The Lacek Group Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Great culture, great people, great benefits... Pay... Meh!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interactive Art Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Interactive Art Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Lacek Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people at Lacek are great on all levels! From intern to exec, everyone is very laid back. They also take notice of hard work and it is rewarded. Work is great and they are open to all voices... Very talented and creative agency, no micromanaging! Great benefits too.

    Cons

    As echoed in previous reviews, pay can be under scale for the market (but is a bit made up for in exclusive perks), and promotions are tough to come by... Takes a while to move up the ladder. I believe this bottleneck comes mostly from the Ogilvy/WPP bean-counters.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of talent there, promote the good ones before they decide to find another opportunity... And keep doing what you are doing!


  2. Look elsewhere!

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    Former Employee - Database Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Database Marketing in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    none. maybe the beer cart that rolls around every once in a while. oh, and for sure the parking situation downtown.... NOT! plan on paying around $50 per week to park.

    Cons

    My experience with Lacek was a joke. They will throw you in the deep end with next to zero training, and expect long hours. If you have a family DO NOT consider working here. If you are single and looking to sleep around to get ahead, then by all means, go for it. They will butter you up and make it sound like it's too good to be true during the interview, then their true colors come out once you are hired. If you are not inner circle at this company, you are considered to be recyclable. Again, worst experience of my life and I have been with several solid companies. Even left one after they recruited me to join. WTF was I thinking! Two thumbs down!

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter. Only a matter of time before this company implodes.


  3. Great Place for Awhile

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Lacek Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, flexible, big clients, good people

    Cons

    Not very creative work, owned by Ogilvy/WPP so it's hard to get a raise, timesheets (like everywhere)


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  5. Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with, management tries to understand employee concerns and improves upon feedback

    Cons

    Low salary ... I like everything else about the company

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a good job, but you should try to pay your employees more. You have great people who ought to be better financially compensated or they will leave.


  6. Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Lacek Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great. The work is cutting edge.

    Cons

    Recurring campaigns can create monotony.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize more of the cogs doing the hard work every day than just the same group again and again.


  7. Awesome growth and possibilities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Lacek Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work and great teams solving client needs every day. Many companies talk about being employee centric. Tlg is employee centric but very measured and carefull to balance the needs of all its constituents.

    Cons

    Work life is a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great dialogue with employees. A culture that treats people like people.


  8. Great atmosphere, slow to promote

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Lacek Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great teams. Focus on hiring quality candidates.

    Cons

    Slow company growth, not enough opportunities for advancement. Imbalance of work done to recognition earned. Salary increases are always slow, small, and delayed. Sub-par employees are not dealt with in any efficient manner.


  9. Good workplace

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Lacek Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, laid back, flexible, thoughtful

    Cons

    Difficult to grow in career

    Advice to Management

    be more mindful of employee needs in terms of salary


  10. Nice people, cold management. They need to work more on new business so they don't have such boom-bust cycles.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Lacek Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, fun atmosphere, sometimes.

    Cons

    They are quick to have layoffs when business slows down? It's probably because they are owned by a huge corporation that justs looks at numbers, not people.


  11. Review of The Lacek Group

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Lacek Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, great co-workers, growth

    Cons

    Not enough internal opportunities for growth



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