IQ Agency Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
22 Reviews
3.8
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Digital Producer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Digital Producer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance and an great place to work!

    Cons

    Too many internal politics for an agency of this size.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Phenomenal Talent but Leadership Issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IQ Agency full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture, values, projects, clients, perks

    Cons

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

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

    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.

  6.  

    A great place to work

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    • 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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Highly Talented

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Hugely talented people
    Great work on major brands
    Lots of room to grow professionally
    Strength based
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Internal politics can sometimes get in the way
    Location for some (but the office space is awesome)
    Small

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the talented people do what you hired hem to do. Trust people more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was a great experience that changed my career for the better

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    Former Employee - Creative  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Creative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at IQ Agency full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Every agency has its challenges and its up and down periods, but I can honestly say my time at IQ was the most fun I've ever had at an agency. I was there for almost five years, and I learned a tremendous amount while i was there. IQ always seems to build crews of extremely talented and genuinely good people.

    There is a culture of shared accountability and ownership which is truly rare in the agency world.

    I was compensated fairly. When i did well, I was promoted and compensated even better.

    And while their offices may not be "intown," they're darn cool.

    I will - clearly - always have a warm place in my heart for IQ and Tony Quin, the owner.

    Cons

    The agency has sadly had more up and down periods than i would have ever liked to see, but they keep pushing and trying. Beyond that, the only issues I had really weren't worth mentioning.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the worst agency in the country!

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    Former Employee - Interactive Project Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Interactive Project Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The best thing about IQ is that there is so much potential to be a great agency. Executive management has some great relationships with CEOs of major brands. The new building is one of the best agency spaces in the Atlanta area. Very easy commute

    Cons

    Executive management kills the potential by getting into its agency's own way. There's not a lot of processes in place. IQ has a history of releasing some of its best people - 3 rounds of layoffs in year is scary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a balance between process, creativity and functionality. Understand that great ideas can come from anywhere in the agency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great start in the industry, loved the team

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    Former Employee - Digital Strategist  in  Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - Digital Strategist in Smyrna, GA

    I worked at IQ Agency full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great talent, good culture, IQ does not hire jerks. I was given incredible opportunity far above my title that helped launch my career, fast-track me in the industry, doubled my salary from my work at IQ within two years

    Cons

    Large round of lay-offs when I was there that weren't handled the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify the portfolio to prevent lay-offs, kills the vibe for everyone else

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Learned a ton, stacks up high against other local shops, no barriers if you want to take responsibility and move up fast

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IQ Agency full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    IQ has big brands and strong talent for the size.
    It has this entrepreneurial, smaller-shop spirit but the big clients to give you the career experience needed.
    The agency has been around a while so it has a wealth of experience at senior levels.
    The agency has a good grip on the digital landscape.
    The culture is great and it was super fun to work there. Made lots of friends.

    Cons

    Typical agency process stuff wears you down from time to time but not out of the norm if you know the advertising biz.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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