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Flashes of Brilliance in What is Mostly a Sea of Confusion and Disorganization

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

ProsBeautiful new office. Some great work coming out - there are smart people who can generate some edgy ideas and build really beautiful experiences. Big-name clientele.

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ConsEasy to get lost in the crowd, and often times senior management is clueless as to what talent is right under their noses. Meetings/brainstorms rarely have an organized agenda and often have too many invitees. Project requirements are voiced to various teams on an as-needed basis rather than upfront, resulting in them playing catch-up and having unnecessarily tight, last-minute deadlines. Their practice areas are so silo'd that projects sometimes start to resemble the game of telephone as they move from phase to phase.

Political, self-aggrandizing environment. A little bit of an identity crisis and growing pains as the company balloons in size yet tries to maintain its original start-up essence.

Advice to Senior ManagementFix the organizational/communication disconnect. Improvement in project management as well as some sort of framework for how project will be staffed/communicated is sorely needed. Get to know what talent/capabilities you already have working for you already before looking elsewhere.

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    Ups and downs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    I worked at Razorfish full-time

    Pros: Smart people -- mostly down to earth, process driven (for an agency), nice office space, generally good teaming… Cons: They encourage escalation rather than direct communication, encourage talking behind people's backs, engage… Advice to Senior Management: The youth orientation and personality-driven culture are alienating for mature and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    A strange disconnect

    Senior CopyWriter (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    I worked at Razorfish as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros: For the most part, people are friendly and seem to know what they are doing but there are too many odd "brainstorm" meetings where if… Cons: The interview process took forever but then there was really no on-boarding. I quickly found the environment to be extremely cliquey, with lots of booze… Advice to Senior Management: Freelancers and permanent employees should all be on-boarded and managers… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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