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Moxie Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
93 Reviews

2.6
93 Reviews
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Moxie President Suzy Deering
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21 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.  

    Great Place to have fun at work

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

    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
  2.  

    Great

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

    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
  3.  

    Account Management

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

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, good brands.

    Cons

    Poor creative, average thought leadership, average exec leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pure and Utter Hell!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Planner  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Atlanta, GA

    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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

    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
  8.  

    Agency Work is Agency Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Atlanta, GA

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has not changed

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

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to destroy your career

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

    Pros

    Aside from above-average benefits there are few good things to say about this media-planning company masquerading as a digital agency.

    Cons

    High-turnover; low moral; crappy client work. Biggest problem here is that its an account-led agency but the account people are inexperienced and have zero clout with clients. Cattiness and backstabbing is used to over compensate for shitty client and vendor management. Creative leadership is vague and contradictory, valuing clique-y hallway chatter over actual creativity and innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Foster a culture of collaboration rather than cliques. Go after clients that actually value creative work. De-couple Project Management from Account Management, they are NOT the same function.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only work here if you have absolutely no other choice. BEWARE worst Marketing company there is in Atlanta.

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Lots of Holidays but you will have to work most of them.

    Cons

    Susie and her Managers have destroyed this company. There is a reason it is considered the bottom of the barrel in Marketing Companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need they will not listen to advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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