Gersh Agency - Gersh is not equipped for its own future, let alone yours | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Gersh is not equipped for its own future, let alone yours"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gersh Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Same pros as any agency - you will make friends and connections with people your own age who are starting off in the industry. Some of the agents are genuinely good people who just enjoy the work. Access to material (scripts, information) before other areas in Hollywood.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity - there are a handful of non-white agents at the company, and those in power do not seem to see this as an issue. The pay is extremely low, the 401k does not match your contribution. HR is a bureaucratic nightmare that is run by effectively one person who is cruel and lacks concern for employees (i.e. an assistant being refused time off to attend her mother's funeral). Harassment from... agents and poor interpersonal relationships between assistants and their agents are commonplace - your experience is only as good as your agent is kind. You come across far fewer opportunities here than you would at a bigger agency - your agency experience is really the only asset for future growth that you gain here, and your next job will likely not come from the work the agency does or the clients that it represents.

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    Advice to Management

    Prioritize diversifying your staff. Pay assistants a competitive hourly rate. Do not micro-manage overtime. Incentivize growth within the company rather than playing the role of gatekeeper.

    Gersh Agency2019-08-16

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  1. "Most Awesome Place To Work"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at Gersh Agency

    Pros

    Friendly people, community feel, everyone wants to help you succeed!

    Cons

    Didn't really get any experience on department projects other than in talent

    Gersh Agency2018-12-20
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great oppurtunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gersh Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Real industry experience at one of the top agencies, invaluable knowledge, fun parties, great friends

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, expectations that are sometimes unreasonably high

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, please, for the love of god. We’re broke and we’re trying so hard!

    Gersh Agency2018-12-06

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