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Naked Communications Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
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  1.  

    You'll be hard-pressed to find a better company culture...

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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 Naked Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In the world of start-up creative shops, Naked culture is one of the best out there. Everyone works hard but has a sense of work/life balance. Brand new office space. Everyone is respectful, fun, and genuinely loves coming to the office everyday. Music is always playing, there's always a snack or ten floating around the office, and sometimes people even bring in their dogs. Creatives and strategists have very little structure to their work. The global network is huge. There is tons of travel offered depending on your client needs, and opportunities to get to know interesting people around the world. It's a true global agency with offices in London and Australia. Finally, they offer full benefits package and excellent vacation. I'm proud to be Naked.

    Cons

    Employees tend to wear many hats and don't move up quickly. Employees view agency as a revolving door that will get them to the next level after only a year or two. Former Naked leadership left things tangled and it's been a hot mess for "the next generation".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use this clean slate in brand history to build something really strong. Naked has always been the black sheep of creative agencies. It's time to capsize on our talent and global networks, get fresh new business and make an exciting come back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Kind of like a fading movie star who used to be an A-list celebrity but now hosts a segment on QVC

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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 Naked Communications full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Convenient Flatiron location. The health care package is pretty great for being such a small company. Most folks leave around 6/6:30 so you can have a life outside of work.

    Cons

    Very low morale in the office due to a revolving door of leadership and employees. The work itself isn't very exciting or creative and the situation doesn't look like it will improve any time soon. Plus, being desperate for new business is a scary position to be in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your optimism feels forced.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't believe the hype (not that there's much hype left)

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Strategist in New York, NY

    I worked at Naked Communications

    Pros

    Seems like a cool company looking from the outside. Funky offices. They had a good reputation outside the US (now somewhat tarnished by major account losses). A lot of people raised eyebrows at the US leadership team choice, a bunch of British (of course) B-Teamers. The third wheel Neal is at least amusing company (although devious and insecure, and with limited talents when it comes to marketing). It would probably be a good resume builder to say you had worked there. At least its not a carbon copy of many of the other agencies out there (although the bitchiness and self-inflation remains). There are some nice mid-level people there.

    Cons

    Very political and cliquey. Cramped office space. Management very concerned with their own image (and remuneration) and less concerned with team development. Arrogant and cynical approach to clients (when clients aren't listening). The whole dog and pony show tends to get repeated over and over again ... all clients basically get the same schtick. The pay down there is terrible and the freelancers get jacked. You have to work like a dog and someone else generally gets the credit. After the initial smoke and mirrors magic show there is little transformative effect on a clients marketing, which is a shame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and add some substance to the style. (And by the way, the style is looking a little out of date).

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    A great brand, a great family, and a world of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Naked Communications

    Pros

    Naked is a place where you can be part of something amazing. There is an openness to new ways of doing things and a commitment to excellence.
    There is also a family aspect to Naked which is rare in the industry. Beyond the occasional party, there is a real sense of camaraderie within the team.

    Cons

    Like most agencies and SMEs, it's not handed to you on a plate. The more proactive and engaged you are, the more you will get out of Naked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course, lads!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    amazing. best place I will ever work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Naked Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    incredibly smart people, purposeful approach to marketing, and attention to the details that matter

    Cons

    You need to make the tea in a kettle, not the microwave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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