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"Good agency to work for."

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Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Best culture of any agency I've been with. They do care to a certain degree about their employees welfare, certainly more than other agencies that consider their people as resources.

Cons

Some of the support and back office systems are pretty weak in comparison to other companies of the same size.
HR and company orientation / onboarding for new hires could be improved.
Consistency in delivery across the company varies by office and region.
The company is still largely run out of Calgary, AB, not exactly the mecca for marketing professionals.
Administration and processes sometimes get in the way of doing good work. Processes sometimes feel very inefficient.

Advice to Management

Put more focus on the larger markets in the US.

Other Employee Reviews for Critical Mass

  1. "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Critical Mass full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great clients to work on.

    Cons

    Very contract driven as compared to hiring full time

    Advice to Management

    More transparency in extending contract


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Favouritism and politics in the Development Department"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Developer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Critical Mass full-time

    Pros

    -High pay for the position I was in.
    -Practical work experience
    -Office down town
    -Free food/ beer
    -Social atmosphere
    -Trendy office space

    Cons

    -Favouritism and office politics are rampant. Certain people are given preferential treatment and more opportunities than others, not based on skill or merit, but based on personal relationships.
    -Tech department is still an "old boys club". I was personally excluded from networking opportunities outside of work that my male counterparts were invited to and was overlooked for opportunities that could have furthered my career.

    Advice to Management

    The favouritism, politics, and other exclusionary practices that go on in the tech department are going to cost the company in the long run in terms of overlooked talent, low morale, and poor company reputation. I would re-evaluate questionable hiring practices and weak management in this department.

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