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Updated July 16, 2017
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  1. "Awesome Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at R2integrated full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, amazing office space, wonderful people and a company which turns out a truly great product. R2i is a vibrant environment and where people interact on both business and personal issues. It is enjoyable to come into work on a daily basis.

    Cons

    One must be able to handle the ups and downs of agency life.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Was a fun place to work at"

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

    I worked at R2integrated full-time

    Pros

    • Free food on Fridays
    • To those who still stuck around, they are the most dedicated and hard working individuals you will have by your side

    Cons

    • Lay offs galore
    • No effort to retain anyone who jumped ship
    • No effort hiring new people given the increased workload from the two points above
    • Anemic office vibe
    • Bonuses taken away
    • Freeze on salary increases
    • Unable to take PTO due to all the work and lack of personnel to help out the work load
    • Massive culture gap between the Baltimore and Silicon Valley office and no real sense of collaboration whatsoever
    • No work/life balance whatsoever
    • Felt like I was merely a resource for labor than an actual human being
    • The office culture is "you have to want to be here" when everyone is absolutely miserable...that is the worst display of inspiration or any morale building ever

    Advice to Management

    Your company vision will not take flight if you do not have the capability to inspire your team work with you (not do it for you). The expectation that people should be grateful for their meager salary and will not take a better offer at a better company is a failing business strategy. At the end of the day or even in your life time, no one will remember about your business goals or company legacy, only the relationships you forged with people. If you treat people as merely capital labor, then you will not succeed in the market because B2B/B2C is a myth when the real engine that drives the market is the H2H (human to human) relationships.

    Also stop saying "you have to want to be here" that is a HUGE mistake. That attitude is exactly why everyone left.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "LDR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company outings and events
    Good people; with solid leadership

    Cons

    Benefits are mediocre; especially healthcare. Though the culture is great, there is a divide between departments. Few opportunities for in-house promotion.


  4. "CatapultWorks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at R2integrated full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits, fun company outings, lots of opportunity. Intelligent and inspiring colleagues. Creative environment.

    Cons

    Long hours and high turnover.


  5. "SEO Specialist"

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    Former Employee - SEO Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - SEO Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R2integrated full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    R2i was an awesome place to work--I loved my entire time there. Leadership was strong--especially on the digital marketing side where I worked. Management was invested in providing the best for the clients, and it always showed on the final deliverables. That being said, there was always support from teammates and managers to make sure nobody was overworked and everybody was on the same page. The culture was great and morale was usually good, which made it a really enjoyable place to go to work at every day.

    Overall, the perks are very good. It felt like management was invested in our happiness and it showed. They offer "unlimited" PTO, affordable healthcare, subsidized parking, and free lunch every Friday.

    Cons

    Inter-office communications between the three main departments was bumpy at times. Since so many projects depend on all aspects of the company, this could be a point of frustration when working on larger accounts. Also, it's hard to imagine truly climbing the ladder into an upper management position. The senior leaders have, for the most part, all been there for 5+ years and are pretty firmly entrenched. While that's definitely a pro for organizational structure, it's likely not the place if you're trying to quickly climb the corporate ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the culture! The culture at R2i was my favorite thing. If you let that slip, you'll just be like any other agency.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Baltimore Rules All"

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

    I worked at R2integrated full-time

    Pros

    Your fellow colleagues. (Everyone besides the upper management - they don't really know what being a "manager" means). Upper management has mistaken barking orders as being a good manager.

    Cons

    Baltimore is the key decision maker for every office, even though they have little knowledge into how each location operates.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your teams. Teach your teams the skills they need to be successful. You can't throw new hires into the fire without providing guidance and expect them to succeed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Positive Developer Experience"

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    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R2integrated full-time

    Pros

    You can see by scanning the reviews that everyone seems to have a different experience. I would say that my experience was very positive. If you're given the chance to work here, you should. You will learn a ton about the industry and about yourself.

    There are plenty of fun office benefits, like candy and snacks, when they are in stock. But these things are not what makes you stick around.

    No matter what team you are on, you will have a solid backing. Your teammates and manager will encourage you to grow and will work together with you on tasks. You'll never be left hanging.

    Management outside of your core team strive to give the right work/life balance, including unlimited PTO.

    Cons

    It is hard to continue to be innovative when decisions are made from a business perspective and your personal or team goals are not taken into account.

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective when creating and filling positions. Create positions that will last into the future. Take the time to find the right fit for a position, including internal candidates.

  8. "Changes for the better"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at R2integrated full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The agency continues to grow and adjust with the market and seems to react quickly to the shifts needed to service its clients and team. The teams within multiple offices are working in a more collective fashion and that has led to greater integration.
    They still feed us well and take the time to get to know all the new team members. I have seen efforts to support career advancement with training and certification which is awesome. Overall the company is doing it right and that has led to better teams and clients.

    Cons

    It's still a work in progress and an industry that seems to never stop innovating and requires changes in workflow and process a lot, for some it may be too rapid but for others its exciting.

    Advice to Management

    keep going and pay attention to the market and make the shifts needed. Continue to support the training and integration of team members.


  9. "Digital Activation Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Media Planner/Buyer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Media Planner/Buyer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at R2integrated full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - smart people
    - the company is innovative and eager to grow
    - teams work closely and collaborate often
    - the quality of work
    - stocked snacks
    - co-workers are also your friends
    - management encourages certifications and furthering professional growth
    - cool downtown location (Baltimore)
    - a lot of laughing

    Cons

    I gained weight from all the candy and snacks

    Advice to Management

    none!


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Worst employer I ever worked for"

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

    I worked at R2integrated full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I dont see any pro's

    Cons

    Worst Management
    No growth
    Project Managers feel superior over developers
    No proper timelines

    Advice to Management

    Work with few of the project managers to correct their attitude(in terms of talking and deliverable promises). Not all PM's are rude but there are few PMs who have many years of experience with the company but are very rude talking to developers.


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