POSSIBLE Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Shane Atchison
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Pros
  • Great focus on work / life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Working with some really smart people and getting some cool/innovative work done (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is not what they tell you it is (in 7 reviews)

  • Lack of leadership from the top (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Greener Grass

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at POSSIBLE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The more agencies you've worked in, the happier you'd be here. Otherwise you may not get how precious it is to be surrounded by people who are smart about their disciplines but not obnoxious about them. I've never worked in a place as ego-free and interested in doing something great—or figuring out how to do something great that hasn't been done—as POSSIBLE.

    Cons

    The pay is just enough below expectation that we sometimes lose good people who want to stay but can't afford to. The benefits are great and the company actually lives its commitment to work/life balance, but sometimes cash matters more.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Rename New York office TOXIC

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at POSSIBLE full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a good social vibe across disciplines at the lower level. Management goes after sexy clients, so good for resume.

    Cons

    Senior management is only concerned with looking sexy. As a result, they miss the mark on leading a successful office, often throwing whomever the poor soul they deem responsible at the moment under the bus, internally or even to clients. But of course, they are at the crux of the problem. None has any management skill to speak of -- be it their unapproachability or disinterested attitudes, unprofessional, manipulative behavior or lack of respect for anyone. Toxic personalities consume the day-to-day office vibe and create a combative, untrustworthy environment. In fact, one can observe mid-level managers adopting the same disrespect with entry-level employees. No one is set up for success. The process is there is no process. When the operations department doesn't even have a process slide to provide pitch teams and refuses to create one, it means the concept is lost at the agency.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to WPP and Seattle: clean house at the management level. Otherwise, the office is doomed.


  3. UX Designer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at POSSIBLE

    Pros

    Great company culture, nice coworkers, good managers.

    Cons

    Probably stop laying off people because of business


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  5. A review of Double Encore (Prior to acquisition by POSSIBLE)

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

    I worked at POSSIBLE full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Start up culture - Great people - Fun projects

    Cons

    - Resource management wasn't great. Sometimes resources are lacking, other times an overabundance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep people working. Don't let them stagnate.


  6. Copy Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copy Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Copy Director in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at POSSIBLE (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, strong culture focused on doing great digital work, decent work/life balance, flexibility to work at home when needed.

    Cons

    Pay is decent, but not outstanding compared to other big digital agencies.


  7. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at POSSIBLE full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, exciting work and a laid-back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Can have long work hours. Career advancement and keeping up with skill specific compensation is problematic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and remove compensation is an impediment to keeping talented people long term.


  8. Great place to start career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at POSSIBLE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic collaboration minds. Really awesome place to start our career and learn.

    Cons

    Pay/promotion structure is way too corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on providing more incentives for high performers. Make sure decision makers understand the industry.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great people, great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people and the culture are amazing. I'm leaving due to personal reasons but would not otherwise. I always tell people how great my job is and how much I love working here. Anyone that is looking for a job in Seattle should check out POSSIBLE. I'm so sad to be leaving.

    Cons

    Honestly, the only con I can think of is we don't get the best IT equipment and our mobile service carrier is pretty terrible. That said, they are actively working to fix the problem and I envision this will get better in the near future.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the people at POSSIBLE. It makes all the difference and creates an amazing environment!


  10. Great place to learn and get experience

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

    I worked at POSSIBLE full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lots of smart people and interesting projects.

    Cons

    Salaries in some disciplines can be a low. On a corporate level they think like a small agency (agile, fun, etc) but act like a giant agency (lots of red tape around promotions, raises, etc) which can be frustrating and hard to understand.


  11. Favorite workplace so far.

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

    I have been working at POSSIBLE

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are amazingly smart & creative - inspiring and energizing to work with. The company culture is top notch and even as a contractor, I feel valued and heard. Opportunities for growth are great, and management really cares about making sure you are doing what you want to be doing.

    Cons

    Contract to hire process can be long, but incentives to stay are definitely there.



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