Upshot Inc
3.1 of 5 9 reviews
www.upshot.net Chicago, IL 50 to 149 Employees

Upshot Inc Reviews

Updated Jan 9, 2014
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3.1 9 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

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Brian Kristofek

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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excellent

Producer (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Upshot Inc full-time for more than a year

Proscreative and fun environment. some very talented individuals.

Conslower pay. need to educate resources about basic digital practices.

Advice to Senior ManagementEngage the entire team and tear down the digital divide.

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

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Very young staff means a lot of gaps in work quality

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Upshot Inc as a contractor for less than a year

ProsLeadership is calm, cool and collected. They are patient and kind and treat employees with respect.

ConsThis is a very traditional agency that doesn't seem interested in cultivating a digital clientele. The employees here skew very, very young and the pay is very, very below average, even if you don't fall into that young demographic.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more digitally minded people and pursue that market more aggressively. Also upgrade the pay scale, particularly for more experienced hires.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Look here if you're interested in going back to highschool

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Upshot Inc full-time for more than a year

Prosthere were a few talented/fun people that I have still remained friends with, location

Consvery little opportunity for growth, people are very clique-ish and if you're not in the 'in' crowd it is very challenging to move up within the organization

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Out with the old, in with the old

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Upshot Inc full-time

Pros- Young environment with lots of fresh faced, inspiring employees.
- Easy to make friends.
- Opportunity to take ownership and responsibility for your work/projects.
- Good holiday schedule and vacation days roll over.

Cons- Low pay
- Stuck in old ways of doing things because management has been the same for so long.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from your employees that haven't been at the agency their entire career. There are other, better ways of doing things. Commit to solving problems the right way and stop getting stuck in the past or placating to the lifers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Blah.

Production (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Upshot Inc full-time for more than a year

ProsNice office. Good HR. Attempts at

ConsGood company to work for if you're interested in drinking your way to a promotion. Young company that values the loudest voice in the room and the consistent drinker.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fair, but underpaid

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Upshot Inc full-time for more than a year

Prospeople, culture, benefits, ability to move up

Conspay is minimal compare to other big agencies

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good, small sized agency

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Upshot Inc

ProsUpshot has a good work culture that brings out the best in people. They company is large enough to take on some large, global clients yet small enough that you can know everyone that works there. The creative work is strategically based and the staff is brought into the creative process throughout. This is the kind of place you hope to find after cutting your teeth at the big shops around town.

ConsBeing smaller, they can't offer the same financial compensation as the big agencies. Some of the management are older agency veterans that can't seem to shake the old way of doing things. It's a hard place to get hired into unless you know someone. Once hired you have to really direct your own career. You will have to learn how to manage upwards and make sure you are constantly top-of-mind with the important decision makers.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more nimble thinking in regards to staffing and process. Get involved in the trenches and not just rely on a select group to let you know what is going on with the employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Solid place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Upshot Inc

ProsWorking with inspiring, smart people. You also get to be very hands on.

ConsLong hours, poor compensation. Office politics can also be an issue.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward hard work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Upshot Inc full-time

ProsGreat culture. Work/life balance is a priority. Engaged employees -- everyone really wants to be there. You feel like you are supported by management and your colleagues.

ConsCompensation. Based on conversations with people at other agencies, salaries appear to be lower at Upshot.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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