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Culture of Fear

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I worked at HackerAgency

Pros

Hacker Group has some talented individuals and a can-do attitude. They have established relationships with some key clients that keep revenue at a high-level

Cons

Senior management pushes a "culture of fear." Individuals who challenge the status quo are rewarded with reprimands and dismissals. There are a number of incompetent individuals who have been rewarded with promotion for their inept behavior. The CFO seems more interested in his retirement than actually contributing to the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hacker Group is in the midst of a significant brain drain and is considered a follower in the advertising agency world. There needs to be significant changes in order to move the company forward. The prevalent attitude is "it's always been good enough this way so let's not change anything." Time to move into the 21st century and act like a big agency.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Good pay, but burn out inevitable

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA

    I worked at HackerAgency

    Pros

    - Profit sharing model compensates higher than many similar agencies, but can fluctuate greatly
    - Smart, intelligent, motivated coworkers
    - Good location
    - Good portfolio of varied clients

    Cons

    - Account people only make as much as the accounts they're on and have very little ability to choose their assignments or sell more; it all depends on the ability of your account manager
    - Favorites are all too obvious
    - Too much process and too little flexibility stifles innovation
    - At the end of the day, you're sending junk mail
    - Usually behind the hiring curve, so burn out happens quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in all aspects of HR, from recruiting, to training/onboarding new employees, to company culture and communication--this lack of care about your people is ultimately sending well-paid people out the door. Money isn't the only motivating factor for employees, but it's expensive to a company when you lose them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    How hard are you willing to work to make big money?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at HackerAgency

    Pros

    If you are willing to work hard and tow the company line, you can make a lot of money.

    Cons

    Definitely a finger-pointing, looking for blame organization when something goes wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is more than one way to accomplish a goal. Allow employees the flexibilty to try new options or ways to do their work, as long as they can accomplish their defined goals.

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