I worked at Magid full-time (More than 10 years)
Magid rewards people who are entrepreneurial or those who can work without a lot of supervision. Those traits are not necessities to succeed there, but promotion and advancement tend to go to those kinds of people. Still, one can have a long, successful career with Magid in other ways: servicing many clients or attaching oneself to important clients, to name two. The collaborative, can-do spirit among the very bright associates and colleagues and the variety of projects and work are stimulating.
As other reviews have mentioned, internal communication is a major issue, but after more than 20 years with the company, I learned that also required assertiveness and independent thinking. The company has tried to develop mechanisms for internal communications (company-wide town halls, monthly newsletters, etc.), but inevitably and unfortunately they disappear. I could always, however, call or email a colleague to learn about projects they were working on.
Working independently and with little supervision has a down side -- not a lot of feedback or performance review. That seemed to be changing in the last couple of years, but like a number of worthwhile initiatives, could run out of steam.
Advice to Management
Initiatives such as town halls are useful, but like many company initiatives, they started to diminish. Don't let that happen.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Magid in January 2017.
Very sporadic process, weeks in between steps, very little presence online ( president doesn't even have a photo on Linked In, no social properties, website looks 20 year sold) to learn about them let alone being representative of a company that is suppose to be experts, consulting with others on how best to reach customers. What does this communicate to potential candidates let alone potential clients. Lack of digital effort/presence should of been my first tip, my take aways: old school, stuck in the past, only surviving on established traditional media relationships, blank stares when asking about digital expertise, growth or vision.
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