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waste

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Former Employee - Foreman
Former Employee - Foreman

I worked at HMT Associates

Pros

good money. travel. per diem and travel

Cons

lousy management.. poor recognization and no value.. lots of travel.. no room for advancement

Advice to ManagementAdvice

pay attention to your money makers.. the guys that get the job done.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Poor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HMT Associates full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I wish there were positives with this employer, however I can't find any. The time I'd spent there was very hard professionally.

    Cons

    Long unstructured hours.
    Untrained upper management.
    Heavy employee turn over.
    Management has no experience in this business.
    This company is ran by a former McDonalds manager and it shows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time wondering what your employees think of you, and focus on structure and time management.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Career Suicide

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    Former Employee - Creative  in  Seven Hills, OH
    Former Employee - Creative in Seven Hills, OH

    I worked at HMT Associates

    Pros

    There really is none that come to mind besides free coffee, a decent office chair and an occasional free lunch.

    Cons

    - Salary well below national averages.

    - Little or no career advancement opportunity or promotions from within.

    - They want you to be a robotic entity within their framework an will not be receptive to any ideas or suggestions even insights from a person that worked for a direct competitor of theirs.

    - Micro managed at every level.

    - Creative critique comes from every person not involved and not trained in the creative process.

    - Countless revisions in "guessing of what the client wants" instead of guiding them and selling the idea.

    - You hire people to be creative, let them do what they are hired to do without the constant questioning of their decisions.

    - Too much upper level management that are clueless of how to run an agency.

    - Basically have 1 client... that's it. That client pulls the plug after their yearly review... Bye bye HMT.

    - Will never retain any quality senior level talent on the creative side once they discover what a joke the place is as an agency.

    - Ridiculous timelines given to creative team to produce work. No time to think about a possible creative solution and god forbid actually brain storm an idea to come up with a killer creative idea. Basically get a job order and react to it as quickly as you can to produce mediocre work at best.

    - Plan on hiring an attorney if you want to display any pieces of work that you may find decent enough for a portfolio piece as you will get a cease and desist letter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the creative team create, trust their ability and knowledge and teach your account people to actually sell an idea instead of being glorified, robotic, order taking waitresses to your client/ Teach them how to guide a client and sell good creative ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
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