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5 people found this helpful  

No loyalty

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at PureRed Creative full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Room for advancement. Reward hard work

Cons

Plays favorites. People who buddy up get treated with preference.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stick up more for your employees and don't let the customer/client get away with whatever they want. That's how these companies go belly up and people on both sides lose their jobs

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    If you're worked at a real agency, avoid this place at all costs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at PureRed Creative full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy reverse commute away from traffic and close to BART, beautiful open workspace and the best Apple equipment for all employees, convenient suburban area

    Cons

    Terrible culture that fires even long-term, dedicated people for making one mistake on a weekly circular in order to make an 'example' of them, poor work/life balance, sweatshop mentality, low pay, nonexistent HR, misguided management, secrecy, zero training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PureRed should really be called Pure Production. Don't be fooled by their 'integrated marketing' claim. This is NOT an agency.

    This is not a place for anyone who is conceptual, strategically minded or who has any agency or even in-house experience. This is a heavy print production sweatshop with poor management. Valuable talent is belittled, ignored or reprimanded in favor of those who simply 'do as they are told.' If you are creative and you have ANY advertising, branding or marketing experience (or if you are a junior creative and aspire to a real career in the advertising world), RUN – don't walk – from this place!

    Keep in mind, this review is written for one reason only: to prevent another senior creative from wasting their valuable time, talent and energy. Because if you work here, you will feel like you've entered a bizarre twilight zone in which you are expected to 'unlearn' all the things that your long advertising career has taught you. You will be micromanaged. Kept out of the loop. Not introduced to clients. You will not be empowered to lead even if you were hired to do so.

    There is one chief who, while very talented, has never worked anywhere else. Most of the employees here have never worked anywhere else. They have no advertising, branding or marketing experience outside this place – which means: even if they know the difference, they don't know how to change it. And they can't. Be terrified by that.

    If you don't mind simply churning out work, being heavily micromanaged and don't care to challenge the status quo, then you just might survive here.

    No idea what to make of their new tagline: "There are many shades of red. But there is only one PureRed." Laughable. Embarrassing. Makes a person think of hemoglobin. And bestselling S&M books.

    As for their website: shamelessly bad. You will not be proud to show this one to your friends.

    I'll say it one last time: RUN, don't walk from this place!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Production house with poor management. Be wary.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stone Mountain, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stone Mountain, GA

    I have been working at PureRed Creative full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Modern, beautiful workspace located OTP.

    Cons

    Benefits are not even close to competitive. Mid-level and senior management is outdated and/or inexperienced. It's a revolving door, where smart employees last only about 6 months and on-site contractors come and go frequently. Salaried positions are not treated as such; they still require you to punch a clock Monday-Friday, yet you're required to be available on nights, weekends, and holidays.

    It's a production house attempting to position itself as an interactive agency. Not even a basic understanding of strategy, e-commerce, or interactive marketing.

    If you're looking for an entry level position where you do the work assigned to you, nothing more, and want to be on-call without pay for time worked beyond 40 hours a week, you'll be fine. Otherwise, avoid this place like the plague.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop purporting to be an agency - particularly an interactive one. You don't allow employees to collaborate or be creative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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