Critical Mass

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3 people found this helpful  

A good place to start out. Don't expect long term career growth unless you are in with the right people.

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Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL

I worked at Critical Mass full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

There are some smart, fun people. Like other agencies, the culture is a lax jeans and t-shirts kind of place with beer in the fridge. Random fun office events like Bacon Fest will happen. These things make the cons tolerable for the short term.

Cons

Weak client roster. A willingness to bend over backwards on projects with little to no reward. Poor communication with employees regarding vision and expectations as a company. If you cannot fend for yourself and stand up for what you want, you may as well be invisible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Transparency to some degree would be nice. Provide clear career paths and opportunities. The fun stuff is nice, but in the end people want to feel rewarded and respected.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to start your career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Planner in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Planner in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Critical Mass full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with, and management does their best to take care of everyone. Critical Mass has an impressive list of clients, but most of the work coming out of thie chicago office is financial services / insurance related. There's a few wild cards, but for the most part, the "sexier" clients are based elsewhere.

    Cons

    At times feels like an amateur shop playing with the big boys.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be mindful of what other digital shops are paying, and be competitive--it's the only way to get and keep talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Critical Mass full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great fun culture, experienced team members, open door executives

    Cons

    Leads could care more on a personal level about employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Firm up a process for pulling in resources to pitches to accurately staff against current projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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