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"Growing Digital Firm"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Advertising Sales in New York, NY
Current Employee - Advertising Sales in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Direct Agents full-time (More than a year)

Pros

As a sales person, I was looking for a company that would support me through the initial growing pains that come with starting a new position. I have been lucky to work with a manager that is willing to commit the time to help me build my book of business. I have already been promoted and will soon be building out my own sales team.

I am proud of the work I have done here, and am looking at a bright future

Cons

Like other sales positions, it is a work hard mentality. You have to be ready to hit the ground running.

Advice to Management

Continue to learn and grow as a group. Continued communication between departments

Other Employee Reviews for Direct Agents

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Micro Managed, Lifeless, and Hostile Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Agents full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Advertising clients and the fast pace of NYC is exciting
    -The company has a vast potential to improve
    -Great location
    -Relaxed dress code

    Cons

    - Micro Managed to the point of having your e-mails read and being looked over your shoulder.
    - They spread their employees too thin. If you leave a minute before the official end of time day, or if you're the first person to leave your desk at the end of the day it is held against you.
    - Hours are not conducive for employees with families.
    - Impossible Deadlines - The employee is set up to fail. You work to meet a deadline, not to maximize the client's possibilities.
    - A high turnover rate which means that any employee is highly disposable.
    -The office atmosphere is very tense and quiet
    - HR is ineffective in that it only protects management, not both them and the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and protect your employees: Create a sense of camaraderie
    Allow employees to manage their workload independently.
    Allow employees to socialize with coworkers - some of the best ideas and partnerships can come from this.
    Hire according to work load. If a department is consistently working 10-12 hrs a day perhaps consider growing the department.
    Hire more account managers - this directly effects the productivity of other departments as well.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good place to work - lots of opportunity to build your career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Direct Agents full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nearly 10 years in business, all managers have worked their way up and have been promoted from within. Most everyone works hard on daily basis and employees at all levels are encouraged to contribute and help improve the systems and processes in place. For every negative story, there are positive stories of people who have joined and excelled over time.

    Cons

    Its a small (50 person) company and the reality is its not going to be like working at Google.

    There's no hiding out and that's not the environment for a lot of people.

    Advice to Management

    While some of these other reviews are clearly posted by people that were fired, there are always areas to improve on, so look for the truths (if any) behind all the ranting.

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