Direct Partners

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Direct Partners Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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2.9 14 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

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Skip Reed

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Nice people, uneven quality of work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Marina del Rey, CA

    ProsThere are some good people at Direct Partners and a handful of super-smart ones. The agency is owned by Omnicom so there is financial stability. Work hours are flexible for most employees. You can bring your dog to work if that is important to you. Work space is pleasant. A lot of employees have been here a long time so they work well together.

    ConsWhile some departments are first rate, some are staffed by untrained and unmotivated people. Flexible work schedule means you might not get your project done on time because key team members either come in at noon or work from home. Most account teams don't know much about their clients' business, they just know how to push jobs through the system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet a higher expectation of quality and performance overall.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDog Friendly, relaxed, great culture, great company

    Consleft because they couldn't pay me what my new offer would, otherwise a great company

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

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    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat leadership. Good work environment. Pay was good. Overall an interesting and diversified mix of people. Accomodating to requests of employees.

    ConsEmployees stay too long for an agency. Agencies need to constant fresh blood to renew and innovate. Two partners often don't share a unified vision

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

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    Company Culture

    Account Services (Current Employee) Marina del Rey, CA

    ProsA family oriented feel. Employees usually stay around for years!

    ConsYou wear many different hats with limited resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in good resources and charge client's what the agency's work is worth.

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

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    Fantastic

    Executive (Current Employee) Marina del Rey, CA

    ProsThe people are fantastic and totally dedicated to excellent work.

    ConsHours can be tough. Weekends sometimes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive us more of a vision of the future.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart friendly people working hard to please their clients

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsOpen communications, always developing new services and technologies. Work hard play hard. Management is very loyal to people who have been at the company for a long time.
    Dogs roaming the halls. They love dogs.

    ConsSome politics between departments and locations. Lack of focus on what services and clients to say NO to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on your core strengths and innovate their. Don't get to far afield.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Upper Management Out of Touch

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Marina del Rey, CA

    ProsVariety of clients, small team environment provides for great collaboration and production of work, location, benefits.

    ConsUpper management out of touch with the people who are doing the work. No respect for the creative process. Most managers at the company can be characterized as mediocre at best, often lacking in leadership and communication skills.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConnect with your employees - communicate openly and honestly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Good Place to Start Out, But Don't Stay Long...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Marina del Rey, CA

    ProsSmall size lends itself to decent learning environment. Great people.

    ConsLow pay. Long hours, No respect or communication from upper managment. Little to no opportunity for promotion or raises or personal growth. Poor morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the time to invest in your employees. They are the reason DP is still here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Smart and hard working group in SF

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDirect Partners in SF is a relaxed work environment.

    ConsDirect Partners in SF is sometimes too quiet

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    its a great place to start but a lousy place to end

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosdogs and lots of lunches and parties

    Consbad reputation in the industry, they keep clients for a long time but gain none in the past 2 to 3 years. lots of nepotism.

    Advice to Senior Managementquit

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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