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    Ambitious but not willing to invest in the experienced talents

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    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Dragon Rouge full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Global present (with 9 offices located in major cities), well-organized internal database for case studies, well-known in packaging and brand design, well-known in Europe and the US, experience working with big international clients.

    Cons

    Aim too high but not willing to pay bigger bucks to bring in experienced professionals. Weak HR system and financial operation. They claim to be a "very creative" agency but I didn't see any traces of very creative people whom I worked with so far, let alone a creative culture within the organization. I think also depends on which office you work at, I believe the Paris and NYC office are quite good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can talk BIG but you will also have to act BIG too (in terms of salary, company training, culture)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It's ok.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dragon Rouge full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to this company. Not professional. Some of the employees were nice.

    Cons

    Poor management and very unorganized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Une bonne agence avec une mauvaise gestion. A great agency with poor management

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    Former Employee - Gestion de projet in Suresnes (France)
    Former Employee - Gestion de projet in Suresnes (France)

    I worked at Dragon Rouge

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Les projets sont très intéressants, venant de marques très célèbres avec des défis stratégiques.
    La plupart des employés sont agréables (2004/2009 mais ça peut avoir changé)
    L'expertise de marque au Dragon Rouge est assez bonne, même si pas forcément mieu

    Projects are very interesting, many very famous brands with strategical challenges.
    People working there are nice for most of them (2004/2009 but it might have changed since)
    The brand expertise at Dragon Rouge is pretty good even though probably not better than anywhere else.
    Creative woking place but once again this was really linked to the people there.
    In Paris they don' t work on Fridays afternoon (RTT) but they work a lot though :)
    A small package consists in " interessement et participation" usually 1/2 of a monthly salary every year.
    They have a budget for some "we don't want you here anymore" negotiation, meaning that you should not quit if you feel they don' t want you anymore. They are pretty fair when negotiating because they don' t want a long and painful trial.

    Cons

    La direction n'est axée que sur le profit (ce qui n'est pas un mal en soi), elle n'a rien à faire des gens (ce qui devient un problème quand on est un responsable). Ils sont d'excellents stratégistes mais de très mauvais gestionnaires (surtout le CEO, qui est le moins doué d'entre eux pour la gestion humaine).
    Salaires très bas (surtout pour les jeunes employés) parce qu'ils essaient de faire croire que c'est un poste pour lequel "des millions de filles seraient prêtes à tuer" ... (et pourtant, pas de cimetière en face de l'agence...)
    Ils essaient en permanence de te faire culpabiliser pour que tu n'oses même pas songer à demander une augmentation... Et si tu en as une petite, ils te disent que tu ne la mérites pas... bizarre, hein ?
    Ils poussent les gens dehors mais essaient d'éviter le renvoi, ils préfèrent une lettre de démission bien propre.

    Management is only profit oriented (which is not negative), they don' t care about the people (which becomes a problem when being a manager). They are great strategists but very poor managers (especially the CEO who is the worst skilled of them when dealing with people).
    Very low salaries (especially for young people) because they try to make you believe that you have the job "one million girls would die for"... (yet there is not cemetery in front of the agency!)
    They constantly try to make you feel bad about yourself so that you don't even dare thinking about asking for a raise... If you get a small one then they tell you you don't deserve it, how weird hum?
    They push people out but try to avoid dismissal, they prefer a nice resignation letter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lire quelques manuels sur "Comment traiter les gens pour les gestionnaires". La gestion par la terreur a des limites évidentes (implication faible, peu de créativité, environnement frustrant et négatif). Traiter les gens comme des moins que rien ne produi

    Read some basic books about how to treat people if I want to be a manager. The terror management has very clear limits (low commitment, low creativity, frustrating and negative work environment). making people feel like dust will only result in dust work.
    Oh, last but not least, if you pay peanuts, you got monkeys....

    Doesn't Recommend

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