True North Inc.

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True North Inc. Reviews

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  1.  

    A great boutique agency

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at True North Inc. full-time

    Pros

    The principal owners care about the employees. They're great people and are very smart. They're very good at recruiting talent and creating a healthy, competitive creative atmosphere. The benefits are good too.

    Cons

    The pace of evolving isn't quite what it used to be.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Talent and passion everywhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at True North Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. Smart people who actually care about the employees. Little to no politics. A good work-life balance. Promote from within so everyone gets an opportunity. They know who they are and have a steady eye on where they want to go.

    Cons

    A few egos that are like annoying gnats. But that's at every place you work. They're a smaller mid-size shop. If you're looking to get with a company that's going to be hot shop that grows quickly, that's not True North

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Great work environment. Low Pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at True North Inc.

    Pros

    Great people. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Low pay and was let go out of nowhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    True North Inc. Response

    Aug 25, 2014Chief Creative Officer

    We subscribe to pay services that research pay rates nationwide and go to great lengths to stay competitive.

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  5.  

    One of the best career decisions in my life.

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    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at True North Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented team, great work environment. Room for growth and career opportunities. Upper management always puts employees first.

    Cons

    Nothing unusually more than what a typical ad agency goes through. Sometimes a few growing pains.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great stepping stone for some... Good stability for others

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

    I worked at True North Inc.

    Pros

    Big clients. Foster a learning environment, where if you can learn quickly you'll be an effective contributer in no time. No annoying timesheets or "your performance review is basically based on hours worked".

    Cons

    Somewhat of a con... workers expected to do all the pushing themselves for advancement and salary growth. Not really a con, but it would have been nice to know that rewards don't just come to those work hard and effectively, but you have to be forward about wanting them too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interface a little more with those doing the grunt work. Not that you have to micromanage or be "best friends", but the occasional real-time check in (rather than yearly performance review or the like) makes for a more engaged workplace.

    Recommends
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at True North Inc.

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    They will train/teach you what you need to know in order to get the work done
    The office environment overall is really fun and light , but they know how to get the work done.

    Cons

    It is definitely not 9-5. You will feel guilty for leaving at 5:30
    Pay is horrible and below market pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the HR lady is not so great, hire another one! Listen to your employees and their needs.

    True North Inc. Response

    Jan 9, 2014Chief Creative Officer

    It is unfortunate to read someone say "pay is horrible" when our company makes every effort to be competitive in the marketplace through available research. Additionally True North has a highly loyal ... More

  8.  

    Great Creative Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at True North Inc.

    Pros

    TN has all the advantages of working at a small - medium agency. Opportunity, great, staff, no red tape.

    Cons

    nothing major. Morale was low during a period of layoffs, but that's unavoidable.

    Recommends

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