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3.2
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42%
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84%
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Carl Johnson
22 Ratings
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  • "a lot of smart people work here(in 9 reviews)

  • "It is also a great place to learn, as long as you pay close attention to all the personalities and motivations, while catching the curve balls(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place but at risk of losing what makes it great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anomaly full-time

    Pros

    Great culture Cool, relaxed office Lots of really smart people Great model, do some things differently

    Cons

    Don't take care of or foster younger talent Work/Life Balance non-existent, but that's advertising Lack of professional development opportunities or funding Nepotism

    Advice to Management

    You're losing a lot of great young talent because you're either overworking them or underworked them. Find a balance, take a chance and throw some briefs to the creatives who aren't necessarily your favorites. Develop better and stronger professional development options.

    Anomaly2018-05-16
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Some Solid Pros but Major Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anomaly full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generally pleasant, entertaining, smart people. Good roster of clients. Strategy team is solid. No timesheets and flexibility to move around and pick up projects (although the projects you get to work on is determined by how much a partner likes you)

    Cons

    Still pretty traditional. Boys club. Even the women in leadership are in the club and don’t tend to pull other women up. You have to be in with the partners or you will be tossed to the side which creates a culture of kissing butt and unnecessary competitiveness. Big teacher’s pet culture. If you try to have a life outside work you will be penalized.

    Anomaly2018-03-08
  3. "Nice."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anomaly full-time

    Pros

    Nice people. Smart people. Fun People.

    Cons

    Lots of work. Like, a lot.

    Anomaly2017-11-14
  4. "Demanding and rewarding"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Anomaly full-time

      Pros

      Work hard, play hard culture. Really smart people.

      Cons

      You have to work really hard to keep up.

      Anomaly2017-02-19
    • "hard to live up too"

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      Former Employee - Writer in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Anomaly full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      casual environment but also trendy friendly people and a cool vibe they have a bar good for people who like to stay busy a lot of smart people work here agency of the year no discrimination

      Cons

      a lot of micromanagement people judge you if you leave early late nights and weekends are expected. live to work not work to live mentality. little to no communication between accounts/strat/creative take advertising too seriously which makes it not fun

      Advice to Management

      be honest and up front with team members and set realistic goals for everyone. dont take work so seriously.

      Anomaly2017-01-26
    • "A lot of hours for little work"

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      Former Employee - Strategic Planning, Director in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Anomaly for more than a year

      Pros

      Smart people and strong culture

      Cons

      Completely disorganized and little autonomy

      Advice to Management

      Take a break

      Anomaly2016-09-23
    • "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Anomaly

        Pros

        Really smart people and such a fun environment! Great place to work.

        Cons

        Sometimes there are long hours, but you'll find that at any ad agency.

        Anomaly2016-07-22
      • "A terribly demanding job that was somehow worth it"

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        Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Anomaly full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great brands, growth opp, career advancement (after you leave), smart people, a true desire to do right thing for clients. You'll make incredible friends and expand your network here a ton

        Cons

        Soul-crushing demands, staff spread too thin (by design)-all agencies do this but Anomaly by 10x. No staffing structure, limited resources to execute expectation of world class work.

        Advice to Management

        Keep it up its working despite complaints of employees

        Anomaly2016-02-25
      • Helpful (3)

        "Senior Account Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Anomaly full-time

        Pros

        Working with very smart people and (partly) interesting clients

        Cons

        Everyone has a huge ego. There's no team spirit. Management is horrendous, bullying and obviously not inspirational. They are not growing people but try to keep them small. That office is pretty much the worst place I've ever worked at. The atmosphere is beyond negative and destructive.

        Anomaly2018-03-19
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