Direct Partners

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Direct Partners Reviews

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice people, uneven quality of work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA

    I have been working at Direct Partners full-time

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    While 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 ManagementAdvice

    Set a higher expectation of quality and performance overall.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Dishonest top management

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Marina del Rey, CA

    I worked at Direct Partners full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cool office space, dogs, nice location

    Cons

    Top management arrogant, greedy, dishonest and out of touch with employees. Impressive nepotism. Poor reputation, amazing that clients stick around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to retire......

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Direct Partners part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dog Friendly, relaxed, great culture, great company

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Direct Partners full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Employees 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Company Culture

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    Current Employee - Account Services  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Account Services in Marina del Rey, CA

    I have been working at Direct Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    You wear many different hats with limited resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in good resources and charge client's what the agency's work is worth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Executive in Marina del Rey, CA

    I have been working at Direct Partners

    Pros

    The people are fantastic and totally dedicated to excellent work.

    Cons

    Hours can be tough. Weekends sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us more of a vision of the future.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Smart friendly people working hard to please their clients

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Direct Partners

    Pros

    Open 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your core strengths and innovate their. Don't get to far afield.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Upper Management Out of Touch

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA

    I worked at Direct Partners

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Upper 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 ManagementAdvice

    Connect with your employees - communicate openly and honestly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Marina del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA

    I have been working at Direct Partners

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to invest in your employees. They are the reason DP is still here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Smart and hard working group in SF

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Direct Partners

    Pros

    Direct Partners in SF is a relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    Direct Partners in SF is sometimes too quiet

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