iCrossing Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
42 Reviews

2.4
42 Reviews
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Brian Powley
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  1.  

    A wonderful place to work

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    • 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 for 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
  2.  

    iCrossing is a great place to learn and grow

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    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    Overall great place to work

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    • 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 for more than a 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The glory days have passed iC by

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iCrossing full-time for 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
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pretty Good for Mid-Tier Digital Agency

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work environment

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  9.  

    Wonderful environment working with talented people

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Talented coworkers combined with a casual environment

    Cons

    Often difficult to see the forest for the trees

    Recommends
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work/grow if you happen to work with the right people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Engineer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Front End Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at iCrossing full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - You get to work on projects for big brands, so it's definitely good for your resume.
    - You get to work mostly with talented individuals.
    - You can work out a fairly flexible schedule.

    Cons

    - Depending on what department you are a part of, office politics can be tough to deal with.
    - Hierarchy seems to be too deep for what the company does. At times you can find yourself doing most of the work for a client, and being managed by 4-5 people who actually don't know a lot about your specific project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Sinking Ship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at iCrossing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good technology stack, interesting work.

    Cons

    This is the leanest company I have ever worked for. More project managers than developers. Very top heavy. It is because they keep missing their quarterly numbers and have to keep doing another round of layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The main problem is that they focused on a global growth strategy which did not pay off and in the mean time they forgot about their core competencies which allowed their competitors to race ahead with a superior product stack. Now they never win new business and any existing clients that decide to look around always end up leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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