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Ignite Partnership Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  1. "Small shop, big opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Creative in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Creative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ignite Partnership full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Never laughed so hard with any group of people in my life
    - Excellent, competent, steady, mid-level creative leadership always calmed me down
    - Pay attention and ask questions and you can earn a Marketing MA in short order
    - Values were created by rank and file employees and were used consistently by all levels
    - Music
    - Food
    - Epic Christmas parties
    - Underdog mentality brings everyone together
    - Interest in and learning about things outside your hired role are encouraged
    - HR dept that is amazing (Thanks Kat!)

    Cons

    - Richardson not ideal for a Dallasite, but at least it's against the traffic (and office quirks are anti-season--bring mittens during the summer)
    - High-level hires that bring on know-everything attitudes can make it awkward for lower levels that really know the mission and execute daily

    Advice to Management

    - You're the absolute best at finding talent that matters. Gotta get better at hiring at leadership levels.
    - Also, remember ex-Igniters for those unusual projects to come in and advise!


  2. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Negotiated for a competitive salary
    -Excellent work/life balance
    -Stayed somewhat up to date with creative tools and technology

    Cons

    -No new client work for past couple of years
    -Ownership has serious anger management issues
    -Company has lost so many employees that there is no management filter between workers and the ownership
    -Ignite only has one big client, but has lost a lot of communication with the client because of turnover rate
    -Company has struggled with trying to be seen as a full-creative house, but has lacked creative over-site for years
    -Clients see Ignite as mere production house, not creative agency

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your emotions rule your decision making

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Agency in Town"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ignite Partnership full-time

    Pros

    - Work/Life balance is decent; late nights/weekends are rare
    - Snacks and beverages (incl alcoholic) are usually stocked

    Cons

    - The CEO is an angry, abusive egomaniac.

    - Their finances are a mess.

    - They have a single client.

    - The location/office is embarrassing: in a suburban office building off the highway that houses a Devry type school...

    - No opportunity for advancement.

    - Super high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Stop wasting time and money on consultants and reinventing; the problem is you. Had you listened to the experts you hired along the way, you would not be in this situation.


  4. "Account Executive"

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

    I worked at Ignite Partnership full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work, ownership is great and genuinely cares about their employees.
    Weekly opportunities to learn and improve knowledge and skills.
    Upper management is available and approachable.

    Cons

    Clients can be demanding, but Ignite maintains a strong relationship with their clients


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    "Worst place ever."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food and some fun events occasionally.

    Cons

    The CEO/President is a control freak and a bad person. Does not listen to anyone except his CFO wife who has no idea what she is doing. His anger management issues are a real problem when he takes it out on the staff. They take zero responsibility for their actions. They lie to your face. Can't keep anyone good working there, it's a revolving door, but they don't see that as a problem. One client shop that never wins new business. Horrible building.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and let them do what you hired them to do. Get out of your own way or you'll be out of business soon.


  6. "No advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ignite Partnership full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is decent
    Late nights and weekends are rare
    Snacks and beer are usually stocked
    Good location

    Cons

    Little opportunity for advancement
    No annual reviews or rewards unless you push to subject
    Employees seem unappreciated
    Owner can be very controlling; doesn't care about employee's experiences that could influence a situation. (aka, my way is always right)
    no drive for better clients or better creative
    seen just as a "doer" agency
    Ownership plays favorites
    Only have 1 client; only focuses on 1 type of work. If you don't like tech, this is not your company

    Advice to Management

    There's a reason the good people are leaving (or have already left). There's no future for them...no next steps or attainable growth goals.


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    "Uncertain Path"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ignite Partnership full-time

    Pros

    If clients are happy, bonuses are provided to those directly involved. Creative software and computers are top notch. Work life balance is decent unless client needed something yesterday.

    Cons

    -inconsistent pay
    -reviews are a joke
    -bonuses are unstructured
    -ownership undervalues employees
    -ownership favors employees with no ethical compass
    -inconsistent management styles
    -there is a manager revolving door
    -Owner/CEO is disrespectful, loses temper often, changes agency direction weekly
    -old building
    -creative work lacks substance
    -agency viewed as a quick turn shop

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. Consultants are destroying the agency. Find out why all your good employees left.

  8. "Great Company Culture, Co-workers"

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, good work/life balance, collaborative and open

    Cons

    No cons at this time


  9. "Good culture, great people."

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

    I have been working at Ignite Partnership full-time

    Pros

    Ignite is a really great place to work. They have a nice work-life balance for the advertising/marketing industry. Late night and weekend work sessions are rare.

    Senior leadership puts a lot of emphasis on company culture and the values that differentiate Ignite from other agencies. It's a very purpose-driven organization, but not necessarily too process-heavy. It's much less political than other companies and agencies I've experienced.

    Though it's a small agency, there are career growth opportunities for ambitious, self-starters. Overall, the company values employees' expertise and encourages the staff to share their talents. Motivated, team-minded individuals will feel right at home and thrive in this environment. But be warned, egos will not last long.

    The culture is fun and fairly laid back. Every year the agency hosts multiple team-building events, like State Fair Day or Top Golf outings. And they throw a pretty excellent Holiday party. Weekly cocktail hours, fully stocked snacks and bi-monthly massages are nice perks too.

    Cons

    Health insurance for individuals is decent, but the coverage for families isn't very affordable.
    No vision insurance.
    Maternity leave is only 6 weeks (though average for the US), but the policy requires you to burn through all accrued PTO so you return with 0 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Luckily, there are plenty of internal feedback loops and open doors to have those conversations sans an anonymous internet review :)


  10. "employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ignite Partnership full-time

    Pros

    great place to work. good work/life balance
    employees are valuable team members

    Cons

    no cons at this time