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López Negrete Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Fun, friendly, good time with good people (in 9 reviews)

  • There's a lot of room to grow and so many nice people to work for (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • This has a negative affect on work/life balance as people are very often working late (of course people come in to work late too, many after 9:30-10am) (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper Management (leadership team) arrogance (in 8 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "HMFICOMOD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fajitas and liquor when the chips are down!

    Build the bar on the 4th and they will come!

    As one intelligent soul of higher power said, "you don't need water. Laughter feeds the soul. After all it's only water."

    Cons

    Infinite loops around the toilet bowl! They want me to write twenty words or more for the cons... i'm exhausted already.

    Advice to Management

    None needed.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hispanic Agency in Houston"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at López Negrete full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to get your teeth cut in the advertising agency world if you have very thick skin.

    Cons

    Bootcamp -like environment where you get to experience the cutthroat nature of the advertising world. Very large employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little more human with the employees. Invest more in employee retention.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible experience - Stay away from this POS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Apparently friendly people, good benefits

    Cons

    Horrible management with special favors to a few employees, unfulfilled promises to employees, long work hours for not even good rewards, old advertising model still trying to survive

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people is very nice and the clients of most of the accounts are a pleasure to work with. The HR team is also very nice and always open to listen to their employees even most of the time they cannot do anything to help.

    Cons

    The heads of the agency specially in the Management team are a nightmare to work with. It is an agency that says is all about family since the owners are but the benefits, the policies the flexibility is not family oriented. If you are young or old but lonely with no need of money, with no life and no desire to advance in your career this is a good place to work

    Advice to Management

    The only reason you have been losing all your clients and wasting tons of money on pitches that end in nothing is because everyone or 90% of the people that works there HATES the place but since Houston does not have a lot of agencies then is difficult to leave. But employees need to be motivated, need to feel they are valuable, need to feel that if they give the agency many hrs of work then the company will help them grow, will appreciate the time and most important will realize that employees NEED a balance between work and family. This company does not know the meaning of loyalty and it is sad to see that years ago it was a happy environment and now walking around feels like a funeral.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Brown Nosing Academy of Houston"

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    Former Employee - Creative Director in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Creative Director in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at López Negrete (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can't really find anything to highlight as a pro.

    Cons

    Owners only seem to care about how much money they will make. If you are not the owner's friend you will not advance your career there. They are extremely safe in terms of creative, which is not what you would like for a "creative" agency. They will police you all the time, even try to check your social media activity.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Let the people you hire use their talent and you'll be much more successful.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at López Negrete full-time

    Pros

    None, can't think of any.

    Cons

    Close-minded, cliche work, leadership is in the business of making themselves rich. not much else. anyone that wants a comfy 9-5 job where you play nice and shuffle paper around, without asking or proposing anything remotely smart or different - this job's for you. deplorable benefits.

    Advice to Management

    none. they wouldn't take it anyway.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great 4 year experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the brainstorms, the collaboration, the debates and disagreements, but no matter what at the end of the day, we were able create great (award-winning) campaigns.

    There are very committed employees within a friendly and collaborative environment. This great environment push you to be the best you can be.

    The Strategic Plannint Unit (business analytics and planning) is world-class. It provides great insight that are leveraged across all clients. Also, digital/development team is very proactive, innovative and problem-solving as well as very well integrated with the other departments.

    It also very active in employee-oriented activities, from company parties (Halloween, Christmas, Cinco de Mayo, etc) to community service (APOD, Food Bank)

    Alex Lopez Negrete has a great vision for the company as well as he is very strategic on helping client's to address the new realities of the Hispanic market

    Cons

    Need to have more discipline on running annual reviews and determine goals

    Training budget approval/refusal takes time ending in uncertainty and higher cost to the company (missing registration deadlines)

  8. "Not a creative shop for sure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at López Negrete full-time

    Pros

    The pay is good, and that's the only good thing.

    Cons

    It's a sweat shop and the management is horrible. Everyone in there works in panic mode.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself and get someone who knows how to do the job. Don't fall for the brownnosers.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "This place is full of dinosaurs!"

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    Former Employee - Creative Department in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Creative Department in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at López Negrete (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros here.

    Cons

    Reeks of moth balls. Persons running the company have ZERO idea of advertising, like for example: giving employee titles that do NOT exist in the real agency world. It is a sad, pathetic little place with ideas of grandeur. The owners need to get off their high horse and accept they have no idea of what they're doing. Stay away from this hell hole!

    Advice to Management

    Close the shop and go retire somewhere nice. You can't teach old dogs new tricks and you old fogies are all a perfect example! Do the advertising world a favor and retire with all the money you have been swindling from your clients and employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at López Negrete full-time

    Pros

    Personal relationships with management and ownership, friendly environment, diverse infrastructure, every opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    Like every agency, some employees don't understand the uniqueness of the company and already have their eyes set on their next gig...


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