iCrossing

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iCrossing Reviews

Updated November 10, 2014
Updated November 10, 2014
49 Reviews
2.7
49 Reviews
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  1.  

    Digital Analytics

    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director Insights & Data Science in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director Insights & Data Science in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at iCrossing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    We do work with larger clients that have interesting questions around marketing effectiveness, cross channel attribution and media planning.

    Cons

    Managing the analytic deliverable expectations with the hours we have scoped on some accounts.

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

    Horrible, Delusional agency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at iCrossing full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Um, nothing to do with the agency directly. More with its location, that is, it being located in the Hearst Tower.

    Cons

    Delusional that they think they are competitors to the agencies that create great work such as RGA, 360i, Razorfish, etc.

    Management is ineffective, nasty, bad attitudes and only out for themselves. No interest in developing great talent.

    Culture is like no other. People think they are better than their co-workers and are not friendly. There really is no culture.

    High turnover. Can't find good talent. They hire you based on whether they get a "good vibe" in the interview and nothing to do with your qualifications.

    Might gain incremental work but don't win new work.

    Have no idea what some of these departments actually do and try to hype themselves up.

    Basically don't work here. Whether you are fresh out of college or a veteran.

    Could be a great agency if they hired talent, re-evaluate who are the so-called leaders, and focus on producing great work vs. office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A wonderful place to work

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

    I have been working at iCrossing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent, passionate and reasonable people. You know that you encompass all three of these things if you work here.

    Cons

    There's not always a clear direction
    People who are a burden on the team (usually contractors or bought up teams) are met with no consequences and/or time to improve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    iCrossing is a great place to learn and grow

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

    I have been working at iCrossing full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Tremendous opportunities for people that are ambitious
    - Strong career growth with the ability to get promoted quickly
    - Upholds an integrated approach that breaks down traditional marketing silos
    - Numerous opportunities to get training and advance your skills
    - Executive leadership that listens and is passionate about the business

    Cons

    - Currently in the midst of a transition from search-centric to full-service centric agency
    - Business development lacks a strategic focus that works to shape office client portfolios
    - Select employees could be more actively encouraged to expand their cross-channel knowledge base
    - Until recently, creative wasn't getting the respect it deserves
    - Recent changes have improved office culture and it will hopefully continue to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on...listening to employees, making the tough decisions that better the organization, and rolling up your sleeves to serve the most important constituents (the clients).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people. Most of which know what they're doing and work towards bettering themselves.
    Great work/life balance. I never felt overworked.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    A little too much "fat" towards the top of the chain, which can be typical for large organizations, but the new president is working on trimming it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the good talent and keeping them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Choose Your Own Adventure

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iCrossing

    Pros

    If you want to take on more job responsibilities or learn more about other departments, you have free reign to do so. You can REALLY build up your resume if you choose to. Also great opportunities to write for the blog.

    Cons

    Promotions are non-existant, at least in the social department. People have job titles that are a full year behind the work they are actually doing. That is likely what will cause me to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the social team more seriously.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The glory days have passed iC by

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

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

    Pros

    Strong work-life balance. Really talented creative team.

    Cons

    Huge talent exit over last two years. Really poor track record of delivering on promises of bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't turn your back on Powley

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at iCrossing full-time

    Pros

    The people that work at iCrossing are wonderful. The work produced is impressive

    Cons

    Health benefits are bad. A couple years ago the health benefits was switched to United healthcare and they are awefule

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pretty Good for Mid-Tier Digital Agency

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

    I have been working at iCrossing full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you are a self-starter. The hierarchy isn't locked down so people lower in it can get noticed and advance. They also support you moving to different positions if you like and if it makes sense to the company. People are really nice, especially in the Chicago/Dallas and SF offices. No drama or politics. The hours aren't crazy like some other agencies. Just depends on the account you are on. iCrossing is getting more and more well known so they are getting bigger accounts as well

    Cons

    Still a little loose on how iCrossing does things. The iCrossing brand is still weak compared to other agencies, but it's getting better. There is disconnect between departments sometimes. Account Management teams are weak and are just glorified project managers. Need to do better at helping clients plan for and build their business vs. just executing projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New CEO should help push things forward. Keep pushing to figure out what iCrossing does best and how that's different from the rest.

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

    Great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Technical in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at iCrossing as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I came from a corporate environment where there was alot of politics, dead weight people adding more stress to your daily work life.

    The people here are great, smart, and capable. The technologies being used here are Industry strength technologies. It's a medium sized company, so there is no BS political mess to deal with to get something done.

    Cons

    I've seen people being let go rather quickly after making a mistake. In a way, it's a good thing that the company doesn't tolerate dead weights, but it keeps you on your toes to avoid the same fate.

    There is an offshoring model here, so you'd have to work at nights to discuss with the offshore team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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