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Great place to start career..

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Media Strategist  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Media Strategist in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Initiative full-time for more than a year

Pros

The people are great and the upper management here is very willing to help out with anyone that needs help or looking for advice.

Cons

Training could be better in the Chicago office, not sure about the other Initiative offices. They advertise that everyone should raise their hands if they want to move into a different account, but it's not as easy as they say

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I think they are good at keeping everyone in the loop

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fast, Broken, Depressing and Stressed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Strategist
    Current Employee - Strategist

    I have been working at Initiative full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Depending on which department you work in, this could be a great agency to work for. If you're interested in media planning or investment, it's a great place to begin your career in advertising.

    Cons

    --Beyond the fact that the pay is low, management prides itself on encouraging success through templates and uninspired processes that seldom lead to creative thinking.

    --Failing to appreciate all of their valued employees, morale is low and the agency lacks any sense of culture. Recently, this has been masked by the agency's efforts to restructure and throw "mandatory" parties.

    --HR is non-existent and does extremely poorly when it comes to communicating with staff.

    --New, entry-level employees do not receive proper training to succeed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees and invest in better HR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Disgraced. Came back, thinking that it would be okay. I was laid off (again) 18 months after I started. Never going back

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    Former Employee - Department  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Department in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Initiative full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers that are new to the biz are nice to work with. Simply because they dont know anything about the biz. Little do they know...

    Cons

    Was canned after they lost major account. Still peeved because I never worked on the account. Senior people looking for the swag and freebies but rarely pass them down to those that really perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the little man.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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