Critical Mass - A balanced scale of pros/cons | Glassdoor
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"A balanced scale of pros/cons"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Coordinator in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Coordinator in Chicago, IL
Approves of CEO

Pros

a lot of big interesting clients; relatively flat org structure; really smart and fun people; company is the perfect size; still growing despite hard economic times that have hit our clients hard; fun culture

Cons

centralization--doesn't work with all the offices they have and it takes forever for things to get rolling; employee retention--no career pathing, poor middle manager skills; pay--generally lower than competitors; nepotism; lackluster support for internal needs/initiatives; not as creative as they like to think they are; uphill battle for exposure; exec doesn't present a unified front nor communicate well-enough (or regularly enough) down through the ranks

Advice to Management

when you see a problem, address it. when you make a decision to do something... actually commit.

Other Employee Reviews for Critical Mass

  1. "Good agency to work for."

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-pace working agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Critical Mass full-time

    Pros

    It embraces a great company culture. As much as a creative department, it has strong R&D department. Designers can work with global brands.

    Cons

    Company politics. Fast turn around on pitch work. Often people worked for the weekend to work on pitching project.

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