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"I worked on some great brands with a lot of talented people"

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Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

It still has a small company feel but you have a lof of the resources that are provided at large agencies. There's a lot of room to grow and a ton of flexibility.

Cons

As with any mid-sized agency, some of the senior management is lacking in the skills required to keep teams happy.

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    "Great clients and a fun culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is fun and creative. Management encourages entrepreneurialism and rewards achievement on a regular basis with bonuses and fun activities like happy hours, outings, etc. The emphasis is on results (media results primarily) versus politics and action versus words. People can move up very quickly here if they are talented and work hard. Also, the firm has a great client mix with both technology, cause-related and consumer companies.

    Cons

    Like any PR firm, the billable hours requirement can mean working hard vs. working smart will be the most rewarded by some managers. It's also not the most flexible environment for everyone. There's a reason most people leave the agency world when they have families.

    Advice to Management

    Survey the junior staff more on the rewards and incentives that truly matter to them. Be aware of perceptions of favortism. Adopt a more trusting and flexible attitude toward valued employees.


  2. "A facade of niceness and faux culture"

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

    I worked at Allison & Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are 'nice' and enthusiastic but that's about it.

    Cons

    There is a veneer of experience and 'great culture' that doesn't really stand up to any real test. There is a frantic approach to winning new clients without really understanding their business or strategy. The approach is cobble together a pitch, wheel out some senior people and keep fingers crossed that you won't get found out.

    Advice to Management

    Act on the feedback given to your by your teams. Look at fair market compensation (instead of guessing at everything) only go after clients you genuinely have experience in dealing with. Stop fabricating qualifications and ditch the 'macho' boys club senior management thing. It's 2017.

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