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"Good Stepping Stone"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Critical Mass full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Management promotes from within
- Fair salary and benefits
- Casual environment
- Execs have an open-door policy and know you by name
- Strong office and company culture
- Good work/life balance for an agency

Cons

- Clique-ish, gossipy -- we're all back in high school again. While the culture is strong, it's not for everyone if you want some level of maturity in your work day
- Most accounts are not very interesting and offer little professional growth
- Lots of turnover

Advice to Management

Look at ways to bring in more interesting clients with diverse work--this will allow employees to build on their skills and possibly keep them longer. No one wants to work on insurance accounts for the long haul.

Other Employee Reviews for Critical Mass

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Growing pains"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Critical Mass full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is key. Fosters a sense of family among employees.

    Cons

    Omnicom ownership has changed the focus from the people to the bottom line. Their continued push for margins have decreased career support and professional development.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good starting point, but you'll find better over time."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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