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Initiative Reviews

Updated February 6, 2019
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  • "There is a great work/life balance" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Super nice people and work environment" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Investment director."

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

    I worked at Initiative part-time

    Pros

    Great culture and engaged leaders.

    Cons

    Long hours and relatively low pay.


  2. "Not bad to start at"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Initiative full-time

    Pros

    Fun company culture, great perks, cool staff

    Cons

    not a high paying agency, high turnover

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Partnerships in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager, Partnerships in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Initiative full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very interesting clients to work on, a lot of upward movement

    Cons

    Work is very dependent on which team your on, lack of communication among management


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Initiative (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really smart employees and leadership

    Cons

    Additional training by craft would be great.


  5. "Not bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Associate Media Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Media Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Initiative full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Employment best practices at work

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful, backbiting, lacking diversity

    Advice to Management

    Be more encouraging of diversity.


  6. "Stepping Stone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Initiative full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start a career in media

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Work/life balance is pretty much non existent


  7. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business INte in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business INte in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot about the digital advertising space, learn technical skills in Excel, Tableau, and maybe SQL, and friendly peers

    Cons

    There could me more collaboration across accounts.
    Projects vary by account and are typically more interesting for larger spending accounts

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Ok for some but not for me"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great holiday and unlimited PTO

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Crazy hours - like to stay late to say they stayed late
    Unlimited PTO but most teams can’t take advantage of it
    Working from home is hard due to network
    Drinking boozy frat culture


  9. "Associate, Digital Partnerships"

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    Current Employee - Associate Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Casual work space (beer garden)

    Cons

    No clear path for growth
    Lack of opportunities for promotion
    Management needs training on how to manage employees effectively
    Super low pay (below industry standard)

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value and compensate your junior level employees-- they handle a lot of the day to day work


  10. "Good first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    clear path for career growth, great work perks

    Cons

    long hours and low pay