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Javelin Agency Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • There's a great work/life balance if you're able to pull yourself away from the work- this isn't always easy to do when the workload is heavy (in 8 reviews)

  • Mostly a pretty laid-back atmosphere (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • If you aren't comfortable in a changing and dynamic environment, agency life may not be your thing (in 2 reviews)

  • Limited variation of client work (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Creative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Co-workers are awesome!

    Cons

    Does not know how to expand.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting all your eggs in one basket!


  2. "Wonderful Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Javelin Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -The people here are wonderful!
    -The culture is great- very laid back/casual environment.
    -There's a great work/life balance if you're able to pull yourself away from the work- this isn't always easy to do when the workload is heavy.
    -Management recognizes hard work and acknowledges that.
    -I've never been somewhere where the executive leadership knows you by name or even bothers to worry about you. Upper management here is caring and approachable.

    Cons

    -Sometimes there are late nights, but what agency doesn't have late nights?
    -There's not a whole lot of talk/mention about working remotely across the agency unless it's due to a personal conflict- but this is understandable.

  3. "Beware! Don't do it!"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great break area and nice co-workers

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees. HR department are lairs and only think about themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of HR.


  4. "Great Culture and Wonderful People"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Irving, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Javelin is an incredible marketing agency with a top notch company culture. Leadership is warm and welcoming and all the employees are genuinely happy to be here. We produce amazing work while having a good time. Employee development is also a priority.

    Cons

    The only minor con is offering more work from home options for all departments. Some departments use this more than others.


  5. "Lack of Work Even With Big Clients"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good infrastructure, strong management and good benefits

    Cons

    Red tape, no cross training for other opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Build people up for success, if there is a lack of opportunities then you risk letting good people go.


  6. "Sr Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Javelin Agency (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun people, flexible, interesting work

    Cons

    Low pay, advancement depends on your manager


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Ch-ch-changes"

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    Former Employee - Studio Designer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Studio Designer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are really nice and knowledgeable. Sometimes there needs to be more communication.

    Cons

    There seemed to be a lot of change happening behind the scenes. Maybe letting employees in on what's happening would be helpful.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Production Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Javelin Agency full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment and fun atmosphere. Challenging new experiences and opportunities to expand your knowledge. Great benefits and PTO.

    Cons

    Experiences the typical ups and downs of the advertising industry with the gain and loss of clients. Sometimes hours can be long depending on need and urgency of deadlines.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the lines of communication open and encourage a group collaborative effort to approaching issues faced by the agency.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Javelin Marketing review"

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

    Pros

    Fun place, nice people, good culture, nice work/ life balance.

    Cons

    Client roster could be bigger.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Garland, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Garland, TX

    I have been working at Javelin Agency (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, fun and energetic environment.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor work/life balance


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