G2 USA Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
55 Reviews
2.5
55 Reviews
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Harvey Kipnis
6 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some very smart account people and talented hard working creatives (in 5 reviews)

  • G2 has some very bright and talented people across a range of disciplines (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible Upper Management, No respect for employees (in 7 reviews)

  • Politics with upper management and or lack of communication (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fast paced work environment. Lots of resources

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    Former Employee - Management Supervisor  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management Supervisor in New York, NY

    I worked at G2 USA full-time

    Pros

    There are many talented people that work here so it lends itself to learning from others. I've met some of the nicest and most talent people here who are always willing to help others. The hours can be long, but not out of control. It's an ad agency... so it's expected. It tends to be a fast paced environment to time management is key!

    Cons

    It can be a bit of popularity contest at times, but if you are always professional none of that should matters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, until all the great people left

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    Former Employee - Account  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account in New York, NY

    I worked at G2 USA full-time

    Pros

    Pre-merger there were some very talented creatives, strategy and account team members.

    Cons

    The merger was handled as badly as it could have been. Severe lack of communication, intentionally evasive behavior caused a mass exodus. Employees who stayed through the mass exodus were not valued for staying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over. Recruit. Pay a decent salary for the job. Don't do mass layoffs before you merge and then expect people to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Managing Director

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    Former Employee - Managing Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I worked at G2 USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great client roster of blue chip companies, above average compensation. Good inter-disciplinary team of strategists, creatives, project managers, analytic specialists and production professionals.

    Cons

    Very demanding senior management - very focused on revenue and profitability vs. meeting client needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your clients' interests first and the business will grow. Provide more training opportunities and embrace emerging technology trends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sinking Ship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    Good Hard working people

    Cons

    Terrible Upper Management, No respect for employees

  6.  

    Sinking Ship

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    Former Employee - Technology  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technology in New York, NY

    I worked at G2 USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of the employees were good people. The pay was not terrible. The location (which has since changed) was great.

    Cons

    Management didn't seem to know what they were doing. There was no communication at all. We would get messages stating "Big News Coming Soon" then never hear anything again. Important information like changing of benefits was included in mass corporate emails with no type of personal follow up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your ship in order. Don't profess there will be big news just because the company is invited back to a pitch. Don't do thinks like take away someones insurance when they have a pregnant wife.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good colleagues, terrible Sr. Leadership

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    Former Employee - Strategist  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Strategist in New York, NY

    I worked at G2 USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of job experience and variety of clients.

    Cons

    Poor Sr. Leadership, communication, career pathing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bickering and fighting trying to scratch out your fiefdoms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of my favorite work experiences. The people made the place.

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    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at G2 USA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good People, Fun Work, Nice Office

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees. When project work was done, if there was no work employees were laid off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Business Development  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY

    I worked at G2 USA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of Talent. Great teamwork environment. Even though some nights were late, it was almost fun to work there

    Cons

    High turnover because management didn't really know how to manage at the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with younger people - we have ideas!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at G2 USA

    Pros

    good offices, fun work environment, gone too soon

    Cons

    Wish the LA office had lasted longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    G2 is not a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Account Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at G2 USA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fun people
    cool location (when it was in the flatiron district)

    Cons

    poor management
    very title oriented
    senior management ignores issues that are brought to their attention

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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