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EVB Inc. Reviews

Updated December 19, 2016
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  1. "Nice and friendly working environment"

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    Former Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team leader and colleague, work content always had a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Sometimes has long working hours


  2. "Great people, lack of resources"

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    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at EVB Inc. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely love the people. Super collaborative and a great learning experience if you're a hard worker.

    Cons

    Everyone is spread super thin. A few amazing people in upper management.. And some not so much.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the great people you have.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good work life balance but thats it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EVB Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a good work and life balance but to be honest I've never worked at an agency that clears out by 5pm so bit strange

    Cons

    - HR is a nightmare. Completely aggressive and unapproachable. Doesnt know her job
    - Zero accountability across the company making high turnover and people unproductive.


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    "Good people - mediocre work and thinking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at EVB Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Daniel Stein and James Gassel were phenomenal people. Leaders of the accounts were great and forged wonderful relationships with clients. Creative was often brilliant but beyond clients comfort.

    Cons

    Sadly leadership of HR and Strategy were less than ideal. Causing a bit of distrust in the future of the company.


  6. "Great folks"

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

    I worked at EVB Inc. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One thing you would hear from everyone that worked here is great people, and it's true. People are amazing here, they built the culture. This is not 100+ people agency that every single time you passed someone you would keep thinking, "What's his/her name?"

    Works are alright, there are really not much you can innovate with pet food, social posts and banners. You will definitely make stuffs because they are always understaffed, and you will be on 3+ projects the whole time.

    Cons

    - There doesn't seem to be a plan for the agency since the pervious ECD left. For the size of the agency like EVB, there should always be a plan to grow. If you look at agencies that start at the same time, Venables / Heat / Eleven Inc, they all have a steady growth and doing bigger things now. But EVB doesn't seems to have one or just fail to execute.

    - Like all agencies, process, some agencies are better than the other. EVB just have none, pretty much you have to figure it out.

    Advice to Management

    - Need more transparency, especially when major changes in management. People left because they don't feel like they are part of the future plan of the agency.
    - Don't promote only when someone left and treat your employee right. If you only compensate people when they decided to work somewhere else that would appreciate them more, it is too late.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A Mess"

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

    I have been working at EVB Inc. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are some amazing folks working out of this shop. Unfortunately a lot of the good ones have left or are rapidly leaving.

    Cons

    No onboarding, process or work/life balance. Client expectations are not managed properly and the creative department is severely understaffed, leading to a lot of burn out, frustration and missed deadlines. No one knows who is supposed to do what and there are some people doing the work of multiple jobs. No one is set up for success.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your people and ask what you can do to improve things. Foster a helpful environment people want to work and grow in. Realize you're going to lose and burn out all your good people.


  8. "Great culture. Great work."

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    Current Employee - Art Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Art Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EVB Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This agency has a great company culture, and the work was pretty darn fun.

    Cons

    There is a startup mentality at this agency, which can mean some late nights

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "An agency trying to be hip but with Dinosaur adversiting tendencies and company policies"

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    Former Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EVB Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are great, management is fairly inept.

    Cons

    Long hours, uninspiring work, high churn rate


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management leads to bad work and no good clients"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Small team. Direct access to top levels of company.

    Cons

    Management team was ineffectual and unable to keep clients. Gave bad feedback to current employees. Company didn't have a stable future.

    Advice to Management

    Don't express your worries about the company to employees.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    great atmosphere. great people. awesome space. tons of opportunity. Dinner when you stay late. Deli close by. Occasional Bud light.

    Cons

    Work Late. Work Harder than ever. Work Weekends. Tight Deadlines. Stressful Workload. Impatient Senior Production team. Not enough Bud Light.

    Advice to Management

    Relax the schedules. Hire up. Give bonuses. Turn the space into more of a studio than warehouse. More Bud Light.


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