Rally Marketing Group

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Rally Marketing Group Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
12 Reviews
3.4
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent Experience

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager
    Former Employee - Operations Manager

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. Flexible Schedule. Competitive Pay. Works with clients that are actually relevant.

    Cons

    I formerly worked in operations, which is now outsourced to other experiential companies. So that is more of a conflict of interest for me than a con of working for the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Have no illusions about a career here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The schedule is flexible, the pay is fair and the people you work with are really nice....although there is so much turnover that this may not be true in the future.

    Cons

    I like to think of Rally as a rest stop on your way to the final destination. Everyone is nice and the clients are great, but have no illusions that this will be a career position. There is no "team" environment or any semblance of loyalty due to the simple fact that the turnover is so unbelievably high. They hire and fire at a dizzying pace with no interest in developing the people who already work there. I have seen this happen to probably 30+ people while at the company (which is significant since they only have about 30 people that work there.) The result of their call center hire/fire mentality is poor morale, mediocre work and client distrust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are only as good as your employees. If you continue to run the company like a seasonal costume shop, you'll continue your apparent commitment to barely treading water.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rally Marketing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart, hard working people. Interesting clients. Nice office. The new President is strong and experienced, but allows herself to be overly influenced by a few executives.

    Cons

    Most everything comes from the top down. Take your orders and move along. Leadership tells you feedback is welcomed, but in many cases discards it if it does not agree with them. Talk is cheap - actions speak. High turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way too much clout in the creative & account teams. It takes a variety of contributors to make a company successful. The managers of these two groups have substantial influence and control over the company - and are not particularly interested in collaboration.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Potential for some great work but lacking structure/leadership

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group full-time

    Pros

    -Met some very talented and motivated individuals
    -Interesting clients that provide opportunity for unique projects
    -Transparent

    Cons

    -No room for upward mobility
    -High turnover
    -Lack of leadership/structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Find ways to create a better company culture
    -Find ways to build employee retention

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    A great time with good people

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Rally Marketing Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You have a lot of autonomy when you run events, and the promotions are generally a lot of fun. Communications with corporate are positive and helpful, and there is a lot of ongoing support.

    Cons

    Tough manual labor can be involved in some of the promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt a newer system than EMS.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's now called, simply, Rally

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rally Marketing Group

    Pros

    >National, high visibility clients including 7-Eleven, Target, and multiple Frito Lay brands
    >Smart people
    >Focus on smart strategies and great work
    >Not beholden to the myopia and less-than-transparent decision-making of holding company shops; can go above and beyond to make the work great for clients
    >Growing. HQ in Seattle; 2013 acquisition of digital shop (now the Portland office) and further expansion of Dallas office

    Cons

    >Not yet big enough to have an annual box at the Super Bowl
    >No Maui office (yet)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in even more smart, talented people so you all can do what you do best: be strategic partners to clients, lead and sell great work, bring in more of the same type clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Wear protection don't expect to sleep and for god's sake, don't be a female unless you own the place.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rally Marketing Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing potential for cool creative work.

    Cons

    That potential is squandered by the partners and their lack of leadership. Never have I experienced a company culture so toxic and negative. That negativity rolled from the top right down to the ones who did all the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees. Pay them a decent wage. Set some boundaries and stop tolerating and promoting sexism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Truth About the Transformation

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    Current Employee - Mid-Level in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Mid-Level in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Rally Marketing Group full-time

    Pros

    The place has been transformed in the last few years from an experiential shop to a strategic and creatively driven integrated agency--mgmt brought in new people and partners a few years ago and made this promise and it has panned out
    All national (and real) clients to work on from Slurpee to Target to RubyTuesday to Frito Lay
    Working across all media--digital, social, live, traditional
    Still has that small company feel, very horizontal with not lots of layers
    At least there is a simple vision: great work for meaningful clients and a competitive streak to push the work and the programs to be fresher and better than before

    Cons

    Not very big so lots of folks wearing many hats from time to time and sometimes that creates overlap and duplication of effort
    Small company means not a lot of downtime between project, time to breathe

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that the people you bring on as you continue to grow have the right skill sets and a lot of energy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    High pay, a lot of changing personnel to communicate, in a hectic enviroment.

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    Current Employee - Team Lead/Field Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Team Lead/Field Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Rally Marketing Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    High pay, self managed in the field, easy once you get the hang of it.

    Cons

    Lots of unpredictable circumstances will happen and you HAVE to fix them on the spot to execute event. Constantly changing management.

  11.  

    my experience in Rally was amazing.

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    Former Employee - Field Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Field Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group

    Pros

    great pay, flexible work schedule, great people to work with

    Cons

    no room for growth for field managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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