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Performics Reviews

Updated October 6, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good clients; smart and supportive team members; good PTO and work-life balance; bagel Fridays" (in 14 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 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "I did not find work-life balance to be ideal" (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great Place to Start"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Performics full-time

    Pros

    Young culture and environment.

    Cons

    pay could be better. Normal corporate job


  2. "Good place"

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    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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "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


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    "Good Place To State"

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

    I have been working at Performics full-time

    Pros

    - Bagels
    - Good direct managers
    - Access to good training and vendors
    - PTO

    Cons

    -Pay sucks
    -Salaries and promotions are always late
    -Overworked and underappreciated by upper management
    -Upper management lives in lala land when it comes to how the account managers and analysts feel
    -Culture has gone down the tubes
    -Morale is very low

    Advice to Management

    -Reinvest in culture
    -Invest/recognize your current employees who work really hard and for some reason still have faith in you


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Look Elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Media Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Media Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -People are very friendly
    -Bagels on Fridays

    Cons

    -Extreme internal and external pressures
    -No opportunities for promotion or rewards
    -Long hours and inconvenient commute

    Advice to Management

    There is no management or leadership in New York. Get some.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Leadership, Please Take Accountablity for Your Team"

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

    I have been working at Performics full-time

    Pros

    No real pros since all the good people have either been pushed out or have quit.

    Cons

    A common theme in the reviews is lack of strong leadership and transparency at Performics. While I agree with those sentiments, I want to add more context to them.
    I believe there are pockets of strong leadership at Performics, but more often than not, they rely on their "lieutenants" (i.e. EVPs and SVPs) to manage the teams and oversee the day to day. Delegation is necessary to run such a large organization, but there has to be some oversight from the most senior of leadership over their lieutenants.
    Within the teams, there have been conversations and complaints of intimidation, egotism, demoralization, etc. from said lieutenants to the team. The majority of employees have not vocalized their experiences because they feel it will either fall on deaf ears and/or they will suffer from retaliation. This has happened in the past which is why it makes teams hesitant to voice their concerns. You many ask, why don't they go to HR? It's because things that they have told HR in confidence regarding such situations have made their way to the ears of those they complained about. I've experienced this first hand and deal with the repercussions of this constantly from being ignored, being a recipient of snarky comments or being passed over for higher level assignments.
    When the team asks for more senior leadership presence, we are asking for C-level because many of the problems lie with their direct reports.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management, please open your eyes and address the situation with your direct reports and do not turn a blind eye.
    When you come to town, swing by even for a quick hello to let us know that you acknowledge our presence. We know you all have busy schedules, but saying hello just takes a minute.
    Get rid of Slido if you are going to censor questions or reprimand employees for being anonymous. Slido is supposed to be a tool where people can feel safe and remain anonymous while voicing their complaints, asking questions, etc. If you won't let us speak without fear of repercussions, there's no point in having the tool


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Performics is heading down the drain - fast"

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

    I have been working at Performics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Performics is a great place to start out after college. You learn a lot, depending on which department you in. Some departments are lenient on working from home, they offer tuition reimbursement, and they give you ~3 weeks of PTO when you start. They have great maternity/paternity leave and really great health benefits. Ultimately, the best thing about Performics is the friendships - with peers of course, because upper management is horrible.

    Cons

    Upper management is the biggest con. Merits and promotions are never on time; they are always promised and then delayed for 9 months. And while upper management doesn't necessarily control that, they aren't transparent at all and are condescending when asked questions about financial concerns. All upper management are unappreciative and treat employees like they are replaceable. I've been at Performics for almost 5 years and have never seen the morale so low. Employees are dropping like flies because we're all over worked, underpaid, and unappreciated. Of all the agencies under the Publicis Media umbrella, Performics is by far the most underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees, stop being condescending, stop talking down to your employees, trust your employees' work when you know they're capable of getting things done, and start being transparent.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great PTO
    Good insurance
    Bagel Fridays
    Flexible WFH time (depending on your manager)
    Looks good on a resume

    Cons

    Leadership is extremely weak - many of them work remote and are never online
    Merits and promotions are delayed constantly (mine is over 8 months late)
    All the fun parts about the office culture were taken away including beer cart and all hands
    Whenever an employee tries to voice a concern in a company meeting they are brushed off by a condescending president who makes a sarcastic joke of every comment
    The office is very political, catty and gossipy - people have been promoted who shouldn't have been and vice versa
    The office environment is really toxic and it makes coming to work painful each day

    Advice to Management

    Recognize top talent. Stop assuming that everyone is replaceable. Morale is the lowest its been in my 3 years of working here and a lot of that is due to weak leadership and poor retention. Be more transparent about the state of the company and don't be condescending about employee feedback.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Invest in your employees!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Performics full-time

    Pros

    -Good benefits package and PTO

    Cons

    -Zero communication from leadership
    -No investment in employee satisfaction (everyone is treated like they are disposable)
    -Client teams are all understaffed
    -Extremely high turnover rate
    -Raises and promotions are always delayed
    -Salaries are low compared to other agencies

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees and invest in them!


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Do Not Recommend"

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

    I worked at Performics full-time

    Pros

    - Bagel Friday
    - $1 Coffee

    Cons

    - Lack of transparency
    - Lack of talent recognition (always delay in merits/promotions)
    - Severe understaffing
    - Team structures unclear / blame culture
    - Employees feedback is never taken seriously (a continuous message of "we are working on it" and no movement)

    Overall, do not recommend this company.


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