Critical Mass

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Good starting point, but you'll find better over time.

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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

- Incredibly fun culture and the people are great. There are benefits to working hard with these guys.
- Potential to work on some really cool projects for brands people recognize.

Cons

- Pay is great for people out of college and hungry. Those who've been around for a while can get paid better elsewhere.
- Losing swagger, partly due to client roster fading over the years and burned out employees.
- Home office doesn't know how to operate outside their geographical space, making expansion and sharing of great opportunities messy and poorly strategized.

Doesn't Recommend
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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
  2. 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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