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Gragg Advertising Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  • No work/life balance, you can not even spend your time off (in 5 reviews)

  • Don't be shocked when the President/COO tries to say the nature of the Advertising world is high turnover, etc (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gragg Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Awesome paid time off, works really well with work/home life

    Cons

    On the lower end of the pay scale


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worst place to work, best place to leave"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everywhere else will be more enjoyable
    Benefits (especially the PTO)
    Decent pay
    Opportunity to grow (since everyone else runs away)
    Taking days off
    Every day you’re not in the office
    Coworkers

    Cons

    Management
    Work/life balance
    Day to day tasks
    Industry
    Clients
    While there is a good pto package in place, your ability to take it is nonexistent. You have to work when you’re off or they’ll fire you.
    Hours, you’re required to work more than 40 hrs/week or you will be fired

    Advice to Management

    Make life more enjoyable in the office. Quit the duplicative work from team to team.
    The “omg, we’re so busy” mentality does not make for better employees or output. Especially when the busy is just busy work.

  3. "Marketing Coordinator"

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

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers and team environment .

    Cons

    Management. Low paying compared to other companies in the marketing industry.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, acknowledge the work they're doing for you and treat them with respect.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Nooooo don't do it"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Current Employee - Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gragg Advertising full-time

    Pros

    Hours are probably the only thing.

    Cons

    Managers are horrible except for Fred. High turnover and no dedication to hard working employees.

    Advice to Management

    Your reputation in town is horrible. Treat your employees better and maybe it will improve. Your glass door reviews are bad for a reason. 2 stars is a terrible for a company review.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No"

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

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time

    Pros

    you get to play hard - great for kids just graduating college

    Cons

    turnover is really high
    micromanaged


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Interactive Media"

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    Former Employee - Interactive Media in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Interactive Media in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location, good location near river market.

    Cons

    No work/life balance, you can not even spend your time off.
    Very low moral and cultural values, which comes from management.
    No career opportunities to move forward without offering sex and drinks.
    Probably lowest compensations in the market.
    Affairs between management and department are common things.

    Advice to Management

    Please wake up and if you want to improve change the management team. All of them.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Nowhere to go"

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    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 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hard-working people who want the place to be better

    Cons

    Turnover, morale, archaic technology, offensive CEO with a city-wide reputation

    Advice to Management

    You lost nearly everyone when you told them they should leave in order to "move up" at the company meeting. You might try investing in your employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with the company about five months and love it here. Very friendly people to work with and a positive environment. My boss is one of my favorite that I've worked for. I work in a sales position and enjoy that I can always reach him when I need to.

    Cons

    I don't really have anything to ad to this. I will say that some of the negative reviews that I've read are left by people that are no longer with the company. The things I've read I don't feel are true ,and it's unprofessional to bash a employer that supported you financially.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome!


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Look elsewhere if possible"

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

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time

    Pros

    None really. The experience doesn't get you anything either, except on paper.

    Cons

    You cannot trust anyone there. Affairs within management are rampant. Speaking of management, it is a joke. If you are fresh out of college, don't be fooled, your degree will be wasted here.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to follow through and stop making empty promises. Realize that great employees keep leaving because they are smart enough to realize this is a farce of a company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Are there negative numbers?"

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the people have experience and know what they are doing.

    Cons

    CEO. Shady practices. Bargain basement pricing leads to bargain basement reputation. Employees are not valued, on any level. New VPs know nothing, have no outside experience, and do nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the new VPs. Get some paying clients. Restructure. Rebuild.


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