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  1. Helpful (1)

    Fast growing company with a great culture.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work schedule and vacation policy.
    The perks are awesome.
    The company culture and work environment is friendly and the job can be interesting.
    Senior management is refreshingly intelligent and transparent.

    Cons

    Since being acquired by Merkle the culture has slowly shifted towards the negative end of the spectrum.
    Salaries could be better considering how profitable the company is and how much responsibility we have.
    The cliquish vibe of the office can be very annoying.

    Advice to Management

    Staff accounts more intelligently. Stop wasting money on interoffice travel.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Family-oriented, fast paced company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at IMPAQT full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good benefits, opportunity to work on campaigns for major clients/brands

    Cons

    More red tape since being acquired, no profit-sharing

  3. Helpful (1)

    Intelligent friendly employees always willing to help each other and clients

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

    I worked at IMPAQT full-time

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

    Pros

    Employees are very intelligent, friendly and up to date with the most recent search related news.
    Employees are always willing to help fellow employees from education to assisting on client projects.
    Always something to do from the day you walk in the door.

    Cons

    Micromanagement.
    Advice provided to clients at times can be constrained due to the contract the client is in.
    Better on-boarding process especially with training on the different software programs used.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Working for IMPAQT was a positive experience; the company is very knowledgable about its craft & provides great services

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at IMPAQT

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great working environment
    -Diverse group of People
    -Promotion opportunities

    Cons

    -Lack of communication between departments
    -Employees are frequently moved around between clients

    Advice to Management

    Do your best to make the Merkle transition as smooth as possible.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Marketing Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at IMPAQT

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They want to help their interns grow. They look to give projects that will benefit the company and the intern.

    Cons

    The internship is not paid for a first year interns. Other than that, I was pleased with everything about the internship.

    Advice to Management

    I think what management is doing is great. They have respect between their employers and strive to make the atmosphere enjoyable.

  7. Helpful (3)

    The Pros and Cons of a cutting edge tech firm in Pittsburgh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bridgeville, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bridgeville, PA

    I worked at IMPAQT

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

    Pros

    IMPAQT is a fast-paced work environment specializing in cutting edge Web technologies. There are not many companies like IMPAQT in the Pittsburgh area. If you're looking for a company that is ever evolving with company perks not found elsewhere in the Pittsburgh area then perhaps this is the place for you.

    Cons

    This organization is perfectly suited for those married to their job as working here tends to require additional hours after the normal corporate workday ends. Entry level compensation is only "OK" in comparison to other companies in the region. Senior Management's style leaves many employees feeling uncertain and uneasy. Sometimes more is promised than can be delivered to potential clients.

    Advice to Management

    Any organization expanding as quickly as IMPAQT is bound to have growing pains. Keep the lines of communication open internally and focus on staying the straight and narrow path.

  8. You can do better

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

    I worked at IMPAQT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The largest selling point about working for IMPAQT is the ability to build your resume with results from Fortune 500 clients. You do not get an opportunity to do that in Pittsburgh. Your results on your resume will advance your career.

    The friends you will make there will keep you there even when you know you should leave.

    Cons

    I'll just make a list and anyone who has worked there and left will tell you the same thing.

    - Senior management isn't as smart as they think they are. Plain and simple. It stems from the amount of egos. Being in Pittsburgh, and making it big like IMPAQT did made them feel bigger than they really were. They refused to be proven wrong, no matter how bad the decision.

    - People there for the most are treated as cogs. Most people in Pittsburgh do not know SEO or PPC, so IMPAQT takes advantage of that. With competing companies located in NYC, Chicago, etc IMPAQT cannot relocate talent. They have to hire a lot of blank slate talent. They teach you the IMPAQT way to do search, and because of this, you are replaceable. There are only a few local companies that need the sort of skills an IMPAQT employee would possess.

    - Sales and senior management will sell a company on an insane idea that cannot be executed. Happens with every contract. Good luck.

    - In the past two years, nearly 50 people of an 80 person company have left or been let go. Check the linkedin profiles of some former employees and look at their job titles and some of the companies they now work for. Major talent continues to leave because of frustration and lack of fair compensation.

    - Politics. I learned more about corporate politics than I ever did about my career choice.

    Advice to Management

    Sell. The competitors have better technology, funding, resources, etc. Sell, and ensure the current employees under senior management will still have their jobs.

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