Proof Advertising Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Good!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Proof Advertising

    Pros

    Free food, nice people, great location

    Cons

    Intern program is a little unstructured

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    No work life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employees work really hard and genuinely want to do a good job. They seem to hire really good people. Free breakfast tacos on mondays!

    Cons

    Employees encouraged to log 50 hours per week regardless of efficiency. If you can finish your work and do a good job in less time than others, you're not rewarded, but rather looked down on for not putting in lots of hours. Organizational structure is confusing. Seems to be no growth opportunities until the agency absolutely needs it. For example, when someone leaves and they need to fill a spot. No recognition for good work. Weird culture. Owners seem very disconnected and unengaged with the staff for being a smaller agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on work-life balance, proper training for new hires and better pay. Should be better communication to staff about agency challenges and achievements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. No Work-life Balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Proof Advertising full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good name brand accounts, nice coworkers, people genuinely care about their work and work hard, good line on resume due to good accounts

    Cons

    High turnover, weird culture, unfriendly HR department, no time off during first year of employment (7 days total), no work-life balance (50-60 hour weeks), super low pay (30,000 for most entry level positions)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at Proof Advertising as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Real responsibilities on client accounts
    - Great mentors
    - Included in internal meetings, agency outings and celebrations
    - Always a full kitchen and free food

    Cons

    - Work gets monotonous after a while
    - Minimum wage hourly pay and no parking
    - Not super interactive
    - Disorganized between mentors, HR and managers
    - Long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interns should be in a room all together so they can bounce ideas off one another, and should have a more organized program.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. No Room for Growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Proof Advertising

    Pros

    The kitchen is almost always stocked with free snacks and/or food. Good people work here, and everyone works very hard.

    Cons

    Very long hours, and they expect that from you (you have to fill out timesheets everyday). Although the company is doing well, you/your work will not be appreciated unless you are in upper management. No bonus, no raise, no promotions unless the timing is right for them (AKA when someone leaves). There is very little room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value and reward your hard-working employees (entry-level, especially) in order to retain them. Often best work comes from people who feel appreciated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Wonderful Internship

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at Proof Advertising as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    got to sit in on meetings and experience the full effect of other positions at work. met personally with the CEO and CFO, smaller company to get to know everyone

    Cons

    You have to find your own direction to follow, there is not much structure planned in advance

  8. Great agency

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Proof Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Lots of talent, good culture, lacks in work-life balance

    Cons

    work-life balance is an issue, bread and butter account is successful, but at the cost of the employees working on the account. Huge amount of turnover in AS for that reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexible work hours as a trade off to the lack of work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great Austin Ad Agency

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Fun people, competitive environment. Great place to break into the ad industry

    Cons

    All the typical cons of an ad agency - high workload, late hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Great company culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Proof Advertising

    Pros

    strong leadership, office activities, reasonable hours. Strong overall company culture in an industry known for high turnover.

    Cons

    no cons to speak of. Proof Advertising was a very nurturing environment for an undergraduate internship.

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Up and coming agency.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Proof Advertising full-time

    Pros

    New agency that is growing out of the remnants of a 20 year old agency. Great people, great attitude, culture is getting there and hiring like crazy. Starting to do some very good creative work.

    Cons

    Need to work more on training new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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