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PACO Collective Reviews

Updated January 12, 2017
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  1. "The Place To Be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people, the environment, the benefits, competative salaries for an agancy its size, stability.

    Cons

    Everything is last minute. A little more organization is needed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to your employees, it makes a difference.


  2. "Lack of positive leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PACO Collective as a contractor

    Pros

    Employees are smart, hardworking and understand what good work entails.
    Unlimited Paid Vacation.

    Cons

    The finance and operations department is disorganized and lacks structural which leads to vendors not paid on time, making furthr relations uncomfortable.

    Loyalty is rewarded even if it isn’t deserved.

    Creatives are berated and muzzled by insecure middle-managers who are threatened by anyone else’s success.

    Hierarchy has taken blind hold, influencing proper procedure and protocol.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the employees and listen.


  3. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, positive atmosphere, hardworking people

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of negatives.


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  5. "Great Culture"

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

    Pros

    Owners have cultivated a great culture. Because it's a small agency, you not only feel like family but your work actually gets to make an impact.

    Cons

    The agency is a bit disorganized which often leads to internal inefficiencies. Big Egos are often let to run loose.

    Advice to Management

    More streamlined process needs to be implemented across departments.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Agency with potential but currently too small and inexperienced to lead clients."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PACO Collective full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance is negotiable. They are capable of respecting the need and time for life out of office provided employee set firm limitations on hours worked.

    Cons

    Weak leadership results in a heavy concentration of reliance upon select employees which exposes agency and clients to instability and risk as talent leaves. Managerial style employs manipulative measures.


  7. "Nice but Emotional and Disorganized"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PACO Collective (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good work environment, people are friendly.
    - Owners are really nice people.
    - Work/life balance is respected.

    Cons

    - Quite disorganized, perhaps even more so than the average ad agency.
    - Owners can be too emotional, and don't think straight at times.
    - Underpaid.
    - Too hierarchical (like many Latino companies): employees blindly follow "el jefe".

    Advice to Management

    - more organized, be slightly more business-y.
    - pay better your employees, to attract and retain talent.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    The owners are great to work with: respectful, open to new ideas, highly competent, and all around nice people. Everyone who I worked with was equally as nice and talented. The culture is relaxed but still very professional, and very team-oriented and supportive. As a bonus, the office space is really cool and was well designed.

    Cons

    There is no el stop really close by the new offices on Aberdeen, and there aren't many lunch options in the neighborhood.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to treat employees as valued members of the PACO team. Maybe have a suggestion box for people to many anonymous comments? It would be nice to do something for peoples' birthdays (like getting cupcakes or something).


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to intern no more than three months"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    · Lots of hands-on experience
    · Team is willing to teach and work with you when you have questions or new to a project
    · Will gain in-depth knowledge about marketing practices for Hispanic audiences.
    · Fun, casual environment

    Cons

    · Structure and professionalism is very loose
    · The agency is very small so they require even more effort and dedication from their staff.
    · Difficult to set a meeting with management or schedule a performance review.

    Advice to Management

    Improvement in structure and professionalism would greatly help.