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Harrison and Star Reviews

Updated October 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Overall people are nice but unless they are on your team there's no interaction (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people from management down (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/ Life Balance, timelines etc (in 12 reviews)

  • People are often asked to work on multiple brands, or on understaffed teams, leading to long hours and a horrid work-life balance at times (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Director of Client Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harrison and Star full-time

    Pros

    Strong group of highly skilled professionals across all functions. Well developed processes and operations group to ensure high quality work product. Many subject matter experts in all aspects of various therapeutic areas. Including very good oncology focus.

    Cons

    Sometimes processes can be seen as the 'ends' as opposed to the 'means' but that is the operations side taking pride in their role and responsibilities.


  2. "Cool company, interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I was an intern, and they had a well-established program

    Cons

    Not a lot of work for interns to do

  3. "Not a good fit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harrison and Star full-time

    Pros

    Salaries are a lot higher than standard agencies if you are new to the agency. Overall people are nice but unless they are on your team there's no interaction. Open floor concept, sort of.

    Cons

    Antiquated process and overall communication is not great. Big office but feels gloomy and dark. No work life balance, at all. A lot of launches and late nights. No actual server for work aside from "hands on," and for the art team. Very account focused.

    Advice to Management

    An ad agency needs more than your account team to flow smoothly. Invest on a server besides hands on.


  4. "H&S experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harrison and Star full-time

    Pros

    The Operations team was amazing to work with. The agency has a great process and the operations team is always willing to think outside the box for solutions.

    Cons

    It was a great experience, I can't think of anything besides your typical agency issues. (Work/ Life Balance, timelines etc.)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great start-up Agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Harrison and Star full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work if you're just starting your career in an ad agency and want to get your foot in the door.

    Cons

    There can be long hours. Management dynamic can all depend on which team you're a part of.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best, not the worst."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harrison and Star full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance, great people to work with.

    Cons

    A bit on the lower end of the pay structure, Falling behind in technology, Morale is low

    Advice to Management

    Quit your politicking and manage your company. Think about them as people.


  7. "Excellent management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harrison and Star full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, helpful management

    Cons

    Extended periods with very little work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, inside politics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Harrison and Star full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people, good clients, opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Internal politics, turn-over, competitive environment


  9. "AWESOME Company to work at"

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    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harrison and Star full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people from management down
    Process is very organized and streamlined
    People know what they're doing and because so work gets done on time
    Great hours, no micromanaging
    Management listens and lets you run with your ideas

    Cons

    Some accounts the work gets stale
    I'm trying really hard to think of CONS but this is a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep things lively, move people around to different accounts or multiple accounts


  10. "Art director"

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    Current Employee - Art Director
    Current Employee - Art Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and nice people

    Cons

    Not many creative challenges here as an art director.


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