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Antenna Group Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. "Antenna Group San Francisco"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - the most passionate, kind-hearted coworkers in the industry
    - great co-working space(s) in the heart of SOMA in SF
    - senior management works closely with junior staff
    - strong career/growth trajectory
    - weekly Anty-hours (i.e. happy hour drinks with the Ant fam)

    Cons

    - no free lunch every day


  2. "Best. Place. Ever."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Antenna Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I absolutely love working for Antenna. The atmosphere in the office is fun, friendly, positive and motivated. From the day I started working here, I was surrounded by co-workers who were looking to help me dive into the world of PR. I can honestly say that I don't think a day has gone by that I have not learned something new.
    Some perks? Check this out - every Monday, the company meets for an hour. These meetings often have various relevant topics which someone from the company presents. Either at the beginning or end of each meeting, we give "shoutouts" to people we are grateful for at the company. These weekly meetings are a huge highlight. We are focused on building positive vibes and showing appreciation for the hard work that people put in. We spend time getting to know each other and making meaningful connections which only come to enhance our work atmosphere.
    In terms of my co-workers, I have to say that the people I work with are awesome, fun, caring and forward-thinkers. When I looked into other PR firms, I was put off by the cut-throat atmosphere. At Antenna I have only met genuine people who are looking to help the next person out.
    Another important factor is that I joined Antenna as an intern but was soon promoted. Since the day I began as an intern, I was given opportunities to further my skills. Slowly, I was eased into the work load of a full-time employee, and my co-workers and supervisors were always nearby to help me with any questions I had. I see tremendous progress from when I first started - and that steep learning curve is something which I was eased into. When it comes to major writing projects, I am often given the first pass just so that I can improve my writing skills and from there my teams will meet with me one-on-one to make the necessary edits, showing me their respective methods.
    Last but definitely not least - At Antenna, you are not critiqued. You are simply presented with "areas of opportunity." Just the phrasing says it all - Antenna is here to help you grow.
    If you are looking for an awesome environment, people who care to make a difference, an opportunity to grow and be challenged - then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than other firms but the environment, work/life balance and positivity is honestly unbeatable.


  3. "Great People, good place to start"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Larkspur, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Larkspur, CA

    I have been working at Antenna Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to "cut your teeth" in the world of PR, passionate people, good work environment, good location

    Cons

    the office space is not great


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  5. "Nightmare before the Acquisition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A few good people used to work there

    Cons

    Lots of terrible people. Former CEO was the worst.


  6. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends

    I have been working at Antenna Group full-time

    Pros

    Hardworking smart coworkers, mission-driven, work closely with seriously cutting-edge companies in tech and sustainability

    Cons

    Medium-size agency stresses like overtime, management is on one coast


  7. "Associate Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Antenna Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun, great learning opportunities, domain experience

    Cons

    Overtime required, bi coastal communication


  8. "Best agency I've worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Antenna Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No agency is perfect, as by their nature things can be crazy at times, but this is the most supportive agency I've ever worked at. The people are passionate about the industries we specialize in (energy + tech), everyone gets involved early on in the biz dev process (which is very important to career development in this industry I think), good balance of skills agency-wide, and the culture is very supportive and strong. Many other agencies are nightmares compared to here, honestly. Politicking is not non-existent but comparatively much lower than other places I've been. Pay is about average, but the benefits are really good.

    Cons

    This is a smaller agency than the big ones and still undergoing a few growing pains; our client services team is working on implementing important standards but we're still behind somewhat. B2B comms is also not for everyone and the subject matter can be a bit dry at times.

    Advice to Management

    Cross-country and top-down communications could improve. Weird that half the office knows news about something and half don't on a semi-frequent basis. Also need more of a sense of urgency in training junior staff PR 101's.


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    "Antenna"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Antenna Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for people that are looking to build a career in public relations. The organization is very supportive of professional growth and is willing to invest in its employees. There is a really endearing and warm culture that permeates both the SF and NYC offices. Its focus is B2B technology, mostly clean energy and sustainability, and as a result it attracts a staff of super bright and passionate people. There are no office politics, no favorites. The people that thrive at Antenna are collegial, hard working and results driven. I cant recommend it highly enough.

    Cons

    Just wish it would be a little larger. There are 15 employees in San Francisco and 10 in NY/NJ>


  10. "Fast paced training ground for any young professional in the energy field"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Antenna Group full-time

    Pros

    Employees from all levels of the organization are generous in giving feedback and guidance
    Fun loving group of people who share core values around sustainability while being practical
    Small enough organization for employees to expand their roles
    Senior level staff has lots of industry experience and cares about the younger staff

    Cons

    Feels too rushed/scattered. Not for those who are uncomfortable with multi-tasking
    Feedback from different staff members may have inconsistencies
    Amount & pace of work impedes senior level staff from tracking mentee growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do. Thank you for the experience.


  11. "First job out of college"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Antenna Group full-time

    Pros

    Great and innovative people. Directors are barely accessible when you need them. Great mission and location. An ethical enterprise helping the world better understand the importance of clean technology.

    Cons

    Melody Haller drove the company into the ground and left the group that bought Antenna to pick up the pieces.

    Advice to Management

    Remain accessible to your employees and help drive your business by mentoring those who are new to clean technology and/or PR



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