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  1. Very active social life, but totally unorganised as a company

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Glue London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was really fun in regards to the social life; lots of very messy drinks and made loads of friends You don't have to work that hard - if you're not stupid, the work is relatively simple Some really nice people

    Cons

    Management is ridiculous - a whole new team have been shipped in from AKQA which would be great, but Glue doesn't have AKQA's infrastructure - its not working No real strategic direction - a lot of the work felt like it was being done just to be done. Not innovative. If you are sharp mentally - Glue may be frustrating for you. Harsh truth is that you could count the number of great minds on two hands.... Noncompetitive salary

    Advice to Management

    Leave. Failing that - listen to your staff but ACTUALLY listen. Its no secret that there is at least one leaving party a week. That is not a coincidence. Stop with the high profile, expensive hires and concentrate on investing in the staff you have already.


  2. horrific

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can clock out at 5.30 and go home at 4 on a friday. They have inherited some big brands (yet they aren't adventurous brands)

    Cons

    The agency seems to think they are creative, produce good work, and intelligent. All together this couldn't be further from the truth. Almost no one at Glue understands the process from brief through to delivery, so you get groups of people running around aimlessly and frantically. The creative department are terrible, with no idea of what can be delivered digitally. The morale is through the floor. New senior management have taken a sinking ship, and added a few rocks in there for fun - it is a disaster. I am more than happy to have departed Glue.

    Advice to Management

    Where to start? No one on the new exec team has made a positive impact on the agency - people on the ground do not respect you. Look at the level of quality of your staff and be ashamed - do something about it.


  3. Super talented people

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    Former Employee - Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Designer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people when I was there - friends for life.

    Cons

    Company is changing now it's been bought out by isobar

    Advice to Management

    Find out what kind of agency you are now.


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  5. Disappointing - Working with amatuers

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    Former Employee - Consultant Perhaps ?
    Former Employee - Consultant Perhaps ?
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Lack of challenging work Poor treatment of external consultants - dump them in and chew them out if they don't measure up, despite the work being poorly scoped

    Cons

    Lack of challenging work - you are treated like a third rate, expendable employee Very poor treatment of external consultants - dump them in and chew them out if they don't measure up, despite the work being poorly scoped. Done to repeated consultants who come in externally. Very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organised in managing your client engagements so you don't mess around your external partners - makes you look like amateurs.


  6. Great people to work with

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    Former Employee - Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Designer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people are all very enthithiastic and bubbly, A good list of clients and the team building days and nights out.

    Cons

    mainly flash banners Not as creative as I would have liked Ended up going out socially too much

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team more and take in their ideas


  7. Small and Mighty

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    Former Employee - Writer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Writer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people and the work. It's a friendly place full of enthusiastic employees

    Cons

    it's a small shop without some of the luxuries of big places. Also budgets aren't as massive as some people will be used to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. You've got something special going. Keep your foot on the accelerator.



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