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Playa Vista, CA
201 to 500 employees
2003
Company - Private
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Ignition is a creative company that pioneers new forms of storytelling with technology. We create unique brand experiences that are meaningful, entertaining, useful, and beautiful.

Founded in 2003, our multi-talented 250-person team representing over ... Read more

Mission: At Ignition, our philosophy is that a great environment inspires great work. We strive to create an environment where incredibly talented individuals can advance personal growth through meaningful work.

Quality and innovation are at the heart of everything ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    I worked at Ignition full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Client list, cool projects and challenging/ rewarding work.

    So much talent packed under one roof it is crazy. I met and learned a lot from some really cool, creative individuals.

    Great producers and creative directors who stay in the trenches with you.

    Cool location on the westside.

    Bagels every day and all the snack and beverages you could ever want. Food trucks right outside and walking distance to Whole Foods and a lot of other great food.

    Encouraged to make your personal space your own.

    Decent benefits, company pays Insurance if you're on an HMO plan. 401k but no matching was kind of a bummer.

    Company events and music showcases on the back patio although most people are to busy to attend.

    Chiropractor on site once a month.

    Cons

    Work life balance is pretty horrible but at an agency you kind of have to know what you're getting into.

    Very easy to feel like you're on your own the first couple months, left to figure out a lot of things on your own and if you're not assertive about it, some things will never happen.

    No ergonomics help at all - need a new chair or desk, got to buy it yourself.

    Management is really all over the place, and there's a lot of nepotism and people with positions they are not qualified for.

    Pay is a bit lower than what would be competitive.

    Quantity over quality seems to be the norm .

    Overall nothing too out of the ordinary or extreme but it is a big revolving door. Not exaggerating when I say someone or multiple people leave every friday. I started ignoring "last day" emails after a month or two in.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the people who are keeping your lights on, not just the ones who bring the clients in, but the people doing the actual work and if you throw a special event intended to be a reward, make sure people can actually attend it.

    Stop the nepotism. It's very transparent.

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Ignition Interviews

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    Social Media Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Ignition (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Very friendly management, interview was fun and they were easy to talk to. Be yourself and the conversation will be smooth. Of course you have to be professional but it was more casual than I anticipated. It's mostly a conversation about your experience and if you have relevant experience to what they want, everything should go smoothly.

    Interview Questions

    • What experience you have with social media and what you've done for clients.   Answer Question
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