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I worked at Fathom full-time (More than a year)
Fathom is a great place to work overall. The people who work here are absolutely amazing at what they do, and dedicated to helping clients and fellow coworkers succeed. The company has a huge potential to make an actual measurable impact on its clients if the right people are giving 100%.
One of the best things about Fathom is that there are really are no limits in terms of how far you can go position-wise. They reward valued employees who make a big impact on the company, and if you're hungry enough, you can go as far as you want.
Upper management does a great job listening to employees. There are weekly (anonymous) surveys that go out asking a question addressing employee happiness, which is really cool.
On a less important level, it's flashy. It's a fun environment with lots of in-office perks.
It's so political sometimes, it is ridiculous. If you can stand the upper-level cliques and often questionable decision making that happens on that level, you'll probably be okay.
Certain higher-up people are insanely disrespectful to lower-level employees.
Pay tends to be a little below average until you can prove that you're worth the money.
Also: for the past 2 Januarys, Fathom has had layoffs that affect every level of the company. This is unacceptable for an agency of this size, and it hurts clients and makes employees distrust management.
Advice to Management
It's starting to feel weirdly top-heavy, partially due to the fact that specialists and strategists are pretty overloaded and there are high-level promotions abound.
Keep a better pulse on client happiness.
Improve follow-through on things you say you'll do.
Playing favorites with only works if those people work well with others.
I applied online. I interviewed at Fathom.
Was brought on via phone. Went to in-person interview. Easy interview. Great company. Here are some more words so I can get access to the premium account. Do you know what is fun? Drinking beer.