Initiative Benefits

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  • 401K Plan(5 comments)

    They provide matching.

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave(3 comments)

    Just what the law says, no more no less. I am not sure there is a paternity leave. It was not relevant for me but it was for my team members.

  • Health Insurance(3 comments)

    The plan is ok when single and healthy. Once you put your family (wife and two kids) on it, co-pay is staggering, even for basic pediatrician / dental purposes. Dental for adults is not well reimbursed at all and the ceiling is reached very quickly. One root canal, one check-up and done.

Aug 13, 2020
Former Negotiator in New York, New York State

There were only great things, Initiative was very forthcoming about the benefits available and ensured that every individual had the necessary knowledge regarding them.

Dec 13, 2019
Current Employee in Los Angeles, California

good benefits package with lots of options!

Jan 8, 2020
Former Associate, Digital Partnerships in Los Angeles, California

Below industry standard. The starting salary is $35K. Mid-level planner roles are $50K. The manager role is around $75-80K. Associate Director role $85-95K. Director role: $95-110K. Entry-level roles are paid hourly, not salary. Benefits do not start until after 90 days.

Oct 25, 2019
Current Employee in Chicago, Illinois

Time off and flexible work schedule are second to none.

Oct 6, 2019
Current Associate Director in Chicago, Illinois

Very generous time off and work from home policies. All employees are allowed to WFH 1x/month; in general, not an issue to request more if needed. Unlimited DTO.

Aug 4, 2019
Former SVP in New York, New York State

The package was standard and similar other agencies of its size.

Apr 21, 2019
Current Employee in New York, New York State

Health insurance package is pretty nice, I would say it's very competitive compared to what other companies offer. The best perk is the fact that they give you unlimited vacation days (or discretionary time as they like to call it) and it starts from day 1. As long as you do your work and your manager approves the request, you can take as much time as needed.

Apr 5, 2019
Former HR Coordinator in Los Angeles, California

It was a fairly robust program. Very comparable with other media and advertising agencies.

Mar 26, 2019
Current Employee in New York, New York State

No 'vacation day's; company has 'discretionary time off' so you can technically take off as many days as you would like.

Mar 11, 2019
Current President, Global Media in Los Angeles, California

Levels of coverage for a family and for Dental is subpar. 401(k) matching is low. Options for childcare are non-existent. Equity incentive plan is limited to top management, pretty poor, and with long vesting periods that defeat the purpose of the incentive.

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Benefits Summary

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Insurance, Health & Wellness

Financial & Retirement

Family & Parenting

Vacation & Time Off

Perks & Discounts

  • Employee Discount (34)
  • Free Lunch or Snacks
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Gym Membership
  • Commuter Checks & Assistance
  • Pet Friendly Workplace
  • Mobile Phone Discount
  • Company Car
  • Company Social Events
  • Travel Concierge
  • Legal Assistance

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