Razorfish Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great for an agency

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, strong compensation, cool perks and generally fun environment

    Cons

    Typically poor work/life balance, but better than the average agency


  2. Helpful (1)

    Solid place with smart people who want to do good work and go home at a reasonable hour

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Razorfish

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Varies from project to project and depends on phase of project, but many (most?) folks enjoy reasonable work-life balance (i.e. 40-50hr weeks)
    Generous benefits (health, paid leave etc...), and flexible work schedule (e.g. come in late if you need to, leave early if you need to, work from home when it makes sense)
    Relatively flat, values team work and competence/self-management over very hands-on management
    Very strong on process (templates, playbooks, trainings/onboardings, discipline leads who know what they're doing) with really experienced hands to step in when things are going wrong

    Cons

    Not very strong on native mobile
    Tends to work with big, risk-averse clients / few opportunities to really push the envelope
    Not very sexy in-office perks (though pleasant office atmosphere overall), although going home to family trumps perks for many folks who work here


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great place to start career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Razorfish (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Smart people, pretty easy to follow swim lanes if you're junior, lots of experience potential.

    Cons

    After a while there, you get too senior to be junior, but always seem to be too junior to ever be senior. Definitely a bit of a plateau.

    Advice to Management

    Better path for mid-level career people.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Razorfish

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

    Pros

    Razorfish has a great culture. They treat their employees well, and foster a lot of internal growth.

    Cons

    I work in the commerce consulting pillar.. so there can be crazy schedules and insane hours at times. It depends on the project.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great culture that eroded disastrously.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Razorfish full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There was, at first, a really big emphasis on taking care of people and prioritizing us. Making sure we weren't worked to death. Unfortunately that eroded as the company's performance seemed to be missing expectations. It became a lot more robotic and unpleasant to work at. But the money was good and the people were generally solid.

    Cons

    A really rigid and at times impossible to meet set of criteria for promotion. Managers that were out of touch with their direct reports were giving reviews but didn't actually know what was going on. Lots of promises, not a lot of follow through in terms of career advancement, salary, etc. They talk a good game but don't follow through.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your people's workloads and help them transition off accounts that aren't suitable for them. And don't stick to such a rigid promotion process. Bend when the employee couldn't possibly perform some of the tasks "required" for promotion.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great Digital Advertising Learning Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Razorfish

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Best in class practices, will learn ins and outs of media planning/buying, reporting, client presentations, etc.

    Cons

    micro-management, strict growth path, not flexible with working from home or outside the office


  8. Group Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Group Director in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Razorfish (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, challenging projects, variety of work

    Cons

    Long hours at times, commute (I live 25 miles away)

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you provide comp time for employees who work long hours. Folks nowadays expect to get compensated for working overtime


  9. Helpful (3)

    Stumbling blindly into the next opportunity.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Razorfish full-time

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

    Pros

    Like most agencies, one can find many talented people in the trenches with oodles of great ideas and much to offer.

    Cons

    The company culture splits the staff into two groups. Managers dictate commands to producers at a very micro level. If you keep your head down, keep quiet and bill long hours, you will be recognized for working long hours. Producing excellent work for the client is at best a tertiary corporate concern. This is not a place to pick up new skills. Outside of the governing clique, attempting to innovate is as effective as screaming at the ocean.

    Advice to Management

    Add processes to force the organization to learn from its mistakes, nurture its people and encourage any positive characteristics.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Sr Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Company is growing very fast and have handful of exciting projects. Pay and Benefits are competitive. Lots of Holidays and Time off. Great people to work with. And best, I get to work from home.

    Cons

    A very fast paced environment which may not be for everyone. Work-Life balance often tilts to the left and puts a lot of pressure on employees. I log on an average of 45 hours of week, and the kind of work I do (given my role), it feels like I clock in 60 hours a week. There's also a bit of red-tape-ism since it's part of a bigger organization.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Doing good work with great people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture. Variety of work. Opportunity for growth. Work with great people. Lots of vacation time. Good benefits. Good work/life balance. Opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Clients can be limiting. Very corporate. Part of Publicis, so there tends to quite of bit of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees. Give offices more autonomy to make decisions for their people instead of decisions being made at such a high level.



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