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Updated May 1, 2018
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  • cbias, salaries are well below industry standards (in 2 reviews)

  • With Inmar merger it only got worse (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Business Development in Rogers, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collective Bias full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative company that values culture.
    Collaborative and transparent leadership team with scrappy mindset to get things done.
    Collaborative peers who support and encourage workplace happiness.

    Cons

    Heavy growth mode means wearing multiple hats at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep culture at forefront.


  2. "Social Media"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Collective Bias full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Remote position. It allowed you to work from home.

    Cons

    None at this time for me.

  3. "Collective Bias Inc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Collective Bias part-time

    Pros

    Dogs friendly and nice people, fun place and nature of market

    Cons

    Not a very diverse company


  4. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Collective Bias full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture and very collaborative. Great place to grow

    Cons

    Recent changes in management leaves some confusion


  5. "Business Dev"

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Collective Bias full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Initially seemed like a fun place to work with a great culture that cared about their employees... until the blinders come off.

    Cons

    Leadership is run by cowardice, literally zero backbone when the rubber meets the road and sales are low... because it is everyone "else's" fault. With Inmar merger it only got worse... just a larger organization with poor leadership & ethics. Management feels demeaning employees by personal attack should somehow motivate and drive better performance. Social Programs they have to sell in to clients are over priced compared to competition by A LOT.

    CB Company Motto - The Beatings Will Continue Until Moral Improves.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect, they carry your company... they are not there for you to whip into submission.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Losing Sight of what Made them Successful"

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

    I worked at Collective Bias full-time

    Pros

    Great people, management okay, easy to work with; good work environment

    Cons

    Forgetting what made them successful; taking advantage of people and their time.

    Advice to Management

    Growth and change is inevitable, but don't lose sight of what made this company great. That's starting to happen.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Ship is sinking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collective Bias full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friday afternoons off during the summer and bringing your dog to work!

    Cons

    Salaries are low, management is unqualified to lead teams, communication is lacking, no bonuses in 2018, incredibly high attrition rate.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A great company that will hopefully navigate the waters of acquisition successfully"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collective Bias full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the things that stands out about Collective Bias is the family oriented atmosphere and the company culture's resistance in becoming too "corporate" in tone and feel, a trait I hope they will continue to retain as we become further integrated into our parent company Inmar. The relaxed work environment lends itself to improving coworker relations, reducing stress, while at the same time encouraging a healthy work drive that is borne out of a passion to see Collective Bias continuing to succeed.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company had recently experienced a notable attrition rate and an exodus of talent who have moved on to other jobs. There have been complaints of salaries that are paid unevenly amongst coworkers and being below industry norms, which doesn't jive with the claims that we are now turning a profit. Since salaries are now subject to approval by Inmar, there may also be further resistance to improvement in this area based on the many expensive acquisitions Inmar has been making, which has reportedly resulted in the reduction of bonuses company-wide in order to help pay for these acquisitions. Claiming not to have money to boost salaries and leave bonuses untouched while at the same time making acquisitions left and right is liable to anger a few people, and cause even more talent to leave as a result. This is a complaint specific to Inmar though, not Collective Bias.

    Advice to Management

    Create an automated salary schedule tied to performance reviews where workers can achieve a pre-designated salary increase based on their yearly performance results. Create a salary standard that uses the industry-wide average as a baseline and automatically factors in cost of living differences based on which office location an employee works out of.

    Provide more upward mobility with Inmar's assistance, where workers can explore opportunities with Inmar itself or its newly acquired properties to expand their skillset and potentially move upward without having to leave Collective Bias.


  9. "Great Culture, HR Nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Collective Bias full-time

    Pros

    Amazing company culture centered around everyone working together to achieve a common goal. Great place for burgeoning young professionals to work with experienced staff and industry intellectuals. Benefits, hours, and overall feel we’re great.

    Cons

    Though forward thinking and progressive, there is a major lack of racial diversity at all levels (you could count them on 1 hand). At times you got, “I’m afraid of [insert dark skin tone] people” vibes. This lack of diversity is fairly typical for the area and results in a lack of mentorship and little opportunity for minorities to vertically progress. Which leads to the greater issue, HR. The free-thinking culture and lax rules leave little room to feel protected or supported when going to HR. Teams are able to act with a complete disrespect for employees time and intelligence, to which management often turns a blind eye. HR and management’s disregard for obvious issues is alarming and sad to see. Hopefully things improve as their acquisition sets in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to innovate. Hire more racial minorities and support them through their employment the same you would any white employee. It will boost innovation and improve office culture and bring in a needed new perspective.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collective Bias full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility with your schedule
    Managers (for the most part) value your growth - professionally and personally

    Cons

    Positions are underpaid in comparison to industry standards, pretty much across the board

    Advice to Management

    Keep culture a top priority - it's what makes CB such a great place to work!


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