LatinWorks Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. It was a fun and fast paced place to work at. I was there for a full year as an Account Management Intern.

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    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at LatinWorks

    Pros

    Great culture and feeling. They have a lot of good accounts and opportunities.

    Cons

    Once an intern always an intern. There are some groups that are cliquish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The fun activities are great and all but you need to recognize your key employees a little more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Avoid

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Austin, TX

    I worked at LatinWorks full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful office, great location, annual bonuses, Taco Friday, smart / fun people

    Cons

    Management lacks agency background/experience, rampant firings, layoffs & resignations, no work/life balance, gossip, mean girl mentality. No matter how hard you work or how well you're respected by your peers, you can be fired or laid off without warning or reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would benefit from looking to other agencies and agency leaders for agency-specific management, culture development, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. A wonderful opportunity for learning and growth

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    Current Employee - Media in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Media in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    I have been an employee of LatinWorks for over a year and a half now and couldn't be more thankful to work with such a great, talented group of people. The culture is everything here at LatinWorks. Everyone is passionate about what they are doing and it shows in the work that is produced. I am proud to be a LatinWorker. One of the best parts of working at LatinWorks is the ongoing opportunity for growth. Aside from my daily responsibilities, I have always had the opportunity to work outside my discipline helping to improve my personal as well as professional worth. In my five years in the industry, LatinWorks has contributed a great deal to my professional growth. I think it is a great career opportunity no matter what level you're at in your career. I also really appreciate that the leadership team seems to take the time to make sure that all employees are heard and from my perspective, are always working hard to make improvements for the people of LatinWorks.

    Cons

    While I have had the opportunity to learn a lot from the amazing people around me, it would be wonderful if there would be more opportunities for departmental training. I think that there is always room for improvement and we could all benefit from having additional training, that is sourced from outside the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place with exceptional people!

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    Current Employee - Account Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Director in Austin, TX

    I have been working at LatinWorks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company culture is the absolute best part of LatinWorks. Great people make great teams and the passion for the work is evident in everything we do. Fun, laid back environment. Really great accounts to work on. Management's vision is instilled in everything we do.

    Cons

    Overall everyone here works hard. If you are looking for a place where you can just kick back and fly under the radar - this isn't the place for you. It definitely has a "work hard play hard" mentality and everyone pulls their weight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great culture, good people & hard work.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    LatinWorks has done a great job of instilling a unique company culture. Once a week for about 15 - 30 minutes every employee gathers for agency updates/announcements and a casual discussion over breakfast. In addition, the people who you work with each day truly do live the vision of the company and continue challenging themselves to create better work. Each discipline is integrated and is not discipline centric which is extremely helpful when working toward the same goal.

    Cons

    At time the work-life balance can be challenging but the reward in the end truly does give you & your team a sense of satisfaction when you exceed expectations of the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to lead the agency and nurture each relationship with every client, keeping our agency vision in mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Like a Monet - looks great from the outside, pretty terrible once you work there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Austin, TX

    I worked at LatinWorks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Still thinking about it...Taco Friday?

    Cons

    Lack of communication from leadership team; no transparency; bad people management.

    They claim to have a vision but they don't live up to it - and it's aslo a vision they have difficulty explaining; clearly not a good one.
    They take advantage of employees. No life and work balance at all. And any type of reward or promotion is based on popularity contest.
    Would not recommend it to anyone unless they get rid of all the leadership team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Creative Internship a great first experience

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    Former Intern - Creative Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Creative Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at LatinWorks as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Creative team values input. Interns get to work for the clients on current pitches and daily social media maintenance. Real work experience.

    Cons

    Limited hours of pay for each internship, but expected to work "overtime". Some office politics made interacting with different departments awkward and even uncomfortable since the interns are caught in the middle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although it was a great experience brainstorming with other interns, I feel the internship would have been more beneficial if the interns were also integrated into other team brainstorms, to see different creatives' processes

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

    worked there a few years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at LatinWorks full-time

    Pros

    creative atmosphere, freedom to do interesting stuff and manage your own schedule, cool offices, and it's awesome to be in Austin.

    Cons

    weak senior leadership, unreasonable demands, lack of direction and lack of commitment to evolve / improve the company's offering. junior and mid-level staff gets great experience but it's difficult to grow long-term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great company mission, but poorly executed - need to communicate better with employees, people are confused as to what they're supposed to accomplish as a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great. Agency truly cares about people and culture and growing you in your career

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Austin, TX

    I have been working at LatinWorks full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent work and life balance. The agency tries very hard to make you feel valued as an employee, but they also challenge you to take your ideas to the next step, and think beyond just the "what".

    Cons

    Management can be a little stagnant, and the agency has deep Hispanic roots so the teams can be very emotional. But overall, great place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on the goals you've set for the agency, and you will go very far!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    A Rollercoaster

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

    I have been working at LatinWorks full-time

    Pros

    Environment is fun and laid back, creative and cultural. Business casual dress code.
    Some really talented or hardworking employees
    Yearly bonus based on job performance
    Little supervision (at least in my dept.) as long as you get the job done

    Cons

    Lack of structure in the internal production process as a whole
    Little communication between departments
    Little or none on-boarding or training
    Absolutely no work/life balance
    Low compensation
    Lots of people have been let go in the past several months
    Little room for advancement (at least in my dept.)
    Can be difficult to get a raise
    Politics, politics, politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure the agency in a way that every department collaborates with one another more effectively. Many of you need to get of your high horse and others need to assume some accountability and responsibility. Set the example by showing more respect and appreciation for your hardworking employees. Fire people based only on real, problematic issues (and not because you dislike them even though they are actually great assets).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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