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"Great place to work but not move up."

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Former Employee - Web Producer in Little Rock, AR
Former Employee - Web Producer in Little Rock, AR
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Pros

Steady paychecks, collaborative atmosphere, depending on your team you will have great management support.

Cons

Lots of meetings, no training, not consistent on how things are done and I have found the terminology used is not consistent with the industry norm.

Advice to Management

Provide better training, give regular reviews, get a research and development team to stay on top of the industry instead of being so busy you fall behind.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good for a Resume. Bad for a Career."

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

    I worked at Aristotle full-time

    Pros

    The client list is fantastic and will help your resume stand out. If you have a self-motivated and -driven disposition, then you'll do well. If you want to do great, creative, innovative work, it's totally possible, but it's on you to see it happen. New ideas are encouraged and supported.

    Monthly parties and birthday events are fun for taking a break and socializing with colleagues. Very casual atmosphere. The staff is open and friendly.

    Cons

    While you can definitely come up with incredible tech and creative ideas, don't expect a lot of infrastructural support in accomplishing your goals. Management doesn't have the technical know-how to innovate and is unwilling to invest in the right people to do the job. The processes that govern the organization are loose, disorganized, and unclear. The hierarchy in the company is a tangled mess, with almost every manager overlapping each other in responsibility, including the CEO, which means you're often wondering who's actually in charge.

    Don't expect to grow in your role. Training is sparse, with the company relying on a "learn it yourself" model. Very few opportunities to attend learning workshops. Salaries seem to below market rate, and the benefits are mediocre at best, which means very few talented people remain for long, leaving only a collective group of timecard punchers. The company doesn't seem to know exactly where it's going, as many big-picture ideas were formed during my time, only to die on the vine.

    Advice to Management

    Hire upper management that can steer the company back on track. Invest in your current, talented employees. Get rid of people taking up space. Hire a business consultant to help you figure out a clear path for the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great projects, poor culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aristotle full-time

    Pros

    The projects are challenging and client roster includes some top-tier names. There is a lot of camaraderie among the line-level employees and most everyone is willing to take time out of their day to assist or train you on new concepts. Work/life balance is good with not a lot of nights or weekends unless your projects are behind. They are lenient on your work schedule, depending on your role.

    Cons

    There is a serious lack of process that creates a long list of cons. It seems like every project becomes a fire drill because another team dropped the ball or someone missed something in the requirements gathering.

    For being a web development company, they always seem to be behind the curve in terms of the latest techniques or trends. There always seemed to be lots of talk and no action on improving that process.

    Salaries seemed to on the low end for production/account people and very low for developers/designers. The bonuses for good performances used to be fair to good then they slowly dried up.

    The management structure is very loose and it's unclear on who is accountable when things go wrong. Expect to be thrown under the bus if a project is taking a lot of heat for being late or over budget.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a consultant to establish a process to ensure that everyone is working towards the same goal. Focus on team building and company culture. Encourage and invest in cutting edge technologies even if they don't pan out. Create incentives to put carrots out there for the talented people so they don't jump ship for bigger salaries.

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