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Updated June 14, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work life balance can be good too depending on the project" (in 16 reviews)

  • "There are a lot of very talented people to learn from" (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • "You'll be courted but once you're in it's sink or swim" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Long hours, boring work, bad clients" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Open environment that encourages growth"

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

    I have been working at Huge full-time

    Pros

    Huge has unparalleled culture and trust in their employees. I've had countless opportunities to step up and take on new challenges, it's the best of both worlds - with a "start-up" scrappy mentality, but all the great resources of a global company.

    The Brooklyn HQ houses nearly 500 of the smartest individuals in the industry, and it's rare to see such a range of capabilities under one roof. Huge also is the first company I've worked for that encourages growth / learning in other departments outside of your own, your growth is really dependent on personal ambition.

    Leadership is transparent and quite literally walking among you at all times, with Aaron the CEO regularly updating the company in monthly meetings of new business objectives and strategies.

    Office space is dog-friendly, perks like food & booze, social clubs, parties, summer Fridays, compensation is higher than industry standard.

    Cons

    Huge has had some growing pains, teams are in flux as they are restructuring many departments to focus on expanding capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Huge is historically a company of experts, there could be higher investments in more entry level employees.


  2. "VP Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting work

    Cons

    Crazy management culture, minimal stability

    Advice to Management

    Develop the creative and UX, but don't be try to be too "creative" about management

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Senior leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, feels like a standalone agency and not a satellite. Management invests in office space, food and other perks. General vibe is a work/life balance despite major clients. Talented business strategy, analytics, research, UX and creative teams. Opportunity to do great work.

    Cons

    Management doesn't empower senior team leaders to bring their expertise to the table. Decisions are made behind closed doors with a juvenile attitude, preventing the agency from learning from its mistakes. Promises are made to senior hires that are not kept. Vision is great, delivery is not. And at the price clients are paying, they often choose to not return.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those you hire, even if it's hard to hear.


  4. "Interaction designer"

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    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Interaction Designer in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Huge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, really high quality work

    Cons

    Bad project management, bad operations

    Advice to Management

    Fix resourcing!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Stay clear. Falling apart. Recent layoffs and office closures. Needs at least three years of rebuilding."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small pockets of great digital talent are left.
    Large number of recent exits allow for personal growth and opportunity.
    Leadership and organizational chaos gives you the luxury on where to focus your time.

    Cons

    A shadow of itself and past success
    New leadership lacks buy-in, sophistication, and loyalty
    Several recent rounds of lay-offs, office closures and leadership departures
    Poor career management and manager training

    Advice to Management

    Start from scratch, rebuild trust, integrity and establish following


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Management could have better focus"

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    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Prefer Not to Say in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very creative environment.
    Good benefits.
    Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Business strategy fluctuations make employment futures seem shaky for certain teams.
    Too many directors and not enough people doing actual work.

    Advice to Management

    Get a vision and stick to it.


  7. "Not the company it once was."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Huge brand can help your career advance quicker.

    Cons

    Project processes are chaotic but not necessarily in the way that can lead to the best work.

  8. "Good vibes only"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huge full-time

    Pros

    great culture at our best

    Cons

    stress balls at our worst


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Smart People/Aloof Management"

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

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

    Pros

    - You'll be working with intelligent colleagues.
    - Interesting projects, for the most part.
    - Huge pitches well.

    Cons

    - Huge's pitching competence and strong agency brand carries them forward - but it's only a matter of time before cracks begin to form when they are unable to hire good talent due to poor word of mouth and other employers offering more competitive salaries and benefits.
    - Agency has fired full time talent and is replacing with freelancers.
    - No established processes and little oversight leads many projects to "crash and burn" after kicking off.
    - Perennial resourcing issues sap team morale.

    Advice to Management

    Exhibit empathy with your staff. Understand that there are many other opportunities inside (and out) of the industry for the caliber of people you're recruiting, If you don't treat your people well they'll leave.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "In Need of a Major Course Correction"

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

    I worked at Huge full-time

    Pros

    Exceedingly smart employees/colleagues at Director-level and below

    On-the-ground workers are genuinely kind, collaborative, and helpful.

    Many opportunities to learn from and work with smart and effective co-workers across disciplines.

    Office space is comfortable with good snacks and some catered/free lunch opportunities.

    Work-life balance is solid compared to some agencies, but this may depend on your role/supervisor/project.

    Cons

    Management has been BAD. Very little transparency or cohesion and seemingly no overarching mission or clear route to success (worth noting that this may change, given the exodus of prior CEO, President, and others).

    Huge has strayed from its core competency — at which it was truly one of the best in the world — of amazing experience design, to wade into a bunch of other channels and disciplines. It seems to have really hamstrung the agency by bleeding it dry of its creative talent while wasting money and attention on aspects of the business that should have remained exploratory, tertiary, or non-existent.

    LOTS of turnover. Many of the agency's top performers have left on their own accord, with major layoffs thinning out some high-quality staff as well. Huge is trying to replace these teams with freelancers or outsourcing...which is going about as well as you might expect.

    Advice to Management

    Try to undo whatever leadership was doing for the past few years, and hope the creative talent is willing to come back.


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