The Garrigan Lyman Group

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The Garrigan Lyman Group Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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4.0 10 reviews

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Tim Garrigan

(8 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Web Producer (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsAmazing people. I had one of the best managers I have ever had while working in their Studio Department.

    ConsRoles are a little silo'd for my taste, but I do come from the startup and independent contractor world.

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    Talented and Warm People

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAs a relatively new employee, I have found the staff very welcoming and helpful. The on-boarding process was outstanding and everything was ready for me on my first day...desk, IT, etc. Management encourages new ideas and allows the latitude to implement them.
    Talented and professional staff, great location, great clients!

    ConsStreet performer plays amplified Reggae music outside my window every day! I like Marley, but.....

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

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    Wonderful people, exciting work and a great company culture!

    Search Strategist (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsSo far my experience with GLG has been very positive. Some highlights:
    - The work is varied and exciting with plenty of opportunities to learn and challenge yourself.
    - The office has a great atmosphere and energy and provides beverages and snacks of all kinds.
    - The agency is focused on retaining their employees for the long-term, and pay and benefits are reflective of this
    - While I immediately dove into my work I had extensive meetings with people from the various departments allowing me to glean insight into my coworkers and the company processes.
    - The people are incredibly smart and interesting and creative input is fostered. Best of all, everyone is very nice, welcoming and supportive

    ConsPeriodically you can hear the guy playing reggae (poorly) in front of Nordstrom and the air conditioning has been known to get a little janky.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe lobby could really use a pinball machine.

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

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    I like my job!

    (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGarrigan Lyman gets 5 stars for being an employer who takes care of the employees and makes consistent efforts and investments to make this place a great environment to work in. I have a supportive easy-to-talk-to supervisor. I like the company-paid gifts for every occasion not just Christmas! Just today every mom in the company got a personalized water bottle with "Best Mom Ever" on one side and their name custom printed on the other. How thoughtful is that?! Does anyone normally expect to receive a present from one's employer on Mother's Day?? I don't think so. There's fresh fruit in the kitchen daily, fully stuffed fridge and in-office happy hour every Friday at 4 PM. Really, uncork whatever you want! I like the lively company meetings that we have every other week where we preview our own commercials and other digital product on the big screen with woofers going overhead. Pretty cool! We have amazing front desk and admin staff that immediately responds to requests. Great culture overall.

    ConsLoads of work in my department; it never slows down. But it's not a deal breaker. Everywhere I worked was busy. Unlike other places though, GLG makes it up with flexible schedule and understanding of one's personal needs, family, kids. They do their best to create a healthy balance between work and family life. You can even bring your kid to work if you have to. Handling heavy workload is nothing in comparison to dealing with a mean and cheap company owner or unhappy team that won't quit whining. I don't hear complaints. GLG treats us well.

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

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    Production Designer (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsI worked with a select few really nice people.

    ConsStaffing with contractors on the basis of a 40 hr work week, but only using them 20-30. Boring work, for boring clients. After 6 months of this I finally started getting more interesting work, then was let go when their main client had layoffs. Called me back 2 weeks later, they wanted me back. No way. Greener pastures.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The people make working here great

    Project Coordinator (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat company culture, fun work environment, interesting clients, very creative people

    ConsHigh turnover, late night launches, working on only one client.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter plan for growth would be helpful. Feels like people have to leave to move up.

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

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    great culture, uninteresting clients

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe culture is fantastic and the people are really cool and genuinely nice. There are some talented people working there.

    ConsNot a very diverse client base and sometimes the process is weak, particularly due to some of the weaker PMs

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

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    A well run company with talented people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    Prosgood people, talented people, not much drama or egos to speak of, involved upper management, growth opportunities, profit sharing, decent working hours, a sense of community that is rare at digital agencies

    Conswork is not that exciting, process can be a chore (even though useful),

    Advice to Senior Managementgo after a more diverse range of clients, try to do more PR worthy things and focus on great work that will make more people want to work at (and bring work to) GLG

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

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    Company is kind of OK in terms of work, but once your project is over, its really tough to keep you billable.

    Web Developer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsWork environment is ok, fun filled place to work.

    ConsAttrition rate is very high, you never know when they will ask you to leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to find out the way how to keep good resources. as with this much attrition quality will not come to the code.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    The Garrigan Lyman Group People Development Director responded to this review

    Dec 13, 2013

    Thank you for this feedback. Unfortunately, the scope of projects do change in this business or our clients have a change in direction on the the project. Their deadlines and priorities can change ... More
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    A positive work environment with supportive management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsThe company is still run by the founders that grew it from 5 employees to 85. They are very dedicated and work along side employees. Employees feel very supported.

    ConsLong hours. But this is a given in this industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf an employee is under-performing it's okay to let them go.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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