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61%
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Patrick Reid
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of inspiring and talented people(in 6 reviews)

  • "Interesting clients and work, nice office, majority of people are great to work with(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "An incredibly top-heavy business structure, leading to a deeply unpleasant working environment with little respect for reasonable work/life balance(in 7 reviews)

  • "I worked here a few years ago in the London office and my experience was long hours (like 2/3am kind of(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imagination full-time

    Pros

    Agency is very creative and mixed with a entrepreneurial spirit -- trust employees, foster growth, and empowers. Very strong creative and production teams that work well together. Client-centric while remaining true to staff, growth and development.

    Cons

    Needs to figure out how to grow beyond a few key clients.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up growth and development -- doing a great job.

    Imagination2017-03-07
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on your manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imagination full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting clients and work, nice office, majority of people are great to work with

    Cons

    Extreme hours w/ zero work - life balance, some managers are very toxic and there is no accountability or HR support - but it really depends on what team you're on. There are some really great people there too.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an on-site HR person, hold managers accountable for toxic behavior

    Imagination2019-03-21
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Creatives : toxic workplace - avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Imagination full-time

    Pros

    great money, great coworkers to share in your misery

    Cons

    toxic. managers have no idea how to manage. No HR department!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Train the department heads instead of just leveling creatives up when people leave and expecting them to be good team leaders. Stop letting London trample all over your employees. Have reasonable expectations on the time good creative takes. Reward the dedication your employees have. Summer Fridays.

    Imagination2018-03-14
  4. Helpful (4)

    "How is working here sustainable?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imagination full-time

    Pros

    Never a boring moment, challenging work and incredible vendors who help bring order to the chaos.

    Cons

    Incredibly poor morale cultivated by a toxic culture.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in your overseas branches and ask questions in confidence of what you're not exposed to.

    Imagination2017-12-30
  5. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imagination full-time

    Pros

    Great culture & work environment

    Cons

    Long hours in some positions

    Advice to Management

    More focus on mentoring and leadership

    Imagination2017-02-02
  6. "Freelance Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Imagination

    Pros

    Lively environment, people are nice.

    Cons

    less opportunities to become a full time

    Advice to Management

    not bad

    Imagination2016-10-26
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Professional hardworking and warm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Imagination full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A really talented team who work hard to deliver great experiences. There is a warm community feel and care for team members. Fun in the office and a commitment to deliver and to push the best creative for the client. It helps that the office is managed by a competent and intelligent boss who has the team's needs balanced with client interests!

    Cons

    Career progression is hard in a small team. There is a commitment to look to the team first when new openings are available but there is not a strong path. That can be frustrating. Also the client list is extremely limited which can be creatively annoying.

    Advice to Management

    Check out other ways to deliver career advancement through training. And consider offering the chance for US team members to work in European or Asian locations. And look for new clients.

    Imagination2016-10-05
  8. Helpful (9)

    "client service"

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

    I worked at Imagination full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart, passionate people who create tremendous beautiful, insightful, effective work.

    Cons

    Shockingly arrogant management who seem to pride themselves on creating sweatshop environment. They take full advantage of their creatives' passion for their craft while under-paying them and funneling cash to the mother ship in the UK. Their US business is 75% Ford and that is based on a handful of dysfunctional relationships. House of beautifully designed cards.

    Advice to Management

    No point as they have never and will never take any advice from outside of their inner circle.

    Imagination2016-03-08
  9. "Creative culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imagination

    Pros

    Being innovative, embracing change, providing thought-leadership and nurturing a creative environment are the single most important attributes for a successful agency culture. Imagination is one of those workplaces - if you get a kick out of being part of team which is consistently trying to break the mold and provide clients with new ideas that challenge convention, this is the place to work.

    Cons

    A truly creative space is by definition going to a place where change is frequent and being entrepreneurial is key.

    Imagination2015-09-02
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Strong Design Skills"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Imagination

    Pros

    Great design philosophy. Cool modern office. Good place to learn skills to take to the next job to move up.

    Cons

    Long hours with little recognition. Little opportunity to move up unless you have a British accent. Often have to travel. Per Diem is pretty low.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of creating a team atmosphere. Supervision and direction is lacking. Asking for help fall on deaf ears.

    Imagination2015-06-11
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