Rosetta Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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Pros
  • Great work life balance if you are not staffed on a project (in 13 reviews)

  • There are several big name clients which give an opportunity to work on projects that will bolster your work experience (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Lower pay justified with non existent work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • High turnover: Most employees do not stay more than a year or 2 (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Use to be a GREAT place to work at...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rosetta full-time

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

    Pros

    The 1st two years were pretty awesome. Lots of perks like fully stocked bar/keg, company movies passes once a month, lots of company events and free lunch everyday, but as soon as the new leadership team overtook the Los Angeles office. It was over! It went from working for an incredibly awesome well-respected company to walking on EGG SHELLS everywhere you went. The Annual Christmas Company party...yea they scratched that from every happening. We saw that Christmas party around February. In my opinion, hiring the new leadership team was a mistake. I had a great experience up until the last 6 months when I decided to just leave and move on. Rosetta is a great company to work for as long as you're not in the LA Office.

    Cons

    The New Leadership Team! Where they will promote a Jr. Designer to Associate Creative Director level without having any experience what so ever.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the new leadership team running the LA Office!


  2. Helpful (3)

    Welcome to Rosetta High

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Director in El Segundo, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Fast moving, creative shop with hungry, fun and intelligent people keeping it afloat.

    Cons

    Tyrannical ECD who brought in his own crew. Marginalizes those he deems a threat. High school bully tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Find the people who represent the heart of what you believe and model your management (and hiring) off of them.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Downward Trending Again...Flashbacks of 2012

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Cleveland, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible Working Environment. Great place to learn. Middle management is understanding in most teams. Good benefits. Downtown location is nice and in a booming area.

    Cons

    Lack of visibility and transparency from Exco level. Identity crisis every year on performance/talent enablement. Hours can be long if you are on the wrong projects. Pay is below industry standard for this region. High turnover. Post 09' holding company transfer culture has changed for the worse. Unsure if agency can sustain current size based client workload. Agency has put all eggs in one basket and seems unwilling to differentiate on project targets. Clients leaving has become commonplace. Last CEO only lasted 8 months. Internal QA leadership is mixed bag. Vision and road map are there, but leadership preaches technical skills they do not have themselves. Hired two location managers inside last 7 months. Have little confidence in either being long term fit with organization/culture. Have seen more technical skills out of interns/associates in the past. Agency will be hard pressed recruit talent it needs for full QA revitalization at current compensation levels. Free beer only attracts entry level post graduates, not experienced technical test engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Make Rosetta a career. Not a stepping stone.


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  5. Going in the wrong direction

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Rosetta

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

    Pros

    Sometimes there's free beer, Good views on 17

    Cons

    No transparency in company, status is uncertain at all times

    Advice to Management

    Tell people the truth


  6. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Creative Engineer in San Luis Obispo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Creative Engineer in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I have been working at Rosetta full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    * Relaxed environment * Ample resources * Cool managers At Rosetta, you have the freedom to do pretty much whatever you want as long as you get your work done in a timely and professional manner.

    Cons

    * Can be long hours * Lack of transparency with upcoming client work * Often protracted and unnecessary client review cycles We end up doing a lot of redundant work because AMs wont stand up to unreasonable client asks.

    Advice to Management

    Tell us what's going on! We need to hear more about upcoming work in the next 3 months.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Glad people are speaking up!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rosetta full-time

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

    Pros

    Kudos to the past L.A. posters who're keeping it real. The latest Leadership Team ruined what little morale was left, bullied the preceding staff and expensed their dinners and weekend romps on the client's bill. They are talented but not easy to take seriously. If arrogance is a pro, then let's just say that comment belongs here.

    Cons

    Sad, confused, depressed people desperately looking for allies in the common areas. Bullying tactics – unprofessional and bizarre. Odd, inflated titles for the new leadership's imported cronies. Low-hanging fruit client representatives. Young, inexperienced Project Managers who e-mail you when they sit 20 feet away. Overt obsessions with surfing when everyone, like, totally doesn't care.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing whatever brings in the bucks! This is business after all.


  8. n/a

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rosetta full-time

    Pros

    Rosetta has done an amazing job in the past year at re-vamping the consulting group. Incredible culture, cool projects.

    Cons

    Pay is higher than advertising industry, but significantly lower than many management consulting positions. Limited opportunity for growth in terms of compensation.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Director

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    Current Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Cleveland, OH

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Quick pace of project cycles, so lots to learn. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Disjointed, cross-disciplinary teams. Bad transparency from executive level around compensation. and promotion cycles.


  10. Hated the location (Cleveland) but fantastic overall experience. Highly recommend especially for Entry Level!

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    Current Employee - Senior SEO Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior SEO Associate in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Rosetta

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic experience for anyone starting their career right out of college. Very supportive environment and, as long as you get on the right team, superiors are very happy to answer questions and help you learn. Loved the idea of having an advisor as well.

    Cons

    Similar issues that one can encounter with any agency. You won't get anywhere by being a wallflower and really need to put in the extra effort to make yourself known and to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Salary really varies according to office location. Should be made slightly more equal. The management has changed a ton since I was there, so not really sure of current management practices.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great potential. But dying from nepotism.

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

    I worked at Rosetta

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Smart technology. Great upper upper mngtmt. Ceo has great vision. Also part of public is.

    Cons

    If you don't surf you might not have a job the next day

    Advice to Management

    Stop the boys club.



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