IW Group

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IW Group Reviews

Updated July 12, 2014
Updated July 12, 2014
25 Reviews

2.4
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work really

    Cons

    I don't like to dole out advive

    Recommends
  2.  

    A good learning experience for the real world of marketing and business.

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    Current Employee - Graphic Artist (Designer)  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graphic Artist (Designer) in New York, NY

    Pros

    Acquiring experience that reflects on leadership, organization, sociability, and management skills through helping out with events and clients.

    Cons

    Staff is not too big therefore requiring a lot of focus within a small group of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    A great learning environment

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY

    Pros

    -friendly work environment
    -fun projects and good team interaction

    Cons

    The NY office has fewer accounts than the companies' other offices; thus, might not be suitable for someone looking to gain experience in a more diversified company with many clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hanging on by our last string

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    Current Employee - Account Supervisor  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in West Hollywood, CA

    Pros

    Have made very good friends. It is a good social environment.

    Cons

    Old Fashion ideas and CD doesn't know anything about new trends, very stagnant. Offices are too expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at some of the key people and the work they do. Get fresh ideas and keep up with current trends. Don't be left behind and realize when it's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    How much longer can this be sustained?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The area is great to be in. The library across the street is wonderful and the park and restaurants all around the office.

    Cons

    Management still doesn't understand that in order to move forward, they need to change the creative approach. Currently, it's old and stagnant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to be around much longer, hire creative, cutting edge staff. It's advertising after all...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    wouldn't recommend

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Staff is friendly and there is plenty of work.

    Cons

    Weak mid-level management, lack direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more talent hired who have experience in financial services

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    No Leadership in Upper Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA

    Pros

    Always have great goodies from vendors. During the holidays receive a lot of gifts from vendors. Beautiful offices.

    Cons

    No clear direction of where the company is going. Poor creative, Poor client Service, Poor Strategy Planners. Creative is mediocre.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change upper management. Poor choices have been made, change or the company will go downhill fast. Lost a good freelance creative recently. Not sure what will happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A sweat shop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA

    Pros

    Owner is a foodie. Lots of high end desserts and free lunch if you are a favorite.

    Cons

    Long hours masked in requests to do volunteer work. Lots of grunt work like carrying heavy boxes and banquet tables for events. No growth. Changes in job title, but not in job description. Too much politics for such a small company. CEO and President do not agree on what is important. Do too much work for free.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear and direct about responsibilities. Less favoritism. More merit system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good learning & working environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Colleagues were very helpful and talented. Team interaction was good. Supervisor was nice and willing to take an intern inyo development meetings and get involved in day to day business.

    Cons

    Came in as intern during economic crisis and saw loy of people laid off, including my co-workers, who are very capable and nice. Top managment wasn't very good at dealing with crisis and turning business around inthe digital media agr.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nothing changes...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA

    Pros

    Offices and grand and in a great area. It is a good address to impress and possibly attract clients.

    Cons

    I am back after some time away and surprised that nothing changed. In spite of layoffs of upper management (which is some cases were a mistake) the office is still chaotic and seems like there is no vision for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved to see how ineffective some departments really are...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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