Purpose

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Purpose Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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Purpose CEO & Co-Founder Jeremy Heimans
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  1.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Purpose

    Pros

    The people are genuinely caring, and very passionate and talented. People there are positive and there are barely any politics. The work is fulfilling and interesting. You learn a lot professionally and enrich your life personally.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staffing and salary should be more balanced

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stepping stone, but not for long term.

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    Former Employee - Strategist
    Former Employee - Strategist

    I worked at Purpose as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    A majority of those I've worked with were very smart, highly professional and polite.

    Cons

    Campaign concepts are underwhelming, it's a website, or a 1min film inside a website. Very short lived messaging, lacks "out-of-the-box" thinking and in danger of becoming a one trick pony.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider employing or adding digital strategists who have worked/experience in award winning pro-bono work and also strong technology bakground. Also an experienced digital copywriter would be highly beneficial.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Prepare to be a martyr

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Strategist in New York, NY

    I worked at Purpose full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers who are brilliant and have amazing stories, the potential to work with big-name clients, leaders are visionaries,

    Cons

    incredibly long hours (weekends & many nights - prepare to have your relationships stressed), low pay, ridiculous turnover, unrealistic project timelines, culture is geared to the Type A personality, burnout is prevalent, consultant culture is stifling - you are encouraged to work and work and work - and praised if you just spent the entire weekend on a proposal and left your family in the dust, hard to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out why there's nearly a 60% turnover rate at the company and ADDRESS those issues, don't just throw an additional vacation day at someone who has been working 80+hour weeks for a month.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great to be working in NYC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Purpose full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You have to be creative when working here. You are likely to make new friends and meet interesting people.

    Cons

    Working long hours for little money, also weekends. There is a lot of pressure all the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Purpose as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great firm with management that cares. Constantly growing and works with big name clients. Challenging and rewarding. Great firm, great people. Will keep in touch with the friends I made.

    You are valued as an intern at Purpose. You will be able to talk to clients and do meaningful work. Definitely a fantastic learning experience.

    Cons

    Stipend wasn't great. Just enough to cover costs of travel and lunch.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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