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ICON International Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
7 Reviews
2.5
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice environment but not smart to stay too long.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICON International

    Pros

    -Good work life balance.
    -People are friendly, pretty young company for the most part except for senior management.
    -Decent benefits and some nice perks.
    -Work day is pretty relaxed. Full hour for lunch and not a lot of micromanagement.
    -Close to train.

    Cons

    -Pay is pretty low compared to similar positions elsewhere.
    -Growth opportunities are limited and seem to be based more on longevity than merit.
    -Doesnt feel like you're gaining a lot of useful skills. Lots of time to waste doing nothing.
    -No tuition reimbursement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your lower level employees with increasing responsibility. Offer more competitive pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at ICON International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart, driven people who are really into their work. Excellent benefits and unique perks. Attractive offices. Convenient location. Lots of parties & social activities, especially for young singles.

    Cons

    Extreme arrogance of senior management. Major boys club! Gossipy & deceitful HR staff. Claim to be one of the best places to work in CT. I guess that is true if you like clique-y departments, sexual innuendo and smarter-than-thou attitudes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are not interested in receiving advice so why bother? But here is some advice to their parent company: replace the management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Dysfunctional & unprofessional

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Buyer  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Media Buyer in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at ICON International as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    If you have the luxury of bring brought on as a staff employee they pay well.

    Cons

    Major issues with middle managers disseminating clear & concise direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring on permanent experienced help, not just assistants. Middle managers need to be retrained to learn to communicate , give clear. @ concise direction and learn how to manage properly and professionally.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work, some big money in certain departments, but not in all

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at ICON International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to get good experience

    Cons

    Lower Pay then I expected and got elsewhere

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch your back

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICON International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits were unique (cheap travel, purchase program, healthcare)
    Meritocracy (with a hint of favoritism)

    Cons

    Little to no advancement opportunity - many "lifers" in senior levels.
    Executive leadership is aloof and dictatorial.
    Moral compass is broken - the business model breeds deception and bait & switch mentality to drive bottom line.
    Your personal and professional relationships within the industry will be tested and abused.
    Any comments that are perceived by management as counter to "the mission" will be met with distrust

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent and respectful of employees threshold for gaming the system. Make money, but not at the expense of quality customer service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Started off well, but nothing lasts forever.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICON International full-time

    Pros

    good atmosphere for young people just getting in the game.
    Several parties throughout the year to keep moral up.
    Most people are friendly, but few could learn to be a little more friendly with their co-workers.
    Decent work/life balance. Some late days, but for most part not too bad.

    Cons

    Depending on your department, advancement is anywhere from possible to don't hold your breath - a lot of log jams with older positions, and company doesn't seem to be expanding any longer.
    Management could learn to work together more. Many times multiple projects come in with staggered starts, but same due dates, then act surprised that we're working on someone else's project due at the same time. Would get feeling that they were more comfortable harping on the employees about getting THEIR stuff done over the other managers stuff, rather than adjusting due date that they themselves have set.
    Business casual setting.
    Pay is not much if you start with company -- come in after a few years experience and they'll make you a decent offer.
    Some depts are very clicky...read as if you don't fit in with them, you'll change or they'll spit you out.
    The quality of clients has gone down. Company used to on board new clients strictly by using their own sales dept and barter. Nowadays, it seems like they bid out for new clients thru OMC sister companies more often than not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with your employees! Too much just get it done attitude. Could benefit from a younger mind or two that's more in touch with current state of media.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Nepotism at its finest

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Buyer  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Buyer in Stamford, CT

    I worked at ICON International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Indusrty is incrdibly interesting and the business seems to do well. Overal there are good people working there. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Everybody knows somebody or is connect to spmeonw wither personally or professionally for a number of years. This is completely understandable, however it makes growth and development difficult.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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