24 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

2 people found this helpful  

Management issues affect the everyday

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at Code and Theory full-time for less than a year

Pros

You'll work with talented people who want to push the work forward in a fast-paced environment. You'll forge bonds with team members through project work, and the project themselves are more compelling than you'd find at another agency.

Cons

Don't expect close mentorship or career development, or to work in an environment that justifies the amount of hours you spend there. The management culture, which dominates that of the whole office, is markedly male, and time and again it appears the way to justify an idea is to yell it or argue like a child about it. This definitely limits opportunities for those unwilling or unable to act like this.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Open up paths for mobility beyond the bro club/ culture of arrogance. Do some searching as to the subtleties in your everyday behavior that cause this to be the overriding company culture. Make actual investments in employees and in advancing the company's level of community.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Code and Theory

  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    some good projects, lots of bland ones

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Code and Theory

    Pros

    Can be interesting work if you get on good projects. Good colleagues.

    Cons

    budgets created by people who won't do the work, long hours, relatively low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Shine wears off quickly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Code and Theory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Intentions.
    Some real gems in the talent pool.
    Sexy office.
    Small size gives you access to everyone no matter what level.
    Salaries can be competitive if you have the right history.

    Cons

    They love you until they don't and then you're out.
    Resistant to alternative solutions.
    Rehash the same solutions in every new engagement.
    Executive design leadership is disengaged from design team.
    Management is overstretched and fails to truly connect with staff.
    Lost most of their top designers in the last 18 months.
    Benefits are extremely uncompetitive.
    Not a place for people with families.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act as guides and truly lead rather than favoring a few veterans and pushing out staff who need guidance. The veterans are not as golden as they're portrayed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Code and Theory.

Worked for Code and Theory? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.