Moxie Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Moxie President Suzy Deering
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Pros
  • They have added great things like treat Tuesdays and Free Lunch Fridays that really make employees feel appreciated (in 18 reviews)

  • Great benefits and time off policies (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Today senior management seems intent on replacing the last vestiges of 'good' employees with their own useless cronies (in 9 reviews)

  • High-turnover; low moral; crappy client work (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had an amazing experience at Moxie. Great experience, a lot of forward thinking in a free and open work environment.

    Cons

    The absolute top dogs in the company are pretty removed from the rest of the employees and this makes for some senior management decisions to be a bit ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise them to become a little more in touch with the people below them in an effort to really understand the needs of your office.


  2. Weak middle and upper management teams

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    They hire great designers, writers and art directors. Future Experiences and Unit 3C teams are very unique and inspiring. Free lunch on Fridays. Happy beer on Fridays. Really care about diversity in thinking. Not a "boy's club".

    Cons

    Overall, they hire great talent. But in the 1.5 years I've been here, middle and upper management has shifted, broken promises and dropped the ball consistently. They tell you to come find them when you have an issue, but then tell at you when you do because you "broke process". They love having a million ACDs on every account but only have 4 FT copywriters total in their Atlanta/NYC offices. I really hope they get it together soon. Staffing is always an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Really make sure you have the right people doing the right work. And have the appropriate number of people on each account.


  3. Their television department needs some help/assessing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The content is good, they have nice offices, and their intention is to produce quality shows/content- unfortunately they just don't know how to execute properly.

    Cons

    They are constantly behind schedule, don't know how to make TV, and it is a stressful, miserable environment for no reason. They created schedules that are physically impossible to follow because they hired workers without content for them to work on! Not only did they not have the footage in, they didn't have outlines created until half way through the season- so it was miserable trying to guess what to do. There was conflicting guidance from different higher-ups, and was an overall mess. Most/many experienced TV people who have worked with them won't work with them again (check out their credits list). This is in their LA office- so maybe their commercial/digital offices are better.

    Advice to Management

    Take a bigger role in the management of your shows- know what's going on better and make management accountable.


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  5. Moving On.

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

    I worked at Moxie full-time

    Pros

    Are able to work on some high-level accounts and projects. The technology is right and there's some good opportunities.

    Cons

    There's a general lack of respect towards employees here, at every level. Lack of innovation or talented leaders. Management does not promote a positive energy and enjoys crushing souls. This agency could close up shop and the industry wouldn't care.

    Advice to Management

    Be humble. Be respectful.


  6. No clear vision from the top down

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moxie full-time

    Pros

    The campus, the dogs, the people, the time off, free lunch friday, even some of the clients. People complaining about "over worked" "slave drivers" are just delusional about agency life. The hours are actually better than most agencies....

    Cons

    No one in senior management knows what they are doing. Everyone has their own agenda. Account service is confused and incompetent, Tech leadership is just not that good with no real agency thinking, Creative can't get on the same page with anything except with the 90's and ZERO leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Please get better leadership, you have really talented people in most departments but they will leave for better, clearer leaders.


  7. Zero Growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free Lunch Friday. Beer Fridays. Moxie Mayhem. Go and Come as you please. WFH when you want.

    Cons

    No career path. Senior Leadership is not present. Managers are only in for themselves. Upper management has no clue what the workers bee's do. Employees are expected to work all day everyday--- nights, weekends, holidays. There is no work life balance. The folks that do absolutely nothing are those who get promoted be cause the BS their way up. There is no acknowledgement on the GREAT works that everyone does. Only issues are highlighted--- again upper management has no clue what the worker bee's do.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. You should want your employees to grow so that your company will grow rather than no growth and lots of turnover.


  8. Bad Management, failed merger, lack of vision

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Moxie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Moxie had some real talent and a great client list. Benefits were outstanding.

    Cons

    This agency does not know who they are or what they want to be when they grow up. Dysfunctional management. The shop lives and breathes Verizon, any other client gets lost in the shuffle.Moxie does not feel like it is an agency. Ideas are never at the forefront. Creative leadership is totally lacking and does not have a seat at the table. Politics drive the shop.

    Advice to Management

    Stand for something. Clean up your leadership team. To a person, they seem like they are over their head


  9. Helpful (2)

    mixed bag

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moxie full-time

    Pros

    It is a fun environment - but that does not make up for some serious issues in how employees are treated

    Cons

    Issues with management - people work very hard & are not appreciated. Some managers have very bad management skills; some are great

    Advice to Management

    Employees need more positive feedback. Watch the first-line managers closely - they can drive people away. Managers should not waste time and motivation with negativity and micro-managing.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Senior management turned a great place into a miserable agency

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

    Pros

    Really talented people and great team mates who I love working with.

    Cons

    Where to start? The senior leader (CEO) at Moxie has turned what used to be a great place to work into a Hunger Games environment. It has set the stage for a backstabby, throwing people under the bus kind of culture, and the sheer amount of disrespect paid to both the great leaders (who either left or were shown the door) and junior level people who weren't in her "club" is truly astounding. What's worse is that Zenith allows it to continue. Moxie is the worst work environment I've ever been a part of.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother? No one pays attention to how miserable people are. You would think the turnover alone would result in some kind of action, but clearly not.


  11. Poor leadership

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moxie (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment and talented people.

    Cons

    Poor communication from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together.



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