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New York, NY
51 to 200 employees
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2000
Company - Public
Advertising & Marketing
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
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Rokkan is a modern agency, born from digital. We’re a client partner for brands on the cusp of change. Borrowing our name from the Japanese word for intuition, or “the sixth sense,” we work with some of the largest brands in the world to solve their ... Read more

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    "Lots of potential, but requires some maintenance fixes"

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    I have been working at Rokkan full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - People are great, warm, welcoming and kind
    - There's a big foodie culture here
    - One of the best creative departments I've worked with
    - Most leadership tend to be really good managers - which is a breath of fresh air from the rest of the industry
    - Still feels small enough that you get to know everyone, but big enough that you're doing great work
    - People are really diverse and inclusive
    - Some great clients and work to be done - diverse portfolio

    Cons

    - Seems to be issues with scoping projects accurately which can lead to strapped resources and over-worked employees
    - Employees are always running over 150% - it's really hard to get new roles approved and it takes a toll on everyone (even leadership)
    - There doesn't seem to be a thoughtful growth plan or trajectory, so you have to wonder when the bubble is going to pop.
    - Executive leadership is approachable, but feels disconnected from the rest of the agency
    - Hard to keep staff because getting approvals for raises is challenging
    - Very creatively-led - sometimes to the detriment of acknowledging the contribution of other departments
    - Generally flat hierarchy is good for visibility, but less room for growth at higher levels
    - If you come in on one of the larger accounts, you likely won't be able to work on anything else

    Advice to Management

    Be more thoughtful about your growth plan - "just seeing what we can do next" is going to end up ruining the great thing you have going.
    Find better ways to reward and maintain staff outside of food binging and office perks.
    Find new ways to hire and back-fill positions so everyone isn't running at 150%.

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