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Chris Tobias, PhD
8 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Account Management in Horsham, PA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Dudnyk full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I really like the agency's location because I don't live too far away from Horsham and it beats relying on SEPTA to get into the city. The office is just a few minutes from the PA Turnpike and easy to get to. It's nice to be able to work for a top agency and NOT have to commute to the city to do so. The people who work at Dudnyk are amazing and I felt "at home" very quickly after I started here. I have read some reviews...

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      Cons

      Although, I do feel that my salary is competitive vs. other agencies, my job title is at a lower level than where I would like to be at this point in my career and expectations for my job level are comparable to job titles 1-2 levels above my current title at other agencies. I could move to a position 1-2 levels above where I am if I wanted to move to another agency, but I really do love my job here at Dudnyk and I...

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      Advice to Management

      Keep fostering the great culture here at Dudnyk and maintaining the level of quality provided to our clients. This is a great place to work!

      Dudnyk2018-09-18

      Dudnyk Response

      September 20, 2018HR

      I appreciate you taking the time to share your supportive thoughts and experiences while working here with us at Dudnyk. I encourage you to have a conversation with your manager about your concern related to your title and level of responsibilities. Having an open dialogue with your ...

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    • Helpful (5)

      "Meh"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Dudnyk full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      • free food and drinks available • creating and launching new brands • a lot of employees have their own office • IT staff is awesome • Generally a lot of nice people work there

      Cons

      • BELIEVE IN OTHERS is a core value at Dudnyk. Unfortunately, too many people do not believe in others at Dudnyk. From account execs questioning every decision made by a creative to upper management snubbing opportunities from less seasoned team members to present work to clients, attend market research or many other career boosting experiences • turnover rate is ridiculously high • many on the account staff are not...

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      Advice to Management

      There needs to be more emphasis on helping ALL EMPLOYEES grow and advance in their careers. Only select employees get special attention and offered opportunities to advance in their career while so many others are ignored. Everyone’s career matters. Everyone deserves a chance to grow. Everyone should feel valued. Not the case at Dudnyk. This is at the root of many cultural struggles Dudnyk continues to face.

      Dudnyk2019-03-09

      Dudnyk Response

      March 12, 2019HR

      I am saddened to have only learned of your feelings about our organization in this venue, especially while we are working together every day. I believe each member of our team has the ability to bring value and be valued, so your feelings about our culture is not in line with my beliefs ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Account management"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Dudnyk

        Pros

        The infamous healthy free snacks & water

        Cons

        The location, horsham, and the dated talent

        Advice to Management

        Good luck to anyone new and to the company that acquired this dud. Because, as the saying goes, what’s in a name!

        Dudnyk2019-03-22
      • Helpful (7)

        "Overall not great"

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

        I worked at Dudnyk full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        There are a few genuinely kind employees will want to help you succeed and who truly love their work. There are great office snacks and helpful tech support.

        Cons

        Company culture feels like forced fun and does little to bring people together in a very cliquey environment. Unless you live near Horsham, it's a hike to get to and offers very little (hope you like Corner Bakery and Qdoba). Critiques are expressed via passive aggression rather than direct guidance. Onboarding training is an overwhelming process that, in the end, contributes very little to your learning. Unless you have...

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        Advice to Management

        Take the time to nurture fresh talent rather than relying on your original team, be more patient (and less passive aggressive) as people are learning, and find a way to discourage the high school style cliques that form within departments.

        Dudnyk2019-01-24

        Dudnyk Response

        January 29, 2019HR

        I am sorry to only hear of your feelings about our organization after you have left. Organizational growth leads to many challenges and it can be difficult building relationships when an environment is dynamically changing. I value the unique contributions each employee can provide ...

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      • Helpful (1)

        "Great core beliefs guiding creative brand stories"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Dudnyk full-time

          Pros

          Great people and innovative ideas

          Cons

          Commute can be hard from the city

          Dudnyk2018-11-29
        • Helpful (9)

          "A Place Worth Your Talents"

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          • Senior Management
          Current Employee - Creative Director, Vice President in Horsham, PA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Dudnyk full-time for more than 9 years

          Pros

          I am writing this as a personal testimony of my experience at Dudnyk. Not everyone will have this experience. But to allow these recent reviews to sit on this site without someone coming forward and offering their truth does a disservice to the employees who are here working hard every day, trying to produce great work for our clients and to make this company a place worth coming to every morning. I am part of the...

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          Cons

          I’m not going to pretend that Dudnyk is a perfect place of employment, because no agency is like that. We have grown a lot over the last couple of years, both in the size of our staff and the size of our clients, and as a result, our agency looks and feels a little different than it did 5 years ago. But we are counting on each other to identify pain points and brainstorm solutions. Those who don’t wish to be a part of...

