Moxie Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2020

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3.0
49%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
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Sean Reardon
48 Ratings
Pros
  • "There were always a plethora of delicious snacks for free as well as "free lunch Fridays"(in 41 reviews)

  • "The best things about working at Moxie are free lunch Fridays, a dog friendly work environment, solid benefits, and lots of company holidays(in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • "Can be long hours depending on projects, but otherwise can't think of anything else(in 15 reviews)

  • "The high-level decision makers and upper senior management were subpar(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Thumbs up"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool office, dedicated and talented coworkers

    Cons

    IT support isn't in the office but usually isn't too difficult to get a hold of.

  2. "Change is coming....for better or for worse"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moxie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, amazing holidays and time off policy

    Cons

    Culture is pretty much gone and turning more corporate day by day, employees are overworked, there does not seem to be much room for growth, the vision/future of the company is uncertain.

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  3. "Good but could be amazing"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative team is solid. Lots of talented people. Client roster is pretty amazing. Lots of recent wins. Creative leadership pushes the team in good ways. Feels like potential is very high.

    Cons

    Feels like a few key people are holding the place together.

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  4. "It is what it is"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consumer Experience Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, snack wall, cool office space

    Cons

    No real way to grow or transition into other roles

  5. "Cool office, great snacks, kind of horrible people."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moxie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The office is conveniently located downtown Pittsburgh and is pretty and modern. There were always a plethora of delicious snacks for free as well as "free lunch Fridays". You could bring your dog to work and some of the work was pretty creative. You also get a ton of 4-day holidays.

    Cons

    The leadership at Moxie is lackluster and there almost seems to be a negative correlation with performance and promotions. The inability to do your job paired with an overall knack for being a bad human seems to get you to the top. The account team is particularly hard to deal with and were the biggest reason I was looking elsewhere. HELLO MICROMANAGEMENT!

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Creatives Beware"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is shifting from a digital agency to a more 360 agency. That has produced some good creative opportunities for Atlanta.

    Cons

    Lack of Communication: There is a significant gap in communicating with account and creative leadership. Leaving Designer, Art Directors, Writers, and Production in a consent state of inconsistent direction. That blows budgets and timelines, leaving the mid-level creatives to pick up the pieces. Lack of Experienced Management: Management lacks the skills and maturity to manage client expectations and creative workflow at this level. Management will disappear when you need them most and leaving you hanging until the last minute. Lack of experienced creative direction leaves creatives guessing and in fear of what is expected from them. Lying and manipulation is a common thread to boost morale on a singular and group level. Overworked: Expect to work 50+ hour weeks and have to take work home to fill demains, with no thank you or comp days. Understaffed: To meet margins, they are highly understaffed, and creatives are expected to fill in the gaps. From project management to production needs, you are responsible and held accountable for that job outside your title. Pitches and Firedrills: Expect to be working on pitches every two weeks and multiple pitches at a time. Along with your daily fire drills and responsibilities. With no new business bonuses. Managements inability to handle stressful situations such as fire drills and new business cause for an already intense situation to be unbearable. Retaliation: Retaliation is common for speaking up or voicing concerns. Client Management: There is virtually no control over clients. The lack of setting client expectations and control has set a toxic environment for creative, leaving no time for creatives to adapt to changes and demands. That result in putting creatives in abusive client situations.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of potential, needs help and direction"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and a lot of social events for employees. Great people and culture. Good pay, benefits and perks. Fun working environment. Dogs! Autonomy for people who prove themselves.

    Cons

    Top heavy, a lot of executives who aren’t enabled to make decisions or drive change. Too many politics. Departments compete internally and staff roles that overlap. No clear vision on who moxie is since “XYZ” (moxie, MRY, Zenith). Lack of growth plans. Unclear R&R at executive level.

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  8. "Ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moxie full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was ok. Casual environment.

    Cons

    Felt stifled. No interest in my plan for personal growth.

  9. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Media Planner 

    I have been working at Moxie full-time

    Pros

    FLF was a great perk

    Cons

    There were no cons for the most part

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great company that's lost its way"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moxie full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everything you hear is true--the benefits, perks, culture, etc. are all great. Generous vacation and PTO, dogs at the office, tons of holidays, lots of alcohol and fun company events. If you're just starting out (especially in media or data/analytics), it's a great place to spend a year or two gaining some formative experience.

    Cons

    Moxie has changed dramatically over the past 10 years and profit shortfalls have forced them to use layoffs as the seemingly default solution to stabilize profits. It's now part of the culture. That's a hard thing to see, and it makes for an insecure working environment. When it comes to leadership and the workforce, there's now a huge divide, poor communication and very little trust.

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