Civilian - A Reprieve from the Modern Advertising Agency | Glassdoor
  1. "A Reprieve from the Modern Advertising Agency"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Civilian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Civilian is the antithesis to today's advertising agencies. Everyone is extremely kind and hard working. There are no agency egos to placate and no one is overworked and/or overstressed. It's a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Their work/life balance is incredible. Most people leave by 5:30 and you never see anyone stay past 7pm. This is a welcome change from the 60+ hours a week I was working at previous... agencies. The staff is hard working and will buckle down and get a project completed in a pinch. There are no lazy employees on staff who continually miss deadlines. Everyone works diligently during regular hours so no one stays late. Civilian carefully selects it's client roster, exclusively choosing altruistic accounts. There are no bad clients in the bunch and this creates a more positive work environment. Due to Civilian's small size, you'll have opportunities to step up and take on numerous responsibilities on multiple accounts. You're encouraged to be a leader and your hard work and diligence will be acknowledged and rewarded. They're adamant about positive feedback when good work is being done. Civilian provides a discounted gym membership. All employees are encouraged to workout regularly. Most of the staff takes full advantage of this. The kitchen is regularly stocked with free snack and drinks.

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    Cons

    Because of it's small stature, Civilian must work to install and develop it's internal processes. This will come in time as they have many new hires with other agency experience. They'll work together and bring the best parts of all their previous processes to streamline everything at Civilian. Civilian's current roster of accounts skews media centric. They're working to grow their creative accounts, but I do... miss more creative-focused work.

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to empower your staff. You have hired a great team. Allow them all the opportunities to do great work and generate business!

    Civilian2017-11-06

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great company on the rise"

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

    I have been working at Civilian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Senior leadership, culture, purposeful work

    Cons

    Some inefficient or confusing processes, gossip/cliques

    Advice to Management

    Keep inviting more staff participation in decision making

    Civilian2018-12-10
  2. "Greatness is within reach"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Civilian part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Has the vision, has the passion, has the fundamentals.

    Cons

    No "x factor" to make magic.

    Advice to Management

    Get out there. Mix it up.

    Civilian2019-09-02

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