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Performics Reviews

Updated January 14, 2019
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Pros
  • "Good clients; smart and supportive team members; good PTO and work-life balance; bagel Fridays" (in 16 reviews)

  • "You get to learn a lot about media and advertising, as well as put your hand in a lot of different buckets that is necessary for running ads" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Culture is very local; loves to do overtime and minimal/non-existent work life balance" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Upper management is the biggest con" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Performics full-time

    Pros

    - Opportunity to learn best practices
    - You will work with notable clients
    - Generous time-off
    - Nice and talented people
    - Amazing Leo Burnett building in the heart of Chicago

    Cons

    - Can’t think of any significant cons


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn...Not a great place to grow"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Media Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - People are awesome and really personable
    - A lot of smart people to learn from
    - Good resources and agency relationships to learn more about the space

    Cons

    - Upper management priorities are mixed up and not transparent
    - Unfortunately with an ad agency, a lot of unintelligent people get jobs and are able to stick around for a while with no consequences
    - You can only get promoted/get a raise if you are lucky, if you are dealt a bad hand of cards, you're out of luck

    Advice to Management

    Try to focus on employees who are working hard and reward them for their work. Don't just reward whoever has been there or you know personally. Take some time to appreciate employees and give back to them when they work long hours with no complaints.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Work Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Media Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Media Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Performics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Many Perks
    - Understanding and Appreciative bosses
    - Helpful colleagues

    Cons

    - Promotions/Increments based on your tenure in the company and not on your skill set/performance

    Advice to Management

    Promote or give increments to your employees based on their performance

    Performics Response

    Jan 3, 2019 – VP, Talent and Development

    Thank you for sharing your positive feedback and praise of the unique perks and supportive team members and managers!
    We'd be happy to walk you through our compensation approach and process, which... More


  4. "Paid Search Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Performics full-time

    Pros

    Lots of awesome internal tools and networking.

    Cons

    Management is full of lies and not on your side to get the job done, more into pointing fingers than helping.

    Advice to Management

    Create a team environment.

    Performics Response

    Jan 3, 2019 – VP, Talent and Development

    Thank you for the candid feedback and praise for the internal tools and the networking opportunities. The Performics world is a place you can grow professionally as we consistently encourage training... More


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Overall Great Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work on a Performics Embedded team and have had a great experience at the company so far - I've been given the opportunity to learn on multiple accounts and have had a great work/life balance for the past year and a half I have worked here.
    - So much PTO/Holidays
    - Great benefits
    - Fun work culture
    - Social events
    - Transparency/Honesty in leadership

    Cons

    While I did receive a promotion about 6 weeks ago, I have been told I will not see a monetary increase until 2019. I know this due to the holding company, but it still isn't fun.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent about promotion/merit increases WITHOUT being condescending (Looking at you, Scott Schaumburg) as money is very tight for those of us at the bottom.

    Performics Response

    Dec 17, 2018 – VP, Talent and Development

    Thank you for your candid feedback, and we're happy to hear you've had such a positive experience thus far!
    We understand the timing of the compensation cycles can be challenging, and we've... More


  6. "Great work environment and culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Performics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great workplace culture
    - Amazing amount of PTO (very hard to beat amount of holidays and personal time)
    - Exceptional work/life balance

    Cons

    - On the lower side for compensation
    - Deadlines and goals set by parent company can sometimes be out of sync with the people actually doing the work

    Performics Response

    Dec 17, 2018 – VP, Talent and Development

    We appreciate the positive feedback!

    With a strong focus on giving back to the communities we are a part of, to our incredible participation in diverse business resource groups such as VivaWomen... More


  7. "Great for Growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Media Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people + soft skill training.

    Cons

    should be able to service our own product instead of working with a sister agency that sabotages our business.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Need a change quickly..."

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

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

    Pros

    Beginning salary out of college is very competitive. Make you feel very important from the beginning.

    Cons

    It's all down hill from there...

    Promotion cycle does not exist.
    CEO and President are absolute garbage humans, only caring about their own personal advancement.
    C-Suite all seemed to receive a promotion or multiple promotions over a 5 month period, meanwhile half the company was leaving due to lack of advancement.

    Overall, the company has really tanked over the last couple of years. Nothing compared to what it was in 2016 with the previous CEO and leadership. All it is now is old men taking advantage of a dying company for personal gain.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to keep young, talented individuals and stop lying to yourselves

    Performics Response

    Jan 3, 2019 – VP, Talent and Development

    We appreciate the candid feedback and we are certainly disappointed to hear that your experience was not the one we strive to provide to all team members.

    Diversity, transparency and authenticity... More


  9. "Good place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is growing fast therefore seems that there are new opportunities to get promoted

    Cons

    Some of the leadership have a "tough guy" attitude


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Was way better back in the day"

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

    I worked at Performics full-time

    Pros

    Nice people
    Fun atmosphere, at least they try to make it fun
    Interesting work

    Cons

    Clients have learned how to run search campaigns themselves
    Under Publicis thumb
    Siloed teams