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MBB Agency Reviews

Updated Mar 15, 2018

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Jim Brown
13 Ratings
  1. "Great Place to Grow with a Positive Company Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MBB Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Lots of opportunities to grow and expand skillset. -Employees are held accountable, but are also trusted to do a their job. There's really not any micro-managing happening - at least from what I've observed. -Management truly cares about employees and listens to critical feedback to improve processes and guidelines. -Regular check-ins with team leader to talk about what's going on with day-to-day tasks. -Wide variety...

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    Cons

    -Processes do evolve regularly and it can be a lot to keep up with at times. The good part about this is that employees can provide feedback for how things should work and generally both team members and leadership are on board for trying out new ideas. -Since it's a smaller agency, it seems that career opportunities in some departments could be limited.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent about goals and direction company is headed. Regular agency wide meetings have been really helpful lately.

    MBB Agency2018-03-16

    MBB Agency Response

    March 27, 2018Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. I appreciate you sharing your opinions about the agency and am always open to hearing how we can make this an even better place to work. I’m glad to hear you’ve found MBB a great place to grow as we’ve made a lot of strides to ...

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  2. "Family Oriented Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MBB Agency full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    These guys understand the need for work/life balance and know how to have fun while doing great work!

    Cons

    Account team seemed under-resourced at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employees on the front line--they often bring great ideas for operational improvement.

    MBB Agency2017-11-02

    MBB Agency Response

    November 7, 2017Partner

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts and am glad to hear you enjoyed a great work/life balance while working here. That is something we tend to hang our hat on and believe that differentiates from many agencies here in Kansas City. ...

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  3. Helpful (6)

    "Out of touch"

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

    I have been working at MBB Agency full-time

    Pros

    Location is fairly central with decent parking The work life balance is nice Can do average work and get by

    Cons

    -The agency as a whole is ten years behind the times in terms of strategy, creative, digital you name it -The nepotism and favoritism is rampant and unchecked -No HR creates an unprofessional and often times inappropriate work environment -Titles are meaningless and no one knows their career path -Processes are talked about CONSTANTLY but never implemented or followed -Talent doesn't seem to stick around for long,...

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    Advice to Management

    Probably pointless, they wouldn't listen. For example, all of the below positive reviews are from senior management at the company. They aren't trying to improve things at MBB they are just trying to get rid of the bad reviews by pushing them further down the page.

    MBB Agency2017-03-30
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Work here for the experience, not the culture"

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

    I worked at MBB Agency

    Pros

    These people are good at making even the worst situation or business look fantastic. MBB+hippo is very diligent about maintaining their image. I would not be surprised if staff wrote the most recent positive reviews because they wanted to curb the trend of negative reviews. I also would not be surprised if a mass email went out asking people to post a positive review.

    Cons

    MBB has a cliquey culture filled with politics, passive aggression, and gossip. There is no HR. It's good agency experience, but it's not a healthy place for a young person to work for a long time. If you want to stay on the payroll, you need to be billable, efficient, keep your own counsel, refrain from stepping on senior management's toes, and brown-nose to C-Suite. For the most part, management doesn't like to train...

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    Advice to Management

    Please hire HR, it would make everyone's lives easier. Also, if you are more transparent with your employees, they will be less insecure. If accountability, honesty, and diversity were incorporated into your company's values, I think everyone would be much happier.

    MBB Agency2017-01-18
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at MBB Agency full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, caring management, supportive environment

    Cons

    Haven't nailed down all processes, sometimes things can feel disorganized. But the team is willing to improve and work on this, which is a plus.

    MBB Agency2017-01-11
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Focus on Employee Growth and Development"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MBB Agency full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture, collaborative work environment, camaraderie and shared learnings among departments and teams. Partners are focused on growth of the agency, the clients, and the individual development of the employees. Hard work and dedication is recognized regularly and doors are always open. A work-life balance unlike any other in the agency world and the importance of this starts from the top down.

    Cons

    Not many cons. As with any thriving company, there are growing pains along the way. As the company has grown by 40% in the last few years, there have been organizational challenges which the agency has strived to overcome.

    MBB Agency2016-11-16
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MBB Agency

    Pros

    Enjoy the culture and the ability to make an impact with clients.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything.

    MBB Agency2016-11-16
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Duller, Lesser Clowns"

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

    I have been working at MBB Agency

    Pros

    A nauseating shade of green permeates the space like the snot of a dying lizard. I kind of like it. Sexism, alcoholism, Christianity. Ample sunlight.

    Cons

    Like the other reviewer wrote, this isn't the Muller and Co. you used to know. Uninspired, just-get-it-out-the-door work is the norm. Shame, really. There're some incredibly talented designers over there, but they're told to do whatever it takes to get the work sold. This often means account execs edit copy and art direct all to ensure the clients get some of the weakest work this side of State Line Road. Quit crying...

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    Advice to Management

    At this point, does it matter?

    MBB Agency2016-11-12
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Falsely Branded"

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

    I worked at MBB Agency

    Pros

    - Free M&Ms and free food.

    Cons

    - C-suite spends more effort on marketing a false version of itself to be purchased by a larger agency than developing successful business practices or aiding its dying culture. - Employees feel underappreciated, overworked, and afraid. There is no room for growth unless you can become a favorite of leadership. Nepotism is encouraged over achievements or expertise. Leadership has fired a considerable amount of people...

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    Advice to Management

    - Your culture is sick, your processes are outdated, and your financials are suffering. I would hire an outside HR consultant to come in and re-organize, and then keep HR on staff full time. In the meantime, practice humility and trust.

    MBB Agency2016-11-06
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Out of Touch"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MBB Agency

    Pros

    Location is easy to access by highway Young There's a keg

    Cons

    - It's more important to be popular here than it is to be professional and this dynamic comes directly from upper management. - Over promising to client leads to all out internal chaos - Nobody understands anyone else's jobs but their own..also has no interest in learning BUT this doesn't stop them for speaking on your behalf when it comes to deadlines - Zero room to grow - The pay is not great

    Advice to Management

    - Notice those that are working their tails off for you. - Stop winging it

    MBB Agency2016-11-04
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