Isobar US

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Isobar US Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
48 Reviews
3.4
48 Reviews
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Isobar US Co-CEOs for USA Jeff Maling & Geoff Cubitt
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  1.  

    Great initial impression

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Isobar US

    Pros

    Amazing new starter experience
    Top notch clients and resources
    Incredible office environment
    Great HR support

    Cons

    Hmmm I'm still in the honeymoon period so nothing really to mention here... Will update if anything changes but all seems promising.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Isobar US full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of cool people gravitated toward Isobar initially because we were doing cool, innovative work that was not static and the flexibility to work from home and the hours were great. We also had a lot of office outings an the organization was willing to provide time off and spend for philanthropic causes.

    Cons

    I find that most innovative people have moved on because of the work that has come in and sheer boredom. The politics of a growing, acquired company have been hard to sift through. My job opportunities and mobility virtually came to a stand still during the acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge your staff and hold regular leadership meetings among departments, business units and senior leadership to avoid disconnect and boredom. Be transparent about sales, pitches and goals and what they mean for every department and business unit. Allow everyone to contribute and build consensus and I guarantee you will surface some rising stars.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Isobar US full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are lots of smart people. The environment is super collaborative. The clients are generally high profile, so projects are great resume builders. The Chicago office is very social and people are very friendly and inclusive.

    Cons

    I am not sure how the review process works, but I feel like it's less structured than larger consultancies/ agencies. Honestly, not much to say here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing - it's working.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work - had a lot of fun

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Isobar US full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    High profile clients. Great offices. Enjoyed working with diverse teams both local and remote. The leadership of the company would often have one on one meetings with staff to get the feel of what is going on.

    Cons

    Expected to work long hours. It also seems that if you have children that you get clumped in a non-fast track group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Isobar US full-time

    Pros

    Good clients and projects, good time off, good work life balance

    Cons

    Not enough training, need more outings & social events

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow people to make suggestions to improve the culture -- in the NY office

  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Isobar US full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, smart, creative people, interesting and challenging projects.

    Cons

    Office space can be limited at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great place, great clients

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Isobar US full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good ambition and part of a great network

    Cons

    sometimes trouble picking a single direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay focused

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy to get real work done.

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    Former Employee - Devops in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Devops in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Isobar US as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Growing company. Very little red tape. Colleagues are helpful.
    Co-workers are very sharp. (Fun and friendly also). The iOS / Android
    app being developed is cutting edge. Work / family balance was good.
    Commute to Ogilvie train station is easy using Divvy Bike, or shuttle
    bus, or walking the pedway. Good coffee, drinks, snacks, fruit, etc.
    Glorious office with a stunning view a Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and
    the city grid.

    Cons

    It is a consulting company. Some people travel. Sometimes the hours are long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    My experience at Isobar was chaotic.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA

    I worked at Isobar US part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great, smart people worked there. The leadership team was very good at one time.

    Cons

    Too many changes in too short of a period of time. Leadership became an issue and there was a lot of turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick to it. Provide opportunity for growth and pay attention to top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good opportunities, nice work life balance, very nice coworkers

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Isobar US full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great office, nice co-workers, senior management is sensitive to employee needs, good compensation. The projects vary, but they have a large range of project types and clients too.

    Cons

    Not a well known brand name, phases of low utilization, getting on the wrong side of a senior member of management (for the most trivial and childish reason) could cost you a lot, but in their defense most of them are really nice, there's only one or two bad ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the round robin process fair, please give more weightage to EPR ratings over random comments from people who speak from their egos rather than actual performance of employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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