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G2 USA Reviews

Updated May 5, 2017
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  • Broken process, lots of finger-pointing, no mentorship, and their strategy changes from month to month (in 3 reviews)

  • They're always chasing the next "cool" thing, but have little to no technical skills to execute (in 2 reviews)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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be careful about playing favorites because sometimes there's a sense among the masses that the mean girls clique has been replaced by another clique, maybe not as mean, but still a clique nonetheless.


  2. "A place of people who always complaint (Production Dept) and of course worst politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good location and nice office

    Cons

    No welcome to new employees. No recognition of hard work. Not even pat on the back if you work 100s of extra hours.
    Nasty politics
    Management is loud on subordinates

    Advice to Management

    Please wipe off the politics and advise other to concentrate on work

  3. "It pays the bills."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice new offices in the flat iron district. Everything is brand new. Fun and interesting clients to work on projects for.

    Cons

    Management is lacking in the friendly department. My creative director was always grumpy and kind of a two face making it not a fun environment.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and try to help them see what it takes for them to move up the ranks instead of making them want to leave and work elsewhere.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "The worst people I've ever encountered"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Experiential Marketing Department in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Experiential Marketing Department in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Solid name, cool looking office, good to have on the resume

    Cons

    These were some of the worst people I've ever met in my life, let alone worked with. Catty, miserable human beings with nothing better to do than to moan and complain every single day. They ripped apart their boss in front of me and displayed the most unprofessional behavior I've ever experience. No communication between management and employees, none. Horrible. Never looking back.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful who you put in the high up seats. Don't hire creeps.


  6. "Where careers go to die."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You will not work normal advertising hours. You can actually have a life. Shake shack is near by. You can probably get promoted to a position you are way under qualified to do ( you won't get the money, just the title ).

    Cons

    None of the work you do will be challenging or interesting. Many of the people here have no idea what they are doing. You won't be able to use any of the work you do in your portfolio. Unless your stay here is short, you will be caught in a downward career spiral into the depths of direct pharma marketing. Just doesn't feel like you're at a real agency. Just a bunch of kids and dinosaurs playing advertising. They haven't won actual new business ( new clients ) in forever yet the head of new business stays around.

    Advice to Management

    If you are young and green and need a place to get some experience maybe come here. If you are old and have given up caring then here is a good place to retire to. Otherwise stay away.


  7. "creative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you are independent, they let you run your group

    Cons

    they is no one running the show there

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead weight in the creative department

  8. "G2 Moving in the right direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Was great while it lasted."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, fast paced environment. Worked autonomously for the most part. Until new management took over.

    Cons

    New business was not on the radar. New management came in and mismanaged the current client.

    Advice to Management

    Pick better leadership. Really look as to who was to blame and don't put a band aid on a severed head.


  10. "Great for new designer, but don't stay too long"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It has many international, global clients, where the scope of work is broad and complicated enough to have a deep understanding of the issues that need to be solved, there is enough teams with various supervisers that you could work under thus learn how to under different management sytle

    Cons

    Too many people simple does not care or have a stake in the success or failure in the project, the developement of a junior level career is ignored and overlooked, the upper management is still working in a the print world only and does not get the whole industry is shifting into the digital relm and they need to offer different solutions other than just print based

    Advice to Management

    Take care of people already there and hire within


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