Resolution Media

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Resolution Media Reviews

Updated November 27, 2014
Updated November 27, 2014
24 Reviews
3.4
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Place to Start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advertising Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Advertising Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pool of smart people
    Fortune 500 Clients
    Great learning experience

    Cons

    Long hours, high expectations - the usual.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A mediocre experience

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

    I worked at Resolution Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Good work/life balance, lots of company-wide vacation and time off
    -Big emphasis on fun and parties which is good if you're young and looking to have a good time at work
    -Good benefits apart from low compensation, including financial seminars, etc.
    -People are largely friendly and helpful

    Cons

    - Low compensation - despite having work experience and a master's degree, and being in my mid-20s, I was paid the entry-level $35k, same as the kids straight out of college.
    - Management is hit or miss - your supervisor will make or break your time there, but they all vary widely in their managerial abilities. Some are there because they've been around long enough, yet don't actually do anything. Some are there because they have the technical skillsets for the job, but have ZERO experience managing people and do it poorly, with little repercussions for them but major effects on their subordinates, leading to turnover. Supervisors also enforce the "rules" differently which can lead to low morale.
    -Supervisors are also overstaffed, leading to stress for them and their subordinates, while account directors seem to coast until crunch time.
    - People get different perks depending on their team, it's inconsistent. Paid search & social teams get taken out to fancy restaurants and fun outings with vendors like Google while teams like SEO are left in the dust.
    -Rigid corporate hierarchy that means you'll only get promoted if you play the game exactly as your particular immediate supervisor wants you to; also little room to learn other skills/switch teams if you're unhappy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set clear guidelines for each team on what people need to do/learn to get promoted so that supervisor bias can play less of a role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    You get to work with big brands, but they aren't very sophisticated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paid Search Supervisor, Advertising Solutions in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Paid Search Supervisor, Advertising Solutions in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - The people are very easy to get along with. This is the only company I out of the four I have worked with where I can say that nobody is a jerk.
    - Tremendous opportunity for advancement. As of 2014 The company was growing at 20% per year. They review performance for promotions every 6 months and I was shocked by how many people got promotions.
    - You get to work with well known Fortune 500 brands.

    Cons

    - The clients are unsophisticated. Prior to this job I had always worked for online only websites. They tend to be very good at tracking performance and making decisions based on data. Big brands don't care about that sort of thing. They just dump money on stuff that sounds cool without caring about whether the advertising is effective or not.

    If you like making up angles that sound good and making pretty powerpoint documents then brand advertising is for you and this place will be great. If you want to work in an environment where there are clear performance metrics and you are making measurable progress then you should find something else.

    One note - salaries tend to be higher in companies where there is clear performance metrics. Pay in the brand advertising field is lower than in the direct response field.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. It is working very well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Resolution Media full-time

    Pros

    smart people, good clients and interesting work.

    Cons

    teams not anywhere near adequately staffed. employees burn out quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in your people.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work on Big Company Clients, After Work Parties & Great When Single

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

    I worked at Resolution Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Get wined and dined by Google and other vendors; especially Google - even if you are SEO
    2. Can easily work from home. So if you live in NJ or the other boroughs or L.I. or Westchester, etc, and need to work from home, it's easy to do.
    3. Get to work on some big accounts, big Fortune 500 clients - and sometimes with variety of projects
    4. the after work parties that happen occasionally are nice - perfect when you are single in the city; tedious when you are happily married and want to go home on the dot
    5. 2 weeks off between xmas and new years on top of your vacation and floating holidays - plus many other holidays off including certain federal holidays

    Cons

    1. 5 years ago, NYC office had some great & smart entrepreneurial people - not so the case now
    2. Very political and favoritism based
    3. You dont advance unless you are sales
    4. Everything is sales - always about sales; new business pitches or upsells, always something
    5. Customer Success is a foreign concept
    6. Those focused on the work and customer success are left in the dust for promotion
    7. Past supervisor, expect to be nothing but sales - and hope you got good supervisors and strategists and coordinators who can DO the work and make the client(s) happy so that you can upsell or cross sell

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you need an account director who is in charge of sales and your other directors should be in charge of project management and customer success. or else add a project manager or associate director. or make your ADs project managers. Either way, make sure you have a mid level exec in charge of customer/client success. that makes the sales easier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Take the good w/the bad

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

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience depending on specific team.

    Cons

    Upper management is uninvolved and hard to find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just say it, do it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Learn and Expand Knowledge

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

    I worked at Resolution Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with who are very knowledgeable. Great, laid back atmosphere helps with creativity. Started in the industry at Resolution, and learned so much that I took with me that will help me for the rest of my career.

    Cons

    Very slow HR. Takes months and months to get raises actually put in place after being told of the raise. Happened to many people in the Chicago office, because approvals have to go through OMG.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick up for your employees and get things moving when something has been promised.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Ok launching pad, but wouldn't stick around

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

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Great work perks
    Meet great partners and vendors

    Cons

    Often long hours, and low pay compared to the work you do.

    OMD relationship can sometimes be choppy.

    Workload is very dependent on client.

    Management is slow to promote even after they've agreed that you are ready for one. And you will have been doing higher level work months before you get the promotion.

    Unfortunately, the bulk of the work will fall on you as a coordinator while your managers leave work early and generally don't do all that much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees. Pay attention to what's happening. Stop hiring incompetent people and maybe the turnover rate won't be so high. Stop recycling clients throughout teams, there's way too much account knowledge lost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great fast paced environment to learn and grow with company. Resolution Media has a strong outlook for growth in all regions.

    Cons

    Agencies can be "work hard, play hard" environments. There can be long days/late nights, but also lots of fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Initial

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

    I worked at Resolution Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Work environment. Nice people.

    Cons

    Few similar background people. However seems getting better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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