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HL GROUP PARTNERS Reviews

Updated March 30, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great clients, great colleagues, perks / free stuff" (in 10 reviews)

  • "I have had the opportunity to learn a lot in a short period of time as well as grow" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "They do not care about your work life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Unwelcoming, cliquey, gossipy, high turnover" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Current Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great, fun smart, and welcoming people who are always eager and willing to jump in and help when you need it

    Really interesting and diverse client roster so that you get a chance to experience different industries and account work

    New HR initiatives to recognize employees and their accomplishments are great

    Productive yet fun working environment, I am always excited to come to work

    "If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life"

    Cons

    No office dog like other showrooms in LA

    Advice to Management

    Increased budget for internal entertaining and team-bonding activities (happy hours, parties, activities, etc.)

    More opportunity for LA office employees to visit the NY office and vice versa

    HL GROUP PARTNERS Response

    Apr 2, 2018 – Senior Director, Talent & Human Resources

    So glad to hear you love what you do and are excited to come to work! This is a pretty great place to be. Our HR team is working to create new initiatives (including social activities) that focus... More


  2. "VP"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The agency has amazing clients and the level of work and expectations is top notch. The people are fun and smart.

    Cons

    Expectations are high and there is always a lot of work and because the agency has national and sometimes international clients there can a lot of travel depending on your roster.

    Advice to Management

    More parties.

    HL GROUP PARTNERS Response

    Apr 2, 2018 – Senior Director, Talent & Human Resources

    Thank you for your comments! HL Group is a fast-paced , dynamic agency with the ambition of being the best partner to our clients. Your comments suggest you thrive in this kind of environment... More

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Former Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time

    Pros

    very strong clients, good benefits, worth it for the knowledge if you can bear to live and breathe work & are a (true) self-teacher

    Cons

    Unwelcoming, cliquey, gossipy, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Invest (meaning time, not money) in your employees. Say "good morning."

    HL GROUP PARTNERS Response

    Apr 2, 2018 – Senior Director, Talent & Human Resources

    HL Group is a good match for self-starters as we are driven to provide best in class service for our clients. This may not always be the best fit for some.

    Thank you for your feedback. Your... More


  4. Helpful (3)

    "be careful , not what is used to be"

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

    I worked at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great name, still some great clients.

    Cons

    toxic management, very mean girls, and very little attention to quality of work

    Advice to Management

    change!

    HL GROUP PARTNERS Response

    Apr 2, 2018 – Senior Director, Talent & Human Resources

    Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time at HL Group. We strive to provide an environment that respects and appreciates all. Unfortunately, this does not sound like your experience.

    I... More


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Time's Up, HL Group"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The agency has a large network, and the clients are great. Nothing special.

    Cons

    For any perspective clients or employees reading this, stay away from HL Group at all costs. Higher executives especially are unprofessional, working hard to create and foster a fearful environment that rides on the backs of lower level employees. Extremely shady management practices. Do not fall for the fake reviews here. The company as a whole lacks a sense of camaraderie (or even a lick of real teamwork for that matter). Don't waste your time here.

    Advice to Management

    Simply calling yourself an agency that cares for its people and clients does not make it true. You actually have to put in the time and effort.

    HL GROUP PARTNERS Response

    Apr 2, 2018 – Senior Director, Talent & Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We agree, HL Group does have a great roster of clients!

    From your post, I see that you are a relatively new team member(less than 1 year) in a people manager role... More


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Desperately attempting to leave this agency"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is truly nothing I can say positive about this place. The people are some of the rudest I have ever encountered. Senior leadership is condescending, unhelpful and down right nasty.

    Cons

    Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE is unfriendly

    Lack of diversity and inclusion (AND I'M WHITE)

    Clueless, rude an unhelpful senior management

    Horrible HR

    They attract mediocre talent

    Employees are not valued

    Everyone is unfriendly

    Horrible corporate culture

    Advice to Management

    Throw the whole agency away

    HL GROUP PARTNERS Response

    Apr 2, 2018 – Senior Director, Talent & Human Resources

    I am sorry to hear you feel HL Group is not the place for you. As you are a current employee, you have the opportunity to have a dialogue with your Manager, Leadership or HR directly. Please know... More


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and thriving work environment.

    Cons

    salary and experience could be higher

  8. "Great people, not so great work life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time

    Pros

    Great clients, great colleagues, perks / free stuff

    Cons

    Not much work life balance, low pay, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to retain the great employees you have!


  9. "Moving Forward"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    HL Group has the sophistication of a larger agency coupled with the nimbleness of a smaller organization. Very talented group of hard-working and passionate teams with a drive to win and provide best in class service to it's roster of marquee clients.

    Cons

    Just need a couple more conference rooms! Not a negative but rather the sign of a thriving, busy and collaborative environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage Leaders to inspire their teams towards the common vision of being a nationally recognized marketing and communications agency led by world class, digitally-forward talent determined to help brands realize their full potential.


  10. "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HL GROUP PARTNERS full-time

    Pros

    It is a great place to work and you can learn a lot but you need to be willing to do A LOT of work and work late hours and weekends. The partners are great if you get along with them

    Cons

    late hours, not a lot og gudance


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