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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. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, questionable leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Integer Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best people you'll ever meet
    Fun events
    Casual environment
    Open door policy for the most part
    Big clients

    Cons

    Leadership is out of touch
    Watch out if they're not pulling in new business
    People are promoted despite not having management skills


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Go to Integer Des Moines if you want to experience the slow, shrieking death of your soul"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The architectural significance of the office building. Ironic how the best part of a place with no metaphorical life to it is the thing that's literally not alive.

    Cons

    A caveat to this review- I can't speak to other offices, only Des Moines, IA. Maybe Denver is great, I have no idea. But, as for Des Moines- It's a shame I can't give this place negative 5 stars. I have worked in many different agencies for over a decade, and this place was BY FAR the most painful working experience I've ever had. It's not even really an "ad agency" as far as creativity goes- it's more like a client services production house that makes retail crap (all the little stand-up pieces you see in the store with big starbursts that say "NOW 20 MORE!!!" on them). The client basically tells the "agency" exactly what it wants, down to the art and copy, and the "agency" says, "Yes sir!" There is not a creative spine in the building.

    If you're working there in a non-creative capacity, then this might be the place for you. Maybe life as a PM or AE is good there. But If you're an art director or copywriter and you want to make creative advertising, run like hell as fast as you can for ANY other job. I venture to guess that working at McDonalds would probably be more creatively rewarding, because at least there you'd get to add your personal touch to each one of the burgers as you squirt the ketchup & mustard on top. There is no life, no creativity, and no future in this tomb of retail hell.

    Advice to Management

    Where do I begin... Scrap the whole thing and start over? Find a new career? I suppose the most succinct advice I could give to management is- figure out how you're doing what you're doing, and then do every single thing the complete opposite way.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Love your co-workers, but be poor doing it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

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

    Pros

    Majority of employees are very fun and creative which in-turn creates a great environment to work in.

    Cons

    There aren't annual raises, not even for the increases of yearly living costs.


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  5. "Not Bad. Not Great"

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    Former Employee - Iowa in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Iowa in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PTO, coworkers, flexibility, creative atmosphere

    Cons

    Leadership, low wages, lots of favoritism


  6. "Account Management"

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Integer Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, great city, strong client base

    Cons

    Shifting management, limited resources for true business innovation

    Advice to Management

    Provide clear vision for employees, recognize work throughout the agency and across client teams.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to Work, but Not a Dream Job!"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible schedule, good management.

    Cons

    Tends to underpay employees, and no automatic raises per performance/inflation. Some creative projects, but most of the work was cookie cutter and uninspiring.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great agency and good opportunities - if you take them"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Integer Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Good culture
    - Good exposure to gain knowledge across the agency/industry
    - Opportunities for career growth if you raise you hand
    - Approachable executive team

    Cons

    - Sometimes reactionary to client, causing difficult timelines/deliverables
    - Recent wave of high employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Despite what some people have (negatively) said, it's a great place to work. Yes, there are issues from time-to-time, but overall I enjoy coming to work each day. The senior management is welcoming and receptive to feedback. The clients, though sometimes difficult, provide great opportunities to produce high-visibility creative work. The pay could be better, but I'd rather enjoy where I work everyday than be discontent with more money.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Happy for the insiders. Only."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent clients. Good life balance. Nice location. Need to fill twenty words with no other pros.

    Cons

    Clique with president. If you don't ride your bike properly with his gang you'll never get noticed or get a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Pretending to care about the team is not the same as actually caring. The nice guy thing is annoying.


  10. "The Integer Group has one the most positive work environments I have ever had to pleasure to experience."

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    Current Intern - Account Service Intern in Des Moines, IA
    Current Intern - Account Service Intern in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integer Group as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    The extremely creative environment that is present at Integer allows employees to work somewhere that is more than just "the office"

    Cons

    Being agency based there is high potential for turn over due to client decisions

    Advice to Management

    Consider a more extensive on-boarding process for interns


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Don't bother."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, lots of drinking and fun activities.

    Cons

    Draining clients with management that isn't supportive.

    Advice to Management

    I have none, they wouldn't do anything with it anyway.


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