UPROAR! Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
6 Reviews
3.2
6 Reviews
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    Good camaraderie!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UPROAR! full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Toys, candy and fun co-workers!

    Cons

    Understaffed. Don't expect annual raises.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good people, bad management, horrible clients

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice people, modest and hard working
    Start at a good salary
    Not much else to say that it is very good about this place

    Cons

    Driving long distances to client (Terrible client)
    No raises or possibility for them
    Worst management ever
    Lazy, arrogant president (Kim)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip on reality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of experience. Low salary. High work volume.

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    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY

    I worked at UPROAR! full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    • tons of TV experience
    • high-paced work environment

    Cons

    • low salaries
    • even lower morale
    • senior creatives out of touch with their teams
    • unappreciative clients
    • inability to move into the digital sphere; stuck in the traditional media rut

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become pro-active instead of reactive. Hasbro can do amazing things but you need to feed them the ideas of how to move forward instead of waiting for them to demand change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Solid staff of solid people everywhere, except at the very top.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UPROAR! full-time

    Pros

    Ability to work on some truly fun brands in the kids/tweens/teens category. The creative and account teams are made up of fun people who maintain their humanity.

    Cons

    Lack of foresight and initiative to obtain new clients and business. The status quo may have provided too much comfort to keep people's edge sharp.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hit the Ground Sprinting

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at UPROAR!

    Pros

    -Awesome staff
    -Relaxed and casual environment
    -Really fun brands that lead to good creative
    -Good benefits and lots of vacation
    -Accessible Senior Management- the President of the company will sit down with an AAE to talk about future goals

    Cons

    -Compensation- it's really difficult to get raises unless there is a title increase
    -Clients can be VERY difficult
    -Work is very limited to TV broadcast
    -Understaffed- everybody is worked to death with limited appreciation
    -Some Sr. Management aren't team players and agree to deliver unreasonable asks to clients without checking with the teams that are actually creating the work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Recognize your strong employees and do everything you can to keep them on board.
    -Don't let the client walk all over your agency. Stand up to them and for what you believe in

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    an anomoly in the ad world

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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 UPROAR!

    Pros

    - very small and casual working environment, office is really quiet as oftentimes most folks are traveling on business
    - ny is a satellite office to dallas, so most of the senior leadership is based in dallas, and not typically in the office
    - hours are the most reasonable i've experienced in the ad world - 9:30-5:30 most days - office pretty much clears out by 6/6:30 every night
    - decent benefits since it's part of the omnicom network
    - old-school offices, so you can easily find privacy if you want it
    - people are really friendly and nice, familial environment
    - main client is hasbro, so you get to work on toys and games, which can be a really fun and relatable category to work on
    - everyone in the agency gets macbook pros to work on, so it's easily to work remotely
    - never feel like you're being "watched" - people come and go as they please - you're treated like adults and people expect that you're handling the job

    Cons

    - the office is old/drab/boring
    - no thought/strategic leadership coming out of the agency. it is a tv executing machine, and that's about it.
    - no real training on proper account management/leadership
    - no career development/track, unless you just enjoy executing new tv spots year after year
    - being a small agency with essentially one client, you are at their mercy and have very little clout or foundation to stand on when providing recommendations to client - they essentially dictate to us what they want and we execute it
    - no prospects for new business and therefore, no growth (or raises)
    - "this is how it's been, and how it is" mentality - no proactivity or initiative shown
    - teams are lean, so folks are stretched across multiple brands and projects, and not given the time or ability to really think strategically or creatively about the brands
    - lack of leadership presence in the office makes it difficult to keep people motivated to work hard
    - midtown east location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    in order for uproar to grow, it needs its image to be rethought. bring in strong strategic leadership that can provide cutting edge thinking in the kids/youth market, particularly in the digital space, and impart this knowledge on all of the staff. have more of a presence in the ny office, so teams are motivated to work harder.

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