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space150 Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical Agency Life with Perks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Creative Tech in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Creative Tech in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at space150 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There's a good range of creative people there, with a lot of different styles and approaches. You also get a lot of say in how you do your job, as long as you can justify why it's the right decision. The work environment is also pretty cool, with drinks and such freely available. There are some pretty cool parties and such - releases, holidays, the owner's birthday, etc.

    Cons

    Like most agencies, people come and go quite often. It can be difficult to really get into a working groove with someone because the average turnover seemed to be between 1 - 2 years. There seems to be a bit of turbulence at the top - with roles like CEO, CTO, President, and others changing or shuffling quite often. Also, like most agencies, expect to spend a lot of hours in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't worry so much about growing bigger and bigger. You don't have to be the biggest to prove you're the best. Get to a stable, comfortable size and remain profitable. It's okay to turn down jobs or turn down clients as long as the people you have are steadily working.

    Recommends
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    Incredible learning experience with passionate and intelligent people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at space150 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People truly care about what they do, and believe in a better way. You can make the place what you want it to be if you have the will power and the work ethic.

    Cons

    Hard to stand out. Opportunities are everywhere but only the high profile are noticed and appreciated by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to discover reality among the many various perceptions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Transition Period

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    Former Employee - Media
    Former Employee - Media

    I worked at space150 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and client facing roles at all levels. Fun atmosphere and inclusive culture. Mentorship and individual development is prioritized by some leadership, which is refreshing.

    Cons

    Some departments are undervalued, underdeveloped and underutilized. Feels like it's transitioning out of the young party atmosphere it used to have, but is struggling to come into its new identity. Currently in a season of change, outlook is dim now, but space is resilient and will hopefully come out on top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to sell work that's not just one-off projects and tiny web builds. Evaluate what brings in retainer clients.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Alcohol Available

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    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at space150 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many positive, hard-working employees. Advancement for those willing to work their face off. Forced fun, young & spirited work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of integrity, honesty. "Transparency" tends to cloak reality. Focus on billing rather then quality work or craftsmanship. In general, lack of trust between departments. You must sing in front of the entire company if you miss a time sheet. Lots of big plans and little followthrough (organizational ADD).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider paying into employee 401ks and taking their commitment to you more seriously. Try making the work environment friendly for those with families. Work won't stop feeling college level until you stop hiring strictly 20's out of college.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hold on.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at space150 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The leadership is great. They're smart, talented and ambitious. Its a great environment to be challenged and grow with some extremely smart people. Its fast paced and sometimes wild - especially during the version celebrations.

    Cons

    The fast pace, wild nature might not suit everyone depending on how you view and value a work-life balance. The work is great but can suck you into long hours. This is the culture however and shouldn't be changed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    crazy town

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at space150 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, young, lots of parties, rock and roll agency

    Cons

    Lack of seriousness about the work, the medium, the quality of the work - need to get out of the midwest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the midwest - hire better writers and researchers rather than party boys and girls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Working for an agency.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at space150 full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The engineering team was super smart and great to work with.

    Cons

    Clicky, and a lot of arrogance. If you weren't working more than your 40 hours a week, you weren't working enough. Forced to work 9 to 5 schedule.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A lot of talent goes through space150

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    Former Employee - Developer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Developer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at space150 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work with a lot of smart people on interesting projects. A good way to fill your portfolio with some great looking work. Parties, if that's your thing.

    Cons

    Set your work/life boundaries right away, or you will be working late nights and weekends all the time. Extremely extroverted culture; introverts will get worn out by the work environment at space150. CEO is a womanizing clown who is blinded by ego, completely out of touch with the company, and graces you with his presence once a week - intoxicated at 9am monday.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at space150 full-time

    Pros

    The culture and people are fantastic, beer cooler / bar is a serious plus!

    Cons

    The play hard / work hard mentality is fair and I agreed with it, but the "play" never quite lived up to the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your best assets. Invest in them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Work hard, play hard.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Tech in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative Tech in New York, NY

    I worked at space150 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are lots of friendly people who work there, which leads to a very social atmosphere. The management is open to change. Their IT systems are the most advanced I've seen at a digital agency.

    Cons

    Very few people will ever see the work you do there. They only have a few national clients. When the client's money runs out, you have to stop working on the project regardless of how close it is to finished.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more clients on retainer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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