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"Ziba has lost it's way."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The creative talent, designers, researchers and engineers, are best-in-class. Committed, competent, and motivated with a willingness to work on a diverse portfolio of projects. They are also the most kind and generous individuals to work with day to day.

Cons

There is a major leadership gap. The recent hire and elevation of marketing/sales leads who lack the most basic understanding of design, communication, connection and leadership has driven a large percentage of talented employees at all levels to find opportunities elsewhere. Ziba has suffered a blow with the departure of many of the senior creative leads, in addition to key account and operations leaders over recent months. There is a vacuum of creative leadership to drive and direct projects and the junior level talent that remains. The gap is being filled by outdated, out-of-touch and out-of-control leaders, who neither understand, respect or acknowledge the creative process and team dynamics.

Advice to Management

Recognize that intimidation, inconsistency, and lack of vision has played a big part in the company losing it’s way. Acknowledge that the “culture” is not working. The pursuit of those who are a “cultural fit” is resulting in a shift from a company that once excelled to one that is average. You will not be able to replace all the history and talent that has left your beautiful building, but you can rebuild.

Other Employee Reviews for Ziba Design

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Design Firm But Less Than Desirable Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Program Management
    Current Employee - Program Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn about brand strategy and design. They take pride in the work they do and have very high expecations for all of their employees. You are expected to be knowledgable and prepared at each meeting in order to gain respect and trust from your group.

    Cons

    Too many people (women) crying in the hallways and in the bathroom because they've just been berated by their boss or someone up the food chain. There are several stories about their mistreatment of people. This is what they mean by being able to get along in their "culture". If you can't handle a two by four being thrown in your direction (for no apparent reason), don't waste your time. They also do not give raises. One instrumental person has not received a raise in 6 years. Another has an Ivy league education and did not get a raise in the three years she was there. Don't expect a raise once you are inside.

    Advice to Management

    Try being inspiring instead of odd. Show some leadership and drop the "management by fear" angle. When a person makes a mistake, try mentoring them to get better at their job. Try protecting the people who work for you by helping them navigate the odd personalities and weird work environment. Be honest about the job responsibilities - even if they change once the person gets there.


  2. "kreativer Arbeitsplatz mit tollen Möglichkeiten"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ziba Design full-time

    Pros

    Junges kreatives Team, wachsendes Unternehmen, 4-Tage Woche, interessante und abwechslungsreiche Kunden, offene Geschäftsleitung.

    Cons

    Es gibt weniges, was negativ auffällt. Wünsche oder Anregungen vom Team werden offen diskutiert und umgesetzt (wenn sie realistisch sind).

    Advice to Management

    Macht weiter so und geht euren eigenen Weg.

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