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Strong agency, ridden with bad luck.

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Current Employee - Planning Supervisor in New York, NY
Current Employee - Planning Supervisor in New York, NY

I have been working at Initiative full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great place to learn and and enhance your skill set. Access to leading industry tools to get your job done right. Upper management cares about the agency culture. Great PTO policy.

Cons

The recent new business climate has set an unsaid tone throughout the agency that is preventing greater enthusiasm for the company.

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Just WIN!

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  1. The road to no-where

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Initiative full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Relaxed work environment
    -Occasional lunches and events (rare, but available for assistants)

    Cons

    -Work is extremely tedious
    -Clients are hit or miss - Hyundai is the worst.
    -No room to advance. Many employees are older, and the company would rather higher someone new than promote. (A manager once made a comment that assistants were simply 'warm bodies' for the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the talent that your team has. There is plenty.

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  2. Great place to get your foot in the door and build skills, probably not to stay though.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Media Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Media Planner in New York, NY

    I have been working at Initiative full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are awesome. I haven't one complaint about one person. Everyone is very nice and down to earth. It's a comfortable place to learn and build you skills at the entry level.

    Cons

    Employee well being is a low priority for management. The pattern seems to be new people come in, acquire a lot of responsibility via bearing the load of the agency's problems, then they leverage their new-found responsibility into a better job elsewhere. Not the best system but at least it gets you somewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employee's more before other agencies do.

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