IW Group

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IW Group Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
27 Reviews
2.4
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Typical agency life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IW Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff, occasional company wide activities, great location

    Cons

    Low work-life balance, occasional micromanaging problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are a small agency, so let's get rid of some of the political stuff and work as a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place to learn, but very old-school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IW Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company really stresses community service and philanthropy. A decent agency to learn and grow at and coworkers are all very friendly. A good portfolio of clients, some including total-market accounts.

    Cons

    A lot of people are overworked and under-appreciated. Benefits aren't great, perhaps due to the fact that IPG only owns 49%. Lacks team morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please better your employee benefits - there should be a work-life balance. Everyone works extremely hard and should be acknowledged for their accomplishments. Invest more time into each department, not just PR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IW Group full-time

    Pros

    great place to work really

    Cons

    I don't like to dole out advive

    Recommends
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  5.  

    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

    I have been working at IW Group as an intern (more than an year)

    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
  6.  

    A great learning environment

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

    I worked at IW Group as an intern (less than an year)

    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
  7.  

    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

    I have been working at IW Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  8.  

    How much longer can this be sustained?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IW Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  9.  

    wouldn't recommend

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IW Group (more than 3 years)

    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
  10.  

    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

    I have been working at IW Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  11.  

    A sweat shop

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

    I worked at IW Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    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

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