Zeno Group

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Zeno Group Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
13 Reviews
3.3
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    A lot of useful information and experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zeno Group

    Pros

    -Room to grow
    -Work with big companies
    -work cross functionally with departments and teams

    Cons

    -Office cultural is boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more lively

  2.  

    Awful experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Zeno Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Bagel Fridays, fun parties for various holidays, casual environment

    Cons

    SO MUCH WORK. As an intern (5 days/week, all hours done in the office), I averaged 55 hours/week. Unrealistic demands and mean-spirited people. They never hire their interns after the first 3 month review and keep stringing you along until they actually have to hire you or let you go (I ended up finding a real job and quitting after I found this to be the case)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the internship experience (especially for post-grads) more varied and exciting so that they can see different areas of the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Santa Monica Office

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Zeno Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Frequent all-office meetings and lots of lunch get togethers in the conference room that are paid for. No matter how busy you are, they encourage you to get away and sit down for lunch together in the conference room.

    Cons

    VERY HIGH turnover. Constant inflow and outflow of people. Probably due to cliques and negative environment. Unrealistic expectations. It takes a certain person to work in PR and not feel bombarded by the amount of work at this office. In my time working there, 2 people from my team quit within 3 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont be clique-y and take things too personal. They expect too much "sucking up"

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Solid Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Zeno Group in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Zeno Group in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Zeno Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great intro to the public relations world working with large and small clients from a wide variety of industries. This internship helped me for learn the basics like media lists, press releases, clip reports, Cision, and working with a number of different superiors. I also saw some interesting brainstorming sessions and was able to contribute to new client pitch decks.

    Cons

    Somewhat boring for interns, as they had more interns than interesting projects. I never felt that I was being challenged or encouraged to learn more or do more. You definitely have to have the right personality to work for a traditional PR agency and climb the ladder. Even though Zeno touts itself as a cutting-edge digital agency, the LA office is pretty traditional PR. I only saw VP-levels working on digital projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the interns better and try to help them grow their skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consumer Marketing Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consumer Marketing Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Zeno Group as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, a lot of out of the box thinking, there's always a new and exciting challenge every day, allows for you to be as creative as you can be, enjoy coming to work every day, everyone helps out each other, leadership is easy to communicate and reach out to, overall great company to work for

    Cons

    expected to be able to think on your feet and contribute even as lower levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun culture and great learning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zeno Group

    Pros

    Zeno is a great place to work at. The agency has some really good clients and the people are also a lot of fun.

    Cons

    The company doesn't sponsor work visa for junior to mid level positions if you are not an American citizen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    House of Horrors

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zeno Group

    Pros

    Little to know leadership and management of agency so it is a great place to be to slack off, learn little, surf the net all day - I have been there cruising for three years and I love it - in my 10 am - out by 430 - nobody is watching this hen house

    Cons

    Mean spirited, no recognition, management berets individuals out in the open for all to hear - pay, well let's just say it's beyond the norm - must have to do that they are owned by the Edelmana

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try and come into the office and actually do work - it is clear by the way you dress that you are being paid a lot of money - so have the decency to be seems - also can the Edelmans please come and change management quickly - people are unhappy, scarred and just aren't having a good time at all

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Zeno Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Zeno offers great creativity, fun and smart staff, and a wide variety of clients. This makes coming to work interesting, albeit sometimes challenging, every day.

    Cons

    For people who want more structure, this open and entrepreneurial environment may not be a good fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on proper staffing to avoid staff burn out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    NY management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zeno Group

    Pros

    Nice co-worker, with exception of certain NY practice leads

    Cons

    Lack of support and structure from senior management. Internal communication processes are nonexistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff will continue to leave and be unhappy at Zeno, until the major management issues are addressed.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunities, fantastic culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zeno Group full-time

    Pros

    - Strong corporate culture
    - Balanced work/personal life
    - Competitive salary
    - Opportunity for growth and advancement
    - Open door policy with management

    Cons

    I haven't experienced much of a downside at all. I participate in a lot of new business, which I see that some people have noted as a negative, but I think it's only helped me and the company grow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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