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Dovetail Solutions Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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  1. "Client Services Partner"

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

    Pros

    I have had a great deal of experience in agencies, and this firm, by far, was the most collaborative, smart, creative, and yet easy going environment I have worked in. Each team member treats one another like family, and the work is fun, challenging, and highly integrated into CSR/or SCI, Strategic Community Investment as it's called at dovetail solutions.

    Cons

    I really don't have many downsides. As with any PR agency, there is always more work to do than time to do it within. So, it's YOUR responsibility to maintain the work/life balance, although the management strongly encourages it, and gives 10% of paid time toward community service. dovetail solutions does WHAT THEY SAY....

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Glassdoor has always been a place for lazy, disgruntled terminated employees to complain, and it looks like the previous reviews reflect such. This firm does very good work and I highly recommend it.


  2. "Account Manager"

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

    I worked at Dovetail Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, dog friendly office

    Cons

    Difficult to collaborate with upper management

  3. "Great job for finding another."

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

    I worked at Dovetail Solutions full-time

    Pros

    You will receive a paycheck.

    Cons

    Leadership has an antiquated view on how Public Relations, specifically media relations, works. Dishonest management when it comes to clients and team members. Unorganized team and client management. Unrealistic expectations. Leadership over-promises on every account, knowing that they will under-deliver. Nobody at the agency has ever worked for an agency, so agency "best practices" don't exist.

    Run. Just run.

    Advice to Management

    Don't know where to start.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized Chaos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly junior staff that has been very loyal. Dog-friendly office. A few high-profile clients. Beautiful Larimer Square office. Paid parking or public transportation for most staff.

    Cons

    CEO manages with a very distorted view on reality. Because he's never worked in a agency setting other than his own, several common standards of practice are lost on him, leading to whacky and inappropriate practices. Lots of talk about work/life balance that is frowned upon when employees try to use it. Flexible time/place/start times are also a myth - listed in employee handbook but frowned upon when utilized -this comes from the top. Dishonesty with clients coming from senior leadership to current and prospective clients and staff. Unrealistic expectations for employees on client deliverables. Several "established practices" that are clunky and inefficient. Because core staff members have been with the organization for so long, and none have worked with other agencies or in similar roles previously, common industry standards (client service delivery, HR, recruiting, etc.) are made up along the way.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with public relations industry leaders on standards of practice regarding billing, account structures and HR. Get realistic about staff expectations and be consistent.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Dovetail is a House of Cards"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Community Investment
    Current Employee - Strategic Community Investment
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dovetail Solutions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location in Larimer Square. Small company means there's a family-like feel. The company is interested in community involvement and supports that for employyes.

    Cons

    This isn't the company you think it is. Clients are lied to more often than you can imagine. Once you begin to realize just how commonplace these lies are, you begin to wonder if the employees are getting lied to also.

    Advice to Management

    Honesty would go a very long way, though I'm not sure the problem can be fixed.