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  1. "good while it lasted"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network and Computer Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Network and Computer Systems Administrator in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Commonground Marketing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good team, good group of people to work with

    Cons

    i came in on the tail end of the management fiasco, right before the company dissolved.


  2. "Senior Production Artist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Production Artist in Oak Lawn, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Production Artist in Oak Lawn, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Commonground Marketing (More than a year)

    Pros

    great studio environment and management team. They manage workflow effortlessly. Great multicultural environment, varied projects.

    Cons

    creative work needs a boost. Some people come and go as they please, while others work hard and stay focused

    Advice to Management

    button up the management team

  3. "Missed Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Commonground Marketing (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good vibes, talented

    Cons

    Horrible management, egos destroyed an amazing opportunity


  4. "director"

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

    Pros

    not much here for Pros

    Cons

    everything about management was wrong


  5. "Productions"

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, Great teamwork based work environment

    Cons

    Work/Life balance, Compensation, Company-Employee relationship


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    "So Much Potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonground Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, great people & a fun environment.

    Cons

    Fun isn't enough. Unrealistic expectations for people who care and get things done. No reward or appreciation shown for people doing a good job. Bad people are rewarded and promoted. Too many people without traditional advertising experience (typically in leadership roles). Top heavy. Clunky processes. Churn and burn culture for many, but not everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention


  7. "Excellence company!!!"

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Life Balance, Relaxed Environment, Awesome work schedule

    Cons

    There are none! No complaints,

  8. "Great Culture, Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commonground Marketing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great Culture, and lot's of fun...especially with experiential events.
    - Very diverse, you'll find nearly every ethnicity everywhere you turn and make great friends
    - Very laid back work environment
    - Great flexibility to work from home
    - Great talent in that agency. You'll find some gems with amazing personalities

    Cons

    - POOR leadership skills from senior level management.
    - Underpaid
    - No agency processes or structure. Literally a sink of swim environment
    - 0 investment in junior level employees (there's an extreme shortage of junior level employees.
    - Account runs it, pushing the creative envelop to clients is rare
    - You'll wait FOREVER for a promotion because senior level management don't invest in their staff's growth and development. It's damn near every man for himseld

    Advice to Management

    - Hire more junior level employees, invest in their development, and LEARN how to manage them properly (or don't hire them at all)
    - Implement yearly employee evaluations.
    - Continue to build on the fantastic work culture in place.


  9. "A roller coaster"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonground Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity, excitement, & blue chip clients. CG is what you make it. If you work hard and give your all, you will shine. Hard work gets noticed.

    Cons

    fast paced, you have to be sharp and on your game to survive. But I believe what doesn't kill me makes me stronger. Long hours are a realty. However, being at other advertising agencies, this is no surprise. It's 2014 and we compete in a global market. To not have to kill it everyday would be naive.

    Advice to Management

    Remember that many employees have given their lives to help grow the agency. They've sacrificed time with their families and loved ones to help grow the agency. Don't forget all the sweat equity.


  10. "Exciting, energizing environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonground Marketing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The agency has many Blue Chip clients that look great on your resume. If you work hard you can easily stand out.

    Cons

    Difficult to develop as a more junior level account person since Sr level account staff is very disengaged and quite poor at leadership

    Advice to Management

    Stay in touch with the employees hire more better client service leaders


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