RAPP

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RAPP Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
132 Reviews
2.9
132 Reviews
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RAPP Global CEO Alexei Orlov
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This agency seems to respect a work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • There are great people in that agency even though there are far and few in between (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Little to no support for executional excellence (in 3 reviews)

  • We have a leadership team, executive team and 2 managing directors but yet this place is still a complete mess (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

     

    A great time to be at RAPP

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

    I have been working at RAPP full-time

    Pros

    There's new leadership and new energy, and a very real sense that great things are coming. We've got an incredibly smart and talented group of people, and the opportunity to do great work for some of the world's top brands. I've been at RAPP for several years and have never been this excited about where we're headed.

    Cons

    I'd love to see RAPP do a better job celebrating our work and our people. There are some real 'hidden gems' here who, unfortunately, do not get properly recognized for all they do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open and frequent communication about our direction and our progress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are awesome. A lot of new technology to work with. Fun work environment. Hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Can get busy with a lot of work sometimes but it balances out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    The are great things on the horizon for RAPP Dallas.

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

    I have been working at RAPP full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a great culture at the RAPP Dallas office. We have a lot of very talented people who are doing great work and more importantly are supported by management. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    We need to do a better job with highlighting great work and celebrating new wins.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Dynamic, high-energy company

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

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

    Pros

    RAPP has been one of the few companies that actually promoted work-life balance instead of just talking about. There is great team camaraderie, with individual teams working lean & yet with high results. The new leadership is is heading the company in a more positive direction with a much clearer set of goals.

    Cons

    At this time, I am sitting back and seeing what the new leadership will do. I have nothing to add here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    RAPP is a great agency outside of US!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In the non-US markets, RAPP is doing great and truly transformative work. In these markets, the vision is clear and RAPP truly delivers on its value prop and has a clear POV.

    Cons

    Within the United Sates, only the LA office is somewhat healthy. At one point the Dallas office was the largest, but now it is just a satellite. NY headquarters is also in really bad shape, especially because 2 of New York's largest clients have their feet out the door. Humana just started their own internal agency, and Time Warner work is drying up due to their pending acquisition. The good news for RAPP US, is the rumors it will be merged with DDB or another Omnicom shop are getting louder because they are no longer profitable as a stand alone entity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach and realize that most important asset is your people. Turnover rate is unbelievable even for an agency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing Intern Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I had hands on experience working on a specific account. I felt like I had actual responsibility within my team. Everybody was very accommodating and patient while I learned the ropes of agency life.

    Cons

    The intern project was not something that interested many of us and it took away from projects we were working on with our teams.

  8.  

    change for the better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at RAPP

    Pros

    dynamic new direction, getting us all very excited. Much better focus on what really matters and a real focus on talent! At Last!!

    Cons

    we are all impatient to get the new changes out there!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the old guard quicker

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very difficult and very political

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    It was an opportunity to work for a big name Agency and learn how they operate, how they handle clients and employees.

    Cons

    Senior management is out of touch with employees and clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respond quicker to client changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Destined for greatness but not anytime soon.

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

    I have been working at RAPP

    Pros

    Some cool perks
    Office location
    Talented creative team

    Cons

    Work environment is shady
    New CEO
    Company does not live up to it's "kindness" value

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    The 80s called and they want their Agency back!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    New CEO seems to be making good progress, and the current NY managing director is almost gone after his 4 year reign of panic, no significant new business wins, losing most NY accounts, getting previous CEO fired, and firing/scapegoating his entire executive team. Despite shrinking into obsolescence, company is always hiring and pays well due to the insane amount of turnover.

    Cons

    Cost prohibitive for almost all clients except literally 4 or 5 that don't know any better and keep the lights on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave Madison Ave and the 80s way of doing business in the past where it belongs!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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