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POSSIBLE Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Also, work life balance is AMAZING (in 21 reviews)

  • Great people and great projects (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance could be a bit better but it's way better than most agencies (in 14 reviews)

  • Leadership is totally focused on pitching new business (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POSSIBLE full-time

    Pros

    Great people and great projects

    Cons

    None to report at this time

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your people!


  2. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POSSIBLE full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Love majority of people I work with.

    Cons

    Limited mentorship, advancement at this level.

    Advice to Management

    Dont loose the culture, the respect for employee that got you here.

  3. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free ice cream for employee

    Cons

    Horrible management, bad attitude


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Creative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POSSIBLE full-time

    Pros

    Great culture. The people are truly kind and make you feel like a human first. It's a place where you can push as hard as you want to make things happen and there is plenty of open runway.

    Cons

    The company reacts to revenue on a weekly basis, so long term planning and stability can be hard to live under.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fun atmosphere, rewarding work"

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    Former Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at POSSIBLE (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best part was the atmosphere. A fully stocked kitchen, free beer, dogs, a beautiful office and location with a great park behind it. Hammocks, food trucks, a free gym. The perks were plentiful.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work load was crazy and it felt like your supervisors weren't working. They'd just pile it on you and hang out. It was frustrating at times.

    Advice to Management

    I think they need to weed out some senior level people who don't hold their weight and just make the people under them miserable.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for the first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at POSSIBLE full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Unlimited drinks, snacks. Great legacy. Award winning creative work.
    Great learning and development focus, but not sure will sustain...

    Cons

    - Declined culture due to acquisition from the big bro agency.
    - You will be amazed there are way too many relatives work in this company- 'conflicts of interest' policy not applies here at all.
    - They used to be very advanced in the industry, but not any more. If stay here for too long, you are out of options to go elsewhere.


  7. "Great Team! Inspiring work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POSSIBLE full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is invested in each other at POSSIBLE. We trust each other to contribute our best work and continuously go above and beyond what is expected of us. The work is fun and challenging but it's my team that makes it all worth it. We are encouraged to take risks and push ourselves. I'm very proud to be working for POSSIBLE in the New York office.

    Cons

    It's hard to keep up with how quickly things change but it's clear that culture remains a top priority and the sky is the limit.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to what the team needs to grow.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Tough Times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at POSSIBLE full-time

    Pros

    - Great, hardworking folks.
    - Internal recognition awards that let's you applaud your peers for their hardwork.
    - If you're hungry (literally), there's lots of free food and snacks
    - But, if you're hungry (metaphorically), there's not much left to throw yourself into creatively or culturally without getting shut out.

    Cons

    - Lack of effective leadership.
    - Culture is in a slow decline.
    - Loss of several major accounts.
    - Very few new business wins.
    - No investment in growing people outside of the "inner circle" of folks.

    Advice to Management

    - Listen more than you talk.
    - Don't just talk the talk, walk the walk.
    - Learn and practice mindfulness and empathy.
    - Trust and empower your people.
    - Stop the cycle of fear.
    - Give us something to hope and aim for as a team.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Boys Club"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at POSSIBLE full-time

    Pros

    There are many wonderful, brilliant people in the trenches here, the people are what make this place worth anybody's time.

    The snacks are great- lots of delicious options are well stocked.

    Office manager is ah-mazing.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency.

    Total boys club (not all guys, just a select group of senior leaders and a few very-junior guys) - there's a slice of misogyny mixed in and a dash of nepotism to round it out.

    Advice to Management

    We've ALL heard some variation of: "Think about the optics" now's your chance to do just that
    Be honest: it's incredibly frustrating to find out we lost a client "through the grapevine" - please just tell us
    The lack of maturity is astounding. Please realize that it's time to grow up


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Mixed bag. Great place to learn. Tough place to stay long-term."

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    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at POSSIBLE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You'll work on some of the most interesting, innovative work of your career. Great place to learn and build a portfolio. Among some staff, there's an organic, natural, we're-in-this-together work ethic. Certain people I worked with became "work partners" as opposed to just co-workers. At times, the long hours were fun and stimulating ... at best, the long hours didn't feel like work.

    Cons

    The focus and business practices (including resourcing) are skewed toward creative, and don't take into account how challenging it can be to source and retain non-creatives. The history and tradition of diversity and inclusion has eroded under the current leadership, and they've lost a number of key female leaders and "up and coming" junior talent without any apparent examination or focus on why and would could have retained them. The culture struggles with healthy approaches to conflict and transparency. Some hires and promotions seemed designed to try to correct for how "nice" (or, too "nice") POSSIBLE was before, but were an overcorrection and didn't help the culture or the work.

    Advice to Management

    Work with high performing staff around avoiding burnout instead of taking advantage of it. Consider returning to POSSIBLE's roots with regard to diversity and inclusion. Long-time global leadership (Shane, Martha) are meaningful advocates for diversity and inclusion; the Seattle office could use a re-infusion of those values.


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