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Lombard, IL
1 to 50 employees
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Company - Private
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$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
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Stevens & Tate Marketing is an award-winning integrated advertising agency serving top companies for over 20 years. Still independently owned, the agency is proud to keep its roots in Chicagoland’s western suburbs, with easy access to the city and ... Read more

Mission: In partnership with our clients and associates, we are an emerging advertising force in a variety of industries. We foster a dynamic culture where talented people create award-winning, results-driven advertising for top companies. We recognize and respond to opportunities to ... Read more

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    "A long road of ups and downs, learning, mistakes, growth, and ultimately a fond farewell."

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer (8 Years)/Creative Manager (II Years) in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer (8 Years)/Creative Manager (II Years) in Lombard, IL
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    I worked at Stevens & Tate full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stevens & Tate seems to have a knack for finding good people.
    You have a fairly casual environment where you can talk to co-workers, share ideas, and laugh.
    No restricted computer usage.
    Open door policy to discuss issues, frustrations, and concerns.
    Pretty good summer/Christmas company parties.
    There is a decent amount of autonomy. As long as you are organized and plan your time well, you generally can address projects and tasks as you see fit.
    You have a lot of control over your personal growth. No one forces you to change, or learn, or develop weaker skills. Those who take initiative will go far.
    A decent effort is made to stress good interpersonal practices and attitudes.
    Always had quality technology and access to tools to do my job.

    Cons

    There are some pretty intense personalities to deal with in management. It can be intimidating.
    Change for the better is desired and discussed, but it seems like putting it into action is difficult.
    Too much focus on hourly rates/logging hours and profitability.
    Too much production type work and not enough creative projects.
    There seems to be a mould for Creatives to fit in. You need to live and breathe design, know how to draw / do pencils, and be willing to put the work first. If you lack in any of these areas, it can be hard to move up, get promoted, or be trusted. While these are all good traits for a Creative, I think there are other ways to succeed as a designer that the company struggled to accept.

    Advice to Management

    Put more focus on encouraging, rewarding, and trusting the employees.
    Make a career path clear and show employees how to reach those promotions. Don't assume they will just reach for it without some prompting.
    Do not tolerate consistently bad attitudes and those who undermine the organization.
    Pay someone what they're worth, and you'll never have to worry if they're doing the best job they can.
    Make employees feel glad to be part of the team by training them appropriately upfront and guiding them into responsibility. Don't throw them in the deep end without any warning and call that management.
    Let people wear jeans whenever they want. It's a marketing agency for goodness sake!
    Exhibit and practice the organizational principles you uphold as part of your company culture.

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Stevens & Tate in August 2014.

    Interview

    After applying for the internship via email I had a couple-day exchange with the manager which then led to an in-person interview. Interview was relevant and seemed pretty straightforward. I met with two people and left with a good feeling. Heard back positively within the time frame stated. They never left me hanging during the process wondering if/when I would hear back.

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