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Dailey & Associates Reviews

Updated February 2, 2017
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  1. "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Creative Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dailey & Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy hours, fun brands. It was a really fun place to work - people were awesome and bosses were cool. Good times, Good times.

    Cons

    Wasn't really any. It's not like you had to work late which is a plus however you're probably not going to do any award winning work either.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. "Great People Stuck in a Severe Downward Spiral"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dailey & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun and friendly coworkers, leave the office at 5p, dog-friendly office, bagel Monday/donut Friday, subsidized soda machines

    Cons

    Employees not held to same standards. Severe favoritism. Incredibly political. Poor hiring practices. No communication from upper management about agency performance or layoffs. No aggressive pursuit of new clients. No pursuit of cutting-edge work. You have to pay for expensive parking. It's near-impossible to get a performance review and as part of that, there's no raises or bonuses and very few promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Start holding all employees to the same standards. Institute yearly required performance reviews and reward hard work instead of political prowess. Cover parking as part of employee benefits. Hire multiple rockstar junior and mid-level employees who are hungry and will actually do the work instead of super senior level people who sit and review. Talk to the people who are actually in the trenches doing the work and find out what they need. THEN LISTEN TO THEM! Don't just write off their suggestions, but get them involved in the health of their own company.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great People, No Growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dailey & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers that becomes friends. Flexible work hours and a great work life balance, you can also bring your dog to work. The occasional beer party and IHOP fridays once a month.

    Cons

    Little to no opportunities for growth. Performance reviews were rarely on-time or even given for that matter. The closer you are with certain people (cliques) the better your opportunity to grow becomes. It seemed that if you wanted to get a promotion you were better off leaving to a new agency.

    Advice to Management

    You have to trust the little guys and let them swim with the big fish.


  4. "Uncreative, uncreative, uncreative, uncreative, uncreative"

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    Former Employee - Creative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Creative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dailey & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's located in Los Angeles

    Cons

    Quality is job none. The client is always right.

    Advice to Management

    Care about the product


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Glad I'm not there anymore!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits as it is part of Interpublic Group. Good people working there trying to do their best under the circumstances.

    Cons

    West Hollywood (Pacific Design Center) location not convenient to anywhere (except maybe the Beverly Center if you can possibly get out for lunch). Agency is a shell of it's former self after numerous account losses and management changes.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are your biggest asset - in fact, they are your only asset. If you treat them fairly and with respect, you will get results back 10-fold.


  6. "Art Director"

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    Current Employee - Art Director in West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Art Director in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are friendly and usually good to work with

    Cons

    The salary. Dont pay as much.

    Advice to Management

    be more prepared


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Find a different agency to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the people at Dailey are kind and hard-working people.

    Cons

    Dailey & Associates is incredibly cheap (and they have this reputation in the advertising community of Los Angeles). They do not give regular yearly raises or performance reviews and when they do, the raise is extremely small. If you have a problem with the how they handle reviews, specifically, if you wanted to go to HR about it, at Dailey, I wouldn't bother as there is only on person working in that department.

    Unlike other IPG companies or other Los Angeles agencies, they no longer have Summer Hours available (be ready to stay until at least 5:00PM every Friday in the summer). Also, they are open the week between Christmas and New Years Eve (unlike other agencies). These two changes came about when Bruce Miller was named CEO.

    Regardless of your position, be prepared to fork over roughly $80 a month of your salary to pay for the parking in the Pacific Design Center. Other IPG agencies in the Pacific Design Center pay for their employees to park there.

    The agency does not care about company morale at all. It is all about the bottom line. They don't care about whom they have to lay off as long as they make their numbers.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs new leadership across the board who are not set in their ways. The company is not modern, trendy, or heading in the right direction. As a result, it has not won any large business accounts and has lost several major clients.

  8. "Neither here nor there"

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

    I worked at Dailey & Associates full-time

    Pros

    The people who work here can become like your family. A truly great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    The administration lacks transparency between the inner circle and the staff.


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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

    I worked at Dailey & Associates full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong company culture where everyone is valued and people have fun at work. CEO empowers his people to run their businesses. People believe in teamwork and shared success.

    Cons

    At the time company was still striving to improve its creative product. While benefits were good, pay was on the lower side.


  10. "Enjoyed my time with the company"

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    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Dailey & Associates full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was a writer, so this is from a creative's perspective. The people were great and the assignments were pretty good. I enjoyed going in to work which you can't always say at some jobs.

    Cons

    A lot of the great assignments would disappear. Some of the higher ups seemed to kill great work.


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