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POP Reviews

Updated May 23, 2019

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Found 84 reviews

3.7
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RJ Hilgers
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Interesting client work and for the agency world, has good work/life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • "Beautiful work environment, great benefits, collaborative team members, impressive client brands(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Project managers don't always give sufficient hours to complete projects, so I sometimes had to complete work at night (off the books)(in 6 reviews)

  • "I also didn't really see that work/life balance several people refer to here(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Sales in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company to work with

    Cons

    None. Excellent company to work wuth

    POP2019-03-21
  2. "Great place to build skills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at POP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a great place to build skills if you are just getting yourself out there. The culture is pretty good and there are a lot of great people who work there. If you show initiative there are opportunities where you can branch out from your traditional skill set.

    Cons

    My only con is compensation. The ceiling can be low for growth opportunities in certain areas of POP so it can be hard to get multiple promotions for better pay.

    POP2019-05-23
  3. "Client services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at POP full-time

    Pros

    nice office working space in town

    Cons

    The leadership needs some work

    POP2018-07-24
  4. "Strong design and technology focus"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POP full-time

    Pros

    * Strong/senior technology team * Broad breadth of work * Good people

    Cons

    * Recent change in leadership across company and design means waiting to see how things shake out in those positions. * Still working on moving away from being a traditional "brick-and-mortar" agency

    POP2018-05-14
  5. "Great place to come each day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    POP is going through changes, which on the surface seem all positive. It is highly collaborative and the people you will work with each day are some of the brightest in the industry, not to mention, just great nice people all around. The work is fun, being in the agency world for some time, it's more innovative then prior agencies which is refreshing to be a part of. My favorite part of POP is that they hire mainly...

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    Cons

    No parking offered. (Bus passes are though).

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating, keep being accessible.

    POP2018-01-31
  6. "Good people"

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    Former Employee - ACD in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time at POP and met some great people. If you like business-to-business advertising, (which I do), you will get the opportunity to work on blogs and ebooks for Microsoft Cloud Computing, design business blogs for Adobe and more. Culture committee does a great job of boosting morale. It's a good vibe kind of place.

    Cons

    Every agency has problems. The problems here aren't bad enough to really dwell on. There is a lot of change going on at the moment, but that is largely true at any agency. The seniot leadership team know about the problems and more to the point,they actually care about fixing them.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.

    POP2018-01-29
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Collaborative Agency; Employee Focused Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The environment here creates a collaborative work space. Cool office in a great location, seems to have a good focus on creating a fun space to work through employee events, complete with a team dedicated to creating new events and initiatives (happy hours, annual events, holiday events, etc.). Interesting client work and for the agency world, has good work/life balance. Flexible work schedule and great technology to...

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    Cons

    None really. With the first new CEO in over 20 years, the agency is going through some changes and it may be a bit bumpy at first, but exciting to see where things go.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward, continue shaking things up, and keep striving for the best.

    POP2018-01-11
  8. "An agency that cares (People + Clients + Work)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director, Software Engineering in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POP full-time

    Pros

    POP is a great place to work, the people and the work make it somewhere I enjoy spending my time. Leadership cares about the people, numerous times I’ve seen decisions made that put people ahead of margins. There is a solid range of project diversity; over the last few years I’ve worked on marketing campaigns and products across platforms including, email, web, mobile, chat bots and VR. There are great brands to work...

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    Cons

    Best fit for self-motivated individuals who want to learn and grow.

    Advice to Management

    Continue sharing openly, we appreciate it.

    POP2017-12-19
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Stay Away"

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

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

    Pros

    Work / life balance is it

    Cons

    Poor management makes this place a nightmare for both employees and clients.

    POP2017-11-28
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Minor League Development"

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

    I worked at POP full-time

    Pros

    Great downtown location now sullied by the construction of a massive building across the street which will destroy the narrow but nice view of Elliot Bay. The rank and file employees are friendly and nice. An almost equal population of women and men is refreshing. As usual, men dominate the technical areas, but the creative and project management disciplines are almost equally split, with women in more than a few non-technical...

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    Cons

    The company concentrates on web development and those developers are some very technically competent folks. Unfortunately, they are managed by a cadre of project managers who know little about what really goes on and are wedded to their Atlassian agile project management tools. The schedule and budget are everything to these people, regardless of the technical or creative issues involved, and real problems are routinely...

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    Advice to Management

    There are acres of unused open space left over from better times. You have a lot of software you've developed that could be productized and made into vertical solutions and would provide upward mobility for developers that have outgrown you. I know you won't do any of that because you are now owned by Advance Publications, a huge media conglomerate that owns newspapers and the Condé Nast magazine empire, and developing...

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    POP2017-11-20
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