Ignited Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Creatives

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    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Gardena, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Gardena, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ignited full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, great teamwork

    Cons

    instability of the Company, not open for growth opportunities


  2. mnbmbmnb

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    Former Employee - Account Director in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Account Director in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ignited (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice parking lot. Good Starbucks

    Cons

    Tough culture and poor management


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Ignited full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is open to employee's interests and professional development No micro-managing Work hard, play hard environment

    Cons

    Company works to provide transparency but could do better with communication


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  5. Driving Foward

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of talented people at Ignited who are passionate about the work they produce and the brands they work on.

    Cons

    The internal process is inconsistent at times.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on new opportunities to grow the business, and hold people accountable to deliver each day.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Dead in the Water.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ignited full-time

    Pros

    Great location, some people are easy to get along with, also, unlimited PTO option is a nice perk to have.

    Cons

    Horrible experience. Management DOES NOT know how to manage, and this is reflective of the numerous late nights, lack of work flow process, and associated openly questioning their employment. All assistants were promoted by default (some highly undeserving) because all Media Planners were wise enough to leave. On top of that, both Media Supervisors left meaning all that's left on the media team is 2 confused AMDs, and a handful of inexperienced Media Planners. Ignited tried to add creative to their wheelhouse as well, but that team left too. 2 of their biggest clients probably won't be around much longer (in addition to losing their NBC client a year ago) and they cannot win any new business. Move along if you want an actual opportunity to learn and grow in this industry... this place won't be around much longer.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage, period. You can put the blame on others all you want, the extremely high turnover (associates AND accounts) this year along speak for itself.


  7. Grueling, but passionate work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Planner in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Media Planner in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ignited full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent team that was extremely supportive and allowed room to grow. Was able to take ownership of many projects and pursue specific interests.

    Cons

    Need more respect for work/life balance and more training programs.

    Advice to Management

    Need to invest more in developing the culture of the company and to build a sense of community among employees.


  8. Positive outlook!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are friendly and there is not a lot of drama here! There are often events thrown, along with great work/life balance, and the ability to work on things that you are passionate about. The company cares about their people, their growth, and happiness. Management is great with training opportunities and career advice.

    Cons

    There is a lack of process which tends to make certain aspects of roles a tad bit redundant and not efficient. There are a few negative nancies that drive down morale when the agency is trying to rebuild.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to rebuild the agency with even more innovation!


  9. Do Your Research Before Touching This Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, Great Benefits Package

    Cons

    Agencies are known to have difficult work-life balance, but Ignited is hands down the worst. Lack of process and support from management result in extremely long hours and little motivation. Employee complaints about their job is very common to hear throughout the day and reflect low-morale. Each person will have their own perspective of their experience here, but I encourage anyone considering joining Ignited to do their research and ask any past employee about their experience and you will hear similar concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with your team rather than overwhelm them with projects that take away their lives outside of work. Create a process to streamline work flow so employees don't waste their time trying to complete a task 20 different ways before getting it the way you want it.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Brilliant minds. Hustling to recover.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're truly passionate about your work and your contribution to larger projects, and you don't look for your employer to be your parent, then this company is a perfect fit. Due to the loss of a very large entertainment client, it's true that Ignited has taken a morale hit (who wouldn't?). But, their response is the true judge of character. We're all rebounding together and looking ahead. The creatives are top notch and the client portfolio remains strong. Right now it's a bit like double dutch: you need to be the type of person who knows where and when to jump in. When you do, those efforts are applauded, appreciated, and compensated. THERES A HUGE OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW TO BE RECOGNIZED AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Benefits, unlimited PTO, vacation, flexible schedules are all awesome.

    Cons

    Structure and process are lacking, but on the upswing.

    Advice to Management

    Empower managers to enforce structure. More team building exercises.


  11. Helpful (1)

    The ship has sunk

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ignited full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, great parking, minimal supervision

    Cons

    Overtime is expected, no room for advancement, merit increases/bonuses are non-existent, no structure or processes in place, small client base, overwhelming workload with limited staff, no leadership team; only a few middle-managers who have very limited experience, high turn-over, low morale

    Advice to Management

    Put your staff first, clients second.



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