Organic

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Organic Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
61 Reviews
3.2
61 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fun people, collaborative environment, Great Location, Good work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • The 'fringe' bits like Beer Bash on Fridays are great (in 6 reviews)


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

  • You can count on at least 6 months to go by (and probably more like a year) before upper management will approve the req to re-fill that position (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Grass is greener here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creatively Happy in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Creatively Happy in Troy, MI

    I have been working at Organic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've been working for here for over 6 months and it's so refreshing to work at a place that really cares about their staff. People are really nice, quality of like is great, no crazy long hours like other places. Yes occasionally we have to put in the hours but it's client work and it's the industry. Upper management is pretty down to earth and approachable. They make a real effort to keep us informed. Not like my last company where we were never told anything and the management team was a bunch of egomaniacs.

    Cons

    They definitely have a lot of dead wood that needs to be pitched. It's been frustrating to have my "tenured" cronies complain about everything yet they don't do any work. There seems to be many here. Some of these people should see the grass is always greener but your in one hell of a green pasture at Organic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pitch the dead wood it's killing your morale and their ungrateful jerks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic culture and top industry talent

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Organic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Organic really encouraged development and provided ample opportunity for growth within the agency. The people were very personable and extremely talented. It was a culture of autonomy and there was a ton of flexibility in getting the work done.

    Cons

    As is the case with the industry overall, Organic had multiple layoffs during my time there; sometimes several within a calendar year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There has been complete turnover in leadership over the last two years which has, from what I've heard, allowed for some very positive changes. No advice to give.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ad Ops Supervisor in West Bloomfield, MI
    Former Employee - Ad Ops Supervisor in West Bloomfield, MI

    I worked at Organic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Daily treats. Tons of growth. Great people. Great Work/Life Balance.

    Cons

    Strived in data, but management wanted to remain a creative agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    evolve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing because of all that was happening in the Internet Industry. Once in a lifetime experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Organic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are the some of the best and brightest out there.

    Cons

    Built up too quickly but understand the company is still in business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun Organization - Great Place to Start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Contributor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Contributor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Organic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun people, collaborative environment, Great Location, Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Cheap executives - team lunches are never comped. Limited career advancement. Had layoffs multiple times during my tenure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate the departments more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Media in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Organic

    Pros

    Great people
    Creative work
    Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Some uncertainty in work stream

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about leveraging one's ability to learn rather than specific skills

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Talented, supportive group of people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Management in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Delivery Management in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Organic

    Pros

    Talented, supportive group of people with a lot to offer the industry. Great place to learn the ropes and plenty of opportunities to work on a variety of projects, at least in my discipline anyway.

    Cons

    Chrysler client is diffucult to work with and things have been very touch and go in terms of account and job security. Many people work long hours, depending on the project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can't please everyone, but keep up the good work. Great strides made in recent years on training and organizational structure.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Manager, business development

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Organic full-time (more than an 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great team, very interesting projects

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Organic as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The team is very receptive and very helpful. There's a healthy respect for Interaction Design and UX Design which translates in the team allowing UX Designers to do their job. Project managers are very receptive of new ideas and there's a crave for novelty that transcends the visual, permeating into the useful and the usable.

    Cons

    The UX team is very structured and makes it seem that there's much effort on making wireframes beautiful, which in my opinion hinders the process and puts most of the attention where it should not be (should be on the project and its implementation and the relationship with other teams like visual and devs, not so much on wireframes themselves)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring UX sooner in the process.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great clients, fun people to work with

    Former Employee - Art Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Art Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Organic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Awesome people
    - Fun environent

    Cons

    - Lower than average pay scale
    - Corporate leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the creative be the lead, not dollars.

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