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  1. "Life-Changing & Incredably Fun Place to Be Employed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SEO Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - SEO Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really have been afforded the opportunity to grow and learn with Flying Point in a way that few jobs can offer you. My favorite parts of working here include access to best of breed tools, the continuing education opportunities afforded to us, or the reasonably laid back atmosphere, and of course bagel Tuesday. Thursday happy hour isn't too bad either!

    Highlights include:
    - Ability to grow and take on more responsibility
    - Even as an entry level employee your opinions and ideas are valued
    - It's a very open and collaborative environment

    Cons

    Bagel Tuesday only occurs on Tuesdays, while I understand the need to make this a special occasion, I suggest we implement another food day into the week. In all seriousness, after a year and a half I haven't got a bad thing to say about FPD.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the teams growing, and keep up the great work. More continuing education opportunities, grateful of the numerous ones we have, but can't ever have too much. It's important to note, we DO have many opportunities, I'm just saying, there's never enough learning.


  2. "Fast-Paced, Educational Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Flying Point Digital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone at FPD is extremely skilled in their respective area of expertise and always willing to educate fellow employees about their specialty. The environment is young and fun, but the importance of working hard and getting the job done swiftly and efficiently is always stressed upon.

    Cons

    After being acquired, things were a bit bumpy. The company is growing at such a fast pace that hiring procedures can't always keep up. I think if there were more HR employees within the company, bumps like that could be very easily avoided. These are great problems to have as they show that the company is always progressing positively.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to let young employees with drive and passion for their specialty advance regardless of their tenure with the company.


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    "Easy-going, Hard-Working Digital Marketing Agency"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment and the team that has been here for a while is great to work with!

    Cons

    If you're good on your feet then this is a great place to work. If not, I suggest you get a normal 9-5 with strict checklists.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Early Career Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flying Point Digital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good experience for someone looking to learn more about this industry
    - Excellent opportunities for someone with little career experience
    - Laid back office culture
    - Direct feedback and interactions with senior leadership

    Cons

    - Limited growth opportunities because it is such a small company


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible Place, Watch Out for FAKE Reviews"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flying Point Digital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you can play the politics currently you can get overpaid pretty easily. Not someplace where you learn a lot, but it's a great "first job" to put on your resume since you can claim agency experience. Do the smart thing and leave after 6 months to an actually established agency.

    Cons

    Will do anything to make themselves sound good. In fact, it's common knowledge that the positive posts on glassdoor were written by high up management as "image control". They even question employees to figure out who wrote negative reviews.

    Benefits are nonexistent (who doesn't give dental in this day and age)?

    Management plays favorites and pay is unfair. Threaten to quit and watch your salary increase. If you simply work hard, you'll never get a proper raise.

    Advice to Management

    Hire new staff that knows what they're doing. You're behind when it comes to industry standards. Stop overpaying staff that just stays a long time, and actually pay based on performance/knowledge.


  7. "Results-Driven, Honest Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Flying Point Digital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flying Point Digital is a boutique digital marketing agency specializing in retail and e-commerce. It's intimate size fosters a collaborative environment where the Senior Executives work hand-in-hand with their staff. The deconstruction of hierarchy allows for quick growth and the sharing of knowledge between departments. As the agency life can prove to be rigorous, people who enjoy working in a fast paced, challenging environment will be given a lot of responsibility and will thus thrive at Flying Point Digital.

    The best bagels in NYC are also a Thursday morning staple!

    Cons

    If you lack the ability to multi-task and communicate well, this may not be your ideal workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flying Point Digital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great atmosphere
    employees care about the work and where the agency is going
    new larger clients leading to increased growth
    involved leadership

    Cons

    only con is the building and the neighborhood, but that is being upgraded in 2013

    Advice to Management

    keep the course and continue to hire passionate employees


  9. "All the perks of working at a big digital agency without any of the headaches"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flying Point Digital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1.) Work across various online marketing channels (PPC, SEO, Social, Display)
    2.) Guide your own career path
    3.) Ability to provide insights towards the growth and direction of the agency
    4.) Projects across several verticals (finance, real estate, travel)
    5.) Unbeatable work/life balance
    6.) Management works hard to retain truly valuable talent
    7.) Monthly happy hours & Pictionary
    8.) Intelligent, fun staff
    9.) Super accessible location for commuters
    10.) Open door policy allows everyone to share thoughts, concerns, idea, etc. with the president

    Cons

    While turnover is common within the digital space, it does seem more pronounced @ FPM, likely due to the intimate size of the agency. Also, the pay can be quite good, but the benefits package does leave a bit to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on new business development, but don't neglect the opportunity to upsell existing clients on additional service offerings.

    An expanded benefits package could definitely help to retain employees.


  10. "Perfect Sized Agency"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PPC Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - PPC Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Flying Point Digital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flying Point is a great place for people looking to break into the Digital Media world or looking to expand their digital marketing skills alike. I started as an intern and unlike friends at other agencies, I didn't spend my first year buried in meaningless tasks. If you’re willing to learn and work hard, you’ll be given the opportunity to do so alongside some talented people and on some big name clients. For the experienced folks, you’ll appreciate FPM’s size and how you’re able to work with other teams towards a clients’ goal (and not just siloed into your own little world/vertical).

    Cons

    Not a job for recent grads who think the company owes them an education. If you want classroom instruction, go download Google’s study materials. Learning and growing at FPM will require a self starter who shows initiative – training will come to those who show they want it.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain a dedicated focus on innovation. Something I've come across in every agency I've worked it is that everyone is so caught up in deliverables, that we fail to evaluate other opportunities. Next thing you know, people are scrambling to get caught up and are 2nd to the party.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Only useful if you're in it for the money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Flying Point Digital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The entry/junior level people. They try to train you as much as possible and really care about each other. The problem is there's only so much that can be self-taught.

    Cons

    The management. Anyone who's good leaves for a reason. Being in this agency you'll feel your motivation getting drained out of you everyday. Everything they do, especially for SEM and SEO is outdated by at least 5 years. The "Account Management" department is a joke. You can really just be on ESPN all day and talk on the phone and no one will notice. Just pretend that you're busy and doing work and you'll get raises. Make sure to ask for them when someone quits/right before you know someone else is planning to ask for one. This used to be the place to get a start on your digital marketing career, but now you'll find that any skill you learn is so outdated that it's useless. The turnover rate is about 200% in one year. There even used to be bets on who would quit next.

    People rarely last over 1 year and if they do, it's just for the salary. Don't let them lie to you if you're starting as an "intern". Interns have been known to make $15/hour. After the internship, it's a standard for them to offer 40K but you can get at least 50K from them. After one year, you should make 60K (this is not normal for other agencies) regardless of the work you do. Just stick it out and you'll make bank if you're in it for the money.

    If you're there for the experience/learning JUMP SHIP!! There's nothing that you can learn no matter how much they try to tell you they know industry standards. They might try to throw fancy titles your way but anyone will easily see through you during an interview.

    Advice to Management

    Start fresh. Your current "management" has no idea what's going on in the industry. The SEO/SEM practices are laughable. Get management that has actual industry experience instead of promoting people who are self-taught and still using outdated practices. Stop giving promotion/raises based on who is best at sucking up to the CEO. Those people generally are laughing behind your back and telling the rest of the agency about the gossip that you tell them. There are more than a few bad apples that you know of.



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