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"Quality Establishment"

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Former Employee - Art Director in Denver, CO
Former Employee - Art Director in Denver, CO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Factory Design Labs full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Amazing talent, global clients, freedom of expression, culture of creativity...

Cons

Risky business. They hire on large amounts of accounts and creatives with intentions of holding on to and/or expanding their client roster, but if one leaves (like one did while I was employed), you're gone. They love the layoffs, so be prepared.

Advice to Management

Realize the talent you have under the roof and don't loose them to a bad business model.

Other Employee Reviews for Factory Design Labs

  1. Helpful (6)

    "No staff loyalty, unstable company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Factory Design Labs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sports brands to work on, fun atmosphere, fast moving environment, young agency with a lot of energy and passion.

    Cons

    Although successful in the past, this is now a very unstable agency - staff hired and disappear within months. Staff putting in extremely long hours and promised things that don't end up happening. CEO is out for himself. Staff are fearful for their jobs. Old style advertising model.

    Advice to Management

    HR should stop posting fake positive reviews on Glassdoor (scroll down to consecutive, excessively positive reviews Dec 2012). Instead of saying you are a great agency and have a great culture - try to BE one. Stop lying. Reward those who deserve rewarding.

    Management tends to be out cycling, skiing, drinking and flying internationally, when the problems happen and its the lower level staff who are putting in the hours that get blamed when the agency starts to drown. They tend to fire the wrong people and not identify where the real problems are coming from. CEO should stop wasting money and spend it where it actually benefits the agency.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The Power of Orange Rules!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Executive in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Factory Design Labs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Factory is a really big family. The teams work together on behalf of our clients and everyone helps each other. People work extremely hard here as they always want to deliver for Factory and the clients. It's a work hard, play hard culture. People either thrive in the organization or quickly Get ejected. There is no room for creative egos or people who don't get their hands dirty. Everyone here is in it to win.

    Cons

    A service business is always hard no matter where you work. The hours and client demands can be too overwhelming for some. Factory is quick to promote you if you are really good and quick to exit you are not.. It's that simple. You have to be awesome to make it at Factory.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Your past growth and successes speak for themselves. Factory is a really cool place, like no other agency out there. Thank you for the opportunity to work here.

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