RAPP Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
110 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This agency seems to respect a work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • There are great people in that agency even though there are far and few in between (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Overly top heavy and incapable of winning new business (in 4 reviews)

  • Senior leadership is not invested in the success of their employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bright, Dedicated People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at RAPP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people who work at RAPP are top tier- they are committed to excellence and play comfortably at the top of the game.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better; There is the occational struggle to get resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the rank and file - they will suprise you with their accumen and understanding.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    design

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

    I worked at RAPP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    friendly people, lots of extra fun stuff

    Cons

    not so great for career path

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    Don't join Analytics or Technology jobs. Or, if you love to work.

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

    I worked at RAPP full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Less stress

    Cons

    There is nothing to do at this company that is serious about investing in technology or analytics. Its a joke at how they run this shop. They have no idea and all good people who have joined it were smart enough to leave it. As long as you please the senior management and their ancient methods, you are fine. All the talk about time sheet is ridiculous. Do not join it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of people who have been sitting at the top for years and the teams have been leaving. You have to hire people who truly understand smart methods and how they work. Not what they used to do 30 years ago and expects young smart analysts to follow it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    "What do we do?"

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

    I worked at RAPP full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can occasionally be involved in some very smart work.

    Cons

    Wrong people get recognized and rewarded; the best employees are ignored or leave. Results in constant turnover on many accounts (in most departments).
    Agency is struggling for an identify -- Rapp Collins was known as a direct marketing agency. Rapp is known as....???

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nobody at the agency is happy. It stems from the top - where people are more concerned with trying to keep their jobs than improving the agency's glaring issues. Morale is non-existent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Lack of Leadership, Loves Shiny Things

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at RAPP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some truly wonderful coworkers help make long hours and horrible clients more bearable.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership, aside from Creative. Unwilling to ever say "no" to a client, so they walk all over the agency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Your typical mediocre over promising, under delivering Ad Agency

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at RAPP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Their attempts at fostering a good work culture is appreciated. They offer plenty after work and work related gatherings.
    - The people, they are smart, focused and talented.
    - Christmas bonuses aren't much but a nice gesture

    Cons

    - No room for growth
    - Lack of communication with senior management and supporting staff
    - Very "clique" type of environment and if your not part of the "in" crowd, your days are numbered.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best internship experience ever!

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

    I worked at RAPP as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Coming in as an intern the people were really welcoming and friendly. This made it easier to learn the company culture and adapt. The level of trust and work they gave me was far greater than I ever expected for being an intern. I had an impressive supervisor who trusted me with a lot of responsibility and taught me so much throughout my time there.

    Cons

    My time at RAPP was short - only about 3 months - so I don't have anything negative to say. I loved it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more effort into branding the RAPP name as much as you help brand your clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wait! Why is everyone leaving, taking time off, or over-worked?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at RAPP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work in a fast pace environment with a lot of passionate creative people who are good (if not great) at what they do.

    Cons

    I have been here for more than a month and it is absolutely the least accountable and friendliest group I have ever met. Communication is non-existent, each dept has a different idea on what to do next and how to do it. Strategy consists of throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks. Senior leadership is not invested in the success of their employees. The running joke is "who works a 50hr work week? Try 60!"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take advice from your millennial s that you dismiss so readily, they may be your boss one day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Don't Knock It Til You've Tried It

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

    I worked at RAPP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Takes care of employees and agency culture. Breakfast bagels and fruits in the morning, cereal and coffee / tea / milk 24 hrs a day. They take the time to do plenty of holiday celebrations and company activities. Work is not the most exciting or the best at times, but they at least have decent computers and a budget to do things like print in color (yes, there are some agencies that can't even afford that). There are great people in that agency even though there are far and few in between.

    Cons

    The work is sometimes boring, and the clients aren't exactly 'sexy'. The agency has changed for the better though. Hopefully they'll continue winning some new business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time to mold junior employees instead of just handing off assignments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Smart Folks - Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at RAPP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Stability at Leadership roles; Old school Advertising ethos (in the best way); Smart, collaborative colleagues; Strong Desire to get it Done and Done right, every time.

    Cons

    Need a new win or two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through, Stay connected with your Team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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