Javelin Marketing Group Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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  1. Great Place!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Javelin Marketing Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very fun atmosphere, good pay and opportunity.

    Cons

    Limited variation of client work


  2. Helpful (1)

    amazing culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Javelin Marketing Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great culture, staff and opportunities

    Cons

    socially political, high tolerance for laziness

    Advice to Management

    sort out people who create problems


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great agency to work for. Leadership is excellent.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Javelin Marketing Group

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, opportunity for growth, great culture.

    Cons

    Some teams can be disorganized at times.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great up and coming agency, tons of potential!

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    Current Employee - Art Director in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Art Director in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Javelin Marketing Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, good people, family culture, everyone supports everyone else. Laid-back, fun, casual. The agency is only 10 years old, I think it is beginning to grow in a lot of good ways, I'm very excited to see what the years ahead bring. I read some really negative Glassdoor reviews of Javelin before going on an interview, but so far, I have not experienced any of the things called out specifically - I'm guessing the "bad apples" have since moved on.

    Cons

    Occasionally long hours, but typical of an ad agency. Some un-tapped potential. Process is thorough and consistent but feels a little outdated, it could use refinement.

    Advice to Management

    More communication of goals and overall strategy to the creative department would be good. Recruit and keep good people - let go of or re-assign under-performing people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    DM FTW!

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    Current Employee - Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Javelin Marketing Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm excited to work at a place that embraces the power of Direct Mail. It creates results and that is what matters!

    Cons

    We have had leaders come through who wanted to turn us into more of a traditional agency but luckily they didn't last.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course! Don't let anyone make you feel like direct mail is something to be ashamed of!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Javelin Marketing Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent, hard-working, professional environment. In a GREAT transition period with new talent and department leadership.

    Cons

    Employees who have been at agency for over 3 years do not seem as motivated to push.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to inspire your staff and provide opportunities for EVERYONE (not just creative) to push their talents.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Use Javelin, don't let it use you.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Javelin Marketing Group

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

    Pros

    The company does for the most part pay market wages and the benefit packages is actually pretty good. Also there is a generous holiday and vacation plan.

    Cons

    There is much I can say about Javelin Marketing group, but it is so over the top and crazy, that it would violate the Glassdoor.com community guidelines and no one would ever see it. Or, if it did manage to get posted, it is so bizarre, you probably wouldn't believe it.

    To get a feel of JMG you just need to know what the average employee tenure is. It is very short. In fact, if you make it there more than two years, you are an old timer. There are many reasons for that, but like I said, I really can't say what they are in much detail.

    I can say this, however. If you are offered job at Javelin and it is a significant promotion, absolutely take it. Or, if you are out of work and need to find something quick, absolutely take it. If, or when, you take the job at Javelin, be sure to play the odds. The chances are you will not be very long, so you use Javelin to find something better. By better, I mean something with more security or something that pays more or is a better fit for you.
    If you have a good job that you like, but think the 'grass is greener' at Javelin, I can pretty much guarantee you it is not.

    It is entirely possible that you can start working at JMG and have a long 20 year career there, but it just isn't likely. It just doesn't happen very often there.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Javelin Great, people not

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Javelin Marketing Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company in itself is great. They have great hours, they are flexible, offer great perks, etc.

    Cons

    The people there are very judgmental. You are either in or you are out. If they don't like you, even on a personal level then kiss your job goodbye. Not collaborative and not open to anything outside of their click. Very much like high school, at least in my department.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Half and Half

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst
    Former Employee - Business Analyst

    I worked at Javelin Marketing Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most team members are very friendly and eager to help. Newly renovated work place is very cool. It is nice and bright. The new atmosphere can make you feel excited to come to work.

    Cons

    People who work less than 8 hours per day and are not easy to work with get promoted over the hard workers. The newly renovated place is great but can be fairly noisy which makes it hard to work sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out who your most valuable and dedicated employees are before they all leave. Try rewarding them for their hard work, rather than the slackers.


  11. Learned a lot

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Javelin Marketing Group

    Pros

    Very good internal training in quantitative skills

    Cons

    Less career advancement,
    Work environment is just-so-so



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