Slack and Company
3.2 of 5 5 reviews Chicago, IL 50 to 149 Employees

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Slack Barshinger is made of people - excellent, intelligent, funny people.

Senior Account Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

ProsThere are actually a number of compelling reasons to work at Slack Barshinger:
1. Interesting and diverse client roster - all BtoB but covering many industries including financial services, banking, food additives, steel and steel working, construction equipment, software, and internet-based.
2. One of the more "green" companies I've witnessed - reusable plates, flatware, mugs and glasses, recycled paper, energy saving appliances and computers. They even do their own assessment of energy consumption within the office and determine what they can do to use less.
3. Relatively creative environment - it is an integrated marcom agency after all.
4. Relaxed culture - You can wear jeans and tees to work unless you're meeting with a client and there are many activities incorporated into everyday life to encourage camaraderie among employees including a softball team, pizza parties, Friday breakfast and happy hours.
5. The people - almost everyone I worked with at Slack Barshinger was bright, motivated, interesting and wanted to do their best work all the time.

ConsThe senior management needs to communicate more effectively and more often with their employees. The lack of communicated equates an underlying feeling of distrust among employees who are not within senior management. There are smart people in this senior group, but they need to remember how to appropriately communicate and that teamwork applies to more than softball.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees with information and see them as valued members of your team. When you provide people with information, they can develop create solutions to problems and make more educated decisions and decrease the running on of the rumor mill, which unfortunately has been more accurate than not.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This company is now called Slack and Company. Working here was a phenomenal experience with a few cons.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Slack and Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: Wonderful people. Gary Slack is as involved in the culture of this company as much as the work. The company… Cons: Upper management is nasty. If everyone was as friendly as Gary, then there would be no problem. Some of… Advice to Senior Management: Start treating people with the respect they deserve. HR needs to keep their eyes open and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More


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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Slack and Company

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