Critical Mass - Good starting point, but you'll find better over time. | Glassdoor
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"Good starting point, but you'll find better over time."

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Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Incredibly fun culture and the people are great. There are benefits to working hard with these guys.
- Potential to work on some really cool projects for brands people recognize.

Cons

- Pay is great for people out of college and hungry. Those who've been around for a while can get paid better elsewhere.
- Losing swagger, partly due to client roster fading over the years and burned out employees.
- Home office doesn't know how to operate outside their geographical space, making expansion and sharing of great opportunities messy and poorly strategized.

Other Employee Reviews for Critical Mass

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great fun culture, experienced team members, open door executives

    Cons

    Leads could care more on a personal level about employees

    Advice to Management

    Firm up a process for pulling in resources to pitches to accurately staff against current projects


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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.

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