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Strong Company and Amazing Potential

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Client Service Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Client Service Manager in New York, NY
Positive Outlook

I have been working at SAY Media full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Amazing People and Resources available

Cons

Constant Change and at times overly ambitious... not really a con haha

Advice to Management

Keep it up!

Other Employee Reviews for SAY Media

  1. Helpful (5)

    Great ideas about advertising! Free M&Ms! No room for growth, and poor upper management!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SAY Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    SAY throws incredibly good parties, has an unlimited vacation policy, a dog-friendly HQ, and good compensation for most roles.

    Cons

    1. There are no clear career paths for most folks-- very few opportunities for promotions or cross-organizational moves. Most of the mid-level managers seem to have a dozen or more direct reports, making it very hard for those folks to have a meaningful one-on-one relationship with their managers and even harder to advance and grow. If you want to be an account manager or a cog on the creative team for the next 5-7 years, than perhaps this is the place for you. 2. Upper management (VP and above, excluding the CEO) seems to either a) not communicate about anything, b) not agree on anything, or c) be preoccupied with admiring their own brilliance to solve some very real problems that are pervasive throughout the organization-- Profound issues with lack of information/communication, poisonous negativity/passive-aggressiveness, strong-arming responsibilities out of one team and into another, and lack of accountability have been common since the company's inception.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define your roles. Be respectful of each other's functions and keep the negative talk about other execs to yourselves. Keep your appointments with your team members. At least one of you at the very top needs to realize that he is not Steve Jobs.


  2. The right blend of startup and established company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SAY Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - For a midsized company, plenty of opportunity to make an impact and opportunity to take on new responsibilities - Great culture and tons of fun events - Solid benefits package and open, 'take what you need' vacation policy - Dog friendly office

    Cons

    - In a company with a high bar/expectations for employees, it can be a challenge to keep up - Fast growth and transition from a startup to a more established firm has some challenges in establishing scalable processes


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