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"Great place to start your career."

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Former Employee - Associate Planner in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Associate Planner in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Critical Mass full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Awesome people to work with, and management does their best to take care of everyone. Critical Mass has an impressive list of clients, but most of the work coming out of thie chicago office is financial services / insurance related. There's a few wild cards, but for the most part, the "sexier" clients are based elsewhere.

Cons

At times feels like an amateur shop playing with the big boys.

Advice to Management

be mindful of what other digital shops are paying, and be competitive--it's the only way to get and keep talent.

Other Employee Reviews for Critical Mass

  1. Helpful (3)

    "A good place to start out. Don't expect long term career growth unless you are in with the right people."

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    Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Critical Mass full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some smart, fun people. Like other agencies, the culture is a lax jeans and t-shirts kind of place with beer in the fridge. Random fun office events like Bacon Fest will happen. These things make the cons tolerable for the short term.

    Cons

    Weak client roster. A willingness to bend over backwards on projects with little to no reward. Poor communication with employees regarding vision and expectations as a company. If you cannot fend for yourself and stand up for what you want, you may as well be invisible.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency to some degree would be nice. Provide clear career paths and opportunities. The fun stuff is nice, but in the end people want to feel rewarded and respected.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Update on Critical Mass - Chicago"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Critical Mass full-time

    Pros

    The office has expanded, it now takes up the entire floor. Lots of new equipment and newly designed conference rooms, large kitchen, many team working areas, etc. Promotes collaboration and group work sessions well.

    Still could use some new clients that bring out the creativity and talent in the office, but steps seem to be taking place - look for some really interesting work (not typically found at an agency of this size) coming soon.

    New VP/group creative director hired, looking forward to see what he does.

    Still culturally a great place to work - tons of events, outings, beer 30's, as well as people going above and beyond for each other - makes you realize it's more then a place of work.

    Cons

    Could use some improvements in the project management side and social media leadership side.

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