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sandbox Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
We are agency owners, partners, and leaders who love the agency business.

We have each built and led successful agencies for years. And now that we’re together as Sandbox, we have so much more to offer.

Make no mistake, Sandbox ... Read more

Mission: We want to create something special.

We want to do something we feel reflects our beliefs.

Interestingly, we have always talked about the type of people we wanted to work with, the type of work we would like to create, the clients we ... Read more

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sandbox – Why Work For Us?

We want to create something special.

We want to do something we feel reflects our beliefs.

Interestingly, we have always talked about the type of people we wanted to work with, the type of work we would like to create, the clients we love working with and how this agency would be a panacea for our industry colleagues longing for something that seemed to be a true rarity.

We call this agency sandbox.

The metaphor epitomizes everything we aspire to build.

That dream has started to take shape. Our experience has shown us that the single biggest hurdle to a great client experience is a lack of collaboration, or as we like to say "playing well in the sandbox."

This is our beacon.

To stay true we ask ourselves repeatedly to ensure we stay true to our dream.

To stay true to the beacon of collaboration, we have brought together agencies that share our values and believe in our vision. We are doing things differently:

  1. We are building a single brand agency, not a holding company
  2. Agency principals all have an ownership stake in Sandbox. We want every owner aligned in supporting one another and focused on creating great work for every client
  3. We will be 100% owned and run by agency people. This is important to us. We can make the decisions that are right for our clients and our business. We truly believe that if we are passionate about great business building work and take care of our clients, the rest will take care of itself

Our agency is home to over 400 peers.

Our primary offices are located in Chicago, Toronto, New York, Kansas City, Des Moines, Indianapolis and Los Angeles.

Our mission is to bring the full power of those resources to all of our clients and to create wonderful new opportunities for our people.

sandbox Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at sandbox full-time (More than 3 years)


    Sandbox is great if you are looking for a place where you can thrive if you put in the effort. Employees are friendly amongst all the offices and are a pleasure to work with on a daily basis. I enjoy coming to work everyday and excited to see what is to come. If you have an idea, management is willing to listen.


    There is not enough Sandbox Swag

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sandbox Interviews



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    Account Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at sandbox (Kansas City, MO) in January 2017.


    A phone interview was the first step, I then received an in-person Interview where I was set to meet with 3 different people on one team. At the end of the interview I was told that I would definitely hear something either way. The Interview went very well on my end, I then followed up with mailing a hand written Thank You note to each of the individuals that I interviewed with. A week later I had not received a response, so I sent a follow-up email to the person who had referred me to submit my information. In the card I just thanked them for the opportunity and that I looked forward to speaking with them again. I never received an email back from that person. Another week went by and I sent my final email still expressing my interest in the position and asking if there was any more information I could provide. I still did not get an email back.

    I am not upset that I did not receive the job, it is just a little rude to ignore someones genuine responses inquiring about the process or the status of their application. Every other company I have interviewd for I have gotten some sort of response if I did not get the job, sure its generic but it is at least something.

    I was excited about this opportunity and it has just left me wondering if I did something wrong?

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