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Northlich Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
14 Reviews
2.5
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Refreshing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Northlich full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    challenging in a good way - learning about new opportunities everyday. Love the growth and new additions to leadership

    Cons

    Still trying to shake off some of the negatives from the past. Trying to leave that behind us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire great talent. Recent additions have been refreshing and energizing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Can't wait to find another job!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Northlich full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice building to work in, and it is a job, but other than that, there's not anything else positive about this place.

    Cons

    The senior managers are awful. They play favorites, don't understand the advertising business and are doing more harm than good. The type of accounts we work on are laughable and embarrassing. Am actively looking for another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut your losses and sell this place. You ruined this company. Maybe with a new management team the company will have a future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Think twice

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Northlich

    Pros

    parking is easily accessible out front

    Cons

    The office had zero culture and zero team environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Great Culture, Clients and Creative Minds

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Northlich full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with one of the best advertising firms in the area.

    Cons

    Potential for long work hours at times, but that's the nature of the beast.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    An agency with a wealth of talent, but distorted leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northlich full-time

    Pros

    -Good location
    -Good talent/people
    -Good small-scale perks: soda machine, snacks, happy hours, etc.

    Cons

    -Lack of leadership
    -Lack of career development

  7.  

    A lot of talent mismanaged from the top down. Leadership could have done a better job of backing up their empty words.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Northlich full-time

    Pros

    A good creative group from the account services to the actual creatives. that pushes themselves to bring new thinking and solutions.

    Cons

    The company suffers from a culture of distrust, false intent and lacking direction. I don't believe that when it's leadership changed hands years ago that the folks coming in had a sense of where they wanted to go. Good products and services were discarded and even worse, good people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit studying to be leaders and start being them. And every now and then you might want to take your finger pointing off of the people working hard to do the right thing and turn them on yourselves. You may be the real issue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great creative!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Northlich

    Pros

    Work hard, play hard. This company likes to celebrate their wins and boasts a casual atmosphere. If you want a great look inside an ad agency, Northlich is your place. The employees are so passionate about what they do... It's inspiring.

    Cons

    There's a lot of competition in the local market. Cincinnati has a ton of agency presence and sometimes it's hard to win business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement development plans for current employees... I would include free courses and plans of action for employees to gain promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Running On Fumes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Northlich

    Pros

    Flexible about scheduling and non-management co-workers genuinely friendly. A family environment in some respects.

    Cons

    Outdated, poor management and just overall bad decisions made over the past couple years is bringing the company down. The only reason why the company has made it through thus far is because of its history. However, the history is not helping the company these days. It will be a surprise if the company will survive over the next few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Serious re-structuring needs placed. All upper management either needs training, or simply replaced. Hiring cheap personal to make important decisions, and it shows. The company might do better under new ownership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Roller Coaster

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Northlich

    Pros

    Smart senior leadership. Bright people in creative, strategy, etc.

    Cons

    Plays favorites with employees. No clear cut niche, more generalist agency than specialist. A fast revolving door. Many people are overworked and unhappy but afraid to admit it.

  11.  

    Tumultuous culture, high turnover, office politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Northlich

    Pros

    Northlich has had some great people. The younger staff in particular seemed highly intelligent and extremely motivated. They had a desire to do the right thing even if management and systems made it difficult to express themselves.

    Cons

    I have never seen a more political environment than at Northlich. The leadership there has undergone great transition in the last few years as various power struggles played out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rediscover your moral compass. Don't be afraid to admit your past mistakes. Add a dash of humility to your approach to the advertising and branding game.

    Doesn't Recommend

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