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  1. "Fun times until they weren't"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Loomis Group full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and fun people.

    Cons

    Continuous concern for job security among all employees.

    Advice to Management

    Actively manage the company and adhere to ethical business practices.


  2. "Toxic ownership"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Loomis Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people at Loomis Group were well intentioned and bright. Office location was a plus. Outside of these things, it was a difficult place to thrive.

    Cons

    The owner was more interested in his wine, parties and having a good time than building something that would last. Poor choices abound.


  3. "Great potential, but lacked focus and had very high employee turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Loomis Group had a great San Francisco location on the Embarcadero waterfront. We had several top-tier clients including Google and Samsung. My co-workers were smart, creative and fun. The office atmosphere was super casual, with beer on tap in the conference room, happy hours on Friday afternoons, bring-your-dog-to-work every day and an "anything goes" dress code.

    Cons

    The agency seemed to lack focus in terms of both existing clients and new business opportunities. Roles and responsibilities within departments and cross-functional teams weren't clearly defined. Loomis Group seemed incredibly under staffed, which was quite evident given the extremely long hours that most employees worked to try to keep up with the heavy workload. Yet there were numerous layoffs while I worked at Loomis Group, with employees given same-day notice that they were let go and only a few hours to fill a box with their personal belongings and be shown the door.

    Advice to Management

    From what I can gather via LinkedIn and other sources, Loomis Group may have closed the San Francisco office location that I worked in, so any advice to management would likely be a moot point.


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  5. "Great Team, Very Poor Executive Management"

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    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, People, People. The folks on the ground getting the work done are fantastic. That has created a seriously awesome culture and work environment. There was also some serious talent there... it was a sleeping giant.

    Beer on tap. Wine fridge. Soda machine. Work/Life Balance.

    Cons

    Incredibly poor executive leadership, with even worse executive financial management. CEO is not passionate about advertising or the company's performance beyond revenue. CEO can only speak to about 1% of the work that goes out the door. Expect to see him in the office 5-6 days per month doing just about nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Empower the senior team leaders to drive new business, make great work, and then you will achieve prosperity. Executives need to get out of their own way, cut some superfluous costs, and nourish the existing talent.


  6. "Potential. But needs vision."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work / life balance is good. Talented and genuinely nice people. There aren't too many big egos. Beer on tap.

    Cons

    Poor communication from upper management to other employees. Lots of closed door conversations and lots of people asking themselves if they're seeing the writing on the wall.

    Advice to Management

    Reiterration of the other reviews here. This shop is capable doing great work for some interesting clients. The opportunities are there, however; a strong, forward-thinking creative vision is not. The agency needs a leader who understands that times have changed. They need a creative leader who has their finger on the pulse of the industry and the changes that are happening within it.

    And most importantly, that leader needs to be empowered. This currently is not the case.


  7. "Amazing people, really poor C-level executives"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The agency is made up of amazing people from the VPs to interns. Some of the smartest & brightest in the industry & because they care, they produce great work. It is these people that actually run the business. The agency has a very fun environment. Overall, it's the people that do the everyday work that make the organization great & what keeps people there for a long time.

    Cons

    No vision from CEO and he is very political. He seems to know little about his business.

    Advice to Management

    Give the "executive team" real power to make change. They are really talented. With some transparency, there's no doubt they could do great things for the organization.


  8. "fail harder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the early days were great

    Cons

    ceo was in it for himself

    Advice to Management

    nice fumble


  9. "Toxic place... Toxic managment"

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my coworkers and the quality of work was high, in-spite of senior managment

    Cons

    Worst set of c-level management I have seen, political, played favorites and bleed the business for personal gain.


  10. "Amazing place to constantly learn new skills and engage with some of the world's top brands."

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

    Pros

    Smart team of people at all levels within the group, great mix of high-profile clients - especially in the consumer electronics, digital and health arenas. Provides opportunity to work on global campaigns. Thriving, fast-paced environment but good work/life balance can be achieved. CEO remains extremely invested in the business; he created/supports a unique, fun work environment that allows the agency to thrive and be at its best creatively.

    Cons

    Can be challenging to work across interdisciplinary groups/offices.

    Advice to Management

    Keep rewarding talent, drive and good work in order to retain the best people at all levels.


  11. "Potential to be great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Passionate people, an open non-corporate culture, work/life balance fluctuates but generally very good for the industry. This place has mostly excellent people.

    Cons

    No clear vision, poor communication from upper management, reactive, political at times, process enforcement uneven

    Advice to Management

    Focus, communicate better. Loomis is too small to be run like a big company.