Story Worldwide

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Story Worldwide Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Place to Get Your Start

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

    I worked at Story Worldwide

    Pros

    Hands on approach, lots of different opportunities to try new things, upward mobility starting from intern status if you like what you're doing and show motivation to grow. Definitely a great internship experience.

    Cons

    A bit of a revolving door, turnover was pretty high with people coming in and leaving. Budget cuts ended up leaving too much work for not enough workers. Sometimes encountered some bad attitudes, but I suppose that's the nature of the beast when many deadlines and thus heavy workloads are placed on a department of so few people, many of whom live in different states & don't all commute to the same office each day. Was easy to get spread a bit too thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase communication with creative teams, check in and make sure no one is sinking among the busy workload. Hire some freelance help once in a while & recognize when you need it - not every issue can be solved by hiring a new round of interns. You might save some money in one department, but the rest of the team may suffer not having another seasoned member on board. Harshest cuts being doled out to creative departments made it clear how the company values (or doesn't) them.

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good client base but needs some internal cleanup

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

    I worked at Story Worldwide full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work can be fun for large and well known companies. It depends upon where you sit on the team though-- the bigwigs get the rewards and the worker bees get lots of work. Generally the people there are well accomplished and intelligent, but there have been some big names and big egos hired in the past that have diminished the culture. Big differences in the operations, culture, and status of the East Coast and West Coast offices.

    Cons

    Many of the cons also apply to agency work in general. Lots of work, work life balance is often not great, but you can work on some interesting and visible projects. Top management has been uninvolved in the daily operations for quite a while and that has definitely hindered the operations, the morale, and the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Come for the culture, stay for the work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Creative
    Current Employee - Senior Creative

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

    Pros

    If you love to make things that have real meaning for clients, you can do that here.

    Cons

    Same as other agencies. Some people complain versus being part of the solution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the founder, CEO. Just keep doing what you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Leadership and Communication

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

    I worked at Story Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Story has a nice office in a beautiful neighborhood. There are some really great people. A few decent accounts.

    Cons

    Story Worldwide lacks any sort of structure, process and company culture. There are too many unqualified individuals in elevated/senior positions. Management engages in very dirty politics and operations. Poor leadership. Crippling lack of communication at all levels. No HR department. No performance reviews. High turnover. Limited tech resources to execute even the simplest digital campaigns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage and unify with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    A Sad Story

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

    I worked at Story Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on a few good clients

    Cons

    The culture has changed dramatically and most of the great people have left. There's no HR department anymore and the head creative, the person they brought into make story famous, has no management skills whatsoever and is single-handedly responsible for the high-turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    No happy ending for this Story

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

    I have been working at Story Worldwide (less than an year)

    Pros

    The individuals that work there are great
    Good variety of accounts

    Cons

    There is no work culture
    Generally not a very friendly or fun environment to work in
    Management is no very involved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on creating a culture within the company
    Recognize great talent when you have it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Short Story

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

    I worked at Story Worldwide full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - People who you work with are nice.

    Cons

    - Company doesn't have a clear identity and is not very digitally innovative.
    - Clients are mediocre and on the demanding side.
    - Upper Management makes decisions sneakily and never addresses the situations that have occurred, which degrades company moral.
    - Company staffs up with a large amount of interns at times to handle excess workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice place to work...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Director in South Norwalk, CT
    Current Employee - Account Director in South Norwalk, CT

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

    Pros

    Good location and nice people

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more opportunity for conferences, classes, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Story Worldwide

    Pros

    Story had a proud company culture. Hard work was rewarded by management and interesting projects were won by the business.

    Cons

    story worldwide is an agency so the cons would be similar to all agencies. pressure from the clients is the driving factor of all timeline projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep supporting employees and ensuring they are not overwhelm and reward them for pushing through difficult projects that will bring the company lots of money.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Some good stuff

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

    I worked at Story Worldwide

    Pros

    Great people, nice atmposphere. They have a global presence.

    Cons

    A little late to the digital game

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to move a little faster

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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