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72andSunny Reviews

Updated May 10, 2017
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Pros
  • great culture, great people to work with (in 9 reviews)

  • At times the work environment sort of felt like high school all over again because teams tend to get a little clique-y (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Struggle to find a solid work life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • The impressive office quickly looses it's appeal when you're stuck working long hours and weekends (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Exciting place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 72andSunny (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Super talented people, great opportunities and culture, benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    Long hours and can be a bit stressful at times, but what job isn't?


  2. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Art Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's fun! Great agency to learn from.

    Cons

    Work is hard. Demanding schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Support the young talent that come through your programs.


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Burnout factory. Not what they promise."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 72andSunny full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really nice, really fun, smart people you can be friends with and learn from. Beautiful office in a great location -- lots of perks, food, booze and parties.

    Cons

    I'm six years into my career and this was by far the worst job I've ever had. It's a complete burnout factory. There is no protection for the team in terms of deadlines; you just grind until you drop. Literally, people are always sick. Management will tell you it's the nature of the biz - which of course is true sometimes, but the long game simply can't last.
    Creative is some of the most basic in the industry; pushes no boundaries and brings nothing positive to culture. Strategy gets zero respect and no time... which shouldn't matter because they rarely do research, but rather operate on hunches. Both creative and strategy get dictated by client to the point where they just should've done it all in-house
    Above aside, I also had a very bad experience personally. I had been brought there with the potential of working on one team, and got put on another. Never saw a job description. Didn't know who my boss was for two months -- which meant no one was really talking to me, assigning me proper work or checking in with me until I flagged it. When I had given feedback on my boss to senior management, they told my boss verbatim feedback -- like it was a game of high school telephone -- and then my boss treated me poorly because of it...like calling me at 9pm to tell me I'm a disappointment or berating me over g-chat. It wasn't until I had raised a red flag three times and said I was going to walk out, did they finally get it. It was too late...I was so emotionally and physically beat that I left without even having another job. This place is not what they promise.

    Advice to Management

    Behave like managers. Care about your people and speak up against a bad system -- you're the only on with a voice.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Work / Life Imbalance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 72andSunny full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people, without question, are some of the most friendly and interesting in advertising. Kudos to the HR department for finding and vetting great people.

    The space, with its mid-century furniture and open floor-plan, is as awesome as offices get.

    The client roster, with the possible exception of Droga and W/K, is unrivaled.

    Cons

    There's absolutely no work / life balance whatsoever. On any given day, it's fair to assume you'll be working until 11pm or later. Free weekends too are a luxury. If I had to guess, I'd say it's a consequence of far too many layers. But while senior management consistently addresses the issue at town hall-style meetings, nothing of significance is ever done to course correct.

    Far worse is the fact that – while the work is of incredibly high production value – it's not terribly interesting. Or maybe you love bikini-clad models eating burgers and psychedelic frappuccinos.

    The coup de gras is that they don't pay compensate folks fairly, placating them with coconut water and granola bars instead.

    Advice to Management

    Radical collaboration doesn't translate at scale. Revisit your values.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fun place, hard balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 72andSunny full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Upbeat, friendly co-workers, dog friendly, free snacks, bright/well-lit offices. Great work, great company to be affiliated with. Showers, towel service, great benefits

    Cons

    No clear boundaries for work/life balance, no clear communication between supervisors, too many cooks in the kitchen leading to really late nights or pushed deadlines, bro culture, lots of drinking in office, leading to slower work performance, late nights.

    Advice to Management

    Clear communication from the start


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unrivaled culture and perks, tough hours and expectations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some incredible people, perks and a community of people that care about great work. Had a great time and have kept some pretty incredible friends and contacts.

    Cons

    Unsustainable work hoursand pay. The unlimited vacation policy is indicative of the fact you need to take time off whenever there's a window, which isn't often. Schedule the weekends you need off as vacation, otherwise a they're work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Scheduled reviews at reasonable times, try to contain working hours more to working hours. Look out for overworking and overloading groups.


  8. "Brand Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    great culture, great people to work with

    Cons

    small company so not as many opportunities for growth / compensation not as high as larger agencies


  9. "Great Culture."

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Marina del Rey, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 72andSunny full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Inspiring people, fantastic culture, and an amazing client roster.

    Cons

    All digital work is campaign based.


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Happy I worked there. Would never go back."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 72andSunny full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They care about culture. Hold lots of events and extravagant parties for employees.

    Beautiful office.

    Cons

    Absolute sweat shop. Hours were unreasonable.

    No work life balance whatsoever.

    Management has little to no regard for the well being of employees.

    Creatives treated like cattle - not people.

    The office was surprisingly unfriendly. Management cold.


  11. "Freelance Writer / CD"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Freelance Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at 72andSunny (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Talented smart people who push the work beyond good.

    Cons

    Lots of hours pushing the work.

    Advice to Management

    keep your creative core pure as you continue to grow.


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