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ICM Partners Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2019

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ICM Partners CEO Chris Silbermann
Chris Silbermann
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  • "long hours, not for the faint of heart(in 19 reviews)

  • "Lack of diversity - low pay which locks out a majority of people of color certainly doesn't help(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Accounts Payable Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ICM Partners full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great contacts and experience in the Entertainment Industry.

    Cons

    Last minute notice of Invoices and Vendors; heavy volume

    ICM Partners2018-05-01
  2. "Decent place to start in Entertainment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant 

    I worked at ICM Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn the business.

    Cons

    Certain departments need better management.

    ICM Partners2019-07-17
  3. "Assistant"

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

    I worked at ICM Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good networking opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Toxic work environment. Abusive.

    ICM Partners2019-06-12
  4. "Great Assistants, must love Entertainment"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ICM Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fellow assistants are awesome and fun!

    Cons

    long hours, mean agents

    ICM Partners2019-04-19
  5. Helpful (3)

    "HR running a MUCK! They are TRIPPING."

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Group in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ICM Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some very respectable, successful people. Some very real and caring people. Of course the perks of a company with budget for company events, like Healthy Happy Hour. Working adjacent to the mall and having parking provided are good. Proprietary operational systems under enhancement and improvement.

    Cons

    Never seen an HR power trip so hard. Imagine at your job, someone in HR comes to your departmental mtg and announces, "From now on, marketing does sales and sales does marketing!" No questioning it and your department head is near-powerless as HR insists on forging ahead with nonsense. Which they do in the most disrespecting, passive-aggressive, invasive manner. If ICM has a real incident (think: entertainment... industry), this HR is likely to mishandle it and cause a disaster. New assistants need sensitive mentors, not micromanaging, problem-generators from HR. Really a shame how the support systems at ICM have been getting bulldozed by HR.

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    Advice to Management

    Gender parity yes! Bad leaders just for female sake? No...............

    ICM Partners2019-03-22
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Talent Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ICM Partners full-time

    Pros

    Like they say, at an agency you will be able to quickly learn the ins and outs of the film industry and gain a knowledge of who's who in the business and what it is they do. The other assistants were all very kind and really made the long hours not so bad because we were all in it together. I felt as though the training process through the mailroom was very helpful and I was able to catch on quickly and get hired... to a desk without feeling overwhelmed with the computer systems used at ICM. Benefits were good.

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    Cons

    The assistants are in no way paid enough for the conditions they are forced to work under. Agents yelling profanities and their assistants and making them work to the bone. Most assistants can't even last a year there because HR doesn't seem to be able to take control of the agents. The agents hold all the power and you will feel helpless as an assistant. The hours most of the talent assistants work are very long... and all you do is sit in front of a computer and answer 400 emails a day and roll calls. This is not a position for someone who likes to move around and be on their feet during their job. Also, to be clear, most of my experience was within the Talent department and thus I cannot speak as in detail for the other departments. It does seem as though other departments are much better than the Talent department. Also no snacks!!! Such a bummer.

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    Advice to Management

    Take control of the agents.

    ICM Partners2018-11-28
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Place Ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at ICM Partners full-time

    Pros

    Meeting famous people, reading scripts no one else has

    Cons

    HR not caring about anyone Abusive agents Hour Commute

    ICM Partners2018-09-19
  8. Helpful (1)

    "You can't put a price on experience right?"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Century City, CA

    I worked at ICM Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great experience Networking Lively atmosphere Espresso Machine Clean office

    Cons

    Low pay Long Hours Can be very stressful High Volume Assistants treated poorly

    Advice to Management

    Turnover is high. Pay employees with reasonable wage.

    ICM Partners2018-07-17
  9. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ICM Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    external career opportunities because of agency experience

    Cons

    Very long hours minimal work life balance

    ICM Partners2018-06-24
  10. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at ICM Partners full-time

    Pros

    amazing assistants, with a sense of comradery

    Cons

    low pay and some agents are abusive and nasty

    Advice to Management

    Pay your talent more if you want to keep them.

    ICM Partners2018-05-25
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