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Proximity Reviews

Updated February 13, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great people, atmosphere and culture" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Great culture, they don't work you to the bone like other agencies" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "The work / life balance was terrible when I was there and the pay was even worse" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Sometimes long hours, but what agency doesn't" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best decision of my career so far"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Planner in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Strategic Planner in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong, fun culture
    Lot of strong, smart women in leadership roles
    A leadership team that demonstrates commitment to ongoing listening and change
    Easy office location, free parking, DOGS welcome in the office
    Diverse employee events - award shows, fall family picnics, thanksgiving meals, give back events with Habitat for Humanity, Cincinnati Children's, etc.
    Diverse and impressive client portfolio
    Agency is healthy and growing

    Cons

    The office is a super old building which sometimes leads to difficulty with temperature regulation and small guests like bats or mice
    A blend of small and large clients can sometimes make it hard to find the right process fast. This can be frustrating.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hidden Gem in the Industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Integration in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Channel Integration in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart people
    - Strong culture & values
    - Management cares about people over revenue
    - Many of learning & growth opportunities
    - Engaged leadership
    - Successful &growing
    - Lots of recognition for good work
    - Honest. Works in the client's best interest.

    Cons

    facilities badly need updating (which is coming...)

  3. "Account Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Proximity full-time

    Pros

    Amazing creative team from the ECD to the junior team

    Cons

    Lacks diversity and as a minority, this is a big issue. Would hear higher ups making inappropriate comments and it was super irritating and uncomfortable

    Advice to Management

    Do better!


  4. "Account Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging roles and smart people

    Cons

    Sometimes not set up for success


  5. "Meh"

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

    I worked at Proximity full-time

    Pros

    co-workers were interesting and very diverse

    Cons

    Bad pay, long hours, smell of desperation


  6. "Strategic Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Proximity full-time

    Pros

    Dogs, relaxed environment, awesome work

    Cons

    Can like there are a lot of cliques


  7. Helpful (2)

    "huge gap between leadership and "low-level" workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule (depending on your manager)

    Cons

    No clear career trajectory -- changes in title do not equate to changes in opportunity or responsibility
    There's a disconnect between the vision the leadership has for the agency and network as a whole, and the day-to-day work of individual employees -- because neither group understands the other

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Proximity full-time

    Pros

    Small agency, pay well, benefits

    Cons

    No room for growth, no culture


  9. Helpful (5)

    "A Stepping Stone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Channel Integration Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Channel Integration Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall the culture at Barefoot is great! You get a strong since of community amongst a group of diverse individuals. Great place to soak in as much knowledge as you possibly can as you're encouraged to learn more about your industry & to continue to build on your strengths.

    Cons

    Slow to promote and there is unclear guidance to advancements in one's career. Team favoritism is also very apparent amongst departments (i.e. personality outweighs your performance at times).


  10. "Great culture, could improve other aspects!"

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

    I have been working at Proximity full-time

    Pros

    Overall, Barefoot is an awesome company to work for. Lots of opportunity for growth, big-name clients for a not-so-large city, great culture (happy hours, office dogs, beer cart, etc.) ... as to be expected from an agency setting.

    Cons

    Some disciplines are siloed and cliquey. Somewhat high turnover. As in most agencies, the "work hard, play hard" mentality is apparent. Many team members spend early mornings and long nights in the office.