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Updated August 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "General vibe is a work/life balance despite major clients" (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. "A good place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analytics in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Data Analytics in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The commitment from the Sr. Leadership to mentor and help their employees grow is unlike most companies I have worked at. They geniunely care about the people.

    Cons

    Huge has been growing, and is undergoing some growing pain. It wants to be too many things. Integrated marketing, product development, AI, etc. It needs a focus.

    Advice to Management

    Huge is no longer just a product agency as we all know it, but I don't know how many people can definitively say they know Huge's new identity. Focus on that. If user-centricity seems to differentiate Huge from the other shops, we need to find a way to productize and operationalize it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Special place, not like other agencies."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Data in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unique product / UX culture. Very user-centric. Brilliant individuals. Amazing client projects.

    Cons

    Management turnover. Sometimes ambitious to a point of distraction.

    Advice to Management

    Set a course and commit to resources to specific milestones.

  3. "Analyst at Huge DC"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Huge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked at Huge's DC office for multiple years, and have found an endless number of opportunities to learn, grow, and be my best self in a work environment filled with smart, ambitious, and wonderful people. I'm confident that whenever I approach a problem, as long as I give it my all, my coworkers will be there to support my work whether it is a success or failure.

    Huge's multi-office network is also highly collaborative, and the company is very supportive of offices working together. I've frequently described DC as a 50 person office, with the capabilities and knowledge of 1,000 employees.

    Cons

    Working teams are generally very small by design, and can combine with the fast-paced nature of many projects to create high-stress environments with little warning.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being accessible to your employees, and work collaboratively with them on projects, rather than just providing oversight on said work.


  4. "Meh"

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

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

    Pros

    smart people
    fun decor and environment

    Cons

    trying to find itself
    no clear vision
    people leaving by the droves and not being replaced
    allocation can be 200% on some projects and the pace is brutal


  5. "In flux - hidden potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There's some incredible work lurking in the corners. If you're savvy you'll find it. Huge is the place to quickly build a career, or to pivot a stalled career.

    Cons

    Just don't stay too long. The agency industry eats you up.

    Advice to Management

    Find a strategy - stick to it. Make everyone aware of said strategy even if it hurts. Dare to steer the organization in that direction. Don't keep people around to fill temporary positions for marginally important work.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Most insulting salary process I've ever experienced"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employed (At the poverty level for NYC).

    Cons

    HR will do everything and anything they can to pay you as little as possible. I've been at Huge with stellar reviews for 2 years and was basically laughed out of the room after asking for a 10k bump (which still would have put me about 15k below the industry average based on my performance, experience level, education level, reviews) If you're looking for a "get what you deserve" or "ask and you will receive" workplace, this is not it. I have changed titles twice since being here and have received ZERO comp change despite having MANY discussions about it with managers (all of whom asked for it on my behalf) and HR (who have only ever said no with no explanation). Unacceptable and completely insulting both as a woman and a dedicated employee.

    Advice to Management

    A solid review should mean an annual raise or bonus-always! Solids review 2 years running and no raise or bonus: unacceptable.


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Senior leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Interaction designer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  10. Helpful (7)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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


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