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Boys Club

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Former Employee - Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Strategist in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at iCrossing full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Smart coworkers. Interesting client brands. Locked down process/operations. Good work/life balance and compensation.

Cons

This is a company that's all about the rational, not the emotional. There is no equilibrium in rational/emotional thought, and it affects the agency's output.

So-so creative. Deep, back end-centric client work. Little progressive front-end customer experience. Boys club exec team (i.e. Not a meritocracy). Smart, progressive co-workers feeding outside the iCrossing boys club end up leaving, because there is no alternative.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great people and clients, horrible leadership

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    Former Employee - Strategist
    Former Employee - Strategist

    I worked at iCrossing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The best part of iCrossing is working with big brands - it's excellent for your resume and most if not all of your clients will be Fortune 500 companies. There are also some very talented people at the agency you can learn a lot from, and many people get to travel for meetings and pitches which is a lot of fun. IC offers lots of upward growth potential, especially if you're in New York or San Fran. Although I left the company because I of a deteriorating culture and being passed up for promotions, iCrossing was great for my career and I'm thankful for my time there.

    Cons

    The agency leadership is completely revenue driven and could care less about the people or work being produced. It is extremely demoralizing and frustrating to those who are passionate about their work, as they're constantly reminded by leadership that the only thing that matters is how much revenue your client is bringing in, not how good the work is. Layoffs occur when the agency "doesn't hit their numbers" even if the quarter was still very profitable - it's all about hitting the numbers at iCrossing, and nothing else matters. Don Scales is the center of this culture, and he wouldn't know good advertising if it smacked him in the face - he's a "show me the numbers" MBA through and through, and not fit to run a true creative (or even digital) agency.

    Advice to Management

    Replace Don Scales and adjust priorities to be less about revenue and more about producing good work. Treat your employees like more than just "costs that pull down the bottom line."


  2. Helpful (3)

    A great place to work/grow if you happen to work with the right people

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    Former Employee - Front End Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Front End Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at iCrossing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - You get to work on projects for big brands, so it's definitely good for your resume.
    - You get to work mostly with talented individuals.
    - You can work out a fairly flexible schedule.

    Cons

    - Depending on what department you are a part of, office politics can be tough to deal with.
    - Hierarchy seems to be too deep for what the company does. At times you can find yourself doing most of the work for a client, and being managed by 4-5 people who actually don't know a lot about your specific project.


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