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Performics Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good clients; smart and supportive team members; good PTO and work-life balance; bagel Fridays" (in 14 reviews)

  • "A lot of smart people working here and good opportunity to work with some big name clients and technology" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Performics is heading down the drain - fast"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Do Not Recommend"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "PFX Expects Loyalty But None is Given"

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

    I have been working at Performics full-time

    Pros

    - Very smart people within the agency through planning and insights, analytics and technology, and media
    - Bagel Friday
    - Unlimited Soda

    Cons

    - PFX has an identity crisis
    - Higher level management in need of training
    - Culture has definitely changed for the worse
    - Merits are always delayed
    - Continued lack of transparency
    - Retention rate is poor
    - Management plays favorites


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Separation between management and staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great on your resume
    - New building
    - Forrest Wave results
    - Smart people (Staff)
    - Good tools in the Analytics department
    - C-Suite is readily available (a lot more than other agencies)

    Cons

    - Disconnect between Management and reality
    - People being let-go that are crucial to the staff, but not valuable to the Management
    - Seen as the smaller agency within Publicis
    - No swag
    - No integration of teams (Direct, MAM, Embedded, etc.)
    - No proactive outreach to talent or building of entry-level jobs
    - No promotions for junior positions
    - Any issues that are brought to Management are normally met with "we're aware of the situation and are working to address"
    - Salary is average, at best

    Advice to Management

    Be mindful that the people staying at your agency are doing it because they care and want to build something beautiful. Drop the "we're aware" condescending discussion and actually try to fix the situation! Figure out how to integrate all the teams and locations into one solid unit, or don't, but at least tell them the truth.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Performics full-time

    Pros

    Performics is a great place to work, and grow. The work life balance is one of the best in the industry - people get in 830-9 and are usually out the door no later than 530. No expectations to stay later unless you're working on something specific or new biz.

    Cons

    Job role definitions can be murky depending on the team, and how staffed the team is. Training is also a challenge - there is an online portal with some courses both required and optional, but new hires are really dependent on their peers/managers to train them, which can be a time suck for everyone. Executive leadership isn't great at communicating change, challenges, or context around either. There isn't much "culture" or after work activities.

  8. "One of a Kind Office Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Performics full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, leadership opportunities, exposure to upper management, several career paths

    Cons

    Compensation seems a bit lower than industry standard


  9. Helpful (10)

    "“We are working to address the issues”"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Performics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Exposure to big name clients
    -Access to the Publicis network
    -Cool new building with nice furniture and decor
    -Pay is average, which is a plus in comparison to other agencies

    Cons

    -department leadership does the opposite of leading
    -Speaking up and providing transparency of reoccurring issues is frowned upon in some departments
    -low morale (it’s starting to get worse, and large volumes of people have begun openly discussing their plans to leave in the near future)
    -Lack of staff (People are overburdened by work, and leadership is ignoring the issue or aren’t showing any concern when approached)
    -Tenured top talent isn’t happy anymore or motivated to work (it’s begun to trickle down to other team members)
    -People are dropping like flies. When I left there were others that began leaving, or were in the process to leave. People are unhappy and tired of waiting for change.

    Advice to Management

    Please do a study on happiness and morale and take a closer look at your VPs that are running things. Please make sure the VPs in charge of people are trained to manage people, and look at the employees in their department as human beings instead of a number to fill a seat, and to fill roles on accounts.

    Winning business is a great success, but you need to make sure that you have enough staff to handle the work.

    Performics was a wonderful place to work. It’s sad that it’s been mismanaged during such a high growth period. I was sad to leave, but it no longer made sense to support an organization that didn’t care about it’s people.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Gender bias and a lack of support"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing demand for performance media is fueling company growth. Many strong analytics tools help growth.

    Cons

    There is very little support for people who are activating campaigns, working with clients and are not on the Executive Team. Very little feedback and training and a passive aggressive management style from senior leadership. The MAM group is treated like an unloved stepchild and embedded teams are not given resources or support to do their jobs well.

    I agree that many of these positive reviews sound fabricated and dissatisfaction is rampant. Women and people of color are visibly underrepresented in the senior ranks.

    Advice to Management

    You need more transparency and to be open to diverse points of view to win the respect from the people doing the work. You need to create a forum where sister agencies are not able to abuse our pfx talent. Many of us are looking to leave.


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