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Martin Agency Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2019

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Found 83 reviews

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Martin Agency CEO Kristen Cavallo
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  • "Top Heavy, Traditional, Bad Coffee(in 8 reviews)

  • "Location can put people off as Richmond isn't the most alluring city to be in, especially if you are young(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome job"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Martin Agency full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of opportunities and collaborative working, they encourage learning and growing your personal career

    Cons

    May be too fast pace for some

    Martin Agency2019-03-28
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good Vibe"

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      Current Employee - Art Director in Richmond, VA

      I have been working at Martin Agency full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Lots of opportunity for young employees.

      Cons

      Location is smaller than most. They are going through a transition.

      Martin Agency2019-03-27
    • Helpful (4)

      "Designer and Curator of Presentation Decks"

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      Current Employee - Presentation Designer in Richmond, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Culture, Environment, People, Leadership, Cultural Awareness, Female role models

      Cons

      Insane hours, Top Heavy Executives

      Martin Agency2019-03-14
    • Helpful (2)

      "no competition equals no career growth"

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      Current Employee - Associate Media Director in Richmond, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Martin Agency full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      great new prez, renovated building, fun atmosphere

      Cons

      no other big shops in town, so they know they've got ya once you move here. limited upward growth and not competitively with salaries

      Advice to Management

      pay people fairly!

      Martin Agency2019-02-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Creative Director"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Martin Agency full-time

      Pros

      The do great work. Always. They care about the people

      Cons

      It’s a one agency town.

      Advice to Management

      Keep caring about the people.

      Martin Agency2018-12-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Work Life, Not So Great Work"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Richmond, VA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Beer, dogs, casual dress, chill environment

      Cons

      Tech is not a priority

      Martin Agency2018-12-11
    • Helpful (4)

      "Needs more self-awareness"

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

      I worked at Martin Agency full-time

      Pros

      Mostly nice people, great town.

      Cons

      Upper management doesn't admit that the agency's woes are due to the lackluster creative product. They invest time and money in building culture rather than raising the creative bar and holding the talent to it. Morale is low, and most employees feel rudderless. Many people see this as a place to "retire," so you'll find creatives who have already proven themselves and aren't hungry to do the best work of their lives....

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      Advice to Management

      Thin out the executive committee. Expect more from your creative teams and leaders. Stop glorifying the mediocre work. Be hard on yourselves. Be hard on the creative. Make it better.

      Martin Agency2018-11-25
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good People Make the Place"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Martin Agency full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      lots of women in the c-suite

      Cons

      sometimes we take our work too seriously

      Martin Agency2018-06-21
    • "Love this company"

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      Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Richmond, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Martin Agency full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      They keep things fresh.

      Cons

      They had a bad run of CDs after Mike Hughes.

      Advice to Management

      Keep on keeping on!

      Martin Agency2018-06-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Martin is GREAT!"

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      Current Employee - Program Director in Richmond, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Martin Agency full-time

      Pros

      energetic and creative people. lots of open discussion . excitement about the future and what's to come. very forward thinking. Progressive place to work!

      Cons

      they are on the backside of some leadership transition so there are still some kinks being worked out. But change takes time and the new leadership is working to communicate things more clearly to help ease the transition and clarify any confusion

      Martin Agency2018-05-24
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