Moxie Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
80 Reviews
2.7
80 Reviews
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Moxie President Suzy Deering
Suzy Deering
23 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Moxie Mayhem (basically a week-long party in the office), Beer Friday, Free Lunch Friday, casual environment (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits thanks to being under the umbrella of a European parent company (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Account leads and Senior Management rarely attempt to control their clients (in 9 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A tough environment but one where a lot can be learned

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Management  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Management in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Moxie full-time

    Pros

    You will learn a lot and have opportunities for wide exposure to mobile, digital, in-store, social and media
    Agency perks--free caffeine, dog friendly environment, casual atmosphere and dress, free monthly lunches

    Cons

    Atlanta office is heavily focused on Verizon, the largest client. Little opportunity to work on other lines of business or be exposed to other clients
    Agency leadership was quick to make sweeping organizational changes with little forethought resulting in an exodus from the Account management department
    Work-life balance is challenging

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Moxie is a great place to build your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ACD  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - ACD in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Moxie full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Free lunch Friday, Beer Friday, 401k matching combined with really smart people make this a great place to establish yourself and flex your career muscles. You're expected to work hard...and you should!

    Cons

    There aren't any cons that other agencies don't have. There's lots of work, and sometimes tempers flare and situations aren't handled the way they should. There's definitely a bit of favoritism, and type-casting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to foster a spirit of collaboration, and learn to value people's opinions about the changing landscape. Change is hard...but don't punish people for not always understanding your vision. Part of that is on you as leaders.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place to have fun at work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moxie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun and relax work environment

    Cons

    Hard to move up and get promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managment team need more training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moxie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are great and awesome work environment. People are always willing to help. Management also encourages people to work hard and play hard.

    Cons

    Hours can be long which can hinder work-life balance. Often times, work done isn't acknowledged or they do not give proper credit to the people involved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Account Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Moxie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, good brands.

    Cons

    Poor creative, average thought leadership, average exec leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sometimes a little crazy but all in all a great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Moxie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Intelligent and great people to work with. Many fun times and camaraderie between the agency departments. Amazing health benefits and vacation days.

    Cons

    Creative was lacking but with the new Creative Director that should be improving. Many disconnects between leveraging and improving processes between the different client teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the conversations and your doors open for those who have questions or just want to chat.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pure and Utter Hell!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Planner  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Moxie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Beer Friday, health benefits (only because of Publicis as the parent company) and although we have a lot of days off, you have to work even when you are on your deathbed..

    Cons

    I have worked at quite a few agencies, even publisher side and have held multiple different roles and I have to say, this is the absolute worst place I have ever worked at.. Shoveling elephant poop at the zoo would be a step up.. Insane hours (like 90+ hours a week), absolutely no help from "upper management", no training, basically it's like being an indentured servant.. I would cut off a limb just to get the hell out of there and could write about my utter hatred for this company but it would literally be a novel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No reason to even provide advice as they have never and will never listen... Run as FAST as you can people!!!!

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Aw snap - you have entered the 7th ring of hell

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Moxie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    80% of the people (that is most people not in management) are great people to work with. Beer at 3 on Friday, free lunch every other Friday ample days off.

    Cons

    Management is disconnected from reality. Titles and salaries are handed out like beer and free lunch just to keep sad people in roles they never wanted and don't fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people for jobs you don't intend to let them do. Psych tests for some of your managers - there are a few that are seriously messed up. Take the beer money and put it into real tools and systems to help us do our jobs. Stop telling us what you will do and actually get off the phone or out of your chair and actually do something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Agency Work is Agency Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Moxie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay. Great benefits. Great holiday schedule. Regular catered lunch. Fairly regular social events. Some excellent client segments to work with. Fresh out of an acquisition of another agency which should bolster the stable of clients. This is the second agency I've worked for and it's not the worst.

    Cons

    Some client segments can be excruciatingly difficult to work with. Prior to the merger too many eggs were in one (difficult) client basket and that client knew it and acted abusively. Account leads and Senior Management rarely attempt to control their clients. Senior management decisions can, at times, mystify. Agency work is agency work; it's deadline driven and you're beholden to the client. If you like that sort of thing, Moxie's a fine place to work. If you're the sensitive type and cannot take criticism, it may not be the best fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop rolling the dice every two or three quarters and pulling a top-down re-org; it's annoying.

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

    Has not changed

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

    I worked at Moxie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere, smart people, thinking outside of the box, verty creative

    Cons

    Will not change. Favoritism gets you a long way. Unecessarily stressful environment, people get promoted quicker than they should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people fairly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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