Lunchbox Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fun office. Great people to work with. Fun projects. Great for a first job or Directors. Not so much for any one else.

    Cons

    Overworked and under paid employees. Shame. Most leave for better salaries, I did.


  2. Meh?

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay, good client roster.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management, boring work and dingy/dirty office. It felt a little bit like I was working at my college newspaper again with the attitudes and way meetings were run - we wouldn't get to the point of a meeting until 20 minutes into a 30 minute meeting. Technology is also extremely outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Since it is shopper marketing, I doubt the work will get much more interesting. It was nice to have 'nice' managers, but I think people should push themselves a bit more when it comes to bringing creativity/freshness to the work.

    Lunchbox Response

    Jul 16, 2015 – HR Director

    Thank you for your review. We have some new projects and changes in the near future that will bring some excitement to our office. Sorry you had an unpleasant experience with meetings and ... More


  3. Lunchbox: Proceed With Catution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees are talented and the company culture is fun. You have the opportunity to work on some big campaigns and grow your skills.

    Cons

    There are a lot of managers, which means a lot of miscommunication and less support in running the campaigns themselves. In my department (marketing), long hours and below-industry standard financial compensation lead to a very high employee turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Reward and value your workers (in ALL departments) instead of just burning them out before bringing in another batch. I have never worked at another company with the turnover rate that Lunchbox has.

    Lunchbox Response

    Jul 16, 2015 – HR Director

    Thank you for your response. We do have a great group of talented employees which does make the culture fun. We do value all of our employees and would love to hear more thoughts on what we could ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    High School All Over Again

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Free Coffee -Unlimited Water -Get to put big name brands under name (looks good on resume)

    Cons

    -High Stress Environment (I personally witnessed a co-worker quit after 4 months because of of all the work being put on the plate) -Directors and Managers Constantly Put You Down -Assembly Line Type of Work (You get a job, you finish your job, pass it to the next person and then repeat the cycle) -Tons of Gossip -No Sick Days (Any day you take off they take out of the little vacation days you get) -HR Works for the CEO Not The Employee -Unrealistic Goals -Throughout My Time There Approximately 25 Employees Left (in 1 year!!) -Everyone Is Miserable -Truly Toxic Environment

    Advice to Management

    -HR Please Stop Writing Positive Reviews

    Lunchbox Response

    Aug 12, 2015 – HR Director

    Sorry that you had a negative experience with us. We are not writing any positive reviews-these are all coming from employees that are happy with us! We carefully read each negative review and try ... More


  6. Helpful (4)

    Marketing Coordinator

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -We have a Lunchbox Class Pass which gives all employees an opportunity to try out a local fitness studio (such as: Orange Theory Fitness, Soul Cycle, Pop Physique, etc.) every Wednesday evening! Considering that most work out places in the Brentwood/Santa Monica area cost ~$25-$35 a class...this is AMAZING! -We have 2 personal trainers that come every day (one in the morning and one right after work). The classes are challenging and fun and it's a great way to spend time with my colleagues. -Every Thursday we get a surplus of snacks like fruits, veggies, juices, pub mix, popcorn, etc. (They usually try to stay on the healthy side since we have a Health & Wellness Program implemented) -Every Monday we get delicious bagels and creme cheese delivered fresh! -Fully equipped gym (relatively small but not always packed) -Every once in a while we will have a surprise pizza party & ice cream party! Did I mention the ice cream is delicious ice cream sandwiches from Diddy Riese?! MMMmmm! -The people at Lunchbox are truly spectacular. Not only are they bright, fun, and creative people, but after a year, I already feel like they are my family. Your work place is essentially your home away from home so it's really important to make sure you enjoy being with the people around you. I can honestly say Lunchbox has some of the best people to be around :) -You pretty much get to leave at 5pm on the dot every day as long as you get all of your work done - most agencies are not like this. This is something I really appreciate. -Although the workload can be a handful at times, you really do learn SO much here, especially if you are starting off with an entry level position. -We have an online encouragement system called YouEarnedIt where you can send and receive points to your coworkers and after a certain amount, you can win cool things like gifts cards, juicers, designer watches, iPads, outdoor camping gear, etc.

