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Big Red Rooster Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2019

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Martin J. Beck
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  1. "Lots of opportunities if you're sharp, creative, ambitious, and hard-working"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Red Rooster full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Really talented people and entrepreneurial leadership/culture. Now that JLL owns the company, there are lots of opportunities to move up by impacting growth. If you're a roll-up-your sleeves and figure-it-out personality you'll thrive here.

    Cons

    It's not for everyone because of some of the pros mentioned above - not everyone has a growth mindset (a requirement to be happy here). There's a new expectation of "corporate" professionalism that some are not able to grasp due to heritage and scrappy "startup" mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate company priorities more often and separate the "getting the work done" from the operations stuff.

    Big Red Rooster2017-09-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Hen House"

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    Former Employee - Freelance Writer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Big Red Rooster full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are some good people working there, if they haven't been driven off. Still looking for other reasons.

    Cons

    Ecologist Edward O. Wilson said, "Organisms, when housed in unfit habitats, undergo social, psychological and physical breakdown." While this might sound like a stretch for this "agency," it's not. Creativity is suffocated by office politics. Narcissist management and other senior "creatives" are tone-deaf and suffer from low self-esteem, so bullying is ever-present and generally tolerated. Complaints to HR go unregistered....

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    Advice to Management

    Your minions won't tell you this, but most everyone in the office dreads working for you and hates coming to work. As "management," remember, you get paid to live at work. You're expected to. That doesn't mean your employees have to do the same. So, find a real, accountable process that works for everyone, not just "leadership." If you can find it in your heart, try and treat people with respect and dignity they deserve....

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    Big Red Rooster2019-03-13
  3. "Fun Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Red Rooster full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of talent and creative people here. Its an agency, so it can be very stressful at times. A lot of contracted boring clients, but fun ones as well every once in a while which keeps things interesting. A really enjoyable and laid-back work environment, co-workers are cool and fun. However, JLL purchasing the company has changed the morale a little bit to a slightly more corporate-y feel. Younger company on the rise....

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    Cons

    Upper Management doesn't really care about your growth. Middle management is more involved, and cares more about you as a valuable employee.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your loyal employees

    Big Red Rooster2017-08-08
  4. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Red Rooster full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Progressive, creative company with diverse offerings

    Cons

    Management showed little interest or investment in remotely located employees used as vendors to clients.

    Advice to Management

    Support your employees

    Big Red Rooster2017-01-28
  5. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Big Red Rooster for more than a year

    Pros

    Try to compensate with parties

    Cons

    Management was very distant from our team

    Big Red Rooster2016-07-07
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    "Passionate and extremely creative colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Red Rooster full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The design team at BRR is truly top-notch: my colleagues were extremely talented and passionate about what they do--these are people who really care about the outcome of projects The office space is in an amazing converted firehouse, complete with fire pole, and visually a very appealing place to work And... you can bring your dog to work! Generally a lot of freedom is afforded to employees, as most people just...

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    Cons

    Scheduling and work flow can be a bit scattered... a lot happens "on the fly" and in the 11th hour Some designers are better than others at explaining / presenting their work to clients

    Advice to Management

    Make the designers more responsible for presenting their work to clients--it's always best for clients to hear directly how/why decisions were made

    Big Red Rooster2016-02-09
  7. "Graphic Designer"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Big Red Rooster full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best entry-level position I could have asked for. The benefit of working in a smaller agency is that you have the opportunity to work on every project from start to finish. Great clients and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Work-life balance (which is to be expected with agency life)

    Big Red Rooster2016-01-21
  8. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Red Rooster

    Pros

    Great environment to work in, everyone is very enthusiastic. Awesome location and building, very laid bad culture. Access to high level clients and tier 1 work.

    Cons

    No feeling of importance or recognition from management.

    Advice to Management

    Try to focus on engaging employee's as much as possible.

    Big Red Rooster2016-01-13
  9. "Creative Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Red Rooster full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, ability to develop your own talent, be a creative entrepreneur and work with cross functional team.

    Cons

    Too many projects, too little time- work overload. Skipped vacations and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency and less favoritism when dealing with teams and staff- would help culture and lead to better work ethic/loyalty.

    Big Red Rooster2016-01-06
  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Big Red Rooster full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule with great work life balance

    Cons

    Company lunches could be better.

    Big Red Rooster2015-12-14
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