I have been working at Digital Pulp full-time
DP has overcome growing pains in the last few years. It went from being a small agency fighting to win projects to a small agency with new business coming out of its ears. It was challenging to keep up with the work load while the agency evolved.
A lot of folks stuck around because we love this crazy place and management has since added a lot of really smart people who share our passion for making this a great place to work. The in-house technology team almost tripled in size and our final product is even more robust and polished. These folks are approachable and love a challenge. The design team doubled and it's still growing. There are designers at every level who are doing beautiful work and helping each other out.
All the project managers are senior level. They each march to their own drum so every project is run a little bit differently but they do a good job making sure everyone enjoys a work/life balance.
Senior management is very hands-on. They recognize hard work and reward it generously.
- Some bread-and-butter projects aren't very exciting
- Health insurance is expensive (but this is offset by bonuses and standardized raises)
- Open office space isn't for everyone
Advice to Management
Don't be afraid to turn down business. There are some projects that aren't worth the payoff and divert people away from achieving their full potential on bigger projects.
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Digital Pulp (New York, NY).
Phone call, In-person meeting and a design challenge. It was straightforward, but they took their time when making the decision. The challenge was to create a strategic design presentation based on a brief. Overall, a great experience.
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