    Cons

    -Limited amount of PTO days -You can't get promoted until after 1 full year of working here -Work starts at 8am on the dot -Since we have Nation wide office locations, some of our teams are divided up. It is very challenging to work with a team that is not only in a slightly different time zone, but also, most of your communication is via Email, Instant Messenger, and the telephone. This is not an ideal situation because it takes away form building team relationships and sometimes it can be tough to manage your schedule & workload when you have to adjust your schedule to EST or CST. -Limited tandem parking spots, but you can also park on the street

    Lunchbox Response

    Jul 16, 2015 – HR Director

    Thank you for review. We are so happy you are enjoying our wellness program! It is also exciting to hear that you really enjoy being a part of our family. We understand about the PTO, and are ... More


  7. Great work / life balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lunchbox full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I think of Lunchbox as a family. They take care of their own. If you have been there only a few weeks you wouldn't exactly feel that yet as I think it is earned after you prove that you will work hard and care about others around you. I hear horror stories about pulling all nighters at other agencies - you won't find that here. They work very hard to ensure team coverage and steady work flow.

    Cons

    It's a small agency so anyone used to big agencies with lots of perks would be disappointed.

    Lunchbox Response

    Apr 15, 2015 – HR Director

    Thank you for your response! We are very glad to hear you are happy working here, and feel like you are a part of our family.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Almost good.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid job. New creative leader made it interesting doing really cool stuff. Lots of more work but much more fun.

    Cons

    New guy gone to save some $$. Money more important to owners than work or our life. New caring review program total bs. All looking for somthing new now.

    Advice to Management

    There is more than money. Really? Don't you guys have enough already?

    Lunchbox Response

    Mar 30, 2015 – HR Director

    Please come to HR, or reach out and talk to someone on the Executive Leadership team. You will get a better solution than posting anonymous. We would like to hear your issues, and help to resolve ... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    I worked for a summer on the creative team.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    As an intern, I didn't really expect to be paid much, so low wages weren't really a downside for me, but it was a great experience to work in an office setting and figure out the pace and lifestyle.

    Cons

    There was almost no work they could give me (I promise that I am competent) because it was not very organized at times.

    Lunchbox Response

    Mar 5, 2015 – HR Director

    We are sorry that you didn't have enough work. We would advise you to speak with your supervisor next time, and hopefully they could provide more work or transfer you to another department. We do ... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    Terrible Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lunchbox full-time

    Pros

    Many people are hard workers and some of them are nice. Big name clients you can put on your resume for your next job.

    Cons

    The people at the top care very little about the quality of work produced for clients. Most work is made from a template and not thought out. There's little concern for employees, culture and office morale. Leaders only care about how much money they can make. The benefits are also awful and the pay is low. Also, there are no sick days, no personal days and I've heard no maternity leave for new moms.

    Advice to Management

    Consider investing in office culture and your overworked employees.

    Lunchbox Response

    Feb 18, 2015 – HR Director

    We are sorry to hear that you are unhappy with us. Please come down to HR to discuss instead of using an anonymous site. We would like to address your concerns and try to improve the situation from ... More


  11. Poor product, distrustful leadership

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Accounts in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lunchbox full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people. Hectic atmosphere is not a bad place to learn how to fight for yourself.

    Cons

    This is not a particularly innovative company. They hire executives from Walmart, Unilever, T-Mobile to win budgets from those companies. Not an innovative, product-driven culture. Upper management is made up mostly of former Unilever execs. The company is does not treat employees with trust. Upper management very out of touch with lower level

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can say

    Lunchbox Response

    Jan 20, 2015 – CEO

    If you are a current employee, please come down to HR to discuss. We would like to hear your thoughts on why you feel upper management does not trust their employees and what solutions we can come ... More



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