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          Advice to Management

          Don’t lose sight of what makes us different. Set high standards. Take care of your people. Give high fives in the hallway. Protect what we have built and keep an eye out for toxic personalities. And never, ever stop providing free snacks.

          Dudnyk2018-04-13

          Dudnyk Response

          April 18, 2018HR

          Thank you for taking time to provide the breadth of experiences at Dudnyk through your eyes. You are correct, our agency is not perfect, but always a work in progress. We will continue our efforts to best support our employees and clients as our industry and our organization evolves. ...

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        • Helpful (7)

          "A mixed experience"

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

          I worked at Dudnyk full-time

          Pros

          The office is conveniently located off the Pennsylvania turnpike. Many employees have offices (as opposed to cubicles), which is kind of nice. The creative teams produce some very compelling branding work (in my opinion this is Dudnyk’s greatest strength). Contrary to some reviews, I experienced a perfectly reasonable work/life balance, which can be a rare commodity in the agency world. There are also other perks,...

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          Cons

          I found Dudnyk to be inflexible in the way they do things, despite what I gathered to be a desire to evolve. It was my experience that when new hires were brought in, there often was a reluctance to entertain new or differing ways of approaching work. Deviations from the norm didn’t seem to be appreciated, especially from newer employees. Of particular disappointment to me personally was the execution of the company...

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          Advice to Management

          Consider a different approach to executing the slogans you’ve painted on the office walls. If you’re serious about “Believe in Others” and “Culture Matters”, take heed of what feels like a common denominator of criticism and affect change so that all employees, not just those in the “cliques”, feel welcomed and valued. On a more positive note, continue to evolve the wellness programs and culture of work/life balance,...

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          Dudnyk2018-04-04

          Dudnyk Response

          April 10, 2018HR

          Thank you for the positive comments on our efforts related to work/life balance, workspace layout, focus on supporting a healthy lifestyle, and on-boarding process. We work hard to recognize areas that can best support our colleagues. I am sorry to learn of your negative perceptions ...

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        • Helpful (3)

          "Genuinely Very Good Place to Come to Work Everyday"

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

          I have been working at Dudnyk full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Hardworking and motivated people galore; opportunity to work on great work; very good and direct review process; a genuine desire from leadership to make this a great place to work; most people at Dudnyk are genuinely doing their best and expect the same from everyone they work with - on many different levels. That may mean working hard, increasing your subject matter knowledge, treating your peers with respect, being...

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          Cons

          The former project management model has flaws, but is now changing; promotions do not seem standardized; consistently poor communicators not identified as major detractors from team morale

          Dudnyk2018-03-21

          Dudnyk Response

          March 22, 2018HR

          Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts about working at Dudnyk. We appreciate your comments and are grateful that you shared your experience. Feedback is the best way for us to learn how to support each member of our company and ensure we are continually striving to create ...

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        • Helpful (10)

          "All the red flags just look like flags with your Dudnyk blinders"

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

          I worked at Dudnyk full-time for more than 4 years

          Pros

          Modern office, free snacks and drinks, basically everyone has a bar in their office (I will get to this later), safe location and parking, they recognize good branding, pay well, they hire well (but fire poorly, and make no incentive to stay for those contemplating moving on.)

          Cons

          As highlighted by the existing reviews, it is obvious even at first glance that virtually no-one is "on the fence" about Dudnyk. Its either 5 star or 1 star. The positive reviews were likely written by the management in an attempt to whitewash this site. Most of the senior management brags about being with the company for "X many years" as a boast of authority in their field, but in the creative/marketing industry, this...

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          Advice to Management

          Instead of whitewashing this site to improve your appearance on the web, why not be a better company so you can be proud when you look in the mirror, instead of being arrogant, and ignorant to the experience you impose on the employees that are the foundation of your success. It is obvious to anyone visiting this page that the sticky review about former employees "using this site as a dumping ground for misguided complaints"...

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          Dudnyk2018-04-09
        • Helpful (13)

          "Opinions not welcome"

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

          I worked at Dudnyk full-time

          Pros

          Free breakfast - cereal and fruit; nice offices; convenient location

          Cons

          EGOS, EGOS, EGOS!! I am a very hands-on account director, and I felt incredibly frustrated with the EVPs micro-managing and putting me down. I was basically expected to order food for meetings and not offer any opinions even though I was expected to manage all client interactions. Once, the EVP of strategy even put his hand in my face and told me to stop talking while I was offering an informed opinion to the client....

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          Advice to Management

          You are EVPs of an agency of about 50 people. Calm down. Create a culture where people are heard and respected and leave your ego at the door. Nuture growth and teamwork, instead of silos and resentment.

          Dudnyk2018-01-26

          Dudnyk Response

          March 1, 2018HR

          I am sorry to learn of your experiences at our organization through this venue. Some of the situations you detailed are not in line with our culture or our belief in the value each employee can bring to our company and our clients. If you would be willing, I would like to speak with ...

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