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POSSIBLE Reviews

Updated May 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Also, work life balance is AMAZING (in 19 reviews)

  • Many great people across the organization (in 19 reviews)

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

  • Leadership is unclear on goals (besides "win awards and bring in new business") (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good culture, good creative environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Copy Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Copy Director in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at POSSIBLE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great teammates, good brands to bolster your resume, excellent culture

    Cons

    work can be a bit mundane at times.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "People vs work that matters"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Strategist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Strategist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many great people across the organization!
    Great snacks & beer + wine on tap
    Some fun events
    Some interesting work - but it often goes to the same core group of people

    Cons

    There's a core group of favorite people who are consistently showered with praise and put on a pedestal.
    Leadership is unclear on goals (besides "win awards and bring in new business").
    Unfortunate bias - despite touting a feminist-friendly office, a man and woman could say the same thing - one gets a laugh while the other is chastised (you can guess)
    Lack of transparency.
    Cut contractors without communication. Disappearing coworkers occasionally happen.
    Account team runs the show, despite being a "creative led" or "data led" shop
    Some client relationships ended and it was never addressed in any way.

    Advice to Management

    Take accountability when failures happen(clients ends relationships) - those are opportunities to be honest and learn.


  3. "Growing office within a stable network"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at POSSIBLE full-time

    Pros

    - Strong office culture creates a warm and welcoming environment. For the most part people do not have an ego and are very collaborative.
    - Access to great vacation time and WPP benefits. Plus dogs are allowed in the office.
    - Work life balance is decent most of the time, compared to other agencies, largely because of a strong resourcing program.
    - The work is interesting and varies from social content production to paid social media to full site builds.

    Cons

    - Senior level executives are not highly invested in developing & nuturing existing talent and are instead heavily focused on new business and growing existing accounts. They are aware of this and are working towards change but it will take time.
    - Opportunities for promotions and raises are very very few and far between. This is partly due to the point above and also due to WPP policy.
    - There is room to diversify employees from a cultural perspective but management is aware of this and working on it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest time in programs to develop existing employees


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  5. "POSSIBLE NY is a WIP with a lot of potential"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    There are really smart and talented (sans ego) people working at POSSIBLE NY. For the most part, the culture is quite positive and fosters collaboration at all levels. Leadership is accessible and genuinely open to recommendations from anyone. Workload is manageable and very rarely egregious. The New York office is new to the POSSIBLE network and is growth mode - so you can make a noticeable impact and have an opportunity to grow your career. Good new business opportunities. The office really nice and in a great location.

    Cons

    POSSIBLE NY is one of the newest offices in the POSSIBLE network and has yet to hit its stride on a few key areas: clear and defined processes, deep/stable client roster, recruiting and talent management. Their weaknesses are recognized by leadership - who are looking to fix the core issues but it's going to take awhile. Avoid if you're not comfortable in an agency that is in build/growth stage.

    Advice to Management

    Foster the talent you have. Focus on fixing some of the core issues. A couple more clients with interesting work will have a significant impact on the overall health of the agency.


  6. "Lots of At-Bats"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POSSIBLE full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Came here 3 years ago for work life balance, which has changed slightly in the past year because of growth, but overall has stayed pretty great. Resourcing always advocated for you if you have too much to do and leadership will give you at bats if you ask for them. I've had 2 managers and felt I could always, always come to them and our ECD with anything I wanted to talk about. I've had a tremendous amount of career building here and opportunities for growth as a young creative.

    Cons

    If you're on Glass Door I hope you know to take reviews with a grain of salt, since people often use it as an outlet for frustration. This is a wonderful, friendly, smart, caring group of people who make it fun to come into work every day.

    It is true that it is hard to get a raise or a promotion. My advice is to become visible. Be involved in more, talk more, speak up when leadership is around, same as any job.

    Advice to Management

    Um maybe don't listen to all of the other reviews on here? And a few more words to make the min of 20.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, great people, great culture.

    Cons

    Lacks a strong company vision of what kind of agency they want to be.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what kind of agency you want to be


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, brands, and opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented team members that are collaborative, passionate and dedicated. Unlimited opportunities.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a challenge.


  9. "Great learning experience with great people!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, the intern program structure is the greatest. POSSIBLE offers an extensive on-boarding training as well as an intern speakers series that allows the interns to learn more about all of the POSSIBLE capabilities.
    Great amount of hands on experience with client work.
    There are snacks in the office!

    Cons

    Work-life balance could be a bit better but it's way better than most agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the great employees.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Revolving Door"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice folks, but then again there are nice folks everywhere.

    Cons

    Boring work, inefficient management, revolving door for people with talent. The people who stick around stick around because they have to.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat at the top.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to work...if you're one of the chosen few"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company is a bunch of contradictions. They are trying to be competitive with other agencies, however they still function like a start-up. When client work is plentiful, there are lots of perks to working in the office. Food/booze/in office yoga. Co-workers are very friendly and there are little to no egos. Work life balance is great.

    Cons

    Once client work starts to drop, the claws come out. The core leadership team, while being very nice, is inefficient, not qualified for their roles, and stretched too thin. You have to be ok with being on your own - don't expect any hands-on management. People stick around a long time because if you've been there since the old days, you are pretty much untouchable. The rest of the agency becomes a revolving door.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate your staff based on talent, not tenure. Don't tell people that they are respected and valued, but are too much effort to invest in. You should do whatever it takes to retain smart, driven people. Take an objective look at what people are doing and their contribution to the company.


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