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  1. "Administrative Assistant/Office Manager"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Office Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Luckie & Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Luckie & Company was a fast paced, friendly place to work. Management cared as much for the employees as the clients. Luckie & Company helped me to grow as an office manager and learn new aspects of advertising and marketing.

    Cons

    Direct mail marketing and be repetitive if the mail pieces barely change. Need to convince clients of the creativity that is available with the Luckie staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Overall, excellent company to work for."

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

    I have been working at Luckie & Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * high turn-over rate (most people stay here, on average about 2 years.), so it can be difficult to see people leave, especially people whom you've become friends with.
    * high level positions filled by long time employees, leaving very little room for growth within the company.

    Cons

    * wonderful people to work with
    * beer Thursdays
    * can bring your dog to work
    * excellent benefits
    * half days on Friday , during the summer

    Advice to Management

    * value your employees like you do your clients, and the turn over rate may not be so high.

  3. "Smart people. Creative people. Need some direction."

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    Current Employee - Creative in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Creative in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Luckie & Co. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Luckie is filled with smart, passionate people who are a joy to work with. Their creative is good and occasionally great.

    Cons

    Sometimes we get in our own way when it comes to process. Adapting to change has been a bit of a struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what kind of company you want to be and move forward.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Change and and the Same"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Luckie & Co. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Luckie's been around decades - and change is hard. For the first time in Luckie history, you've got a President who is not a Luckie and the change in direction over the past several years has been challenging - so why list it as a pro? They are willing to work hard to make sure Luckie survives many more decades. Moving out people unwilling to change, bringing in some new leadership, mixed with elevating those who are talented here that know. People love the people here they work with - that means they are hiring really great team mates to work with. They love to celebrate each others' successes and really thrive working together. Culture is good and I'm getting a lot of personal development lately.

    Work from home, dogs at work, great get-togethers, food, training (focused on person rather than just job skill), benefits, PTO and great holidays

    Cons

    The past 3 years have been tough. Layoffs from client changes are hard and makes you ask whether you can trust the direction the company is heading.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing - change in hard but worth it.


  5. "Attitude is everything"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Duluth, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Luckie & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Luckie has made some great changes in the last few months, people are thinking more strategically and seeing the big picture from the top down. The transparency that the C-level team provides is refreshing.

    Cons

    There are some folks who have an unwillingness to adapt to necessary changes in the organization, these folks are the same people running out the door at 5pm with an overall less-than-stellar work ethic. They need to be weeded out.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate under-achievers and consider operating slim. A few really great people could be more productive than a lot of mediocrity.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Needs to reevaluate growth strategy and internal culture"

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

    Pros

    Overall - great talent and passionate employees

    Cons

    Some employees come off as "entitled" which can make it difficult to work as a collaborative team.

    Also 3 layoffs in 3 years is a lot for a medium-sized firm. The company needs to reevaluate how and when it hires employees and signs clients.

    Advice to Management

    (see above)


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Lack of Leadership, Vision, & Direction"

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

    I worked at Luckie & Co. full-time

    Pros

    They close the office for the week of Xmas. Plus free beer and ice-cream.

    Cons

    There's basically no leadership, vision, or direction. You have more Product Owners (who like to think of them as 'Managers', with no exp. or certificaitons at all) than the people who actually get the job done. You do all the work but only the famous faces get the recognition everytime. They had good clients but ended up losing the biggest ones because of their incompetence. There's no opportunity to grow in this company. No wonder they have lost exceptional employees in the recent past.

    Advice to Management

    Stop ignoring your employees and try to hear them out. Give recognition where it's due. Stop hiring inexperienced Product Owners (or as you call them 'Managers') and hire more Devs, QAs, BAs who know how to get things done.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "The 'Human Experience' Nightmare"

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

    I worked at Luckie & Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are still a few talented people who haven't left or been "let go" ...yet.

    Cons

    There is nothing human about working at Luckie. Clients are blowing their budgets to honor long-gone trusting relationships built with the original ad-men of Luckie Birmingham. The people who actually do the work at Luckie are regularly treated to 80+ hour work weeks, empty promises, and rampant sexism and gaslighting from leadership. There is no work/life balance and when an employee requires it, he/she is shamed and often blamed for the work that cannot progress without his/her 24/7 focus. The internal turmoil is fueled by a complete lack of organizational process (as evidenced by the mass PM exit of 2016), honesty (gaslighting is a requirement for leadership), and company-wide understanding of what it means to be a data-driven strategic partner. The only human experiences I felt at Luckie were shame for the BS we were feeding our clients and guilt for ignoring my family for XX years to try to make Luckie a viable career. I am still trying to wash the yucky Luckie feeling out of my heart.

    Advice to Management

    Get out while you can. Leadership does not care about you, your people, or what's right for your clients.


  9. "High Turnover, Poor Leadership, No Training, Low Morale, and Unattainable Expectations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Luckie & Co. full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to share your ideas, thoughts, etc

    Cons

    Company culture, cross office integration, poor guidance, expectations, and communication system, process, and overall culture, morale, and team environment with poor top down direction/management


  10. "Great client roster"

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

    Pros

    Fantastic roster of local, regional and national clients. Lots of opportunities to contribute to projects in just about every department. Very busy.

    Cons

    Slow career growth and trajectory. Raises/promotions are few and far between. Few employees receive any type of annual review to discuss progress.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to reward your employees on every level, not just ones who are the most visible to leadership and clients (management level and above).