Huge
3.1 of 5 91 reviews
www.hugeinc.com Brooklyn, NY 500 to 999 Employees

Huge Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.1 91 reviews

                             

48% Approve of the CEO

Huge CEO Aaron Shapiro

Aaron Shapiro

(58 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Learn from a group of extremely talented people"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Great clients and challenging/interesting projects"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "the high expectations on all employees from the get go- true that it can be a sink or swim environment, with sometimes very little direct management"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Be willing to work long hours if necessary"
    in 5 reviews
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    They have been very good to me

    Web Developer (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsGreat culture, overall nice people to work with. Snacks, outings, summer fridays, and little perks like that. Large open office space in Bklyn. Dog friendly.

    ConsA little unorganized. There have been some growing pains as they have expanded faster than they could keep on top of everything. So hence they are now putting more processes in place. Salaries aren't great and gone are the days of 10% increases.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not what I expected

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsAfter having worked here, the only things I can come up with are:

    Cool space. Free beer?

    Everything else is bs.

    ConsThe hiring process was a bit shifty which sort of set the tone for te entries experience there. They pulled me in under the pretense I would be working for one client then they put me on another my first day. Huge was not what I expected. No one works, everyone complains. It's even worse if you've been there awhile.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a hard long look at what you're putting importance on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not horrible but not good

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsFree fruit
    Free wine
    Good location for office

    ConsNo process
    No structure
    Crazy
    Free for all

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

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere's an awesome culture that's centered around deep thinking and knowledge sharing. There are also a number of nice little perks to improve you day to day. Finally, it's growing massively, and there's room to carve out your own niche.

    ConsThere are some growing pains in the transition to a full service agency, but most of those seem to be ironed out by now. The one frustration is a common one: the billable hour.

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

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    Designer

    Visual Designer (Former Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsGreat people. Great work. Some amazing talent comes from here.

    ConsNot like it was before. The new management forced out the old spirit and they have been trying to keep it alive ever since.

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

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    It was a learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunity, friendly but serious environment

    ConsVery large company, can get lost in the mileau

    Advice to Senior Managementpersonal growth, leadership

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    Factory Farm

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou don't have to shower every day, free beer, important-sounding projects

    ConsPolitics, BCC/butt-covering, people working hard to avoid work

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up, something seems to be working.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Was once special, quickly plummeting to the bottom...

    Design Department (Former Employee)
    Brooklyn, NY

    ProsThere are a few very talented people here - when you get a chance to work with them, it's great and very rewarding.

    ConsWill do anything for money. No standards at all, so most people end up working on bad projects. General bitchiness runs rampant internally. Company growing so fast that they are brining on many people who have no place working in digital, have little experience, and bring little to the table.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement doesn't seem to have a plan for what they want to do. No focus. CEO seems totally out of touch (read his book, I dare you).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    love this place.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI am surrounded by dynamic, smart people who come to work and create things that they love and clients crave.

    ConsThis place can feel like a cult of personalities.

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

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    Pretentious amateurs.

    (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFree beer. Free bananas. Free coffee. Some of the worse manages have been fired.

    ConsLots of opinionated amateurs. Cursing from decks to totes. The most boring projects on earth: enterprise, financial, insurance and medical clients. Abominable shadow of the mothership group looming on the horizon, lowering any benefit possible starting with the awful medical insurance.
    Huge is like any other agency in the world. Just say something hipster to look cool. Talent is not important. Mediocrity is the key. Promotion are totally random and not aligned with the industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust change job and let real talent manage this shack.

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

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