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"Great place to start career.."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Media Strategist in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Media Strategist in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The people are great and the upper management here is very willing to help out with anyone that needs help or looking for advice.

Cons

Training could be better in the Chicago office, not sure about the other Initiative offices. They advertise that everyone should raise their hands if they want to move into a different account, but it's not as easy as they say

Advice to Management

I think they are good at keeping everyone in the loop

Other Employee Reviews for Initiative

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Disgraced. Came back, thinking that it would be okay. I was laid off (again) 18 months after I started. Never going back"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Department in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Initiative full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers that are new to the biz are nice to work with. Simply because they dont know anything about the biz. Little do they know...

    Cons

    Was canned after they lost major account. Still peeved because I never worked on the account. Senior people looking for the swag and freebies but rarely pass them down to those that really perform.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the little man.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Fast, Broken, Depressing and Stressed"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategist
    Current Employee - Strategist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on which department you work in, this could be a great agency to work for. If you're interested in media planning or investment, it's a great place to begin your career in advertising.

    Cons

    --Beyond the fact that the pay is low, management prides itself on encouraging success through templates and uninspired processes that seldom lead to creative thinking.

    --Failing to appreciate all of their valued employees, morale is low and the agency lacks any sense of culture. Recently, this has been masked by the agency's efforts to restructure and throw "mandatory" parties.

    --HR is non-existent and does extremely poorly when it comes to communicating with staff.

    --New, entry-level employees do not receive proper training to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and invest in better HR

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