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Finn Partners Reviews

Updated February 17, 2018
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Pros
  • The company is also flexible with schedules and promotes work/life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • was nice to have the option to work from home from time to time (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to strike a strong work-life balance if not established from the beginning (in 3 reviews)

  • Compensation could be a little more competitive with industry standards (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great, healthy agency to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finn Partners part-time

    Pros

    I've been with Finn Partners for 8 months and I'm extremely impressed with the agency. They care about their employees and the work they do. They offer a nice benefits package as well as a lot of extras like complimentary healthy snacks and drinks, wellness reimbursement, professional development opportunities, fun team building activities, 401K and bonuses, monthly happy hours, etc. Finn is constantly looking at their mission statement to make sure they are following their vision. One of my favorite lines is "Work Hard, Play Nice." They are picky about who they hire because they want to make sure the team works well together.

    Cons

    The agency is growing very quickly - up to 600 employees still they started in 2011. The Detroit office is on the verge of pulling in a lot of new clients so people are working extra hours to get over this growth hump. The agency doesn't have a lot of processes in place which can be frustrating. Parking in Detroit can be a challenge - full-time staff can receive a commuter discount but it still doesn't cover the cost.

    Advice to Management

    It's time for the agency to concentrate on processes. Each office has good ideas they can share. Get offices together to share those ideas with each other.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hard Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Exposure to a variety of clients
    - Work with colleagues of all levels from day one
    - Great location on Michigan Ave (Chicago office)

    Cons

    - No work/life balance
    - Poor compensation for junior staff members
    - No flexibility to work from home

  3. "Account Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Finn Partners full-time

    Pros

    Nice people
    Good clients
    Great experience for college grads

    Cons

    Poor salary
    Lack of motivation at all levels
    Over servicing


  4. "The lesser of the Finn Family"

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

    I worked at Finn Partners full-time

    Pros

    - decent salary compared to other agencies but you must negotiate for it. They will try to lowball you.
    - dogs in the office
    - free food for various lunch meetings. There are always leftovers from other teams and they share & summer, holiday parties

    Cons

    - terrible benefits - the health insurance cost is ridiculous
    - awful office location and antiquated office design
    - cut throat and not supportive

    Advice to Management

    Inspire and support your staff to help them grow and feel confident in their work


  5. "Pay attention"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Finn Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Easy commute to office for me. Interesting accounts and phenomenal clients. Support staff on 3rd floor and Office Services very helpful. Pay is decent but not extraordinary and could easily make more elsewhere doing the same work.

    Cons

    I like my coworkers but the lack of support from upper management is bewildering. Old school senior managers that have prejudices and should do their job instead of watching others. I don't need babysitting and nobody does because we all work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to who you bring in and why because not everyone is a team player and you will continue to lose people as a result. I don't need to be around someone who shows up occasionally and is then hostile to everyone. And why buy more companies if we are not doing as great as expected?


  6. "SAE"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Finn Partners full-time

    Pros

    Finn Partners has a lot of pros. It is a company filled with some of the most intelligent people in the industry. They have a wonderful variety of clients and truly do care about their employees. They want employees to enjoy their jobs while delivering results. They strive for excellence, so you are absolutely going to get a well-rounded experience and be inserted into all verticals of the industry. Depending on the department, they are flexible about working from home but understandably you have to prove yourself first. They have great maternity leave and understand the importance of family obligations. Plus (if approved) you can bring your dog to the office. 99 percent of the people that work at Finn Partners are wonderful people.

    Cons

    Every department is managed differently and some blanket company policies are not followed in certain groups. Good management and a career trajectory is desparately lacking. They are very top heavy so if you are in middle management or below - you won't move up, even if you are outpacing your peers. People leave the company because of bad managers. Good benefits but poor salaries.

    Advice to Management

    You have a great foundation and good values, don't let toxic managers continue employee turnover. Turnover will eventually effect the bottom line. Provide management training and make sure managers take their job mentoring others seriously.


  7. "Account Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Finn Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and great office location.

    Cons

    Integration of different practices in progress.

    Advice to Management

    Continue integration efforts.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth it!!!"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Finn Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great salary and great benefits

    Cons

    too fast paced, no communication, and very cut throat

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better to employees; don't fire employees ( not to peter finn)


  9. "Great People, Great Experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Incredibly smart PR people with a passion for doing great work
    - Managers and management really care about each individual
    - Interesting clients
    - Lots of room to grow
    - Tons of food

    Cons

    - High expectations
    - Many demanding clients


  10. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Finn Partners full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, loved the coworkers and always had something to work on!

    Cons

    Nothing I have to say here


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