TracyLocke

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With someone with <1 year of experience, this is a great first job to learn important lessons about the business.

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Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX

I have been working at TracyLocke full-time (less than a year)

Pros

Learn important lessons about time management, prioritization, and responsibility. Also get a great understanding of how advertising works and how to work efficiently with account, creative, and production.

Cons

First job most of the time requires you to stay very late into the evening. The work is demanding and you must be very detail oriented. The compensation is low for what we really do.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take the time to properly train all project managers before giving them their account.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

50 Other Employee Reviews for TracyLocke (View Most Recent)

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    Burn and churn then burn some more

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    Former Employee - Group Account Director in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Group Account Director in Wilton, CT

    I worked at TracyLocke full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    creative fun environment
    talented people
    easy to get promoted to fill staff voids

    Cons

    management unplugged
    inefficient
    poor communication
    too many talent shifts to fill staffing voids with no long-term vision or career plan for employees
    always relying on flagship retainer to carry smaller size client retainers or new business
    Can't keep best industry talent
    burn and churn through entry level employees
    account leadership bullies and is very unprofessional - no clue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your management team. Extremely unprofessional and bias. Team would be ill-qualified if it weren't for the pre-established relationships they have with one main flagship client. If you need proof, look at your track record with new business. COO needs to be less organic and more attune. Sad state of affairs for a once talented agency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Constantly evolving, rarely stable

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    Former Employee - Account Service in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Account Service in Wilton, CT

    I worked at TracyLocke full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work if you can tune out the politics. The work is interesting, most of the people are great, and the place is full of energy. Though I have plenty of complaints, it's still one of the better companies that I have worked for.

    Cons

    TL is constantly blowing up the structure in an attempt to improve, but really they are only making things difficult. The work produced trends towards the stale, as the creative department loves recycling. There is very little communication between management and field employees, and the agency has a complete disconnect with both field employees and field clients. The average age at the agency is probably 23, which may explain the quality of work. There is little room for advancement, and politics are abound. Merit alone will not propel your career at TL.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the field, and clamp down on the home office. It wouldn't hurt to have a little bit of discipline. Focus less on empty philosophical "paradigm shifts" and focus more on your people and producing quality advertising.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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