Reese Communications Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Associate Account Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reese Communications full-time

    Pros

    Management has improved the morale and overall working environment over the last few years. A lot of very smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Not quick enough to staff up new or expanded business, resulting in people getting burnt out. Raises are hard to come by.


  2. good place to work over all an ok place. good , hours low pay though. could use better time management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reese Communications

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

    Pros

    great hours close to home

    Cons

    not enough pay, could have more insurance

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. Always Learning

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reese Communications

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had never worked in digital marketing until I started working at RTC. After a few weeks, I knew I could never go back to traditional marketing. Over the next 3 years, I learned someone new every day and that was invaluable.

    Cons

    Because this agency is under the Wunderman network, raise pools and promotions took forever. There was so much red tape to get anything approved. This was also true for making a case for new hires. Work couldnt get done, because they didnt have the bodies and it took over a month to get approvals for new hires and the work suffered for it.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on top of the resourcing issue. Since raises and promotions are few and far between, find other ways to keep your employees happy.


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  5. Overall Great Company to Work For.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Reese Communications full-time

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

    Pros

    Really great work environment. The people who work here are super talented and really understand digital. The environment here is work hard play hard (which I really like) and most of the people here are friends outside of work.

    Cons

    Client portfolio is standard for Washington, DC.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. Great Experience, Great People, Not so great compensation

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Reese Communications full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I got a lot of invaluable experience about the industry and working at an agency that I will be forever grateful for. RTC has really great, creative, smart, talented people, always willing to put in an extra effort to get the job done. The clients I worked on were in varied industries (not all pharma as many experience) .

    Cons

    Many employees here go years and years without pay increases. This leads to a lot of turnover, which is never good for morale. When I was there, we also dealt with a significant amount of layoffs, which created a tense work environment.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Boring work & little room for creativity

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reese Communications full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great location, modern office, fun & talented individuals.

    Cons

    The work is mostly pharma, even though from the outside it may appear very differently. They have very little say in creative direction as a great deal of the work is dictated by Y&R. The Executive Creative Director never comes out of his office and has little to no rapport with the department. People at the agency seem generally unhappy.

    Advice to Management

    Creative directors should be more hands-on. If possible, don't allow Y&R to keep bullying the agency around.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Dead-end...unless you are ruthless about learning what you can and getting out

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    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Reese Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office. Good PTO. There are a couple good teams/clients but they are not widespread.

    Cons

    Very harsh and defeatist culture. Constant complaining and "joking" about how terrible it is to work there. Very poor job security. No bonus structure. No raises since 2008 for the vast majority-not even COL adjustments. Really narrow pharma-dominated client base. Clients really don't like RTC much in the majority of cases, so there's lots of complaining about that as well.

    Advice to Management

    Where to begin? Get rid of the dead weight in upper and middle management. Talk to employees and clients more frequently to better understand the challenges they face. Diversify the work. Act like a grown-up!


  9. Savvy & Zany

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Reese Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great of group of people, everyone loves what they do Smart, talented, collaborative, creative, analytical Very right brain & left brain Ideas are welcomed

    Cons

    Can be a little hectic at times - communication & re-prioritization is key. Some leads are particularly good at team communication, others are not as strong.

    Advice to Management

    Greater visibility of C suite - walk the halls, talk with a wider group of people


  10. Decent If Prepared to Play The Game

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I worked at Reese Communications

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

    Pros

    - flexible hours, good benefits, decent pay, exciting industry and customers, positioned for growth, good name in the industry if using it as a resume builder

    Cons

    out of touch sr management, some Sr. managers have been promoted beyond their ability (one even admitted it to me!), hard to get things done if not on one of the dedicated account teams that make up a majority of the business, unclear messages on performance and how to improve,

    Advice to Management

    Stop believing that because your managers have been there for 20 years that there is no new ways to do things. You hire seasoned professionals and expect them to fit into the holes that you feel appropriate. Let them grow and show them what they can do...or hire moldable college grads for a lot less money.


  11. If you're thinking of working here - really vet the opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Reese Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good location, people try to work past inept management to deliver solid product to their clients...

    Cons

    Unfortunately most everyone is working around leadership who don't give a crap about providing resources, headcount or guidance to teams. Infighting and politics galore.

    Advice to Management

    Don't need more upper level posturing, invest in folks and increase retention



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