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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good culture, iffy future, no promotions

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Digital Pulp full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friday family-style lunch, free Beer Thursdays, laid back environ, very knowledgeable & skilled coworkers, constant change of clients means large variety of skills acquired & used, flat management hierarchy, formerly friendly culture, culture of kindness

    Cons

    Increasingly poor communications due to deceivingly laid back nature, behind-the-scenes politics prefers certain employees especially partners & pals, workloads uneven per client's wishes, new management promotes info stovepiping, degrading in-person communications from changing management, art/design emphasis over technology/timeframes, design-centric culture, corporate overhead quickly growing, nowhere to rise to, longtimers have disproportionate sway, emphasis on free & fast over best practice

    Advice to Management

    Don't let corporate process degrade friendliness

  2. Helpful (1)

    Looks can be deceiving...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Digital Pulp full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge, innovative work that is often quite impressive. There are also a lot of very smart, progressive, and decent people working there. The pay isn't bad.

    Cons

    This must be what it feels like to work for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The office is dominated by 3-4 very large alpha personalities. They can be supportive and helpful one day, then turn around the next day and show a side that is not just impatient but also mean-spirited. Once you make a mistake, it's a long uphill climb to regain their trust. You would expect a lot of collaboration from a small agency but, more often than not, people tend to work in silos. Friday afternoon lunch is overrated - unless you like hearing the same people talking about themselves every week.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent and better organized. Just being smart isn't enough to make people want to work with you. Always default to kindness.

  3. User experience doesn't matter.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Digital Pulp full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The partner/creative director and founder/president are great guys and top-notch professionals in their respective fields. Nice employee lunches at a big, long table. Competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Favoritism shown to a few visual designers and producers. Developers, UX designers, and most visual designers are treated like expendable nobodys. Technology- and schedule-related realities are not taken into account early enough in a project. No/few opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Involve tech and UX earlier in the creative process, and try implementing collaborative work breakdown and schedule estimation sessions before and throughout projects.

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  5. Unimportant if you're not a producer or designer

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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 Digital Pulp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Free Friday lunch, lots & lots of down time

    Cons

    No raise unless you ask for one, senior management gives crappy holiday bonuses, health benefits are expensive, employees always come in late, white male ran company (don't expect any bonuses, or raises,) often asked to perform duties which you are not getting paid for so company can save a buck, HORRIBLE 'Open Space" work environment- meaning no personal space at all and can overhear all conversations, partners show favoritism to designers and a few producers.

    Advice to Management

    Need better structure and enforcement of rules and regulations, sit in the back for a few days and see how much you love your open space environment, give better raises, fire Tara already lol

  6. Helpful (1)

    Almost there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Digital Pulp

    Pros

    Great employees
    Relaxed atmosphere
    Broad range of clients

    Cons

    Lower end of pay scale
    Small agency, people are expected to perform the duties of multiple jobs-when really the company should hire specialists for those areas
    Bad medical benefits

    Advice to Management

    Give more autonomy to employees
    As the company grows more structured management is needed.

  7. Pretty decent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Digital Pulp

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    There was a very good team atmosphere when I was there. Excellent staff and management were not too bad to deal with in general. Weekly family style lunch was always fun. small company feeling

    Cons

    Lower end of the pay scale. benefits were pricey. office is in a bit of a dead location. small company feeling

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a pretty good job over all. the shop needed some clear leadership in the creative department as things were getting a bit out of hand

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