RAPP Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
117 Reviews
2.7
117 Reviews
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RAPP Global CEO Alexei Orlov
Alexei Orlov
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This agency seems to respect a work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Summer Internship - Great Experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RAPP as an intern

    Pros

    Great corporate culture! Internships provide great hands-on experience working with top industry talent! Great life work balance, you really become close with both fellow interns, your mentors, and other RAPP employees.

    Cons

    None. This was a great internship program that allows people to have first-hand agency experience. Seriously, no cons that I can think of.

    Recommends
  2.  

    A walk among the egotistical time bombs

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

    I worked at RAPP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Certain intelligent people; occasional opportunity for professional achievement; great clients

    Cons

    Ivory tower in NY where people are promoted for essentially nothing
    No walking the talk
        talk about value based marketing, yet there wasn't a single opportunity we wouldn't chase - and lie through our teeth as to what we've done in the past.
        talk about data-driven insight to the public, internally it's all creative and pretty pictures.
        talk about technology yet none of the bean-counters and 'strategists' can even spell the word
        no hiring focus on new talent who really get it
        virtually incapable of pushing the mindset past the 90's - "have you seen our awards for creative?"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get over yourselves

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    So far so good. (It's been two months)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at RAPP as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really cool people. Not overworked. I feel respected.

    Cons

    Process is a little convoluted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hectic and disorganized, but room to improve overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UI Architect in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - UI Architect in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere when I started working there was nice, turned militaristic toward the time I decided to leave

    Cons

    Management and overall organization is terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employee advice instead of constantly defending company mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Slow downward spiral

    • 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

    Pros

    Free beer on fridays, casual dress code.

    Cons

    "Start up mentality" is spin for the company is small and can't keep employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate early and often and cut to the chase.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Struggling

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RAPP

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment which is beneficial at times to make certain things happen for the client, but lack of process also stalls progress when it feels like things are inefficiently being reinvented everytime

    Cons

    Chaotic and reactionary. Little to no support for executional excellence. The weight of focus is on new biz wins, then upper management support dissipates once the clients sign the contracts

  8.  

    Fun place with a great network of people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Services Director in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Services Director in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at RAPP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    New CEO Alexi has a great vision and has inspired us that great things are coming.

    Cons

    At times client services let the work load build too much and don't manage their client well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    design

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

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

    Pros

    friendly people, lots of extra fun stuff

    Cons

    not so great for career path

  10.  

    Too many chiefs. Not enough Indians.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The people- well some of them.
    Work/life balance.
    HR is very helpful and confidential.
    Summer days, but were an agency, so everyone has that.

    Cons

    We have a leadership team, executive team and 2 managing directors but yet this place is still a complete mess. Head of strategy is condescending, uninspiring, disrespectful and she completely lacks self awareness. Everyone fights, nothing can get done on time, morale is nonexistent. Leadership is so oblivious because they are more concerned with "having the last word" amongst each other. Everyone at the company is either a director or above (therefore doesn't do any actual work to help) or a promoted intern (no offense)- and doesn't have the skills or experience to substantially help. This place is a "cluster".

    And a big one- the bigger the brown noser the more successful you'll be at RAPP. If you don't kiss butt to the leadership team, or claim credit for work with the exec team and managing directors first, someone else will and consider yourself on the chopping block during the next round of layoffs (which happens every year).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the employees that actually do the work, but don't wait until they quit before you show your appreciation. Recognition and support goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Who's in charge?

    • 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

    Great people. Very smart. Teams seem to bond well together, at least the actual workers on the teams.

    Cons

    Can't keep people long enough to gain traction.
    Creative leadership keeps turning over. Strategy leadership and Account as well.
    No bonuses.
    Went 3 years without a review or salary adjustment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move on.

    No opinion of CEO

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