Hall and Partners

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Hall and Partners Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
19 Reviews
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    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Hall and Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, though I know this has changed over time. Fun company with high expectations of employees to deliver thorough, insightful work.

    Cons

    Can be a bit clique-ish, very demanding supplier side company, but more work-hard-play-hard environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deliver clear expectations to employees and incorporate more training for experienced hired from other companies - particularly at AM level.

    Recommends
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    Great working evironment and company culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hall and Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work, people, benefits, perks, culture

    Cons

    Work-life balance, personal growth, leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    It USED to be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hall and Partners

    Pros

    Great benefits and a great list of clients

    Cons

    Long hours, disappointing upper management, is now know as 'the sinking ship'

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Under valued and compensated. The culture is great except for a few bad apples that damper the work atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hall and Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture and Employees
    Direct contact with upper level management that are open to suggestions
    Casual dress

    Cons

    A lot of talk about improvements very little action
    High employee turnover
    Abismal business skills - lack of really understanding how to run a successful company
    Obsession with specific clients hurts business from growing and thriving with more innovative and receptive clients
    Resourcing issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You must fire the people that ruin the company culture
    Compensation needs to more accurately reflect employee work and value
    Need to learn more about Market Research many employees come from different backgrounds and there is not a unified voice on how to approach market research. Many "best practice" approaches that don't align.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Sounds like a great place to work but there is a lot of negatives that you don't see until you start working here.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Hall and Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The office space is kind of cool and this place does have a good reputation.

    Cons

    -When offered a job here, things are quite a bit different than advertised. Even though the place is presented as a fun innovative place to work, the reality is quite a bit different. Long hours, unrealistic expectations.
    -On the surface and when you arrive, the place is presented as a place where people get along and have a lot of fun. This is really a facade. Behind the scenes there is a ton of backstabbing and the like going on, a lot of which has an impact on the job prospects of individuals at the company.
    -Opportunities for advancement are minimal despite what anyone tells you. Salaries are low for the industry and there is literally no chance that you'll get any increases despite what you are told.
    -Overall, prospective employees should expect an environment where they are treated poorly as the low person on the totem pole and, however hard you try or work, your performance isn't valued or taken into account by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Follow through on all the promises and guarantees you make when people are considering working at Hall & Partners.
    -Start evaluating employees based on performance rather than other non-substantive factors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Struggling between being a small, intimate shop and pressures to grow

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

    I worked at Hall and Partners full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location, people, after-hours fun (in-house bar). Very agency-like. Creative.

    Cons

    VERY long hours, somewhat provincial (home grown), not enough with experience outside H&P, too much internal competition (us versus them).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring finances into 21st century. Need to bring in people from outside. They don't know what they don't know!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    wonderful job and creative atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Designer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Designer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Hall and Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great salary and working environment

    Cons

    poor metro access to the workplace

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Once full of creative thought leaders now reduced to mediocrity

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

    I worked at Hall and Partners full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and very competitive salary at director and higher levels. Opportunity to work with some leading brands and advertising agencies. Casual friendly work atmosphere

    Cons

    Business is losing its uniqueness and value. Cannot compete operationally with global competitors but does not have creativity or nimbleness of boutique firms. Highly political at the highest levels (all meaningful decisions made in London) New ideas and any form of 'disagreement' in strategy from other senior management is not allowed. Thought leaders and creative thinkers who do not conform to the exact plans of the global management are forced out or suddenly resign . . .leaving a cadre of 'yes' men and women who aren't empowered to make decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to mid level employees, retain super stars and fight against conformity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Agency culture not enough

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hall and Partners

    Pros

    H&P has lots of great people who work hard and have fun. Roster of awesome brands and interesting qual projects. There is an open culture with management and a lot of collaboration.

    Cons

    Management has major resource issues and the low paid employees end up picking up slack and overtime. Also some senior people act very unprofessionally and do not create a positive culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Over worked and under appreciated

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    Current Employee - N/A  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - N/A in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Hall and Partners full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Hall and Partners has been known as one of the more generous research companies in terms of compensation and benefits. This is still true, however the sustainability of this compensation is questionable as the company grows and misses its financial goals.
    Other pros - LA office is conveniently located in downtown LA, accessible to public transportation (metro red line).

    Cons

    Out of touch leadership, lack of personal career development/training, poorly structured (top heavy and lack of proper support- though the company is working towards improving this, it is taking a while to see the benefits).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refocus on the people, providing the right training for career development, leadership training so that higher ups can properly motivate and inspire thier team.

    Doesn't Recommend

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