Hall and Partners

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Hall and Partners Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
Hall and Partners – Los Angeles – “Fine Arts Building”

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2.9 17 reviews

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    Account Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great working evironment and company culture

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsWork, people, benefits, perks, culture

    ConsWork-life balance, personal growth, leadership

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It USED to be a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and a great list of clients

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Under valued and compensated. The culture is great except for a few bad apples that damper the work atmosphere.

    Account Executive (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementYou 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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.

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsThe 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 Senior Management-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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Struggling between being a small, intimate shop and pressures to grow

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    wonderful job and creative atmosphere

    Designer (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    Prosgreat salary and working environment

    Conspoor metro access to the workplace

    Advice to Senior Managementget more work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Once full of creative thought leaders now reduced to mediocrity

    Partner (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsBusiness 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 Senior ManagementListen to mid level employees, retain super stars and fight against conformity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Agency culture not enough

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsH&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.

    ConsManagement 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Over worked and under appreciated

    N/A (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsHall 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).

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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