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Former Employee - Art Director  in  Denver, CO
Former Employee - Art Director in Denver, CO

I worked at Factory Design Labs full-time for more than a year

Pros

Amazing talent, global clients, freedom of expression, culture of creativity...

Cons

Risky business. They hire on large amounts of accounts and creatives with intentions of holding on to and/or expanding their client roster, but if one leaves (like one did while I was employed), you're gone. They love the layoffs, so be prepared.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize the talent you have under the roof and don't loose them to a bad business model.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    No staff loyalty, unstable company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Factory Design Labs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Sports brands to work on, fun atmosphere, fast moving environment, young agency with a lot of energy and passion.

    Cons

    Although successful in the past, this is now a very unstable agency - staff hired and disappear within months. Staff putting in extremely long hours and promised things that don't end up happening. CEO is out for himself. Staff are fearful for their jobs. Old style advertising model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR should stop posting fake positive reviews on Glassdoor (scroll down to consecutive, excessively positive reviews Dec 2012). Instead of saying you are a great agency and have a great culture - try to BE one. Stop lying. Reward those who deserve rewarding.

    Management tends to be out cycling, skiing, drinking and flying internationally, when the problems happen and its the lower level staff who are putting in the hours that get blamed when the agency starts to drown. They tend to fire the wrong people and not identify where the real problems are coming from. CEO should stop wasting money and spend it where it actually benefits the agency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Factory Design Labs full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, culture, flexibility and fun workplace environment.

    Cons

    Advertising agencies are not for everyone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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