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Integer Group Reviews in Dallas, TX

Updated February 9, 2015
Updated February 9, 2015
20 Reviews
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Pros
  • For the most part they seem to have gotten the work life balance right (in 14 reviews)

  • Great people, Great atmosphere who epitomize the concept of work hard & playing even harder (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours are okay occasionally but when it becomes expected without being rewarded people get easily burnt out (in 10 reviews)

  • Senior management is not a strong leadership team (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Digital Art Director

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    Current Employee - Digital Art Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Digital Art Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Integer Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and not a lot of drama. Hours have a little flexibility and perks are nice

    Cons

    Clients are all over the place. Work load is either nothing or slammed and no real in-between.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Wonderful Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Integer Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are amazing. Management REALLY cares about employees, regardless of where you are on the corporate ladder. I love the continuing education offered at Integer and have benefitted from the classes immensely.

    Cons

    The people comprising the teams at Integer are all very bright. The siloed nature of agency structure (across the marketing world, not just Integer) makes if difficult to innovate and communicate with other teams. Creatives here are pretty whiny and touchy about their work, but they tend to keep to themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, great job! Love Integer. Would appreciate much more help with career mapping and to see opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Agency that could be great, but the Sr. Management is heart breakingly bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Integer Group full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, excellent benefits, lots of days off. There is a lot of experience to gain from working here both good and bad. I've seen good people go on to bigger and better things after working here.

    Cons

    The training is awful and that's technically the first thing you should be doing when you start. So you're starting off bad and it's up to you to make it better for your self. This creates an environment of scrambling to figure out what to do and doesn't really set you up for success.
    The only thing worse than the training is the management. Departmental management and Senior Management are the worse I've seen in years and it only gets worse with each passing year. This is a company that could be great, but the Senior Management holds it back. The Senior Management is very much like a High School clique. If you're one of the in crowd then your set and don't have to really produce anything except perceived as opposed to real value.
    On second thought the new business team is worse than the Senior Management. They haven't had any real wins to sustain the company in over 5 years and have a hard time retaining long term clients. In this day and age that's a formula for disaster, yet the team still stays. It's that "In Crowd" thing I mentioned earlier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Management won't take any advice, that's the real heartbreaking part. I think it has something to do with the entitled people at the top not wanting to show they're wrong and don't know as much as they think they do. That comment is about the Dallas Senior Management. The Denver Senior Management is even around or isn't even looking as far as any one in Dallas can tell. The reason I gave Mike Sweeney a disapproval rating is because of the state of the Senior Management in Dallas and the Denver office not doing anything. It all happened on his watch over the coarse of years. Maybe bad management starts with a blind eye at the top?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good People, Diminishing Industry

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Integer Group full-time

    Pros

    The people that work there generally really want to work and be there. It's a great place to work as a young professional right out of college. The work-life balance is very hard to beat. Also, the way that the agency has shifted towards the digital realm is very beneficial to its future.

    Cons

    Unless you are an art director (creative) on one of the larger accounts, there isn't always too much to do. It's a very tough industry that is forcing everything to go digitally while clients are not providing the same funds to work with. It's very hard to get promoted in any department other than creative. It's a relatively hard place to stay long-term because management is willing to consistently let talent walk out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to cultivate a great, fun work environment but don't forget to reward those outside of the creative department for good work. Concentrate much more effort on training at each level.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company Culture

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Integer Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is amazing. I have been blessed to find so many friends at Integer. They really feel like my family. I am so happy to see everyone at work everyday and always have a smile on my face. They are always putting on events and bringing in lunch. They take care of there employees through parties and events which I really enjoy.

    Cons

    They don't pay very well and work overtime without pay a lot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fantastic, super-friendly company with so-so creative

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    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    This is one of the most welcoming, friendliest places I have ever worked. You will make friends you will keep for years to come.

    There are fantastic employee events, like the swanky company Christmas party where they give away iPads to a quarter of the employees every year.

    The ECD is a huge proponent of employee education, so you'll learn a lot about global trends and new technology.

    Management is approachable and looks after their own. There were very few layoffs and business is very stable.

