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Joanne Harmelin
32 Ratings
  1. "Great company, great people"

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      Current Employee - Media Assistant 

      I have been working at Harmelin Media full-time

      Pros

      Genuine people who care about their work, clients, and employees

      Cons

      No cons thus far

      Harmelin Media2019-03-14
    • Helpful (1)

      "It’s a good start"

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      Former Employee - Billing 

      I worked at Harmelin Media full-time

      Pros

      It’s a entry level job. Easy interview process. Parking available.

      Cons

      The hours ( you only work 7 - 7 1/2 hours a day) Small office with only two bathrooms for everyone to use. Training needs to be improved. Old equipment the printers need to be replaced. No dress code for the office. Not near public transportation. Compensation is low Limited opportunities for growth The work becomes extremely boring after a few months. The environment is to relaxed. Better suited...

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      Advice to Management

      The hourly wage is too low. You will continue to lose contractors and permanent employees due to the compensation.

      Harmelin Media2019-02-08
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good job to start career"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Harmelin Media full-time

        Pros

        Coworkers and boss were great Great opportunities for career growth Continuing education opportunities

        Cons

        Fairly low pay for the amount of work

        Harmelin Media2018-08-30
      • "Media Analyst"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Harmelin Media full-time

        Pros

        Great culture, evolving with industry trends

        Cons

        Not much room for financial growth

        Harmelin Media2017-07-14
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        "Associate Media Planner"

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        Former Employee - Account Manager in Bala Cynwyd, PA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Harmelin Media full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        good work-life balance, resume-booster if you can afford to work here

        Cons

        Extremely poor pay, poor mid-management (they give promotions to anyone as long as you stay there, so it gives people who aren't as bright incentive to stay). Catty environment.

        Advice to Management

        give promotions and raises based on merit, not tenure. Pay people based on their years of experience, not by gender or by what agency they came from. HUGE pay discrepancies at this place. They'll hire an assoc buyer at 27 (they actually pay as low as 22), promote them and give them a 3%! raise and then hire a buy from another agency at 40K. So two people doing the exact same job at a 10K difference.

        Harmelin Media2017-04-24
      • "Digital Media"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Harmelin Media full-time

        Pros

        Not as demanding as most agencies

        Cons

        There seemed to be a clear divide between newer employees and established employees. A lot of internal politics seemed to be at play.

        Harmelin Media2017-03-20
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        "Billing administrator"

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        Current Employee - Billing Administrator in Bala Cynwyd, PA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Harmelin Media

        Pros

        Wholesome company, appreciates employees in their own way, good paid time off, close location (for me),

        Cons

        Where do I begin... Different locations/campuses for diff depts. not a good idea. Each campus has diff rules. Management is a joke needs a checks & balance system desperately. No room for advancement except one level & not worth it due to the amount of stress that comes along with becoming a senior biller. Compensation is waaaay below industry standards Micro managed due to VP

        Advice to Management

        Get a real manager, offer management classes to existing managers. Adhere to suggestions from ppl actually doing th job. Take a step back

        Harmelin Media2016-09-23
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        "Media Strategist"

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        Current Employee - Media Strategist in Bala Cynwyd, PA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Harmelin Media for more than 2 years

        Pros

        - Compared to other agencies, the benefits are solid - The work life balance is solid - There's a genuine sense of comradery amongst teams - VPs and leadership are very approachable and actually care about your career path - At other places, you can work 12 hour days and it goes unnoticed or is the "norm", that is not the case here. They recognize hard work and reward it. - End of year bonuses are given based...

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        Cons

        - Since there are multiple "campuses," they all have completely different vibes and culture. So I can only speak to the 3 Bala Plaza location. But this location is very "corporate" looking with standard cube-farm set up with muted colors. My advice would be to work on making this location fit more in line with the other locations aesthetically. - Also agree with others that promotions should be based more on effort...

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        Advice to Management

        Keep valuing your employees efforts and keep working to retain good talent when it comes in. This industry has extremely high turnover on the lower levels, and management (as well as everyone else) needs to keep identifying effective ways to retain them.

        Harmelin Media2016-08-31
      • "Strategist"

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        Current Employee - Media Strategist in Bala Cynwyd, PA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Harmelin Media full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Harmelin will provide the necessary avenues for career growth, and if you aren't thrilled in your current role, they have the flexibility to place you in a position better suited to your needs. Outgoing and fun environment with plenty of opportunities to get together with fellow employees, and talk about other things then work. Supportive of work - life balance.

        Cons

        Promotional structure could be revamped to promote based on merit and accomplishments, instead of timing.

        Harmelin Media2016-07-08
      • "Media Analyst"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Harmelin Media

        Pros

        A few pros employees experience while working at Harmelin Media are: Culture Work-life balance Industry Training Account category diversity

        Cons

        A few cons employees experience while working at Harmelin Media are: Compensation does not always meet industry standards Internships for class credit only

        Advice to Management

        I would advice management to re-evaluate the company's compensation structure across all levels. In addition, continue to encourage personal and professional growth among all employees.

        Harmelin Media2016-06-01
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