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Not a bad place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

ProsCarat is a good place to start your career, as they have a strong integrated media practice, and senior leadership will invest to get teams up to speed. Additionally, they are big on moving people laterally (not promoted) if they want to try something new.

ConsCarat was a great place to get started, but the opportunities to advance beyond one or two levels were limited. The company was more inclined to hire externally than to promote from within.
Additionally, the company reeked of a need to upgrade their technology. The claims of having a digital practice were laughable as most of the equipment/technology was 10 years or more behind. The biggest frustration would come from the computer crashing several times a day or the printers out of service (had to print because limited people had laptops).
Senior leadership (directors, etc.) were ill quipped and not well trained. Most were brought in externally, and had to be coached by employees as to how to do their jobs.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to invest in the people, and please invest in the technology. The digital space is highly competitive, with technology allowing other companies to do their core competency more efficiently. In order to stay at that level, you need to invest in resources for your staff, such as better computers, etc.
Additionally, please stop hiring senior management that needs to be trained by the current staff. Please create some kind of training program. What is currently happening is that people put themselves up for promotion, then there is a hire externally. The employee that applied for promotion had to then train their boss, which leads to disgruntlement with no option but turnover. Please create training programs internally.

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    Decent place for entry level or willingness to stay long term for slow advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Carat


    Pros: Nice people, nice office setting, balance of employees as far… Cons: Not much opportunities for advancement within company or salary wise. Advice to Senior Management: N/A More
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    Talent exodus since May 2010

    (Former Employee) New York, NY

    I worked at Carat


    Pros: Convenient location in Midtown East near Grand Central Cons: - No raises for years - after the painstaking annual review (called Halogen) this spring, they came up with 2-3% 'increases' for most of us… Advice to Senior Management: This is an at-will employment. If you don't treat your… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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