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Performics Reviews

Updated Dec 14, 2019

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3.0
56%
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83%
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Performics Global Brand President David Gould (no image)
David Gould
14 Ratings
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  1. "Challenging Work, Rewarding Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Performics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working in the agency world is hard. A number of the challenges that PFX faces are the same ones every agency and holding company are up against. Maybe agencies aren't for you - and that's fine. If you are wanting a great deal of exposure, responsibility and potential in your career, I highly recommend Performics. Employees that work hard, contribute and participate are absolutely rewarded. If you're looking for a company where you come in, check the boxes, and expect a raise, this is not the place for you. Maybe you should go brand side. If you want a place that encourages working smarter (and not harder) and pushes you to be a stronger employee, you will thrive here.

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    Cons

    Great new business wins, strong positioning in the marketplace, lots of momentum vs other agencies, great vacation and PTO packages, great insurance and 401k

    Advice to Management

    Keep the momentum of 2019. Great new business wins, are pivoting our business to support the industry. The box checkers need to be coached up or coached out. They're bringing everyone else down. Exec sponsors should know everyone on their teams - their names, their interests and what motivates them - not just the sr client contacts.

    Performics2019-07-01
  2. "Challenging work, low salary"

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    Former Employee - Associate Media Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Performics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of big clients and the ability to scale paid search, display advertising, and paid social activities.

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities are limited

    Performics2019-12-02
  3. "Great growth opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Media in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a really clear path for growth here. It is obvious what you need to do to get to the next job title. You should work here if you care about growing quickly and getting steady promotions quickly.

    Cons

    The typical agency stuff you would expect

    Advice to Management

    More truly transparent conversations with the staff

    Performics2019-11-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid Holding Companies"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Media Manager 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pretty good starting salaries, doing pretty influencial/interesting work overall

    Cons

    PROMOTION/HIRING FREEZES - biggest con, hands down.

    Performics2019-09-26
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Start"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Performics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Decent Team Structure -Lots of large scale clients

    Cons

    -Lazy production team -Remote managers -Bratty Entitled Younger Staff

    Performics2019-10-10
  6. Helpful (12)

    "9% of US workers laid off today"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation time starts at 19 days

    Cons

    Today the company laid off 9% of all US workers because the company did not meet their yearly goals, even after telling us our jobs were safe. Not only did they fire the wrong people, but upper management didn't even consult the managers for who they were laying off. The office morale was at an all-time low today and it was a very tense atmosphere. I am betting the company loses another 9% to people leaving after this. I am certainly out the first chance I get.

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    Advice to Management

    Quit lying to your employees. Give raises when they are due. They are alway 6+ months late. Use common sense when it comes to hiring/terminating employees. Don't escort people out in the middle of a Monday for everyone to see. Management is driving the company to the ground. I hope I'm gone before it gets there.

    Performics2019-09-24
  7. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Performics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with, super smart, driven and naturally curious.

    Cons

    HQ is in Chicago so NY is somewhat an island Need a quicker action plan when poor performers are flagged

    Advice to Management

    Building a bigger presence in NY rather than treating it like a satellite office.

    Performics2019-08-23
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to get your feet wet in digital marketing"

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    Former Employee - Content Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Performics is a great place to kick off your career and find your footing. There is a lot of opportunity to grow your career and try something new, as they're constantly pitching new clients and type of work. Management is supportive and acknowledges good work with gift cards and shout outs. Coworkers are nice and there is a lot of team spirit. I always had a good network at Performics. The benefits, holiday schedule, and PTO are also awesome.

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    Cons

    The workload can be demanding and it seems like they are always short staffed. The work/life balance can be difficult to manage - with so much work to do, it is difficult to avoid staying late or bringing work home with you. Hard work does not go unnoticed though, so if you put in the work, you're going to get a good review at the end of the year and be top of mind when new projects come up. Things can be a bit haphazard when it comes to organization and people management, as they tend to promote talent to management without much training. The company also tends to promote account management more quickly than supportive and operational roles, as account management is more visible and tends to gain more business. If you're working in a supportive role, make sure to stay visible and to ask for work when you want it. They promote talent to management without much training beforehand, so it can feel a little like the blind leading the blind.

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    Performics2019-08-13
  9. "Working at Performics in the mid west"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at Performics full-time

    Pros

    great work perks like snacks, vacation and insurance.

    Cons

    work life balance can be better

    Performics2019-08-11
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid if possible - The negative reviews are accurate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Performics full-time

    Pros

    PTO -- Remote work policy -- Hours (account dependent)

    Cons

    Negative culture -- Politics -- Uninspiring leadership -- Poor decision making and communication from leadership -- Extreme staffing challenges -- Lack of respect for Performics within the Publicis Media network -- Lack of support and mentorship for junior level employees, there were limited knowledge sharing initiatives and a ‘sink or swim’ mentality exists -- New York office needs appear secondary to Chicago/HQ -- Client roster is diminishing in New York -- Lack of diversity at the top (minorities/women)

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    Advice to Management

    Management was aware of challenges.

    Performics2019-09-09
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