RED Interactive Agency Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
28 Reviews
4.6
28 Reviews
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    Great Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at RED Interactive Agency full-time

    Pros

    I loved working at RED. Awesome people, work I can feel proud of. Their VP, HR cares in a way that I have not seen before at previous agencies. And the CEO and President are both accessible and care.

    Cons

    I do not have any "cons" about this agency but only about the overall industry and trends toward a lack of work- life balance and crazy-making. Again, industry-wide.

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    Good company, nice environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RED Interactive Agency

    Pros

    People are really nice and talented

    Cons

    Upper management only trusts a few people

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to grow your career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RED Interactive Agency

    Pros

    -The team at RED has supported me as I have built my career. As a younger employee, I have received incredible support and encouragement as I've learned the ropes and identified my interests. I know that they "have my back" and want to see me succeed as an employee. I've witnessed many employees come on board and receive the support necessary to find their sweet spot within the company.

    - I love the people here. All of the employees are strong in their fields and take pride in their work. They are constantly working to improve their own skill set and educate themselves on what's next in the industry. That general attitude has encouraged me personally to learn and grow within the space and truly understand how things are changing in digital, creative, and advertising.

    - The employees at RED have very little ego. Everyone (including upper management) is very approachable.

    - They are very flexible with people with families or other circumstances. People that have families are able to leave at 6 on the dot to be with their kids. In general, the work life balance is really great.

    Cons

    Process here is unique. So, if you've worked in places with more general processes or structures, there can be a steep learning curve. But, generally, people are patient when on boarding. Most people find this gives them the freedom to work in a way that makes sense for their individual work style, while still working with a team.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Best Place I Have Ever Worked

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RED Interactive Agency full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I've had enough jobs over my career to know that I have found my home. The creative energy at RED is something that motivates me everyday. Everyone at RED wants to push boundaries and create amazing work, something that is very important to me. There is an incredible culture at RED where everyone seems to really like each other and enjoy spending time together during and after work. Also, management at RED has been incredibly supportive; it truly does feel like a family.

    Cons

    There isn't a ton of hierarchy here. So, for some, that can be a con. For me, and most people at RED, it means less red tape and bureaucracy. We have leaders at RED, not managers.

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    Experienced team, innovative work, great brands and products.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RED Interactive Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team is really stellar. Everyone is very experienced, cares tremendously about doing the best work possible and works together well. There are very few ego's in this company, which makes for easy and fluid collaboration. The work is innovative, often pushing the limits of technology and creative. Creative and technology work hand in hand to make this happen - it's not a relay race. Solid top tier brands to work on.

    Company culture is friendly and easy to integrate into for new employees. Management are accessible and knowledgeable. It's a really friendly and fun place to work, with nice office space and a great work life balance.

    Cons

    Not a lot of major cons, no real gripes. The work is challenging and can be complex, making for intense days and the need to focus - but I see that as a pro, not a con. It's definitely not boring.

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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Promotes a learning environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RED Interactive Agency full-time

    Pros

    One thing that is very evident, is that you'll be working around very talented people. The work is very inspiring and you'll find that creative and technical ideas are shared on a continuous basis. You'll find individuals that have high levels of expertise in their field and believe in building their overall knowledge in that field.

    The company has a family environment and invites activities outside of work, such as a running club, to name a few. It's a fun and highly creative company to work for.

    Cons

    Red has grown quite rapidly in the past few years, which brings up some growing pain concerns that have been gradually addressed.

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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    An amazing place to work - Way ahead of the curve Creatively and Technically.

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    Former Employee - Front End Developer  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at RED Interactive Agency full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High-profile, "household name" clients. Amazingly talented creatives and developers. Super smart, friendly, & approachable creative directors, executives and project managers. Open, passionate, rich & collaborative development culture. If you want to work on world-class, bleeding-edge websites and advertising campaigns this is the place. RED does digital: Flash, HTML5, Javascript, Node, Ruby, Grunt, & Python are all in the bag. Responsive design, iOS apps, 3D, motion-graphics, RED does it all with panache. The office is very slick and comfortable and there's endless free fruit and snacks.

    Cons

    For me the biggest con was that I'm an east-coast kid at heart.

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  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Honest reviews?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RED Interactive Agency

    Pros

    1. Talented people.
    2. Fun Projects.

    Cons

    1. All the 5 star reviews are written in three months between Sep - Dec, 2013. Isn't that a little odd?
    2. Clicks at work.
    3. Pick your lane carefully.
    4. Low salary.

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    RED Interactive Agency Response

    Jan 30, 2014VP, Human Resources and Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to review RED. We appreciate your feedback and we're glad to hear that you've enjoyed the projects and the people.

    We have had an increase in the number of people
    ... More

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Only Digital Agency I Will Ever Work For!

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    Current Employee - Executive Producer - Digital Ad Team  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Producer - Digital Ad Team in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at RED Interactive Agency full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    RED is an incredibly dynamic work environment. There is a genuine culture around innovation. Opportunities to ideate and work on campaign-level strategies abound. The client list and the work product speak for themselves (check out the portfolio). Recent and pending new clients include some really nnovative and forward-thinking brands. The culture is very inclusive and gives anyone with passion, vision, and and something to contribute to the strategy a voice in the process. The work days are challenging and interesting, and the environment is fast-paced. The top management of the company operates at a very high-level of integrity and caring for the entire team. There is a huge emphasis on culture and on keeping the team inspired and engaged.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of recent growth as the addition of new accounts has required the company to scale (both in terms of new employees and expanding the physical space). This can create some organizational and communication challenges that companies sometimes see when they scale. it feels like these have been almost entirely overcome, and management is definitely dedicated to making sure that we have the right structure, communication, and workflow in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

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  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice environment, low salary

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at RED Interactive Agency full-time

    Pros

    The environment is friendly, the office space is new and pretty cool, you can find very nice people, good kitchen with snacks and bagels day every week. Nice experience, I would do it again if they offer a better salary.

    Cons

    Low salaries (at least in my experience) sometimes chaotic management of projects make it stressful. In many occasions I experienced poor communication between different department can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should try to pay people more.

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