Big Spaceship Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2020

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3.3
49%
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Big Spaceship CEO Michael Lebowitz
Michael Lebowitz
7 Ratings
  1. "Creative environment"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Senior Community Strategist in New York, NY

    I worked at Big Spaceship full-time

    Pros

    Creative, small, family environment, great culture

    Cons

    White male driven and not enough diversity

  2. "Home away from home"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Spaceship full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Big Spaceship has the best office culture. No one is too competitive, your weirdness is respected and you really feel like a family. It's extremely collaborative and you can always count on your team and peers.

    Cons

    Unpredicted layoffs within the agency

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  3. "Great people, good size, happy to come to work everyday"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Spaceship full-time

    Pros

    - Small enough to have an impact, but large enough to be secure - Good boss and leadership who identify strengths and try their best to maximize those strengths in the employees - Concern for employee growth and always looking to expand opportunities for personal career growth - Good parties and egg sandwiches on Friday - Compensation is industry standard

    Cons

    - Size requires that we pitch constantly and that can get tiring - Size also might count against us when going for larger clients - Compensation could be better (see pro)

  4. "Youthful agency doing lots of social"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategy Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun culture. People are young, and they're trying to grow up by hiring grown ups.

    Cons

    It didn't feel like they were staffed up right to do the work they wanted, which was advertising, and not product.

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Soulless Oblivion with snacks and lockers"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, snacks, benefits: okay but not great

    Cons

    The "culture" is sentimental from days when it might have still existed and now is just a disorganized long established company that acts like a start up in bad ways. They used to build cool stuff but it's all social media now. Brooklyn ad bros who think they're woke low key sexism atmosphere. Core is mostly people who seem to work maybe 35 hours a week for big salaries while the rest work for a lot less but are expected to put in far more than 40 hours per week whenever it's needed. CEO is not a good person.

  6. Helpful (3)

    "culture is a buzzword"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Spaceship full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance. Some excellent clients. Some friendly people.

    Cons

    It's where inexperienced C-suite go to retire. Complete disorganization, lack of communication, and lack of direction in the company aside from occasional pushes to do more 'tech stuff' and 'culture stuff'.

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  7. "Loved It"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Spaceship full-time

    Pros

    Brooklyn natives. Nice new office. Roof deck. DUMBO. Super cool people.

    Cons

    You'll find the weather in New York City often leaves a lot to be desired.

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  8. "Great Place to learn the business"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Internship in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Big Spaceship for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great bosses, great office layout

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments,

  9. Helpful (6)

    "Another Example of a Poorly Run Agency"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excluding management, most of the people who work here are great - smart, interesting, creative, nice. Not a lot of egos. - Some of the projects/campaigns can be creatively challenging and interesting.

    Cons

    - The distribution of work isn't great. Half the office plays ping pong and watches YouTube videos all day, while the other half works nights and weekends. - Management is totally unorganized. There is no alignment and often major operational decisions are made by one C-suite member while another C-suite member remains completely unaware. - There are a few bad apples in more senior roles that are incredibly political and regularly throw others under the bus. - The CEO only cares about image. For example: after moving into the new office, the CEO repeatedly reprimanded us for not storing our belongings in lockers (I didn't realize this was 2nd grade??) as he wanted the office to appear clean and sleek. Meanwhile, all of the conference rooms had major acoustics issues that were so problematic, our clients couldn't hear us during conference calls. We often had to resort to using a cell phone on speaker and passing it around while presenting work. This went on for months and made us look like total amateurs.

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Fake Empire"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Big Spaceship full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some hardworking junior staff who are committed to staying on top of their work. An A-list of clients to work for. Social gatherings are frequently arranged.

    Cons

    Holden Caulfield would have a field day with the level of phoniness at this place. Management lacks vision and frequently takes a very rigid "my way or the highway" attitude that comes across as condescending despite lack of credibility. The "culture", which acts as the foundation of the company, is all fake. Nobody talks to each other and stories are made up in management's head and shifted on a whim to suit their needs. While there are frequent social gatherings in the company, they rarely last beyond a drink or two because nobody actually wants to hang out with each other afterwards.

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