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Gragg Advertising Reviews

Updated November 22, 2016
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Pros
  • Most (not all) of the department level managers are great people to work for (in 7 reviews)

  • Fun people that I still keep in touch with (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Dream Job !!"

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

    I have been working at Gragg Advertising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gragg embarrassed my individual skills, values, and ideas. The leadership team has given me support and encouragement, allowing me to gain the experience that will help me continue to be successful. The collaboration & culture among everyone is great!

    Cons

    I don't recommend drinking the office coffee

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your team regularly and embrace new ideas / innovation that will help the agency grow.


  2. "Great place to be!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gragg Advertising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Genuinely caring people. Fantastic PTO program, lots of opportunities to grow. Supportive environment and good pay.

    Cons

    Turn over rate is high.

    Advice to Management

    Keep believing in your employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time

    Pros

    It's a job.
    Good colleagues

    Cons

    Pay is low.
    Morale is low.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "This is not advertising, stay away if possible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Fun and young group of people to work with
    - Good location in the Downtown Kansas City area, near public transportation

    Cons

    - Gragg coins the term "advertising" which is very misleading. Advertising is a GREAT and exciting career- don't let Gragg give you a bad taste of the word "advertising."
    - Greg Gragg is a complete jerk and if you walk by him, you'd better expect he'll blow you off

    Advice to Management

    - Diversify client base
    - Take interest and invest in employees, they're people too
    - More upper management involvement with employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "You can do better."

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

    Pros

    Good location near downtown. Decent PTO.

    Cons

    Employee turnover is very high historically, and management thinks that it is standard for the industry. They even make jokes about it. Professional development is non-existent. Management doesn't care about employees and what direction there has been recently is bad. Many of the employees with any longevity have left, resigned or been laid off. Most importantly, the agency will act in its own self-interest and not in their customers best interest.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing that hasn't been said and ignored before.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Do Not Work For This Company -- EVER"

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

    I worked at Gragg Advertising (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great employees that will stay friends long after you are gone.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover. The management does not care about their employees and will emphasize over and over in meetings that employees are replaceable. The industry the market for is going under and fast. They have all their eggs in one basket. The future of this company looks poor at best.

    Advice to Management

    None, they don't want to listen anyways


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Get in and get out"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everywhere else will be better
    Lots of fun people
    PTO & benefits
    Great way to get your foot in the door at other agencies or marketing positions

    Cons

    Leadership
    Work life balance
    Industry
    Clients
    Growth opportunities - you can grow here, you'll just never be able to leave

    Advice to Management

    Don't put all your eggs in one basket


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Atrocious work environment."

    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

    Pros

    Meeting young professionals and getting your foot in the industry.

    Cons

    Zero communication between departments when I was there. Very hostile and a lot of backstabbing, he said she said. The owner rarely showed his face and could have cared less about the company so long as it was sending him on vacations and anywhere but the office.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Abusive Atmosphere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid-Level in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Mid-Level in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people that I still keep in touch with.
    Lots of PTO.
    Decent pay.
    River Market has some culture.
    Learned which clients are the bottom of the barrel.

    Cons

    Don't be surprised if you are locked out one day because they fired yet another person & changed all of the codes. Extramarital affairs within the office are common. Drug use with clients is frequent. If you are not a manager you are forced to share a hotel room with a co-worker while traveling. The managers yell & scream at employees on a weekly basis. Parking is less than adequate & unsafe if you have to work late which is most nights. If you don't make it to work even after KDOT or MODOT closes the roads they will take it off of your PTO. They say they have been so successful that they have never had to lay anyone off...does that still count if you fire people instead to avoid paying severance?

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Nice to be done with"

    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
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Gragg Advertising (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging and innovative product. Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Training and support is erratic

    Advice to Management

    Develop consistency and support team members through tough times. Investment in people will yield stability.



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