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G2 USA Reviews

Updated November 7, 2017
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  1. "Good agency, great people, right disciplines for future of marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to get feet wet in digita, crm and other growing marketing services disciplines.

    Cons

    Solid, but not the most stimulating or sexy accounts (pepperidge farm, etc)

    Advice to Management

    Strategy is right, but more action from senior leadership would be helpful.


  2. "G2 Moving in the right direction"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Strategy in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Strategy in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The management has deep knowledge in specific areas. It is a large enough company to provide good salaries and benies but small enough to be seen. The location is fantastic, Grey University is great, and the hours are not what advertising used to be known for.

    Cons

    Some of the new hires and management are outstanding, but somehow the worst offenders and those least able to change remain. It is a shame somehow no one sees this yet. The building including elevators, sub-par cafeteria and some managers who have been there too long.

    Advice to Management

    A few of the old guard and new/old guard types must move on for the company to continue to progress.

  3. "Energetic and fast paced place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Cutting edge, fun environment, intelligent people.

    Cons

    Executives to employee transparency accross accounts.

    Advice to Management

    Set up plans for employees with expectations and projected growth.


  4. "G2 has dramatically changed over the past few years—for the better—it's unrecognizable as the place it once was."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    G2 USA is easily the most humane workplace I've ever worked, especially for an ad agency. The people, by and large, are extremely nice, but also hardworking and collaborative. The new management team seems to really want to turn things around, and there have been a lot of new faces that have shaken things up. A bunch of new business wins have injected some fun and excitement back into the agency, and many of the Debbie Downers have (thankfully) left the building.

    Cons

    The creative work could be better and there are still some old-school old-timers who drag things down, although they seem to be shuffling out, whether on their own or by being pushed out. While there are many talented, nice co-workers, there are, of course, some jerks. But it's advertising, so that's to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    If I could, I'd tell management: don't wait to get rid of the dead weight, act quickly and swiftly. There are still a few people who should really be swept away. Let the stars shine, but be careful about playing favorites because sometimes there's a sense among the masses that the mean girls clique has been replaced by another clique, maybe not as mean, but still a clique nonetheless.


  5. "i am happy with my G2 experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    talent and hardwork is recognized.

    Cons

    gossip and childish at times.


  6. "It's an entrepreneurial and controlled environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture where you can build strong relationships.
    Entrepreneurial- everyday is never the same.
    Excellent Quality of Life compared to most ad agencies
    Room for growth if you show it

    Cons

    Politics with upper management and or lack of communication
    Salary

    Advice to Management

    In order to better G2 I think we are in need of offering higher salaries. I strongly believe that "you get what you pay for". In light of this and where I am in the company- I can say that this is something they are working on.


  7. "Good Environment, unfulfilling work"

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    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice and hard working.

    Cons

    Pay was terrible, quality work was sub-par

    Advice to Management

    Hire better creatives

  8. "Positive, but a difficult uphill battle"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G2 USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    G2 analytics has come a long way while i've been there, and the ability to custom engineer products and build new services has definitely been a great opportunity. We've been able to build some very advanced capabilities and within the analytics group we have strong support.

    It's been a very positive experience and there have been many times where i've been extremely proud of what has been accomplished.

    Cons

    Upper management can't seem to get out of there own way. Departments are siloed, and you feel like you are constantly battling internally over every little detail. Account and project management teams seem very redundant and both groups seem to think that they should have the final say in any project at any time. Client access is generally restricted, which leads to a very difficult development cycle, and more than once, ended up with subpar deliverables because account teams were not equipped to communicate technical information.

    Advice to Management

    Stop in-fighting and integrate the departments. Create synergy not animosity, and don't be afraid to try new things. Invest a little capital into the company and create some new capabilities, G2 is well positioned in the industry to take over emerging areas in digitial, but that won't last.


  9. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good offices, fun work environment, gone too soon

    Cons

    Wish the LA office had lasted longer.


  10. "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G2 USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of Talent. Great teamwork environment. Even though some nights were late, it was almost fun to work there

    Cons

    High turnover because management didn't really know how to manage at the time.

    Advice to Management

    Work with younger people - we have ideas!


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