Razorfish Healthware Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Lots of Management Changes

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Razorfish Healthware

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well thought of company. Smart technologists. Good for gaining valuable experience.

    Cons

    Not great with information sharing across disciplines. Some long term employees make their own rules. Very big organization. People get lost in the shuffle.

  2. Various mid-level positions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rose Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rose Valley, PA

    I have been working at Razorfish Healthware (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Razorfish brings a strong brand reputation which comes with solid project and client opportunities. Strengths in user experience, discovery and strategy.

    Cons

    No clear and consistent vision and value proposition. Reorganizations and leadership changes have been ill-conceived, poorly managed and poorly executed. This has resulted in attrition and a declining culture.

    Advice to Management

    Get help from the outside. You are good at marketing not change management.

  3. Project Coordinator intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Razorfish Healthware (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    fun environment, social events, creayive atmosphere

    Cons

    very cliquey, most hired were a certain "type" of person

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  5. Senior Art Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Razorfish Healthware full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    'Razorfish' carries some clout in the industry, but Razorfish Healthware has nothing to do with the mothership 'Razorfish'. There are some amazingly talented and gifted people that work there that you want to work with.

    Cons

    With numerous mergers taking place, there is a power struggle and loss of synergy between offices. Poor management often left me working (weeks / months at a time) 12+ hrs a day. No work/life balance. At times, the moral was so bad that some of those great people mentioned above moved on. Many promotional promises were brushed under the rug.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people like they are the backbone of the company, and think hard about the cultural differences of the agencies that you mash together.

  6. Great people. But alot of work meeds to be done to make it a great company.

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    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director

    I have been working at Razorfish Healthware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative environment
    Flexible work schedule
    Good benefits
    Type of work is improving

    Cons

    Communication within company is lacking
    No merit increases
    Mergers within Publicis have been disruptive

  7. A flashy and friendly co-op experience.

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    Former Intern - Junior Software Developer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Intern - Junior Software Developer in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Razorfish Healthware as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    + Money was decent for being an intern
    + Work was simple and not very pressured until the end during a big project
    + Company is very friendly
    + Free beer at most promotions, and bagels every Friday

    Cons

    - Standard 9 hour work day becomes monotonous
    - Constantly being pulled in different directions for different jobs
    - Referring to 3 different people as my supervisors/managers

  8. Great coworkers, poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Razorfish Healthware full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment - office happy hours, breakfast every Friday

    Flexibility and trust - very understanding if you needed to leave early, come in late or even work from home. You were given trust you would complete what you needed to unless you showed them otherwise

    Training and education - learning about cutting edge technologies and allowing employees to attend various training seminars or sessions

    Cons

    Promoting internally (with pay) and providing clear feedback on why someone may not be progressing. Promotions take easily 2 years or more and I would say in most instances Razorfish Health expects you to take the promotion before they increase your pay. Sometimes waiting over 6 months. Don't expect any pay increases without a promotion.

    Communication is terrible. They rely on information being spread via hallway conversation rather than being open and honest with employees.

    Balance of workload among employees. It seemed easy for slackers to keep on slacking and those people who work hard to continue to work their tails off.

    Advice to Management

    Value your current employees and reward them for good work in a timely fashion

  9. Helpful (1)

    Lots of smart folks but no growth and too much drama

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Razorfish Healthware full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Part of the biggest communications group (Publicis) but RHW is basically the dumb cousin twice removed from Razorfish Proper- meaning, we're not as cool and we're not as big (even though we're a global agency). Who doesn't recognized the name Razorfish?

    Opportunities to move around Publicis to different agencies but the process is a bit tricky since you need your manager's approval for every single step of the interview/offer process.

    Lots of smart folks work here.

    Fruit Mondays

    Bagel Fridays

    Great health benefits (still costs $100/month)

    Cons

    1) Too much drama and politics within the office.

    2) No opportunity for growth - it takes an average 2 years to get promoted and get this, recent promotions have been handed out with NO RAISES.

    3) If you work with paid search, then good luck. Too many divas on the team to deal with, too much negativity within management position.

    4) Ever since the recent M&A with PHCM, people have been leaving left and right which is normal since turnover in advertising is 1 - 2 years but everything else has gone down hill. Holiday party this year is being held at our offices compared to last year when it was at a museum. That's just the start of it.

    Advice to Management

    RHW may be a publicly held company and yes, we all understand you have to take care of their goals and expectations before caring for your employees but how else are you going to continue to grow talent here if no one cares to stay? Also, you can't expect people to continue to do work when they're not being financially rewarded. It just doesn't work that way. Promotions WITH raises need to be given out and more frequent.

  10. Group VP, Media

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Razorfish Healthware full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great location, great people with a focus on healthcare.

    Cons

    Not performance-focus culture - dead weight tends to stay awhile

  11. Helpful (1)

    This fish is close to floating at the top of the tank and that's not a good thing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA

    I worked at Razorfish Healthware full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fruit on Monday morning and Bagel Friday's. Easy access to shopping, dining and transportation. Nice organ music during the lunch hour piped in from Macy's in the basement level.

    Cons

    With all the mergers that have gone on and continue to go on, this company has lost its soul if it ever had one. There is no direction, identity, or focus (other than scrambling to secure the next dollar). It's a shame cause there are a few talented people there but it doesn't seem that management has the ability or support to do anything about the decline.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.

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