Direct Partners
2.9 of 5 13 reviews
www.directpartners.com Marina del Rey, CA 50 to 149 Employees

Direct Partners Reviews

Updated Feb 13, 2014
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2.9 13 reviews

                             

56% Approve of the CEO

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Skip Reed

(9 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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great company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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)

I worked at Direct Partners full-time

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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Account Services (Current Employee)
Marina del Rey, CA

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

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

I have been working at Direct Partners

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

I have been working at Direct Partners

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

I worked at Direct Partners

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

I have been working at Direct Partners

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

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Smart and hard working group in SF

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Direct Partners

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)

I have been working at Direct Partners

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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Absurd office

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Direct Partners

ProsPeople are really nice
Great hours (come in at 9:30, leave by 6:30 daily)
Passionate employees
dogs
fun office activities and relaxed environment

ConsI find it hilarious that the same week they laid off a host of employees, their approval rating shot through the roof. Fishy reviews.

The senior management is overpaid, underqualified and elitist. They don't respect their employees that do the work. I can not overemphasize the lack of respect. There is some level of loyalty to those who are in "the club", and unless you are in, you aren't valued. If you are in the club, its a golden ticket and great ride. Overall, a highly frustrating place of employment with little to no room for personal or career growth.

The clients are always on the verge of leaving, so job security is always questionable. They don't charge enough for the work they do, so if one client leaves, the whole place could crumble.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your employees that do the work, remove the arrogance and lead by example. Your employees don't trust you, rightfully so.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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