Razorfish Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
357 Reviews
3.6
357 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The hours provide a reasonable work life balance for an agency (in 33 reviews)

  • Razorfish also has a lot of very smart people who are the main reason to work here (in 38 reviews)


Cons
  • work-life balance, salary not competitive (in 11 reviews)

  • Unstable long term outlook for client list, Long long hours, this is not the company to get promoted at - bad review process (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing culture and highly intelligent group of people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Razorfish full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, team oriented, opportunities for growth are plenty

    Cons

    hard to think of them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning opportunity, great environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Functional Analyst Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Functional Analyst Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Razorfish as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing environment, exciting clients and fun people to be around.
    Kegs on tap!

    Cons

    Slow work /busy work sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Opportunities & Potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Razorfish full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty of places to go here. Good clients, solid opportunities and chances for growth. Nice work environment overall. Good reputation. Many locations in US and globally.

    Cons

    Very business oriented, lots of layers and bureaucracy - as is to be expected from a large company that's owned by an even larger company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the talent that you attract better. Create chances for your people to show what they can do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good manager = Good internship

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Razorfish as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    1) I had a fantastic manager for my internship. He set up a ton of meetings for me to get exposure to all aspects of the company and allowed me to connect with current employees early on. This allowed me to develop relationships with some extremely smart people to work with and have as a resource.
    2) My project was very interesting and taught me many professional skills to carry forward.
    3) The atmosphere of the office is fantastic, the free beer and food was great.
    4) Location within Chicago could not be better.

    Cons

    1) Pay is laughable for interns.
    2) Your experience was very dependent on your manager. I saw many disappointed interns because their manager wasn't willing to put in the time to develop a plan for their intern over the summer or give them direction.
    3) The intern project was relatively unstructured. Definitely had to reach out for resources.

    I had a fantastic experience, but again, that's because I probably had one of the best managers compared to the other interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really delve into structuring your internship program more definitively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great work/life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Architect  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Information Architect in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Razorfish full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love the work environment. I get to work on a broad range of projects. Opinions are respected and co-workers are very understanding. It is a relaxed work environment where everyone works hard to achieve common goals. Hours are flexible and there are many holidays and parties.

    Cons

    There is a long ladder to climb to move up. Job security depends on happiness of clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience, poor work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Media Planner  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Media Planner in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Really smart people doing innovative things. Management is very good at providing feedback and making you feel valued.

    Cons

    Slow rate of promotion. Poor work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the value that your employees are giving and pay them what they deserve, especially given the long hours.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Up and down, but not up a lot

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Razorfish full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mostly good people, often interesting work

    Cons

    Poor client engagement, not a lot of interesting stuff in the pipeline.

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

    Great benefits/ Lots of Egos

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Razorfish full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits are worth it alone. very flexible and chill environment

    Cons

    Too many cooks in the kitchen. A lot of ACDs & CDs and only 1-2 designers. they all want to be in charge and the team suffers. Lots of egos

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Razorfish full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Razorfish has smart and hardworking people. Most teams are cross-disciplinary and work hard to produce high quality work. Large network and good clients. Fast-paced, interesting work. Good benefits and vacation time, flexibility to work from home. Overall its been a good experience and resume builder.

    Cons

    Lean teams can mean long hours with the lack of resources. The Human Resources groups is weak and the recruiters often times are unreliable and/or unresponsive. The interview process was very slow with a large misunderstanding of salary expectations (the initial salary discussion was well below what I was ultimately offered and almost led me to stop pursuing the position).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average agency with average work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Razorfish full-time

    Pros

    - good people
    - portland is a great city to live in

    Cons

    - mostly Microsoft work and the client wants to make only safe work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - drop microsoft

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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