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2.6
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López Negrete CEO Alex López Negrete
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66 Ratings
Pros
  • "(in 4 reviews)

  • "learned a lot, people were cool(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management is full of politics, brown-nosing is encouraged and long-hours not rewarded in a proper way(in 7 reviews)

  • "This agency is a sweat shop, they literally will suck the life out of you(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "I liked working there!"

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at López Negrete full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I learned a lot at LNC. Their team is strong and analytical. It was never boring, and we had fun. Liked the cool building environment and the occasional happy hours. Felt like family in some ways.

    Cons

    They had a bad year, and they're working out what they're going to look like in the age of technology. Moving away from broadcast to tech-connected media is going to be hard for everybody, but these guys see the challenges. Just need some fine-tuning. Holiday hours aren't good - they should close for Christmas week like everybody else.

    Advice to Management

    Keep tuning. Bring in some more fresh ideas (new people) and be more flexible with telecommuting and time off, especially at year end. That's what people expect, and you want good people to stay.

  2. "Could Improve"

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

    I worked at López Negrete full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. There are some truly talented and passionate people at LNC. Good brands for the resume.

    Cons

    There is a serious disconnect between different departments. Career growth within the agency is almost non-existent. Lack of communication and the account team buckling under the client's pressure makes lives hell for other departments and leads to long hours, weekends and holidays. Favoritism also plays a key.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your mid-level and junior team members of all disciplines. Implement a Traffic department.

  3. "Hispanic advertising powerhouse in Houston!"

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    Former Employee - Director, Brand Development in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at López Negrete full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    World-class accounts; strong strategic thinking; great location in a Gerald D. Hines building; inspirational CEO.

    Cons

    Aging leadership and agency, in general terms.

    Advice to Management

    Run the agency more like a business, less like a fiefdom.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Get ready to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

      I have been working at López Negrete full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good coworker relationships, good environment

      Cons

      If you aren't family, you aren't going to make it.

    • "Winning and losing"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at López Negrete full-time

      Pros

      Possibility of fun projects for big clients and they attempt sometimes to be creative. A few actually get to be creative every now and then.

      Cons

      It independent meaning it is subject to the mistakes of an ownership that does not change, ever.

      Advice to Management

      Make some money

    • Helpful (2)

      "Worst ad agency ever."

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

      I worked at López Negrete full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      It's a job. It gives you money. That's about it.

      Cons

      -Company politics run the place. Doesn't matter if you are good or not. -Dont take care of their employees -It's all about the money -Very disorganized -They don't care about you, they only want to work you to the bone

      Advice to Management

      Retire, please.

    • Helpful (5)

      "OMG-Sweat Shop, No Life"

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

      I worked at López Negrete full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      -Building is nice - You get to see the owners pulling up in New Ferraris and Mercedes - The security guy is really nice - Huge company parties for the holidays - Jamie in creative was the best

      Cons

      - This agency is a sweat shop, they literally will suck the life out of you. Management really sucks, they never really listen to what you say is complain about. So much favoritism with the ones that brownnose Alex and Cathy. Don't expect to grow unless you work 1000 hours a week. Forget about YOUR family, but its okay because they say you are family lol. They don't recognize your hard work, like if you work 23 hours...

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      Advice to Management

      Take care of your employees, you let go of alot of good people that brought you new business. Hire people that actually know what to do, it was a time I saw someone's train their manager while you could have just promoted the person that already knew what they were doing. Stop the favoritism, people see that. Take time to speak to your employees on their needs, it's not all about the dollar. For crying out loud, people...

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    • Helpful (4)

      "No room for growth!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

      I worked at López Negrete full-time

      Pros

      You develop friendships, birthdays are celebrated, the office decor is nice. Everyone gets to know one another because it is a small community.

      Cons

      Upper level management does not allow for growth. If you are hired, expect to be in that position for a long time. Expect to work long hours to get noticed.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to what your team members need for their career growth. Help them become the best they can be. Be fair to them.

    • Helpful (5)

      "The worst ad agency to work for"

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      Former Employee - Creative Director 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at López Negrete full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      A firm in true decadence, still trying to make its way up in the ever-changing marketing world.

      Cons

      Too many to list here. A mom-and-pop shop, they run business like they run their families. Management is full of politics, brown-nosing is encouraged and long-hours not rewarded in a proper way. This mess of a company proved it's heading down after losing several AOR contracts like Verizon (2015), Chrysler (2016) and many others in the recent years.

      Advice to Management

      For the sake of everyone in the ad industry, just retire!

    • Helpful (3)

      "Project Manager"

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        Former Employee - Project Manager in Houston, TX

        I worked at López Negrete for more than 6 years

        Pros

        Salary - Office Atmosphere - Nice Co-Workers - Big Accounts to work on

        Cons

        Sweat Shop, Over Spending by partners, Bad Egos, They Don't care about Your Familia or employees - Mismanagement of Money

        Advice to Management

        none - its too late

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