing good employees constantly isn't a good way to forge a new path in the industry, especially when trying to fix all of the errors and the major layoffs that have taken place consistently through the evolution of the co.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Wasting talent

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    Former Employee - Account Director
    Former Employee - Account Director

    I worked at Definition 6 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    When they pitch well, they bring in top tier client and opportunities. Client relationships revolve around omni-channel engagements that strive to drive brands towards meaningful engagement with prospects and consumers.
    – Beer, snacks, outings, bring your pets to work, all the usual benefits, etc.
    - Used to put out great work
    - Worked with a lot of talented people through the years

    Cons

    The top management of the company seems to be ego driven. This may have changed since I left, but your career growth is basically determined by whether or not you are part of the inner circle and can party with the big boys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actions speak louder than words and we all see your actions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Chaotic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Definition 6

    Pros

    Dog friendly office and weekly happy hour. The company has a strong consulting/ strategy oriented culture which many ad agencies lack.

    Cons

    The place is a revolving door. Large part of the management team does not care about the well being of the employees. Everyone is treated as a disposable resource.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Fun, Encouraging Community

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Definition 6

    Pros

    Lots of room to take on more challenges, work hard/play hard attitude

    Cons

    need more of time management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure everyone is happy with everything

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Opportunity

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    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Contractor - Software Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Definition 6 as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment with awesome opportunities to learn new skills and cultivate a career

    Cons

    While the work is fun, it can sometimes bleed over into your home life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Definition 6

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    Current Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Management in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Definition 6 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great atmosphere, dog friendly, happy hour

    Cons

    unqualified people in positions to high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manage employees and set expectations and hold people accountable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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