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Giovatto Advertising Reviews

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Would not recommend, unless you're desperate."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Giovatto Advertising full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great entry level position, young staff, fun place to work, good addition to your resume, good looking account staff

    Cons

    • Staff is seriously under appreciated, you'll rarely hear "good job."

    • Bonuses or raises are extremely sparse (you can work here for several years without seeing a raise, promotion or bonus).

    • Management is clueless and old, they wouldn't know good design if it was sitting on their desk, Therefore the work suffers.

    • They hire their friends and family, regardless of how "skilled" they are. No joke, the sister has been there for easily 10+ years and I think it was a running gag that we have yet to see her do any actual work.

    • No middle management to drive staff and inspire.

    • Overall lack of vision in the company.

    • They continue to go after shady car dealerships as clients for quick buck, and in turn continue to churn out sh*tty car advertisements and useless direct mail pieces.

    • Projects are always rushed and worked on in the final hour.

    Recognize that any success you do have is because of YOUR STAFF. Therefore, treat your staff better, otherwise you'll continue to be forced to hire straight out of college. Any real talent will continue to walk out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate your game plan, otherwise you won't be around in 10 years. I'm honestly surprised you've lasted this long. It's a true miracle. Also bring in some people that are familiar with the space, with a decent vision, and can forecast the way that things are going (digital)


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Designer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Giovatto Advertising full-time

    Pros

    • "We will try anything to see if it sticks" mentality lets you create portfoliio
    • Everyone around you is as desperate and confused as you are

    Cons

    • Sales and owners are not designers or writers or creative or marketers in any way so have no clue, just Jersey auto dealer "guys"

    • Sales is all family or childhood friends.

    Advice to Management

    Hope you saved your nuts 'cause winter is here.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Two Brothers... From different planets"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Was close to where I lived; had a college-like atmosphere... up-beat 20 & 30-somethings who couldn't stand their jobs, but all got along great with e/o. Attractive co-workers; made for interesting environment & delicious hook-ups!

    Cons

    Where to begin?! Just about everything: Management, vision, direction (lack of), insolence, no business plan... I could keep going, but you probably get the idea.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue, or you won't be around for too much longer; it's boggling to the mind how you've managed to stay afloat for as long as you have. Gonna have to step-up the competence level if you'd ever like to compete in the Advertising world...


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