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G2 USA Reviews

Updated May 5, 2017
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  1. "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Technology in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technology in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G2 USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the employees were good people. The pay was not terrible. The location (which has since changed) was great.

    Cons

    Management didn't seem to know what they were doing. There was no communication at all. We would get messages stating "Big News Coming Soon" then never hear anything again. Important information like changing of benefits was included in mass corporate emails with no type of personal follow up.

    Advice to Management

    Get your ship in order. Don't profess there will be big news just because the company is invited back to a pitch. Don't do thinks like take away someones insurance when they have a pregnant wife.


  2. "One of my favorite work experiences. The people made the place."

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    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good People, Fun Work, Nice Office

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees. When project work was done, if there was no work employees were laid off

  3. "Good colleagues, terrible Sr. Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Strategist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Strategist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of job experience and variety of clients.

    Cons

    Poor Sr. Leadership, communication, career pathing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bickering and fighting trying to scratch out your fiefdoms.


  4. "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!


  5. "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.


  6. "G2 is not a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Account Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G2 USA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun people
    cool location (when it was in the flatiron district)

    Cons

    poor management
    very title oriented
    senior management ignores issues that are brought to their attention


  7. "Toxic Atmosphere Since the Move & Restructuring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G2 USA full-time

    Pros

    One of the best parts of G2 was its location in the Flatiron. That all changed with the restructuring and name change to Geometry Global and ultimately it's move to The Chocolate Factory - 636 11th Ave. The Chocolate Factory is not being utilized by Geometry Global nor are its perks being fully communicated to employees. Currently I am not sure there are any pros at Geometry Global. Possibly company culture and work/life balance is still one of its strengths, but it's too early to tell. The move and restructuring has certainly changed things and not for the best.

    Cons

    Certainly a lot of cons since the move. There has been almost no communication of any kind since the move from any of the company's executives. CEO Harvey Kipnis has been practically silent and there have been neither encouraging words nor praise how well everyone has adapted and been pitching in with the difficulties the office move placed on everyone - none. Employee morale is at an all-time low and it's getting worse every day. Employees are resigning at a staggering pace and no one seems concerned about retention. The atmosphere is dour and almost toxic. While there has always been an imbalance between upper management and the employees of G2 it seems to have gotten worse since Geometry Global was born. Executives act like spoiled brats, literally throwing temper tantrums when and if they are even around. There are a few executives who should be let go or should resign for the good of the company and who knows maybe that will even happen with the transition that is taking place. Along this line one of the most troubling aspects of Geometry Global is its CFO wields too much power and in many ways really is the CEO. This must change for the good of the company. Ultimately Geometry Global must jettison bad eggs who are bringing the company down and driving great talent away. There is so much potential that ultimately remains stymied by ego and politics. In the long run the restructuring under the Ogilvy family, the merger with Ogilvy Action and JWT Action and moving to The Chocolate Factory will go down as one of the worst business decisions in advertising history.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your people. Since the Executive Director of Corporate Communications was fired you have left your greatest assets, the employees of Geometry Global, in the dark even more so than before. No one knows what is going on and Town Hall Meetings every two months aren't cutting it. The intercompany website needs updated - so do it. Reward employees who deserve it and get rid of the ones who are nothing but trouble and please do the same with yourselves. Have an anonymous suggestion box where folks can safely share ideas and begin to implement some of those ideas. Stop rewarding lousy executives and start communicating with your people.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Does anyone have a plan? If so, care to share it?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G2 USA full-time

    Pros

    Some very smart account people and talented hard working creatives. Regular training / seminars. Good benefits. Generally pleasant working conditions.

    Cons

    Long hours and unrealistic expectations for some departments, inability to manage client relationships profitably, process resulting in over delivery and ridiculous burn out rates. The recent move to 46th and 11th from Flatiron caused a slew of resignations by good people. A sense of trepidation daily about when the other shoe is going to drop. Paranoia, nepotism and blatant favoritism abound.

    Advice to Management

    Although there are regular Town Hall meetings held by upper level, mid-level management is either out of the loop or not letting those in their groups know what is going on. It would be really helpful to those who are still there, and to attract good people in the future, if staffing plans, hiring approvals, HR process and review stuck to what is published on the internal portal. Also, an anonymous ethics committee or hotline might encourage reporting of seemingly questionable practices that affect overall morale negatively. To put it bluntly, the favoritism needs to stop or at least be addressed.


  9. "Depends on your team"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are some really smart, good, and dedicated people who work there. But working with them and on a great team is hit/miss.

    Cons

    Currently not a great place to work. Laid off a lot of people over the last year and is currently merging with OgilvyAction to compensate for loss of businesses.

    Has been a top-down company for the last couple of years who don't hire the right top people to run the businesses. Folks low on the totem pole work hard but without reward. Folks high on totem pole don't make the right decisions or support their team members.

    Advice to Management

    Need to stay in touch with the folks who are actually doing the work. Offer support and proper compensation.


  10. "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at G2 USA full-time

    Pros

    It's more work/life balance compares to other agencies. Office is good.

    Cons

    Salaries are low. And not enough raise.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the benefits. Respect your people.


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