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  1. "Great team; needs more structure"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pandemic Labs full-time

    Pros

    Love the team, the location, the industry. They are achieving great things and growing very fast. Strong work-life balance.

    Cons

    I wish there were a bit more rules and structure. At times it was unclear when to take vacation, ask for raises, etc.

    Advice to Management

    More clearly defining certain rules won't be taken as a negative (as too much control by management) but will instead be welcomed as a more reliable set of boundaries. 90% of the time things are great, but when that 10% happens, you want to know exactly how you're expected to act.


  2. "Marketing Associate"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst Volunteer in Belmont, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst Volunteer in Belmont, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pandemic Labs (Less than a year)

    Pros

    open environment, Game Of Throne Theme Conference room. People are nice.

    Cons

    it's just a fine place for getting social media related job experience.

    Advice to Management

    no advice for now.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked and underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work culture, late start times, working from home option. People are friendly and willing to help despite heavy individual workloads.

    Cons

    Mid and upper management is more concerned with maximizing their own profits vs. fostering internal talent. Raises are nonexistent and starting pay is very sad compared to agency competitors in Boston. Company is willing to pay less for naive fresh college alum to keep costs down. Turnover is very high due to poor pay structures and employees get burned out VERY quickly. Quality of work suffers with such a heavy workload and very few clients make job security questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the talent you have instead of resolving to bringing in inexperienced, young people at a lower cost point. You learn a lot wearing so many hats as an AM or even AE, making you marketable to other big player agencies in the area. Maintain a fair pay model or you will continue to lose quality talent.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Honest Review: Don"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Monthly in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Intern - Monthly in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pandemic Labs as an intern

    Pros

    Good location. There is a Wendy's downstairs that the office frequents for daily working lunches. It is an unspoken rule that you eat your lunch at your desk so if you consider yourself a highly sedentary person, then you will fit right in! If you really want to double-down on the self-loathing, I suggest the Double Baconator with a side of Jalapeno Ghost Pepper Cheese Fries to eat while you stare at your computer screen doing mind numbing work that does nothing to enrich you, the client, the company, or the world, but instead slowly chips away at the last remaining vestiges of happiness you have.

    Cons

    Really tries hard to portray the image of being an "innovative" office space; employees share tables, whiteboard paint walls, ect. However, the business suffers from tired thinking and an inflexible management structure where power is held tightly by a few people whose job title was earned by friendships and backscratching. Nobody takes pride in their work and the office is downright depressing. As an intern, my experience at Pandemic Labs offered a valuable learning experience on how small companies can create an office dynamic that is antithetical to creativity, destroys innovation, and suffocates employees motivation and passion.

    Advice to Management

    The management structure at Pandemic Labs needs to be seriously reexamined. There either needs to be a more rigid management structure or you need to hire a new pool of more mature, talented employees. The current team is not mature enough or passionate enough about their work to have such a lose management structure.


  6. "Great experience/career growth and never once disliked getting up and going to work each day"

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

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

    Pros

    Healthy work/life balance, great location, creative, smart and fun work environment with equally as talented management, the opportunity to work with a wide variety of clients

    Cons

    Being in one room with so many fun people can get a bit distracting but it could be worse!

    Advice to Management

    Not necessarily advice but more of a reminder.....
    Remember, our values are what makes us "tick." If you manage by respecting your team's values, they will give you 110 percent of their effort.
    Ask the employees how they're liking their job on a regular basis. Encourage them to be honest with you. Then take action based upon what they tell you.


  7. "Great culture. Great people."

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    Former Employee - AE in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - AE in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Senior mgmt are very knowledgeable in regards to running a business.

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Wasted experience."

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

    Pros

    The three biggest benefits to working at Pandemic Labs were the relaxed working spaces, very friendly coworkers, great clients for such a small marketing company.

    Cons

    The upper-level management at Pandemic has absolutely no idea what they were doing, and make very little effort to create a legitimate work-place environment. The two co-founders would routinely stroll in just before noon and do very little work besides chatting on the phone. Employees were completely underutilized.

    Advice to Management

    Start putting in more effort, and your employees will follow suit. Although a relaxed workplace environment is in vogue right now, it doesn't work for all companies.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Business Development/Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Business Development/Sales in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company run by two very nice individuals. Management gives their employees independence (no micromanagement). They also are very approachable and easy to communicate with if issues arise. Very generous salary and compensation structure. Top notch benefits/healthcare. Does not have corporate hierarchy and the BS that comes with it like other larger agencies do. A little of potential for new opportunities and growth in the future.

    Cons

    There only thing I could think of would be lack of diversity


  10. "Try your luck elsewhere"

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

    I worked at Pandemic Labs full-time

    Pros

    Made some great friends, can be fun at times, great centrally located downtown Boston office, client list has to potential to really take off

    Cons

    There is no room for growth, the salaries are on the extremely low side, tends to be different rules for different employees, no transportation reimbursement or parking, very poor benefits, and an overall disappointing internal structure. Office resources also need a major update/upgrade. Raises are not given annually or with employee reviews so if you expect one you will have to ask for it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with the same fairness and do not give special perks for certain employees. Research competitive salaries in the city and re-think bonus structure/ salary. Keep your employees in the loop on upcoming news and events involving the company.


  11. "Truly Captures the Work-Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Run by Millenials who get how Millenials want to be managed. You work hard, but the PTO process is geared towards enjoying life and for every employee that had a serious medical or family issue, they offered unlimited paid time to deal with the issue. Employee happiness is clearly first in both word and action. Truly different experience from my past positions.

    Cons

    I was nearly hit by a remote control helicopter once (I was flying, so that's really my bad). All in all, the only thing I'd complain about is the office could be a bit more divided up for privacy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your focus on employee happiness strong. Continue focus on innovating in the space. You guys are seriously going places. If I wasn't moving, I'd be with you where ever this goes.