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Gragg Advertising Reviews

Updated Sep 18, 2019

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Gragg Advertising CEO Greg Gragg
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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Run away FAST"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    PTO on the day of your birthday.

    Cons

    Everything else but pto. Management has no clue what they're doing. Their high turnover rate reflects that. They hire young ignorant people fresh out of college to take advantage of them...and to keep their health insurance costs down. Extramarital affairs are very apparent in upper management and favoritism is rampant. Made the working environment very uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    Close the agency. Pick another industry.

    Gragg Advertising2018-12-28
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very creative and dedicated staff.

    Cons

    Do not work here if you are against abuse and yelling.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on your ceo's emotions.

    Gragg Advertising2018-11-04
  3. "Hard work, be good at numbers."

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    Former Employee - Account Services in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good group of managers who are concerned with the employees learning more and growing. Good pay and good benefits. Great place to gain knowledge. They are involved in all forms of marketing so you learn a lot about how advertising channels work together.

    Cons

    High expectations for performance. Sometimes the work can be overwhelming and requires attention to detail.

    Advice to Management

    Expand the training program and create a peer modeling program

    Gragg Advertising2018-09-24
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Proceed with Caution"

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

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the people are great.

    Cons

    The service they provide is substandard - often, the services team will miss client meetings, fail to meet target deadlines and more often than not - fall short on results. Leadership does not keep promises and change goals monthly and weekly - appearing very desperate. This is a top-down issue and leadership really needs to show appreciation for their employees. They treat employees poorly and it shows - too much... turnover and management has little faith in senior leadership. Overall performance for their clients is, at best, middle of the road.

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    Advice to Management

    Find new leadership

    Gragg Advertising2018-10-22
  5. Helpful (7)

    "You deserve better."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gragg Advertising

    Pros

    There are a few people who seem genuine.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Lack of proper training & role preparation. Lack of efficient processes. Lack of transparency. Cliquey. High turnover. Poor company culture. Lots of disconnect between those making promises to clients and those having to fulfill them.

    Advice to Management

    Developing a healthy, consistent stream of communication internally is vital. People want to know what is expected of them. They want to do a good job. They want to succeed. However, they need the insight/context necessary to do their jobs and to know that their voices are actually being heard.

    Gragg Advertising2018-10-04
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Poor leadership. Company doesn't value its employees."

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

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time

    Pros

    - Nobody paid attention to what you were doing, so you could get your work done in the first 2 hours of the day and then whatever you wanted the rest

    Cons

    - Crappy pay. When you did work hard, you were given more work instead of more money. When you didn't work hard, no one noticed.

    Gragg Advertising2018-09-05
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Stressful & abusive"

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

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Quick growth and hands on opportunity.

    Cons

    The employees are awful. Typically a bunch of entry level employees that have been at the company for 2-3 years and have advanced to "manager" status because they stuck around. There's no focus on development or training because it's such an unstable environment with no succession planning (which again wouldn't be effective unless they had retention). They treat HR and Accounting like they're just there for their... convenience and act as a punching bag instead of partners in the business. Just FYI, we want you to succeed because that means we succeed. Constant going over your head to complain to the Director or VP, who doesn't in fact care about the complaint, but to "advocate for their people" they have to slap you down with little or no background information.

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    Advice to Management

    Instead of surrounding yourself by "Yes Men" actually listen to consultants and the feedback you receive. Your people are your biggest investments. Pay them what they're worth and work on changing your culture, it starts with you to stop treating everyone as disposable and replaceable. Don't us the "work hard play hard" excuse because that's not really the truth. It's not working hard it's abusive. And playing hard... means that employees actually get rewarded for what they're putting into the business.

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    Gragg Advertising2018-03-23
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Don't Do It. Just Don't"

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

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nothing besides the coworkers on your team.

    Cons

    Working for a terrible company servicing terrible clients.

    Gragg Advertising2018-02-07
  9. Helpful (8)

    "Not great, not all bad"

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gragg Advertising full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pto and decent benefits. The coworkers who share in the misery of working there. Resume experience. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Owner. Management. The work being done is not relevant. From my first day on people complain about working at Gragg. Known affairs within the office. Bad agency reputation.

    Gragg Advertising2017-12-07
  10. Helpful (11)

    "Worst place to work, best place to leave"

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

    I worked at Gragg Advertising full-time for 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.

    Gragg Advertising2017-11-17
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