Situation Interactive
3.6 of 5 12 reviews
situationinteractive.com New York, NY 16 to 50 Employees

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Damian Bazadona

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    Awesome company atmosphere/team/clients make the long hours worth it.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsJust to be clear, this company does not offer "free healthcare" as other reviewers have mentioned. They do cover the premiums and co-pays (which is awesome), but there is a pretty steep deductible of about $2000.

    The media director does a great job standing up for the media team.

    ConsLike most agencies, long hours, and pay is on the lower end. People come to work for this company because they are passionate about live entertainment, not for huge paychecks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Needs Improvement

    Media Department (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere are great clients to work on and has some amazing perks. Perks include free health care and getting tickets to all of the client's shows. I have made some great friends as everyone is around the same age.

    ConsThere is clear Management favorites. These favorites normally get promoted fast and normally before they are ready. It is not like they are bad workers just that they could have used a few more months to a year before being ready to enhance to the next level. There have been non favorites who are great at their job but it takes a long time for them to get promoted.

    There have been bullies in the office and Management does nothing about it. Management does not want to manage or train their teams.

    Management does not micromanage however if one person makes a mistake and the client notices everyone who works on that client gets into trouble. Even though the only Manager is the Director.

    Long hours as every team is under staffed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs training. Most Managers do not know anything about managing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for fresh graduate

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosnice projects,
    good for graduates do not have a lot of work experience

    ConsLow pay
    promote people very fast, i mean really fast.
    too much work

    Advice to Senior Managementreduce workload, hire more people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The people are wonderful, the process is messy.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMost of the directors are really excellent and look out for you. The workload fluctuates a lot, but everyone works hard to make sure it's fair. The perks are okay, but monthly happy hours are a total myth. We have not had one in the entire time I've worked here, unless it was a farewell.

    ConsPeople have an over-inflated view of themselves, and think their opinions need to be heard on every single item. Many people are not experienced enough for the titles they hold, and this does not always work in the company's favor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you can curtail the egos, it'll be a better place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Up and coming agency

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCool office space with free snacks and coffee. Everyone is around the same age range so coworkers become friends fast.

    ConsIt's a small agency with growing pains. When they lose a major account or business, people get laid off. They also tend to promote people too quickly with no former management/leadership experience and are in constant flux with "the process" so many people are set up to fail.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere should be training and education opportunities available for managers.

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    ProsAn agency full of talented and fun employees. Good benefits and free snacks for all - they do monthly agency wide happy hours and host events to bring employees together. Overall morale of the office is good and you meet friendly people.

    ConsInternal structure and processes of projects lacked and was frustrating. Certain departments seem to have more say in creativity and at times did not include the creative department. Projects came with low budgets and fast (sometimes extreme) deadlines. There was a lack of leadership from those who are above you and salary offered was fairly low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest and clear about job roles and offer more learning opportunities. The learning curve was difficult and projects were pushed onto me with no other information.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK clients, terrible Account Team ethics, no Creative Integrity

    Senior Designer/Creative Lead (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYoung creative team makes for fun working environment. HR does their best to keep a good culture, morale up and synergy going.

    ConsCreative team morale is to the floor, senior creatives have been let go by terrible CDs just to "clean up" after their own mistakes (overall shadiness from overrated CDs). Good talent leaves after they've been fed up by terrible upper management. Account Dept. seems to have more creative control than Creative Dept. President lacks real vision of what he wants. Sitch has made their name by catering to Broadway clients but Owner completely hates that industry yet cannot find a way to break away from it. They continue to thrive off acquiring cheap young talent. Don't let them low ball you if you truly believe you are worth more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent with everyone in general and compensate creatives what they deserve.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with cool clients

    Designer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Pros- Talented and fun employees
    - Clients include some of the biggest live shows in the world
    - Great location, comfortable office
    - Really great benefits
    - Free snacks provided for all

    ConsDifficult learning curve. When beginning work, there is not much time to get acquainted with the brands. You are throw into the deep end with minimal knowledge of the brands, and expected to perform.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more briefing time about your clients and brands.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great learning experience

    Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat people with a great work atmosphere. Also they have an amazing balcony view.

    ConsAs an intern, I wanted to be occupied with things to do than have downtime.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave actual work that interns can be involved in rather than give somewhat futile tasks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good thing to have on your resume for future jobs.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThey come up with some cool innovative ideas. I learned some things, looks good on a resume to have been there.

    ConsThey are unable to execute any of these ideas on time or within budget, therefore pissing off the client.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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