ICON International Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. Great work environment, excellent benefits!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at ICON International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent work life environment, great benefits and a great work space. Lots of room for growth as demonstrated by the tenure of employees.

    Cons

    Location is a challenge. Traffic is daily and significant on 95.


  2. Good place to start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICON International

    Pros

    Good company to start at right out of college. The work/life balance is great, you rarely ever have to stay late. The people in entry level positions are young. Very social atmosphere.

    Cons

    Seems like there's no room for growth unless someone else leaves. Big company means they're set in their ways - no summer Fridays, very rare to have a dress down day, not very considerate during the winter when it comes to people who live far.


  3. Helpful (1)

    great benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ICON International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really good medical, dental and vision benefits

    Cons

    all aspects of the job revolve around data entry


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Wasn't bad, but not for me

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Local Broadcast Assistant
    Former Employee - Local Broadcast Assistant

    I worked at ICON International full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company outings, wear jeans once in a while, some great people to learn from

    Cons

    They say they promote work/life balance, but really dont


  6. Great Place to work

    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Project Assistant in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at ICON International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people to work with, relaxed atmosphere, lots of support and cooperation.

    Cons

    I sometimes wish they would keep me busier....

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Media Agency experience with Work/Life Balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Broadcast Associate in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Broadcast Associate in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at ICON International full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - big name clients, so you'll be kept busy - amazing work/life balance. Very rare to find anyone in the office past 5:30pm - offers training program to make sure employees know the media buying industry inside and out - great starting salary for recent grads (especially if you're brought on full time) - great perks and benefits: healthcare, company parties, free lunches and happy hours occasionally

    Cons

    if you're brought on as a temp, you're either going to enjoy or dislike the job. Not much projects/assignments are distributed until you become full time status

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  8. Helpful (1)

    Disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at ICON International full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Nice environment but not smart to stay too long.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICON International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at ICON International full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to get good experience

    Cons

    Lower Pay then I expected and got elsewhere


  11. Helpful (2)

    Watch your back

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICON International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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



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