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Fun place, interesting work and pretty good people. Nice office space.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Slingshot, LLC full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Independent agency without a lot of layers of management. No uptight, corporate attitude. Pretty flexible. They also try to do fun things that break up the day - beer carts, food, happy hours, summer hours on Fridays. Cool furniture and building. Nice people.

Cons

Can be a little frenzied. Too many meetings and very long hours. There was a lot of turnover. Wish it had been a place to grow. Hard to get recognition or attention from senior management. Felt a little disconnected from higher ups - even though there were not a lot of layers. . A little hard to take any vacation time. (But that is part of agency life).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to keep all employees involved in the company and what's going on. Seemed like a select few really knew what was going on with clients, new business, the company's direction and future overall. Hopefully that has changed. It has so much potential.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Slingshot, LLC

    Pros

    You will gain experience quickly.

    Cons

    Terrible work-life balance.
    Poor management skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone in top management and start over. This agency was so much better five years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It really is too bad what happened to it. Went from good to bad so quickly.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Slingshot, LLC

    Pros

    Interns do well here. You'll get something on your resume, maybe learn something, and make a few friends. Definately a post college atmosphere. Nice offices but very dark. Sort of Dickensian - everyone gets a wooden desk and a lamp (very poor light quality in the building). For an intern, it is what it is. You can either try to learn but you'll have to push hard to get people to teach you, or you can coast and have a beer. This is why some people loved it and some people hated it. Overworked to the point of exhaustion, or underworked to the point of boredom.

    Cons

    Seasoned professionals - don't try it. Career suicide. This place probably had potential once it reached about 20 employees and a couple of good accounts. Then it got greedy and moved to 100+ people, bought a couple of other companies and tried to become The Richards Group without the infrastructure. They didn't have any systems in place to handle the business coming in. People who know how to do things get overloaded and people who need to learn never do. The owner just expects things to magically fall into place. One employee warned me, "He lobs a grenade into a department and walks away". During my time, he spent more time catering to the people who kissed his a**, and no time on clients and overworked employees. Clients quickly understand when there are not enough people on their account or not enough time spent on the work. I was completely overloaded and finally walked out the door. Facing another holiday where I was going to have to work straight through was enough. Needless to say, he lost all of the accounts I worked on. They say they are full service, but that never really happened. They bought another agency to try to be that, but my understanding is that they all left quickly and took other jobs and were never replaced. As far as the culture goes, he has a few "core" people who started out with him and it's sort of a clique. Most outsiders won't ever really fit in. My advice is freelance for them and work from home. Stay out of it. Too much turnover and too much gossip.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone else to run the business if you want to be a bigger company. Not everyone who starts a company can deal with growth, you've proven that you can't time and time again. Get an objective opinion and stop listening to people who work for you when it's the only job that they ever have had right out of college. Also, specialize in something. You went from one of the better interactive agencies to a run of the mill generic agency. No one is really sure about the David and Goliath thing either. Work it or ditch the religious references.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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