Magnani Caruso Dutton

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Magnani Caruso Dutton Reviews

Updated July 5, 2014
Updated July 5, 2014
10 Reviews
2.8
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to begin or end your career

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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 Magnani Caruso Dutton full-time

    Pros

    Very smart and talented people. The environment is pretty chill and hours are from 9-6, with no one working late very often. Fruits, snacks and drinks to keep you fueled.

    Cons

    Client work remains the same. Projects lean more on maintenance than new innovations. Should look to being a full service agency and not limit itself to only front-end solutions. Partners could be more vocal with agency plans and goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's always room for improvement. Don't let complacency drive others away. Look to younger companies who need nurturing and stop reaching for the higher fruit everyone else is. Win by ushering in new companies to existing markets through clever branding.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice Company to freelance for

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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Magnani Caruso Dutton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They had free snacks and drinks, a nice work environment and great commuter location (right by penn station)

    Cons

    Disorganized projects. Some days i did not not know what I was supposed to work on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Loudest Office I've ever worked in

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Magnani Caruso Dutton

    Pros

    - Free snacks and drinks
    - Nice people, fun to work with
    - Not micromanaged
    - Challenging work (at times)
    - Decent Location

    Cons

    - Plain boring office has the look and feel of a sweat shop. White walls, all metal desks
    - Loud! Open floor plan with no sound breaks, walls or partitions to break up the noise.
    - Senior Management is not unified or involved in day to day operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Get more involved with the employees and not just the few people in your clique
    - Get some Walls! Plants, something to break up the noise.
    - Bring some soul into the office so it feels like a creative agency and not a mid-town sweat shop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Associate Art Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magnani Caruso Dutton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people. I like the very friendly environment.

    Cons

    It is not a team environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    They try hard, but don't have the work to keep you from being burnt out

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    Former Employee - Front End Developer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Magnani Caruso Dutton full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Knowledge shares
    A general desire to help staff learn
    9-6 isn't that bad for nyc agencies

    Cons

    Boring clients! Their main client is Discover, and it's unbelievably boring work.
    I worked on maybe 1 or 2 actual new projects, with the majority of the work being someone they fired. Working on other people's code is hard and frustrating. Especially once it's been through several generations.
    They seem to burn bridges pretty willingly, treating employees as if they're easily replaceable.
    They tried to hard to make up for their lack of fun projects by doing in house stuff half heartedly, and none of it ever got released.
    The design people seem really burnt out. Not a smile to be shared in that dept.
    They pay mid - low industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some fun clients, movies etc. Lose money on them, but bring your team back to life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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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 Magnani Caruso Dutton full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. Exciting new projects. Great client list. Summer Friday's. Great collaboration between departments. Fun activities every month (i.e. birthday celebrations, fake pitches, movies, games)

    Cons

    9am - 6pm hours and you don't always get M&M's in the nut bowl.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    so much promise

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Magnani Caruso Dutton full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small company, creative and fresh
    Interesting clients

    Cons

    willing to take advantage of it's employees
    salary not competitive
    employees are expected to work well beyond scheduled work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    partners aren't a unified front. company direction is often unclear. it's difficult to watch employees work so hard and go unrewarded consistently. throw them a bone outside of a coffee from down the block.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Worst of all agencies I've been at

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    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Magnani Caruso Dutton

    Pros

    Some of the people are great, and some people I learned a ton from and still try to emulate. For a small agency, they have pretty good processes.

    Cons

    Some of the partners are awful - it takes a lot of time and finesse to be perceived well. The work is generally website maintenance, emails and banners. It's a an agency run by creatives, so that means PMs are often just running around at their beck and call rather than driving the projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, no clear leadership or company vision.

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

    I worked at Magnani Caruso Dutton

    Pros

    Great people, good work and decent work life balance. The team is full of dedicated people who sincerely care about doing good work for their clients.

    Cons

    No clear leadership or company vision. Leadership is incapable of providing praise. Micromanagement stifles any creative sparks within the project teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try being inspiring. Stop using personality as the basis for your decision making. You have talented people languishing because of your lack of leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Poor communication mars otherwise ok experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Magnani Caruso Dutton

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere
    enjoyable people
    free drinks and snacks
    easy to access management
    morale boosters to encourage creative thought
    good work/life balance

    Cons

    low pay
    poor communication regarding work performance
    will be used and discarded
    lack of direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more performance reviews, don't let people go in a direction working on something good and then not say anything about it, work on management communication and start setting standard operating procedures so people don't get confused

    No opinion of CEO

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