Projectline Services Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
19 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to start!

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    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Projectline Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is super friendly, great place to start after college, full benefits and paid vacations

    Cons

    As a contractor it's hard to feel like you're really a part of the office

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Limited interest in helping contractors find work

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    Former Employee - Marketing Strategist  in  Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Strategist in Redmond, WA

    I worked at Projectline Services as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits with many paid and floating holidays, vacation, sick time, and after-hour activities. They do a great job of on-boarding contractors, and making sure they have what they need to do their jobs. Plus, they're located in Smith Town, which is a joy to visit.

    Cons

    If your contract isn't renewed or comes to an end, their attitude is "It's not our job to find you another job." They truly expect contractors to be on the look-out for their next opportunity, and won't offer any support if you're having an issue on the job, which could jeopardize your contract from being renewed.

    I was in a horrific situation where another Projectline vendor was managing other Projectline vendors because the FTE didn't have the time or interest. This vendor worked 5 hours a week, and most of the time was clueless as to what I was doing, failed to accurately report to the FTE what I was doing, and had no interest in spending any more than 10 minutes on the phone with me weekly to learn what I was doing. Projectline was aware of the situation, and didn't intervene because their interest lies with their client and not the contractor. They had no interest in hearing my side of the situation.

    Worse, another Projectline contractor from day one deliberately competed against me, making me look bad in the eyes of the client. The contractor went so far as to intentionally undermine my efforts, alter my work, and cast doubt on my strategies and work product. Projectline was fully aware of this contractor's tactics and mendacities, and didn't work with her to teach her how to be a better collaborator and team member.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While there might be a constant stream of people applying for contract roles, there's a plethora of temporary agencies who offer the same level of benefits, but are more willing to ensure there's a strong, long-term relationship between the contractor and the client. Treating people as irrelevant is a bad policy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture, wonderful environment, amazing people, mediocre salary.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Projectline Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people, culture, atmosphere, environment is wonderful. Transparency is great and employees are cared for and shown much appreciation. Room to explore different opportunities.

    Cons

    Salary is average, and often unclear on how performance is measured. Promotions, salary increases, or bonuses don't seem to have a specific standard or outline on how to achieve them. Oftentimes doesn't seem like it's performance based but rather the temperament/mentality of the manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set standards and guidelines on how to achieve promotions or salary increases and make it transparent and clear across all managers and areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun company, great atmosphere, good place to start your career.

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Projectline Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are lots of good things about the people who work at Projectline. I consider the folks that I work with to be my friends. We have fun together.

    As a marketing consulting firm you are also afforded the opportunity to transition between roles somewhat often and as such there are lots of opportunities to learn new things.

    The work-life balance is great. I never feel pressured to stay late unless client work is really piling up.

    Benefits are good. They won't blow you out of the water but they're entirely comparable to and competitive with other similar companies.

    Cons

    Be prepared to stay happy with your starting salary—or something close to it. Don't go in expecting to get more than a 3-5% raise on your yearly review. Projectline tends to pay right around or slightly below average.

    The quality of management varies greatly between individual managers. At times I've found myself disappointed due to the lack of confidence I have in my manager or the lack of support I feel I have from that person. However, others have great managers who support their direct reports very well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider increasing salaries across the board. Even something small in lieu of things like free beer and wine or all the (probably) expensive organic food/snacks would be welcome.

    Be more transparent and consistent regarding experience levels or yearly reviews.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Projectline Services full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, caring management, philanthropic

    Cons

    Lower compensation than comparable companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Projectline is a good place to work, good benefits and no micromanaging.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Projectline Services as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    good benefits, work-life balance, no micromanaging and they try to make it a fun culture.

    Cons

    not a good place to grow, there weren't any higher level positions that fit my particular career path. Also, since most people are doing something completely different in the office, no one really gets to know each other that well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, the management is good and Projectline is a good place to start your career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Projectline is an extraordinary company.

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    Former Employee - Writer  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Writer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Projectline Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Projectline is an amazing company filled with smart, creative people who relish big ideas and who enjoy working with clients to bring those ideas to life. I've learned over the years that a culture of excellence doesn't just happen. It takes outstanding leadership and a ton of commitment. Projectline's leadership team excels at articulating a clear, bold vision and then working with every employee to help him/her deliver their very best in support of that vision. It's a great place to work.

    Cons

    No "cons." This is a fantastic company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing, intelligent people committed to producing excellent work

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Projectline Services full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Impressive client list
    Continued education funds
    Flexible work schedule
    Management team that truly cares for their employees
    Passionate about their mission
    Growth opportunities

    Having worked at Projectline the past six years, I can honestly say this is such a great company to work for. The people employed here are so intelligent and talented and they continue to push me to be a better consultant.

    Projectline has passionate leaders who are driven and optimistic and they continue achieving their goals, growing the company, and making decisions with more than just profit in mind. They are always looking out for the good of their employees and they recognize that without amazing people, success would not be possible.

    Cons

    The success of Projectline has come with some rapid growth periods. Because of this, there have been time frames where the company has had to make necessary adjustments to keep up such as an added layer of management. However, during the gap of growth and adjustments, some employees may have felt a lack of support and direction from management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Junior employees and recent grads this is a good place for you.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Projectline Services full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to gain some experience as a junior employee/recent grad or if your main focus is work/life balance. Make sure you hire in at a salary you can live with for a while because increases are scarce or low.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for career advancement, growth or diversification. If you are looking to do more, or contribute you could be viewed as "problem" because it's interpreted that you are not happy where you are at. For a small company it can be very political and you need to mind you P's & Q's.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Projectline Services has been very helpful in negotiating contract terms and serving as a fair advocate for contractors.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Program Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Projectline Services

    Pros

    Pros:
    Provide timely and fair contract negotiations.
    Invite contractors to morale-building events.
    Provide employment opportunities for both contractors and employees.

    Cons

    Cons:
    Not likely to provide you with leads for new job opportunities within the company once a contract is ended. Generally, contractors must find their leads through independent networking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more networking events through which contractors can learn about new opportunities and/or share connections with other members of the organization.

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