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"Has some growing to do."

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

On paper, ample benefits to joining the company. The New York office is in Tribeca, a lovely neighborhood to work in. After a waiting period, they cover entire medical premium and offer a matched 401K, a Flexible Spending Account and TransitChek program, 15 vacation days/year, plus 3 personal days and 10 sick days. Salaries seem to be industry average; will lean high or low depending on the initial negotiation.

Producing some interesting, innovative work and looking to expand their offer, which has improved employee morale slightly (trying to play with the "big dog" ad agencies and move away from their old focus of mainly tradeshows and experiential marketing). Friendly and supportive co-workers. Flexible working hours, depending on department, especially in the summer. Can also work from home some of the time.

Cons

Management in New York/Detroit offices leave much to be desired and changes need to be made. Communication between supervisors and their staff has been a big issue. Problems with people not knowing who they actually "report" to.

HR is lacking, seems like there are several people trying to piece together benefit information/vacation tracking.

Faulty and frustrating "annual" review process (didn't always happen). Reviews are actually for "personal development", meaning no tangible benefits even if goals are set. Some very talented people have been with the company for years and years without a change in salary or responsibility; be sure to step up and make your voice heard if you join the agency.

Very little employee advocacy: no mentoring, no focus on development of individuals in the office, and often hire from outside instead of promoting from within. Frustrating for staff members to not be rewarded, appropriately advanced, or even praised for their effort. I feel a lot of people stay with the company because of their flexible attitude towards vacations, days off, working hours, existing salary, etc. It's all enough to "hang in there."

Very little involvement in the industry and social media. Agency doesn't feel as involved/current as others.

Low morale altogether.

Advice to Management

Take the above to heart. There is some great talent (you should know, you hired them) wasting away here. Take strides to make employee advocacy and mentoring a bigger focus.

Other Employee Reviews for Imagination

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    My collegues were extremely smart and very talented. Very supportive of me personally.

    Cons

    The management is not very communicative.

    Advice to Management

    Try to give employees an idea of what is happening in the company.


  2. "2 sides of a coin."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imagination full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    An ideal environment born with the gift of the gab or for those looking for a well padded retirement job as the management has decided to change the office business focus to servicing one client only.

    Never required to work beyond the scope of work being hired for.

    Ideal for those looking to work in accounts.

    Lots of opportunity to be directly liaising with client for those in the production and creative team.

    Cons

    Not an ideal environment for those who are working in the production or creative capacity as there is limited work and venue for showcasing your abilities, as the management has decided to focus on servicing one client only.

    Projects are revenue driven by the hours worked on. So may at times be required to "work longer" for more revenue.

    Limited career growth prospect and limited investment on staff personal growth.

    Dependent on company discretion, there may not be performance bonus provided.

    Salary increment only correlates with published yearly inflation. Does not reflect on staff abilities and skills.

    Agency is revenue driven, resulting in high turnover of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Revaluate the hiring process especially for those being placed in management position and client facing staff, along a better staff review system be implemented.


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