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Updated November 30, 2017
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  1. "New Business Director"

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    Current Employee - New Business Director in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - New Business Director in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance and company to work for. Good people overall. Challenging Job.

    Cons

    Strange Sales Culture. Have to be self motivated. No reviews or feedback ever really. Do your job well and you have no worries here though.


  2. "Icon International Company workplace review"

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

    Pros

    Solid building block to start a career.

    Cons

    The salary is fairly low.

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    "National Broadcast Associate"

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    Former Employee - National Broadcast Associate in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - National Broadcast Associate in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - A great place to start out of college
    - You learn a great deal of skill sets
    - Networking with TV networks
    - Young environment
    - Interesting clients

    Cons

    - No Overtime
    - Takes times a long time to get promoted
    - Very clicky
    - Some teams have much more work than others

    Advice to Management

    - Don't burn out your employers because the hard workers leave to places they are valued.
    - Teams need to be restructured with equal amounts of work because some clients are more demanding than others.
    - Do more Icon team builders with national and local


  4. "Great Start, But Don't Stay"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Associate in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ICON International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1) Young environment
    2) Great place to build skills and learn
    3) Great place to network with companies and networks

    Cons

    1)VERY cliquey environment
    2) A LOT of nepotism with executives children and their friends
    3) Takes long to be promoted
    4) The ones who do most of the work are often over looked

    Advice to Management

    1) Reward the ones who are actually doing the work
    2) Don't only help or reward the kids of executives or their friends
    3) Do more team building with National AND Local
    4) Restructure the team so everyone has the same amount of work. Don't burn out your valuable workers. They will LEAVE.


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    "Local Broadcast Dept. is a mess, Training is terrible"

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    Former Employee - Local Broadcast Media Associate in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Local Broadcast Media Associate in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good mix of young professionals & experienced management, iWomen is nice

    Cons

    The Local Broadcast dept. is a mess at all times. Management & Account Directors do not trust anyone unless you have been working there for 10-15 years. If you are young and new to the company, expect terrible training - Quote directly from Local Broadcast manager > "We fit about 6 months of training into 2 weeks" - I was not able to attend all training sessions because after waiting 2 months after starting this position for there to be "more" new employees in my training sessions, I was so busy with the work I learned on the fly that I couldn't learn anything else because for some reason I was put with a Senior Buyer with an unusually busy desk, so when it was important for me to learn new aspects and training tools, I wasn't able to. No matter how many times I brought this issue to their attention, all parties - buyer, manager, account directors and executives - never gave me a shot to ask my questions, let alone the time to really learn the job. Instead, they gave up and pushed me out.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO YOUR YOUNG EMPLOYEES, FIX THE CLIQUE PROBLEM (it helps if you finally realize there is a BAD problem), STOP TRYING TO FIT 6 MONTHS WORTH OF TRAINING INTO 2 WEEKS


  6. "National Broadcast Associate, Entry Level"

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

    I worked at ICON International full-time

    Pros

    Great position for right out of college. Office culture is huge with plenty of happy hours and company events, young office

    Cons

    a LOT of math for this position (even though i like it) Play hard work hard environment, can be cliquey

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the special qualities in employees not just how they are fitting in


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    "Supervisor"

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

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

    Pros

    Work-Life balanced is great. The people you work with are awesome.

    Cons

    HR doesn't place employee to the proper department. HR is more focus on filling the open positions with whoever got interviewed. The compensation is very minimum comparing to the competition.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to understand your employees' worth.

  8. "National Broadcast Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ICON International full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is full of young and upbeat individuals. Very great place to start off when graduating college.

    Cons

    There is room to grow, but often times it takes close to 2 years to get promoted to the next position

    Advice to Management

    Keep making the company a fun place to work :)


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    "Buying"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at ICON International full-time

    Pros

    The company is generous with company parties.

    Cons

    Managers do not want to deal with problems.


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    "Toxic Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Media Associate in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Media Associate in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people (not including upper management) are great. It's a pretty young office, so it can be a lot of fun. The friends I made while working here made it bearable and are a big part of the reason i stayed as long as I did.

    Cons

    ICON is not a real agency, so there are a lot of steps required to complete tasks that should be simple. There is very little creativity/interaction with clients because business often comes through other agencies who outsource work to ICON. It is very political and promotions/growth have very little to do with competence for the job. The office is also way too small for the rate at which the company is growing and they have resorted to putting up to five people in an office together and using former closets as work spaces.

    Advice to Management

    Management is TERRIBLE. There are so many people who are either incompetent or just completely uninterested in learning about the different areas of broadcast. Rather than taking the time to deal with issues that arise amongst employees or figure out why there are problems, management would rather pretend they don't exist. They constantly berate employees and use scare tactics to try to prevent people from leaving. The turnover rate is incredibly high and they will often hire people without an interview just to get bodies. They need to focus on keeping the employees that they have and work out a better structure for promotions. They also need to take the time to find people who are actually qualified for the jobs. As it is now, employees who actually understand and can handle their responsibilities are stuck picking up the slack for everyone else.


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