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Fahlgren Mortine Reviews

Updated September 1, 2017
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  1. "Great Place for a Career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fahlgren Mortine full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    * Incredible client roster
    * Top-notch professionals work here
    * Meritocracy environment where titles don't mean much

    Cons

    * Professional service industry where clients needs drive workload
    * New business is additional work on top of "normal" work; good problem with so much new business


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Fahlgren Mortine full-time

    Pros

    Great, loyal and creative people. Smart and focused atmosphere. Truly integrated approach.

    Cons

    Employees typically on the lower end of the salary scale.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Best of the best..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fahlgren Mortine full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Remarkable workplace with people who genuinely admire and support one another. Challenging work, fast-paced environment where everyone expects their colleagues to pull their weight. Managers roll up their sleeves and remain involved in the work. I just can't say enough good things!

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind.


  4. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Intern in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As an intern, working here was a great experience - AEs were always willing to help and answer questions. The intern program is very well organized and structured to give real-world experience to help you grow your skills. I certainly learned a lot, and I love that I was able to use my own skills and creativity on projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work wasn't too challenging but overall, no real complaints!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Information Technology Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best places I've worked at. Everyone is extremely friendly and easy to get along with. The office environment is fun and laid back.

    Cons

    I can't think of any!


  6. "Terrific agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great breadth of work

    Cons

    None that come to mind.


  7. "Fahlgren Mortine"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fahlgren Mortine (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, great workers, good location

    Cons

    None! This is a great agency

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Worked at Fahlgren for a little over a year.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with, variety of clients, fun culture; just all around a great place to work. You get a chance to dabble in a little bit of everything

    Cons

    Can be a little clique-y, obviously salaries starting out aren't anything special but that changes as you move up over time.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more client interaction with entry-level employees, keep onboarding experience as is. More interaction with people in other departments.


  9. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and environment.

    Cons

    Too much wor, company doesn't seem to be concern about the work loads. no place to grow. meager salaries. ok for a short period of time. not for a career.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Too much focus in looking good to outsiders"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fahlgren Mortine full-time

    Pros

    It's great for varied, challenging experience and making new connections. A lot of the employees are very supportive of one another in general. There's no shortage of work, so if you like periods of crazy busy-ness and late hours, this is the place for it. They're also quick to pick up new tools and technology in the creative teams, so it's a great place to learn about a bunch of different things. They go all-out for the Christmas party (fully catered) and will bring in Chris Cakes once a year, in addition to a number of various parties throughout the year, which is a nice shake-up.

    Cons

    The company tends to bend over backward for every client at the expense of the employees. This often results in deadlines that requires employees (particularly those at the end of the production line) to work significant overtime to get the work done. This is rationalized as "the work ebbs and flows," but there is an HR policy that requires employees to log at least 7.5 hours to something every day, even if you've already worked 37.5+ hours that week (the 7.5 hour days are touted as a benefit to attract new employees, but they neglect to tell you that that's a minimum number, unless you're willing to burn PTO). There is also quite a bit of communication disconnect between the departments -- even the ones that should be interacting -- which results in a lot of unnecessary headaches. A lot of the issues are rationalized away as "agency life," or even justified, because the environment is still "better than" the competing agencies in the region. Additionally, the Columbus office, at least, is a cube farm, which can be counterproductive for members of the creative teams, especially when in close vicinity to the more vocal employees.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to the "great culture" motto you love and make it a truly great culture. While the parties are great, the focus on true work-life balance is missing. Ditch the per-day hour requirements and allow employees' time clocks to "ebb and flow" with the incoming work, without requiring the use of paid time off. Hire enough people so that the employees aren't regularly booked for every waking hour and not completely buried if someone calls off. There's plenty of work coming in, especially if you shift project focus to quality instead of sheer volume, to hire more people. It shouldn't require the people you have working 80+ hours a week for the better part of 6 months before hiring more people.


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