Razorfish Healthware

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Razorfish Healthware Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    A flashy and friendly co-op experience.

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

    I worked at Razorfish Healthware as an intern for less than a year

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Group VP, Media

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Razorfish Healthware full-time

    Pros

    Great location, great people with a focus on healthcare.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Good luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work before the merge

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, some really competent people to work with, used to work on very interesting projects.

    Cons

    A lot of incompetent people to clean up after, top-heavy management, Constantly overallocated, limited pay increases (barely able to match market average),.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt better business practices and ditch the dead weight of other agencies/employees. Get better at staffing resources, better at communication, and maybe you can save the sinking ship. Get people to work on what they are best at, not the menial labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Not real Razorfish

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    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Razorfish Healthware full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    The name "Razorfish" used to mean something in the digital industry. It used to be known as a premier agency. And for some corners of Razorfish, that is still the case. But the Philadelphia office of Razorfish is like the land of broken toys. You'll never find the best talent working in Philadelphia. If the people there were that smart, they'd be in New York City. There are some very talented people working in the trenches, but the senior leadership at the Philadelphia office are a joke. Philadelphia is a 3rd rate town, and Razorfish Healthware is a 3rd rate agency with a 1st rate name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror. Say hi to a chump.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Innovative, Strategic Thinkers Pushing Healthcare Forward

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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 as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, great culture, career opportunities as part of Publicis Groupe network, open collaborative environment

    Cons

    Lack of standard protocols can sometimes create delays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in corporate communications to manage reputation

  10.  

    I've learned a lot and have been treated with respect along the way.

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

    I have been working at Razorfish Healthware

    Pros

    Exposed to leading edge marketing and technology concepts being developed and implented on behalf of our clients.
    Working with smart, capable, fun people.

    Cons

    High turnover amongst staff
    Lack of organizational structure and processes
    Employee population skews very young, therefore lack of staid professional experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about longer term strategic vision of the organization, involve more levels of the organization in the development and implementation of that vision.

    Recommends
  11.  

    A fun and challenging experience where you get the opportunity to interact with driven and inspiring people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Razorfish Healthware

    Pros

    Great culture, exposure to multiple accounts, great work life balance

    Cons

    Some people work VERY hard, others don't do much at all but seem to stick around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends

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