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Ivie Reviews

Updated January 29, 2017
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Warren C. Ivie
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Pros
  • Great people who work together to help each other and fanatically serve clients (in 8 reviews)

  • Great culture, great benefits, on a team full of great people who know what they're doing (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Nepotism at its best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Ivie full-time

    Pros

    Close to metro DFW areas

    Cons

    everything else, very cliquey environment, managers could use people training

    Advice to Management

    Training needed, less politics and meetings


  2. Helpful (9)

    "What a Joke"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get your foot in door at Walmart and Sam's Club.

    Cons

    They are not your typical marketing company. They are nothing more than an overpaid staffing company pretending to be more than they are. They will let you go at the drop of a hat and make up exaggerated stories to support their decision. In order to survive here, never bring up any issues or recommendations. They don't want to hear it and will fire you. Always watch your back here. Don't trust management and HR is not your friend. Highly unprofessional and a waste of time.

    Advice to Management

    Take a better look at your management in Bentonville and your entire HR team. They are not worth the high $ you pay them. They definitely show bias and favoritism.


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Amateurs at best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of down time, plenty of time to socialize and network.
    Also, they worship their interns.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks leadership and turns a blind eye while different departments throw each other under the bus and points fingers at each other. This is an inexperienced and extremely insecure company that operates out of fear and uncertainly, so they bicker and gossip about everyone; each project is executed with little style or finesse because no one truly has any idea what's going on.

    Don't expect to get paid well here; they low ball you. And management is extremely unprofessional, disorganized, and disengaged - that's why there's a lot of blaming and stealing revenue shares. There are also employees with mediocre experience who should be fired, but they stay around because of nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of digital because you really don't know what to do with it. Stick with print because it's all that you know.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Senior Management is incapable. Culture is a facade executives hide behind."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ivie (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with some large retail corporations

    Cons

    ~Senior management is arrogant, out of touch, most are above 50 and all are close friends of the executives
    ~From start to finish, projects are managed in a completely chaotic, random and unprofessional manner
    ~Raises are non-existent--unless you consider a cost-of-living raise sufficient
    ~There is a pseudo-culture that is forced down the brain-washed lower-level employees throats. Those of us who are educated and knowledgeable can see right through it.
    ~All account management/client services employees are located on site with the clients so there is a huge disconnect between the employees who serve the clients and the production, creative, procurement, etc. This is "sold" by the company as a benefit but the ball is constantly dropped due to this model.
    ~Career path and upward movement is non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Take a lesson from the other agencies--they are thriving for a reason. Don't put all your proverbial eggs in one basket. When you loose that "big" client, to which all your efforts go, you'll be nothing more than a shop for all the small grocery chains lean on for their weekly ads.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company culture is great, but only when you're at the Flower Mound office.

    Cons

    High turnaround, very quick to lay off employees when a client wants to reduce a team.

    Advice to Management

    Just do your best in the project you're assigned, and you will be complimented by the client. It's best for you to ask your designated art director/copywriter/project manager directly if they need anymore help.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Very disorganized. Management is lacking in the understanding of how to effectively lead."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They talk a good talk and are good at selling a vision to a potential client.

    Cons

    Disorganized. One of their slogans, "People are our greatest asset", but they will quickly lay people off to satisfy a client. Severance pay is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Rather than throwing people into positions just to get them filled, you should actually take a few minutes to determine if they're really qualified for the job you're offering.


  8. "Basically a Staffing Agency"

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    Former Employee - Production Artist in Stillwater, MN
    Former Employee - Production Artist in Stillwater, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start your career

    Cons

    Limited support from HQ
    Sub-par business model
    Treated like dirt as soon as you put in your two weeks

    Advice to Management

    Call a spade a spade and brand yourself as a staffing agency. Your teams will be better off as members of their respective banners and you could dramatically cut costs.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "A Company of Fake Smiles."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Artist in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Production Artist in Flower Mound, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The other production artists become your family due to the long hours and shared misery.

    Cons

    Management is overbearing, long and unpredictable hours, under compensation, meetings about nothing, micromanagement, Too many VPs.

    Advice to Management

    Be better to your employees.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Little to no value"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Grapevine, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to put down on your resume you worked with big brands like Walmart but you can't show what you did because they have very low expectations.

    Cons

    They have very low expectations for quality of design. People on management have been there for a long time but don't know much about design. No career opportunity. Even HR will tell you that it is a good place to get some experience and go somewhere else. Very low pay for most people unless you are the owners good friend.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to lead humans. We are not machines.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Unfortunate WM contract"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Bentonville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company.
    Best Team ever. Loved my co-workers.
    Good Benefits, but low pay.
    Liked the volunteer PTO days.
    Fun company involvement activities.

    Cons

    No work life balance. Working 70hrs+/wk
    No support from HR or Leadership.
    Don't ever mess up, bc you'll be targeted as a poor performer forever.
    Don't take a vacation, bc something will go wrong and you'll be blamed.
    Don't ever need to go to the doctor, bc even though they give you time and it approved... You'll hear about it on the back end and it will even be on performance reports during your exit interviews.
    High turnover for over 4 yrs.

    Advice to Management

    Tell WM they can invest in more PMs to spread out the work or this will continue to be a revolving door.

    Everyone in the WM vendor community knows these PMs are worked to death and left for dead.



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