iCrossing Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Brian Powley
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, easy work load, flexible with working from home, big name clients (in 6 reviews)

  • You'll learn a LOT very quickly and that experience will be in high demand from other employers (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Bloated senior management with little vision (in 4 reviews)

  • Extremely top-heavy organization (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Pretty Car, but Poor performance Under the Hood

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iCrossing

    Pros

    Hidden gems among team members
    Majority of the team is genuine
    Flexible work schedule
    Casual dress

    Cons

    Poor executive leadership
    Lack of true team work
    Low morale
    Do not pay out bonuses due to poor financial performance
    Accountability is low
    Overwhelming work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee morale and cohesiveness. Employees would appreciate small bonus payouts than the occasional paid happy hour or excessively entertaining clients. Teams don't feel appreciated.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. Good learning experience, though highly dependent on your office, project, and team

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    Former Employee - Senior Media Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Media Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot about SEM/SEO
    Great career builder and opens up a lot of opportunities after 2 - 3 years
    Can grow a lot, especially if you are smart and work hard
    Smart people that genuinely care about your sucess

    Cons

    Working with clients can become tiresome, especially if it is a difficult client
    Become highly specialized in one field and don't get much exposure to other things
    Can be highly political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more fluid movement among departments, especially with top talent
    Stay on top of trends in industry (e.g., move to 3rd party bid management software)
    Let go of the politics and promote based on performance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. I Enjoyed My Time at iCrossing

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    Former Employee - Senior SEO Strategist in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior SEO Strategist in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    The office culture is excellent. The people they hire are a lot of fun to work with. The whole idea of working hard and playing hard fits well with this company.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Very Happy Here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iCrossing

    Pros

    Competitive Pay
    Incredibly intelligent and humble employees
    No one is micro-managed at any level
    All ideas are welcome no matter your level
    Education, and innovative thinking is encouraged

    Cons

    Vacation allotment is not great.
    Employees haven't received bonuses in a few years.
    Depending on who you work with, you may feel there is a lack of structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Highschool clique mentality, but great dev team

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at iCrossing

    Pros

    Despite not being as straight-forward or as organized as they could be, they do a tremendous job at reacting swiftly to there primary client. The client is very demanding, and it requires the dev team to be quick and agile. They are great at hiring strong developers. Good place to take the next step and learn-up.

    Cons

    You are in or you are out. There is a strong clique mentality at this office location. What makes it worse is no one really fills you in on what they really want from you. Very indirect and passive aggressive leadership team on the primary account. Horrible with promotions. They will ask you to do work above you pay grade and happily string you along for over a year with continued excuses. I saw this happen to myself, and several others. One in fact has been there for years, always going above and beyond, and was strung along for over a year before I left in this situation (not sure if finally was promoted officially). Since I left I was told two others were also passed up for promotion. There are many people who keep paying their dues, and keep getting passed up on the title and pay raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up the afore-mentioned leadership team if you have not already. I would not be surprised if you loose the client otherwise. Make more effort to reward your strong employees. It costs you more int he end to loose good talent and start over, then to just give them the nod they deserve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Solid company in Digital Marketing

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    Former Employee - Analytics Engineer
    Former Employee - Analytics Engineer

    I worked at iCrossing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working with different clients in high speed industry is great for career progression. Many different product offerings to work with. Being a generalist or a specialist are both valuable in the company.

    Cons

    Being owned by Hearst feels to have negatively impacted the culture. Some departments seem to be overworked. 401K match exists, but is not great.

    Recommends
  8. Fast paced but learn a ton

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iCrossing

    Pros

    Knowledge, experience, skill sets, growth, connections, coworkers, perks, vacation

    Cons

    Hectic, can be overworked depending on clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great company that lost its direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at iCrossing

    Pros

    Great place to learn. Get what you can as quickly as you can

    Cons

    Senior Management. Intrusions from Hearst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need radical changes to management. Culture has been lost

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Great company to work for with lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Media Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Media Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at iCrossing

    Pros

    Flexible work life, good office culture

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to get

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Avoid working here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iCrossing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the regular people to the real work.

    Cons

    You will work long hours and will not be rewarded or recognized for it. You may be asked to "Step up" and take a new role but you will not get the title, nor get the pay increase, nor get the authority but you will be asked to accept the responsibility. The excuse given will be that "the company believes you should be seen to do the job first"... but it's really just getting more work out of you on the cheap... and cheap is what I found out is what matters at iCrossing. Because no matter how much work/effort/time you commit, if your position can be off-shored, or even on-shored to a cheaper candidate (a H-1B for example)... they will walk you out the door with no ceremony. The benefits are rather standard and the 401k is rather sub-standard. HR does not communicate very well changes in benefits.. example, the vacation structure was changed in the middle of the year and most of the personnel I know almost lost half their PTO at the end of the year due to this mis/un-communication. Many of the staff work from home as most just manage off-shore teams. The offices are sparse and mostly empty. Internal network goes on the fritz on a regular basis and this also takes the phone system down with it. The operation is owned and run from Hearst in NYC and they obviously have a provincial view of anything not in NYC. I would suggest you give them a pass if possible or if you do take a position consider it... a temporary thing... as they certainly will consider it so.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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