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SK+G Advertising Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Limited Vision in a Limited Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at SK+G Advertising full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you're considering a focus on the hospitality industry, SK+G is a great place with a good client list representative of Las Vegas. Bagels on Monday mornings, employee cocktail night 1 day a week during the summer, lenient vacation schedule during the holidays is all good. The pay for Vegas is good. Very nice offices - clean, new, modern.

    Cons

    Leadership is stale. No vision for innovation in the ever-changing advertising world. Technology was a 2nd thought to traditional means of advertising. Talent pool is thin and people jump ship often. Lots of turn over. Typical ad schedules with crazy deadlines, but a lot could be avoided with stronger management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to the technological advances in the industry and bring in the right person to lead the charge. When someone comes in with big ideas, let go of the reigns a bit and take a chance. Old techniques should always be a cornerstone of understanding, but never a requirement to get new projects done. Get out of your own way.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Potential, but brought down by a toxic culture

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Creative Director in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at SK+G Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Good client roster. Lots of opportunities to work on accounts that have global presence. There are a handful of genuine and talented people in the creative group. The design department is very strong for an ad agency.

    Cons

    Can be a very toxic environment and culture for creative people. It's an unprofessional and highly political culture - lots of backstabbing. On some accounts, project management is a disorganized disaster. Unsupportive and demeaning of the creative people who actually do the work. Certain people in project management regularly talk bad behind the backs of the creative people creating an atmosphere of mistrust and negativity. HR is a joke; treating employees like chess pieces, enhancing the negative culture. There are also high-level employees who consistently try to shove people out. It's dumbfounding that the owners do not see this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have handful of snakes on your payroll, one or two big ones in creative and several in project management. The creative teams are the lifeblood of your company not the paper pushers. Pay them and support them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not the best for sure.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interactive in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Interactive in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at SK+G Advertising full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Met a few hard working people that made it possible to keep working there. Free snacks and alcohol on Fridays. Clean refrigerators.

    Cons

    Met too many unpleasant and mean people. Too much politics. Sweat shop. Do not need to be talented to get ahead, as long as one knows whose back to scratch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management would not know what to do with any good advice. They don't seem able to learn new tricks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great atmosphere. Fast paced.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at SK+G Advertising

    Pros

    Love the work and the people. Great support and benefits. Great agency atmosphere.

    Cons

    Work load can be challenge, but worth it.

    Recommends
  6.  

    A modern, laid-back but engaging place to work. Standard amount of politics to deal with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at SK+G Advertising

    Pros

    It's very laid-back. Employees are trusted to get their work done without being micromanaged. Very modern environment, employees are taken care of very well on a general scale.

    Cons

    Long nights are sometimes a necessity to get big projects done on time. There is some level of politics to deal with, depending on department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on top of feedback with employees, try to be as open as possible with communications on a general scale.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Advertising is Hard Enough, Don't Make it Harder.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at SK+G Advertising

    Pros

    Lots of smart and talented people are attracted to SK+G because of its client roster, few places have this much experience in Hospitality and Gaming. Contrary to some of the reviews posted here, I would say that there are intelligent people in every department, giving their all to do the best job they know how. Caution: If you are looking for a real agency, let me just say, SK+G is a great place to get some serious customer service work experience. For Creatives, if you like it when you sweat bullets to find the sweet spot on a idea, it gets really fun when you are required to present something less compelling and even safe, just to be sure all bases are covered.

    Cons

    The managing partners make sweeping decisions from the gut, with little patience for background information, based on their forecasting of the personal whims of the client; rather than what might be good for the client's brand. At random the managing partners over-rule any and all staff, regardless of that person's level of experience or expertise. This creates a stressful and chaotic environment where information and ideation is not shared, but plans are made behind closed doors and shared only moments before they are shown to the client. An integrated shop it is not; without collaboration opportunities are missed, only to be called out by the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A. Keep doing what you are doing. As long as you have clients, you must be doing something right.

    B. Trust the experts you have hired to be experts.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Account Coordinator Review

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at SK+G Advertising

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with and great benefits.

    Cons

    Low salaries, very political, account management is treated horribly compared to creatives- we were known as the "dark side."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time and effort into your employees.

    Recommends

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