Spongecell Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
4 Reviews
4.3
4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Spongecell as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Encouraged to learn quickly and work independently but always willing to lend advice or a helping hand. Great work life balance. Always something fun to get involved in outside of just the job. Have not met a person I did not like here. Made for a great first impression before joining the workforce.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship but was compensated for travel plus a little more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Still a start-up w/growing pains but lots of potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The mission of the company is cool - the idea that every ad can be interactive and it doesn't have to be costly or a pain to deal with the way other rich media vendors make it (or at least have historically).

    Still a start-up environment so very casual atmosphere (no offices, wear jeans and really whatever you want to work, music played on central system Fridays, sporting events like the World Cup played in the couch area). Weekly food delivery so there's usually snacks and other food in the kitchen. Hours are great and there's an effort to do more fun things like Zog Sports and yoga in the office. Young team (only a couple people over 40) so there's a lot of good energy. Multiple insurance options - one health insurance plan is 100% employer covered. People are encouraged to collaborate with each other, share ideas between departments, etc.

    Cons

    All departments operate pretty leanly from a staffing perspective so everyone is stretched pretty thin. While people are encouraged to collaborate, there's little formal structure in place to ensure this happens. Internal communication needs to be improved within departments and inter-departmentally. More resources are needed within marketing, research, and overall sales support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be great to staff up marketing and research teams and get out in the market more sponsoring events, etc. to raise our profile in the marketplace. More resources could also be put to internal training and employee development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fantastic Experience

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

    I have been working at Spongecell

    Pros

    Leadership has a great vision.

    Cons

    Growing pains of a startup

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to learn the industry

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

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

    Pros

    There are lots of perks such as free food and drinks. Young environment. Excellant opportunities to lean the digital industry. Lots of additional optional training outside of your current career track to take advantage of.

    Cons

    The pay is low for the quality of talent they demand and hirer. It is also becoming cliquey as it grows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The pay has always been low. Maintaining the best talent and the highest work ethic requires the best and highest pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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