IQ Agency Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Delightful environment

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

    I have been working at IQ Agency full-time

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

    Pros

    I have never worked in a kinder environment. The CEO and EVP genuinely care about their employees and their development. We are constantly being told about and urged to attend relevant educational opportunities that IQ is happy to pay for.

    They help foster a positive setting with Waffle Fridays, birthday celebrations, and holidays gatherings. But team that is currently assembled is so completely kind and positive. Everyone jumps in to help when need be.

    And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the delicious gourmet snacks brought in from time to time.

    Cons

    16 PTO days to use however you see fit are nice for the flexibility but are on the low end of the volume scale compared to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

    This isn't advice but rather a humble suggestion; award extra PTO days once an employee has stayed 3, 5, and 10 years. It might increase employee longevity.

  2. Great place to grow your career

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

    I have been working at IQ Agency full-time

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

    Pros

    IQ is a very entrepreneurial place where everyone is receptive to better ways to approach work, agency initiatives, and more. As a mid-sized agency, there are tons of opportunities to grow your career and really make a difference to the agency culture and success. It's a great place to learn by doing and grow your skill set.

    Cons

    #AgencyLife - not really an IQ thing as much as just agencies in general. work/life is fairly client-dependant and agency hours are typical. Additionally, the agency is growing and trying to make a name for itself in Atlanta, as well as nationally, so there is always pressure to help grow the business and be better than the month before, but again that's not really different than any other place I've worked.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities to unwind and de-stress would be appreciated. Doesn't have to be something major or expensive, but taking some time to just stop working and celebrate.

  3. Helpful (2)

    The reality of it all

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IQ Agency

    Pros

    Free Coffee For All Employees

    Cons

    Ditto to the comment about crazy owner. What a drag on the atmosphere of the place. They used to have snacks and cool things to make the place fun but now we don't even have updated computers and software. Owner doesn't even invest in the people. No training, no raises.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to fool everyone into thinking you care about your employees.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Crazy owner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Creative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IQ Agency

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

    Pros

    Lots of space to stretch out since the place is half empty.

    Cons

    The owner runs around the agency and rewrites scripts, changes ideas and basically tries to do everything himself. No leadership. The agency is falling apart fast.

    Advice to Management

    Let us do our job. Stop running around the agency fretting about the money. Don't let the accountant call all the shots.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Creative & dedicated team destine for good things.

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

    I have been working at IQ Agency full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will be surrounded by extremely talented, creative, and passionate people. They are wanting to make a major splash in the industry, and it shows in everything they do. The culture is some of the best in Atlanta, the people here are so talented and so passionate about what they do creating an awesome place to come and collaborate. The work it self is good, most clients are very open, and allow for you to push the boundaries.

    Cons

    The owner sometimes becomes involved in the day to day causing friction with management & teams. Their is a lack of process in some parts of the company, but that is being worked on daily. Some clients aren't "glamorous" but needless to say you get to create some cool stuff for them. You are going to get out what you put into IQ.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that work for you, they have wants & passions, support those and you will be successful. Be humble and show empathy, say thank you after hard periods of work, and support growing talent. Also trust the people you have hired to run the place, they will take to new heights.

  7. Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Digital Producer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IQ Agency full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance and an great place to work!

    Cons

    Too many internal politics for an agency of this size.

  8. Phenomenal Talent but Leadership Issues

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

    I worked at IQ Agency full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very talented agency
    - Most of the employees are just good people (very few egos)
    - Most people enjoy a good work/life balance
    - Pretty good location

    Cons

    - Not very exciting clients
    - Some of the leadership should be in their positions
    - Company is still figuring out who it wants to be

    Advice to Management

    Build from the bottom instead of pushing from the top. There is some seriously good talent there that needs to be cultivated. Don't confuse leaders with people who are good at their jobs. Leadership is a unique quality.

  9. A 60-hr week was a GOOD week...

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

    I have been working at IQ Agency full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, values, projects, clients, perks

    Cons

    work-life balance, overtime was a norm, burnt out

  10. Productive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IQ Agency full-time

    Pros

    Very talented people working there.

    Cons

    The office decoration needs some work to make it more homey.

  11. A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interactive Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Interactive Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at IQ Agency full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    IQ has a culture that welcomes everyone's input, regardless of seniority or department. Employees are given a great deal of autonomy and there is enormous opportunity to learn, grow, and pursue career goals. The company values and supports the development of individual strengths, and makes a point to ensure that team members are placed on projects that are best suited for their interests and skill sets. There is no one strict way of doing things, and teams are empowered to find the best solution for the specific situation.

    The work is good, and getting better. The people are great. There are, of course, the ad agency perks you might expect - ping-pong, darts, a kegerator, summer Fridays. There are also a handful of very IQ-specific perks, including a nanny share, which means employees are treated to the the occasional baby-pushing-another-baby-in-a-walker sighting. Oh, and there is a great work/life balance (seriously).

    Cons

    IQ is small agency, which means managers also play the roles of account leads, creative directors, strategists, etc. There are times when everyone is busy - including department heads. Because of this, there is sometimes limited involvement/availability from direct supervisors. This is not the best environment for someone who needs a lot of hand holding or day-to-day instruction.

    Because of IQ's size and the nature of the digital space, the process is constantly in flux. The lack of established process and documentation creates confusion and conflict at times. This is a drawback of the "no one strict way of doing things" I mentioned in the "pros" column.

    Oh, and the location/commute isn't great for those of us who live ITP (though the office is nice).

    Advice to Management

    Clearly communicate/make sure employees understand the long term vision for the company. Establish a program for ongoing employee training and development. Keep the monthly town hall meetings going.

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