Ivie Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Warren C. Ivie
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Very disorganized. Management is lacking in the understanding of how to effectively lead.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ivie

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

    Pros

    They talk a good talk and are good at selling a vision to a potential client.

    Cons

    Disorganized. One of their slogans, "People are our greatest asset", but they will quickly lay people off to satisfy a client. Severance pay is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than throwing people into positions just to get them filled, you should actually take a few minutes to determine if they're really qualified for the job you're offering.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Graphic Designer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer

    I worked at Ivie full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Company culture is great, but only when you're at the Flower Mound office.

    Cons

    High turnaround, very quick to lay off employees when a client wants to reduce a team.

    Advice to Management

    Just do your best in the project you're assigned, and you will be complimented by the client. It's best for you to ask your designated art director/copywriter/project manager directly if they need anymore help.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Senior Management is incapable. Culture is a facade executives hide behind.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ivie (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work with some large retail corporations

    Cons

    ~Senior management is arrogant, out of touch, most are above 50 and all are close friends of the executives
    ~From start to finish, projects are managed in a completely chaotic, random and unprofessional manner
    ~Raises are non-existent--unless you consider a cost-of-living raise sufficient
    ~There is a pseudo-culture that is forced down the brain-washed lower-level employees throats. Those of us who are educated and knowledgeable can see right through it.
    ~All account management/client services employees are located on site with the clients so there is a huge disconnect between the employees who serve the clients and the production, creative, procurement, etc. This is "sold" by the company as a benefit but the ball is constantly dropped due to this model.
    ~Career path and upward movement is non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Take a lesson from the other agencies--they are thriving for a reason. Don't put all your proverbial eggs in one basket. When you loose that "big" client, to which all your efforts go, you'll be nothing more than a shop for all the small grocery chains lean on for their weekly ads.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Amateurs at best

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of down time, plenty of time to socialize and network.
    Also, they worship their interns.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks leadership and turns a blind eye while different departments throw each other under the bus and points fingers at each other. This is an inexperienced and extremely insecure company that operates out of fear and uncertainly, so they bicker and gossip about everyone; each project is executed with little style or finesse because no one truly has any idea what's going on.

    Don't expect to get paid well here; they low ball you. And management is extremely unprofessional, disorganized, and disengaged - that's why there's a lot of blaming and stealing revenue shares. There are also employees with mediocre experience who should be fired, but they stay around because of nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of digital because you really don't know what to do with it. Stick with print because it's all that you know.


  6. Helpful (5)

    What a Joke

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ivie

    Pros

    You get your foot in door at Walmart and Sam's Club.

    Cons

    They are not your typical marketing company. They are nothing more than an overpaid staffing company pretending to be more than they are. They will let you go at the drop of a hat and make up exaggerated stories to support their decision. In order to survive here, never bring up any issues or recommendations. They don't want to hear it and will fire you. Always watch your back here. Don't trust management and HR is not your friend. Highly unprofessional and a waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Take a better look at your management in Bentonville and your entire HR team. They are not worth the high $ you pay them. They definitely show bias and favoritism.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Nepotism at its best

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ivie full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Close to metro DFW areas

    Cons

    everything else, very cliquey environment, managers could use people training

    Advice to Management

    Training needed, less politics and meetings


  8. Helpful (1)

    Revolving Door of New Employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Ivie

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

    Pros

    Overall very good benefits. They're very involved in community outreach and volunteerism. Very nice office atmosphere, but mostly smoke and mirrors.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours, Extreme Stress, Extremely Micro-Managed. While I was there I witnessed almost every week someone within the company losing their job. Go to call or send out an email...They're no longer with us. Always on pins and needles wondering who is next.

    Advice to Management

    Less micro-management and let your employees do their job.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Good Culture, Horrible Pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are friendly, not a ton of drama. You can wear jeans. Free coffee that tastes like burned rubber. (<-- There's a 20 word min for pros.)

    Cons

    Don't expect to ever get paid market value. If you are satisfied with a low-stress work environment for little pay this is the place for you.

    If you sleep with someone or get into the "inner-circle" of popular associates you'll probably get promoted, regardless of productivity or merit. Also, family members can be direct reports in the director/executive level. sketchy.

    Advice to Management

    Training is almost nonexistent, most likely because that would create reason to promote, which would cost money, which Ivie doesn't like to spend towards salaries. New cars though, well, there is a new $100k car every few months parked upfront in spot # 1.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Ivie is a staffing agency.....

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many....they simply put people in chairs at their clients office.

    Cons

    Poor pay. No job security. Once employees realize they are being paid a modest fraction of what Ivie charges the client for their employees' services, good employees move on to better companies. Ivie will never hang their hat on employee retention rates....nor do they care.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people. You pay your staff @ 1/4 of what your charging your clients for their work. You'll never keep good people and will eventually lose your cash cow clients too.


  11. OK place to start but no longer term potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ivie full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good starting place
    Smaller company

    Cons

    Low pay
    Little potential for growth



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