Fathom Communications

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Fathom Communications Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great stepping stone- short term position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Fathom Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Refine your skill-set as it pertains to your position because most days are routine in what you'll manage.

    Cons

    You're confined to one project, with very little opportunity to take on additional opportunities. Promotions are hard to come by but working far beyond your title is expected. Lower-level employees are not appreciated though they carry most of the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're a small shop- recognize those doing the work and allow for opportunity to work on additional projects.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    HORRIBLE.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Fathom Communications full-time

    Pros

    Frozen Fridays, benefits, cool coffee, 2 weeks off at the end of the year, spacious desks, and the view of Madison Ave.

    Cons

    This office runs on gossip (too many girls in one office), too many hours with not enough pay (NO overtime), horrible attitudes (they expect you to know everything), hardly any room for growh, and upper management are HORRIBLE to their entry to junior level employees. My experience at Fathom is a position I have BURIED and I would never relive again. HR does not assist with anything.
    I could not WAIT to get out there! I learned nothing in a year!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please attend management training classes and learn how to speak to people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The ship has officially sunk in chicago

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Fathom Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The only true pro's I can think of are the benefits.... Summer half days and 10 day break at Christmas.

    Cons

    There really isn't any personal growth because the office was operating on two pieces of business and one of which has recently left. The office culture was dismall at best and senior leadership almost promoted back stabbing and inter-office conflict. All the hard working, optimistic, smart employees left long ago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The co-president's really need to get a handle on the work that actually pays the bills. They have let good business walk out the door because they simply didn't like certain key players within the organization and tailored to those who were the first to pull the rug out from under us.

    Another bit of advice..... re-think your leadership team in chicago. well actually I guess you don't have to now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to start your career in the industry

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fathom Communications

    Pros

    Great Location
    Friendly company culture
    Relaxed environment

    Cons

    Small so everyone is always busy

  6.  

    Art Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fathom Communications

    Pros

    Great client exposure, pitch experience. Great portfolio work.

    Cons

    They really cared more about their senior management than their lower level employees. And really, it was the lower level employees holding it all together. More of an "Account" shop than a "creative" Shop. They did "safe" creative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Co-Founders kept bringing in all of these big name, high ticket execs and they were really all worthless, figureheads. They did nothing but suck up all of the salary money. Really could have used a little more help in the pit.

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    Don't make too much noise and watch your back.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Interactive Designer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Interactive Designer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Fathom Communications

    Pros

    This is a young, growing company with talented employees. It has good compensation and ability to network.

    Cons

    This company has a few poor leaders with no process in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management at Fathom should trust and value their employees more and reward them positively when they do well. Everyone there worked very hard and invested their time into the company. The company should do the same for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Hungry, entrepreneurial place--perfect for self-starters.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fathom Communications (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Show you can do the job and bring great ideas to the table and there are no limits to where you can go in this fast growing, dynamic company.

    Cons

    Not a great place for wallflowers or those looking to hide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to promote the place--a lot of great people and great work that doesn't get enough recognition in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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