G2 USA

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G2 USA Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
56 Reviews
2.5
56 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.  

    Good Environment, unfulfilling work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    People are nice and hard working.

    Cons

    Pay was terrible, quality work was sub-par

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better creatives

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    G2 is an agency that doesn't invest in or care about its people.

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

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    Great neighborhood. Building has a nice rooftop patio. Hours are not bad. G2 is an agency that has some great people. It has some people who are dedicated to trying to move the agency to the next level. It has some really smart people. It has some really decent people. It has some really nice people.

    Cons

    It's lacking at the executive level. It's an agency that's rudderless. It's an agency that makes questionable hires and puts people who lack appropriate experience in key roles. There are factions and fiefdoms. For all the talk about integration there are too many turf wars to make it anything but rough sailing. And these turf wars can and do turn nasty, are highly unprofessional and abusive.

    It's an agency that can't get out of its own way. It's an agency that thinks Grey is the enemy and spends too much valuable time thinking and talking about Grey. We are no longer a part of Grey. Some shared accounts have walked out the door and landed at Grey but let's get over it and move on! If we had a roster of blue chip clients, were paid for blue chip work and earned blue chip revenue we wouldn’t have to worry about Grey or lay people off when an account walked out the door (because accounts probably wouldn’t). Even if they did there would be revenue in the coffers to cover the ups and downs.

    The bottom-line is this is not a nice place to work nor is it a healthy place to work. The numbers of people who've been fired let go or who have quit over the past couple of years is extraordinary. Just do a search of G2 on AgencySpy. You'll find a long list of people no longer with us - and these are just the folks you read about. G2 is in the midst of laying off many people which the trades are not reporting. They’re doing it slowly but surely. This is not an agency that invests in its people. Run don't walk if you're ever approached to interview or work here. In a word, it's a mean-spirited, poorly run agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are your asset. They're not just numbers on a spreadsheet that can be erased when things don't add up. Change starts at the top and trickles down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It's an entrepreneurial and controlled environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    Great culture where you can build strong relationships.
    Entrepreneurial- everyday is never the same.
    Excellent Quality of Life compared to most ad agencies
    Room for growth if you show it

    Cons

    Politics with upper management and or lack of communication
    Salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In order to better G2 I think we are in need of offering higher salaries. I strongly believe that "you get what you pay for". In light of this and where I am in the company- I can say that this is something they are working on.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    i am happy with my G2 experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    talent and hardwork is recognized.

    Cons

    gossip and childish at times.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good agency, great people, right disciplines for future of marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    Great place to get feet wet in digita, crm and other growing marketing services disciplines.

    Cons

    Solid, but not the most stimulating or sexy accounts (pepperidge farm, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy is right, but more action from senior leadership would be helpful.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    G2 has dramatically changed over the past few years—for the better—it's unrecognizable as the place it once was.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    G2 USA is easily the most humane workplace I've ever worked, especially for an ad agency. The people, by and large, are extremely nice, but also hardworking and collaborative. The new management team seems to really want to turn things around, and there have been a lot of new faces that have shaken things up. A bunch of new business wins have injected some fun and excitement back into the agency, and many of the Debbie Downers have (thankfully) left the building.

    Cons

    The creative work could be better and there are still some old-school old-timers who drag things down, although they seem to be shuffling out, whether on their own or by being pushed out. While there are many talented, nice co-workers, there are, of course, some jerks. But it's advertising, so that's to be expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I could, I'd tell management: don't wait to get rid of the dead weight, act quickly and swiftly. There are still a few people who should really be swept away. Let the stars shine, but be careful about playing favorites because sometimes there's a sense among the masses that the mean girls clique has been replaced by another clique, maybe not as mean, but still a clique nonetheless.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A place of people who always complaint (Production Dept) and of course worst politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good location and nice office

    Cons

    No welcome to new employees. No recognition of hard work. Not even pat on the back if you work 100s of extra hours.
    Nasty politics
    Management is loud on subordinates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please wipe off the politics and advise other to concentrate on work

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It pays the bills.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at G2 USA

    Pros

    Nice new offices in the flat iron district. Everything is brand new. Fun and interesting clients to work on projects for.

    Cons

    Management is lacking in the friendly department. My creative director was always grumpy and kind of a two face making it not a fun environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and try to help them see what it takes for them to move up the ranks instead of making them want to leave and work elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Energetic and fast paced place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    Cutting edge, fun environment, intelligent people.

    Cons

    Executives to employee transparency accross accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set up plans for employees with expectations and projected growth.

    Recommends
  11.  

    The worst people I've ever encountered

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Experiential Marketing Department in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Experiential Marketing Department in New York, NY

    I worked at G2 USA

    Pros

    Solid name, cool looking office, good to have on the resume

    Cons

    These were some of the worst people I've ever met in my life, let alone worked with. Catty, miserable human beings with nothing better to do than to moan and complain every single day. They ripped apart their boss in front of me and displayed the most unprofessional behavior I've ever experience. No communication between management and employees, none. Horrible. Never looking back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful who you put in the high up seats. Don't hire creeps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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