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Code and Theory Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Talented people, great office, great projects (in 6 reviews)

  • Great office location, dog-friendly, snacks (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Certainly long hours of intense work, especially for visual designers and producers (but are compensated for non-managers (in 13 reviews)

  • Agree with several of the other reviews here: total bro club in upper management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Code and Theory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company is growing rapidly and it couldn't be more obvious around the office. Clients are high profile and the projects are creative and exciting/

    Cons

    It appears there is very little room for advancement, the office has a "clique-y" atmosphere and job security is uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    Make the employees feel that their jobs are a bit more stable.


  2. "So far so Good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Production in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Production in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    only been a few weeks but the best place i've worked at in a long time. really empowered to do what i need to do and take action. top class talent who are about doing the best work possible. amazing client list

    Cons

    haven't discovered any real issues yet. dental and eye insurance could be better.

    Advice to Management

    improve eye and dental insurance.


  3. "Very Talented Colleagues"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Code and Theory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice to work with a group of smart and committed colleagues who are all focused on doing great work.

    Cons

    no real cons get paid for doing what i love -- making great stuff

    Advice to Management

    nothing major. would be nice to come to NY every now and then.


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  5. "Really Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - User Experience Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - User Experience Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Code and Theory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    gave me my first career experience which i'm really grateful for. very passionate team who's work gets better and better. great transformative projects.

    Cons

    can be long hours at times but usually for a good reason.

    Advice to Management

    stay independent.


  6. "great colleagues and great clients"

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    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Code and Theory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    super entrepreneurial environment, smart talented colleagues who do great work.

    Cons

    can be a little chaotic and disorganized

    Advice to Management

    put some structure in place.


  7. "Group Director of User Experience"

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    Current Employee - Group Director of User Experience in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Group Director of User Experience in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Code and Theory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Code and Theory is a place to push yourself creatively - and that's true for all disciplines. Traditional table stakes aren't enough here. And to achieve results like that, teams are asked to collaborate, work smart and, occasionally, work late. It's also a place to make your own opportunities. If there's something you want to do - then do it. But if you stand on the sidelines, then you've missed the greatness of the place: the freedom to try new things and push yourself.

    I also think Code has tried to be smart about how it grows. Having worked with other growing organizations, I've see the difference a good HR person can make. Why it is important to have in-house recruiters and a solid organizational infrastructure. While it doesn't sound sexy - it makes a world of difference. I feel like there are people to help if something goes awry.

    Cons

    It is a growing organization so changes to process and policy can feel slow given the pace of the work. Also, the offices are beautiful, but space is at a premium and quarters are tight.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example and take a vacation once in a while - it's good for the work.


  8. "Director of Recruitment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Recruitment in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Recruitment in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Code and Theory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding work, leaders that elevate every aspect of your career.
    UX, Product Design, Client Services, Brand / Social, Digital Strategy and Production leadership at the top of their game...and continue to push themselves to get even better.
    Great mix of clients and many opportunities to work on multiple verticals of work.

    Cons

    The bagels go fast on Mondays.
    The candy jar is empty by 3PM.

    This is an A game environment. Just be prepared to be at your best every minute you are there...you will indefinitely benefit from it so I don't know that it is really a Con to working there. Ask plenty of questions, be curious and don't be afraid to push the limits of what you know or the people around you. Extremely passionate people at every step of the way...so if you don't have a thick skin and aren't interested in creating / making things that haven't been done before...this might not be the challenge you are looking for. But if you can get in for an interview, I would highly recommend you going and finding out for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    "Keep on Keeping On"


  9. "One of the very best agency in NYC, if not THE best."

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    • 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 Code and Theory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible love for good design, inspiring environment, great projects, supporting management. Excellence is a daily goal. Yes, people work hard but there's no stress. C&T is an independent agency, and that changes everything. No politics at all. Management own the company.

    Cons

    Frankly, not many Cons. Salaries are okay but could be higher. Certainly long hours of intense work, especially for visual designers and producers (but are compensated for non-managers.)


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Junior Visual Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Code and Theory full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They allow dogs here, which is nice

    Cons

    They don't allow cats here


  11. "Best Agency in NY"

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    • 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

    Pros

    Great culture and energy surrounded by intelligent and motivating people. Work hard, prove yourself and they will give you the opportunity to grow. It's 100% the best company I've worked for.

    Cons

    More space for meetings/war rooms.


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