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EVB Inc. Reviews

Updated June 30, 2017
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  1. "Huge Fan"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, lots of opportunity and really great, hard-working people. Awesome location.

    Cons

    Not a place for dog-haters.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work and the optimism.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Filled with miscommunication - avoid this place!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Health insurance was good. Pay was decent (but not worth the headaches.)

    Cons

    The people like to talk. It's very catty and gossipy. They just started doing cannabis marketing and it's consumed the entire office. One day they passed out cannabis packets and edibles to employees, another they had multiple cannabis plants in the kitchen. Cannabis and alcohol are the only things on the brain here.

    Plus they just did major layoffs. I worked for the company for less than six months. My advice - avoid this place by any means necessary! There's tons of miscommunication and they don't have plans set in place for new hires. It's hard to succeed here. Additionally, they had an office in Boulder. They closed that too (within the past year.)

    So to recap, they've done two major layoffs in the past year. If you get a job here, who knows how long you'll actually work here.

    Advice to Management

    Create a plan! Welcome in new hires - don't let them feel like outsiders.

  3. "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


  4. "Associate Account Manager"

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

    Pros

    Great, smart people with a lot of great ideas.

    Cons

    Organization is lacking, internally and throughout upper management

    Advice to Management

    Focus on one direction and go for it. Let employees know what exactly is going on.


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Okay"

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

    I worked at EVB Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Co workers are nice. Office location is convenient. But that's about it.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. No transparency or organization whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. Be more collaborative. Treat people with respect.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Definitely Hit A Rough Patch"

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

    I worked at EVB Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Some really wonderful people (although they are getting fewer and fewer by the day).

    Cons

    Lack of leadership in the Oakland office killed the culture and left many unclear on what the agency's vision and philosophy are. People started leaving at the beginning of the year, and there's been a new announcement of someone leaving just about every week since. Instead of acknowledging there's a problem, the Oakland leadership pretends it's not happening. Even worse, some of the partners often badmouth the people who left to current employees and blame them for the problem instead of looking for solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Admit you have a problem, be transparent with employees on your plan to fix it. Remember that people are inspired to do good work and stick around when they feel valued.


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