iCrossing Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Listen to your employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice office space located in the Hearst a Tower

    Cons

    High turnover rate and no communication to lower and mid tier employees who are still there. Employees are overworked with long hours in the office. Be prepared to give up your social life when working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. There is a valid reason why people are leaving at such a high rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Misleading statements and poor leadership from senior management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iCrossing full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with and the openness to new ideas.

    Cons

    Management has made a series of misleading statements over the last year. I understand that they need employees to believe in the company, but they should treat the employees like family. You can never go wrong with being honest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Bring your life vest, it's a sinking ship.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iCrossing for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, easy work load, flexible with working from home, big name clients.

    Cons

    -Retention: There is a major issue with retaining both clients and staff. Turnover here happens every time you blink an eye (some people leave on their own, others are forced out), and clients drop at a rapid rate.
    -More cliques than high school: Teams are so segmented and there's is such little interaction between departments it's a wonder things ever get done. Going into the kitchen at lunch is like walking into a high school cafeteria. No one says "hi" or even smiles and teams sit together at tables and stare everyone else down.
    -Management: Who knows what they actually do, you never see them and they clearly don't have a clue what is going on in their departments that they're managing.
    -Culture: There is a serious lack of culture in this office, and quite frankly I've never worked in a place where employees looked so miserable and bored.
    -What exactly is iCrossing?: I worked here for a year and still don't have the slightest clue what kind of agency iCrossing is trying to be. They don't know what they want to be either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentivize your employees! Promote them, give them raises, actually care about what they're doing. There are a lot of people that are truly doing great work that is bettering the business, give them an incentive before they jump ship too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Very dissatisfied at this job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at iCrossing full-time

    Pros

    -good place to work for a year out of college, then get out immediately

    Cons

    -no room for promotions
    -upper management lies to employees
    -directors have no idea what is going on with its employees
    -put in long hours with no reward
    -don't listen to requests of employees because upper management simply doesn't care
    -expected to do workload of positions above you with no promotions
    -no compensation of any kind for far too long
    -no one is happy to be there or go to work, in fact, its a rather depressing environment to be in
    -upper management has no idea whats going on
    -has been getting consistently worse and turnover is at an all time high. Every one is trying to get out fast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sad Agency with depressing office culture which lacks motivation and creativity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - Good learning experience when starting out (or when fresh from college)
    - There are some genuine people in the SF office, although the office leadership is a disappointment

    Cons

    - Extremely depressing, non-invigorating, non-motivating and non-creative office environment
    - Office leadership does not care about those doing the work
    - Little sense of "belonging", little sense of pride in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care for your employees. You have to bring an atmosphere to the office which inspires creativity, motivation and success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics, politics, politics in just another agency

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at iCrossing

    Pros

    Pay is alright and some big name clients hire icrossing as their agency. Stable work/life balance.

    Cons

    Politics. Analysts who get promoted talk their way up and take advantage of their relationships, all the while doing poor quality work and throwing their colleagues under the bus. Sniping at the analyst level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    iCrossing Train Wreck

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at iCrossing full-time

    Pros

    + The benefits are competitive.

    + The work/live balance is reasonable for an ad agency Your mileage may vary depending on the nature of the client assignment you are handling.

    Cons

    - Recurring job cuts and account losses at iCrossing have employees fearing for their jobs and questioning the future of the company. Key personnel are taking matters into their own hands and jumping ship, making iCrossing's environment even more unstable.

    - iCrossing senior management lacks direction and does not inspire confidence five months after the company's CEO was replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people, not disposable assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst Company I have ever had to deal with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    This is the first time in my professional career that I can not come up with one single positive thing to say about this iCrossing

    Cons

    iCrossing is running on a shaky and horrible management structure. Very low pay for how large of a work load you are given. Zero work life balance and no room for growth. Do not work here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be managers, learn your product and execute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Time to make a change in senior leadership.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at iCrossing full-time

    Pros

    The paychecks usually don't bounce.

    Cons

    No leadership whatsoever, no knowledge of emerging trends in search marketing, all client work is outdated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time for change, consider hiring new senior leadership with vision and emphasis on search marketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very unstructured, favoritism, cronyism, Politically

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Nothing positive, except working within the Hearst tower

    Cons

    Horrible management, Don scales needs to be replaced and get someone that can work with people and will take constructive criticism
    He is way out of control and show favoritism . He is totally incapable , cannot take criticism in any level.
    Totally Narcissitic behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop all the drinking binges and partying and get down to running a company
    Stop promoting people, just to play favorites.
    Get rid of don scales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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