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Integer Group Lakewood Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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Lakewood, CO

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Pros
  • work/life balance was a priority (in 21 reviews)

  • Great People, Great opportunities for advancement (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • They appreciate work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Can be long hours and tough clients, but that's agency work (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great People / Big Brands / Fast Turn"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Creative in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Authentic people with Colorado life styles. Constantly on the move with top brands.

    Cons

    Saturated higher level management. Creative Department needs more insprirational leadership.

    Advice to Management

    ...


  2. "Senior Project Manager/Producer"

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    Former Contractor - Non Disclosure Legal Agreements Signed in Lakewood, CO
    Former Contractor - Non Disclosure Legal Agreements Signed in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Integer Group as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture. Clients. Provided opportunities/experience on high profile large scale projects.

    Cons

    Contractual yearly retainer agreements with client base. This sometimes caused disruption in workflow and employee retention.

    Advice to Management

    Senior employee retention to preserve stellar workflow and training models. Don't use the Senior people to mentor and then cast aside.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Poor leadership and overwhelming office politics"

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    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Art Director in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I wish I could say there were some good things. But the things that made working there bareable have since vanished.

    Cons

    - poor work, life balance
    - lack of quality client management
    - poor raises and no bonuses
    - very clicky and Jr. High like work environment
    - slow to react to shifts in the industry
    - unfulfilling work

    Advice to Management

    Clean house. The folks at the top have gotten there by taking credit for work that wasn’t theirs and playing politics. Sr. Leaderships track record of winning clients, is marginal at best. The folks at the top have gotten there despite loosing major accounts and top talent.
    - start rewarding your stars accordingly and stop rewarding people for playing office politics


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Integer Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were hard workers and really great people.

    Cons

    Management lied and were not anything like they claim in their company culture. Worst job I've ever had -- and I stayed for a long time to see if it would get any better. It never did. Probably one of the worst jobs I've ever had!

    Advice to Management

    Hire management that really are good people, not people who are just pretending to keep their jobs.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Everyone Who Could Leave, Has Left"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Account Director in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location: Denver
    More words because Glassdoor requires a minimum word count, but not because there are any other notable pros to acknowledge.

    Cons

    Basically everything. The place has dwindled from about 600 to about 300 people in the last 3 years... and rumor is more layoffs are coming. It's due it being run by a bunch of talentless hacks and dinosaurs who have stayed their entire career, with zero exposure to the rest of the world. The people who remain are there because they can't get a job anywhere else. And they're miserable. Avoid at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Just shut it down. Put everyone out of their misery.


  6. "Assistant Facilities Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Facilities Manager in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Facilities Manager in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Integer Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Great energy. I was treated fairly and compensated generously. I felt appreciated. I feel lucky to have been a part of the Integer family for so long.

    Cons

    Excessive amount of internal employee moves, resulting in the deviation from the original furniture layout which caused disruption and frivolous spending.

    Advice to Management

    Adhere to holding employees accountable for disregarding company property and taking matters into their own hands without asking permission.


  7. "Great Network of People"

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    Former Employee - Account Planner in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Account Planner in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Agency size means there's a great network of people and resources at your disposal
    -Senior leadership is transparent and available
    -Lots of opportunities to work on the types of projects that interest you
    -Great place for young employees to grow

    Cons

    -Since it's shopper marketing, not the most glamorous agency work
    -Lots of work never gets produced, which is fairly typical of agencies
    -Location is in Lakewood, so there's a 15-30 minute commute from Denver

    Advice to Management

    Keep finding new ways to retain talent by fostering an inspiring work place.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Big Brands, Nice Coworkers, Crazy Hours, Low Pay"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Art Director in Lakewood, CO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Integer Group full-time

    Pros

    I got to work on marketing and promotional campaigns for big brands. I gained a wide range of experience, working on everything from print ads, to in-store displays, to static digital banner ads and rich media. I learned a ton about 360 omni-channel marketing campaigns and consumer promotions. Brainstorming big ideas and tactics was always fun. I learned many lessons quickly (the hard way). Also, a lot of my coworkers were smart, friendly, and a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    The hours required and pressure felt from higher-ups was brutal. There was an absolute lack of mentorship on the majority of my teams, so many times the expectations were not clear. There will be no hand-holding here, so don't expect it. Perhaps your experience will be different, but this job consumed my life. Additionally, the pay was on the very low end of the spectrum.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize mentorship in your directors. Team leaders who have their team's back and are able to communicate expectations clearly is more important than free lunch, in my opinion.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Account Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integer Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture; high visibility clients; good benefits

    Cons

    Agency has been losing business over the last few years. Too many lay-offs.

    Advice to Management

    Ask the people below upper management how things are going to get a better read on the pulse at the agency.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Has Good & Bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great sick/vacation/personal time and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Not much raises, many people not able to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Try to promote from within more instead of hiring outside people for positions.


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