Critical Mass

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A balanced scale of pros/cons

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Coordinator in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Coordinator in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Critical Mass

Pros

a lot of big interesting clients; relatively flat org structure; really smart and fun people; company is the perfect size; still growing despite hard economic times that have hit our clients hard; fun culture

Cons

centralization--doesn't work with all the offices they have and it takes forever for things to get rolling; employee retention--no career pathing, poor middle manager skills; pay--generally lower than competitors; nepotism; lackluster support for internal needs/initiatives; not as creative as they like to think they are; uphill battle for exposure; exec doesn't present a unified front nor communicate well-enough (or regularly enough) down through the ranks

Advice to ManagementAdvice

when you see a problem, address it. when you make a decision to do something... actually commit.

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    Good agency to work for.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Critical Mass

    Pros

    Best culture of any agency I've been with. They do care to a certain degree about their employees welfare, certainly more than other agencies that consider their people as resources.

    Cons

    Some of the support and back office systems are pretty weak in comparison to other companies of the same size.
    HR and company orientation / onboarding for new hires could be improved.
    Consistency in delivery across the company varies by office and region.
    The company is still largely run out of Calgary, AB, not exactly the mecca for marketing professionals.
    Administration and processes sometimes get in the way of doing good work. Processes sometimes feel very inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus on the larger markets in the US.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard, play hard, learn lots.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Critical Mass

    Pros

    -Working with some very sharp, interesting, nice people
    -Learned lots
    -Misc. other perks: e.g. free breakfasts every Wednesday, lunch once a month, beer tap, etc.

    Cons

    -Work could be chaotic at times
    -Lack of formalized review process

    Recommends
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