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Integer Group Dallas Reviews

Updated April 1, 2017
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Pros
  • A lot of people talk about the positive work life balance (which is true), but it's much more than that (in 19 reviews)

  • A lot of great people work there, and a lot of people stay there for many years (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • They appreciate work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Can be long hours and tough clients, but that's agency work (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Good creative; weak account leadership"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Art Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Integer Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good first job, nice staff, big name accounts, great benefits, strong network

    Cons

    Low pay, siloed company culture, weak account leadership

    Advice to Management

    The account leadership is the weakest link to Integer. They don't push back on client expectations or have a strong grasp on how to help sell good creative. The agency doesn't fight to keep their best employees which results in fast burnout and a constant stressful work environment. That being said, the creative team is great and continually fights for the best work. It's what kept me there for 2 years. So you'll garner good experience, but have little to show for it - the biggest challenge comes from good creative being undersold through weak account leadership.


  2. "Director"

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

    I worked at Integer Group full-time

    Pros

    Integer does a great job of making you feel like family. Ive never worked at a place that truly cares for their employees the way that leadership here does. Fun environment, great culture. If you like working with a team in a positive and fun environment, this is the place

    Cons

    Lots of talk. Like I said abovery, leadership is great and makes you feel like they care, but they don't necessarily follow through and you know what they say about good intentions.
    Can be a bit of a sweat shop depending on the account. You don't feel like you have the right to push back on the client, which in turn requires long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through. Listen to your employees and course correct accordingly.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "It depends what you want"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    These are the nicest people I have ever worked with. They are flexible, understanding, everyone works hard.

    Cons

    From a creative stand point, you won't have that much gap to come up with innovative ideas. Depending on which account you work for.

    Advice to Management

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Solid place to work"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Integer Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great organization. Great culture. Great working relationship between account management and creative. Somehow they've retained a small agency feel with big agency chops. Opportunity to move within the network.

    Cons

    Strength is is project management so at time process trumps the work. Some of the bigger retail clients have little opportunity for innovative thinking and new ideas.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Integer Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some genuinely nice people here. Happy-hour friendly environment. Lots of time off compared to design firms.

    Cons

    Top heavy structure with lots of out of touch "leaders". Most VPs do not carry any weight when it comes to actually doing the work. Lots of sales monkeys are currently occupying the leadership positions. Most of them do not comprehend the market and trends - even though they are the ones presenting those ideas to the clients. Lots of unqualified account executives yet there are just as many of them as the creatives - which is disconcerting for a so-called creative agency. If you are a motivated, talented and passionate creative, I'd not consider this company. Most teams consist of directors who have high-level ego, low skillset/knowledge. Been losing a lot of good people rapidly and it's been affecting the work the company do for their larger clients. It's about time the company loses its main income source. Do yourself a favor and do not work here.

    Advice to Management

    Really think about who you trust. So called leaders aren't bringing anything to the table..yet you pay big paychecks for them - while compensating your workhorse with low pay. Re-evaluate your personnel and try to recruit and compensate the right people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Director in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Integer Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great clients, great company vacation holidays

    Cons

    Poor salary, lack of internal communication


  8. "Best Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Integer Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Engaging community, great onboarding, incredible (and very cheap) benefits/healthcare, lots of vacation and personal days, bright/intelligent coworkers, beautiful work space

    Cons

    Same as any ad agencies - some days you have to put in longer hours than others for big project pushes, but they make up for that with other time off or fun company days (State Fair Day, Rangers Games, etc)


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Not all it's cracked up to be"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    You get the chance to work with some big brand companies. You also have the ability to work a different genres of advertising like Digital, Social Media, Print, Shopper Experience. The agency has some directors that are good mentors and really care. There's always free food somewhere.

    Cons

    This agency has more cliches than a high school. If you're not a cool kid you won't get anywhere. The account service department is full of finger pointers and blamers, but that trickles down from the top. Most of the creatives are very dedicated but you do have your whiners. i was really excited to get the opportunity to work there but was completely let down in the end.

    Advice to Management

    CARE about your people. All of them, not just the popular ones. LISTEN to your employees. Try to hire with diversity, not just young blonde females must out of college.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "So much potential"

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    Current Employee - Creative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Creative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integer Group full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Accessible leaders. Creative leadership is hand-ons and supportive.

    Cons

    Creative suffers due to unskilled and fearful account management.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good TImes"

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    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Integer Group full-time

    Pros

    Great culture.
    Good work/life balance.
    Great sense of teamwork.
    Training is amazing.
    Pay is good.

    Cons

    Opportunities for book pieces can be tough, especially if you work on certain accounts.
    Accountability is an issue and stems from leadership.


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