Organic Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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Organic CEO David Schulman
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  • Great people and the remnants of the first dot com perks are nice (in 6 reviews)

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  • There's no clear, across-the-board vision of what the company should do at the crossroads of "digital vs (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Organic

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great start-up mentality without the start-up stress within the company.

    Cons

    Not always as independent as a company as it would like to be.


  2. Senior Copywriter

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Organic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Great people, especially in the creative department, Detroit office.

    Cons

    No leadership. No new biz group (anymore).


  3. Helpful (2)

    Senior Interface Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Interface Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Interface Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company, benefits, salary, environment, growth potential, training

    Cons

    I left because they had me make false promises to the 15 people under me regarding raises, promotions, PTO etc and laid them off without even telling me.

    Advice to Management

    Be open with your managers about your intentions for their subordinates. It may not always be pleasant, but when you're asking me to convince the people working for me to work 70+ hrs per week you could at least tell me what I'm asking of them. These people are not just working for me, they're my colleagues and friends.


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    Pretty good place to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Organic full-time

    Pros

    - Good camaraderie among members in the creative and developer teams. - Managers took notice if you did good work. - Work schedules seemed fairly reasonable (by ad agency standards).

    Cons

    While some of the clients were well known brands, the work might not have been the most exciting or interesting. Though the creative directors usually tried to salvage that by doing something interesting with what is given. Career advancement felt sporadic there. People seem to advance quickly or not able to advance at all.

    Advice to Management

    Room for lateral advancement or learning would be nice. A clearer path for available advancements would be nice as well.


  6. Best Spot in "Detroit"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Organic barely feels like an ad agency, which is awesome. It's also great for Detroiters who are sick of auto accounts.

    Cons

    They're really slow to hire people.


  7. Innovative and talented group of people, great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bagel Wednesdays! Everyone works and plays hard

    Cons

    None I can think of!


  8. Organic is OK

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Interface Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Interface Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience of working with big named clients. I was able to be a part of the whole process from concepting to development

    Cons

    High turnover and they kept laying people off.

    Advice to Management

    Massive layoffs are not conducive to a positive work environment


  9. They try hard; company going down

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Open seating lets the good folks shine

    Cons

    Well, late nights and weekends will always be part of the agency life


  10. Manager, business development

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    No egos, good people, great culture

    Cons

    Limited resources from time to time. There's also not much variety in accounts to choose from.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Spiral

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Organic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and the remnants of the first dot com perks are nice. Only thing missing is foosball. Also, the location can't be beat.

    Cons

    Always talking about new work and projects that would reinvigorate the company, but the reality is that their business model doesn't work anymore. Too small to be cost effective, too big to be nimble.

    Advice to Management

    Time to hire some new management! Current management team don't actually know how the sausage gets made, so they are ineffective in managing projects. The era of working employees into the ground is over. Clients are bringing all this work in house and snap up anyone who is effective and tired of Organic.



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