    Cons

    The work has gotten better over the years, but most clients aren't coming to Integer for highly conceptual creative. They're looking for store-driving retail promotions. But, as is the case with Slurpee/7-Eleven, that can sometimes lead to great work.

    Mistakes are made too often. Websites go live with typos, direction isn't communicated properly. There are many slackers within account service who create the world's laziest creative briefs and it can be extremely frustrating.

    Pay increases were rare and difficult to get approved by Omnicom. You have to ask for an increase and you'll only see something significant with a change in title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the terrible people account service and

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Potential, will grow you and promote's from within.

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    Current Employee - Creative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Creative in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    A company that truly cares about its employees. Pays very well. Culture is a HUGE part of Integer. They go above and beyond making it a comfortable, accessible and welcoming working environment. But that comes with a problem... see con.

    However I love working for this company. Sure the client list isn's as impressive as I would like, but the work/life balance and people make up for it. If I ever have to leave, it's a bridge I would never want to burn.

    Cons

    With the loving culture comes a huge issue - It's very difficult for them to let people go. Integer is a place where hard workers succeed, and lazy-asses get by. Seriously, unless they lose a huge piece of business, slackers and idiots will keep their job. This is highly frustrating and totally demeaning to the talented and productive employees.

    Smoke and mirrors - They tend to hire VP level employees who show them magic potions, use buzz words and sprinkle spirit dust in their eyes, severely clouding their judgement and ability to look past the equine excrement.

    Overall creative work in the past have been a C average, but getting a lot better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please read above.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Lots of White Space to Write Your Own Ticket

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    Current Employee - Creative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Creative in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    An Oasis in the midst of a Life-Work-Balance Desert. One of the most hospitable ad agency work environments you will ever find. The people are nice, hard working and curious. Google-like work environment without the insane Silicon-Valley 70+ hour workweeks. Senior Management really seems to care about growing and nurturing their employees careers and lives. World-class clients from Coors to AT&T. Great PTO. The Retail Arts Lab and the mmni-channel focus of the Dallas office is arguably one of the most exciting places to work in the company right now. This office offers Insane creative opportunities to re-write how shoppers shop and clients go to market. Lots of great leadership there.

    Compensation is good in relationship to the rest of the ad industry. Not your typical ad agency "hurry-up-to-staff up and then layoff-to-make-up revenue gaps" kind of culture. Sweeney and team really do a great job of showing how much they value their people by guiding the company well financially, and therefore protecting their people from layoffs. Life/work balance and the level of agency kindness is unparalleled. The creative work has risen over the years with the agency winning a number of Cannes Lions the past couple of award seasons. People tend to stay here for long chunks of their careers. Working at Integer is like getting a real-time MBA or Post Doctorate Business Degree. It's a "learning hospital" where everyone, from the highest to lowest levels, is expected to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. Bloated egos tend not to thrive here. In fact, this kind of behavior is met with pretty quick tissue rejection. So if you are coming from an agency where head-swelling and grandstanding was encouraged or there was lots of hierarchy and kowtowing, Integer will be somewhat of a challenge for you. If you are smart, nice, curious, and hard-working, you will probably want to stay for awhile —as most Integerites do.

    Cons

    Because Integer is such a great place to work and everyone is so nice, certain people take advantage and coast and hide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say "Screw it, Let's do it." a little more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dallas Office: Not Recommended

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    Former Employee - Employee With Team Leadership Responsibilities in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Employee With Team Leadership Responsibilities in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Integer Group full-time

    Pros

    Time-off policies

    Good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Too much agency politics

    Senior management is not a strong leadership team

    Agency demonstrates little appreciation for employees who work tons of hours and continually put the job ahead of family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the various agency teams and departments - their challenges, their successes, what ideas they have, help be a true mentor to them (get out of your office and get to know the lower level employees as well as the mid level employees)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Creative Intern in Dallas, TX
    Current Intern - Creative Intern in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Integer Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is amazing. People are very nice to work with. Fast paced and rewarding projects.

    Cons

    Not enough pay. I heard some people have a difficult time moving up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My experience has been great with management. They are genuinely nice people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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