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RAPP Reviews

Updated April 15, 2018
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Marco Scognamilio
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  • Inability to win new business is troubling (in 9 reviews)

  • Senior management pretend to be caring when really they aren (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great leadership!"

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    Former Employee - Management Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked for RAPP for about 8 years and have nothing but great memories there. The people are awesome and the work is nothing but the best.

    Cons

    Now that our former CEo is out of the picture. there's nothing but growth ahead for RAPP.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward.

    RAPP Response

    Jul 11, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback and we're glad to hear you had such a positive experience at RAPP. We appreciate your eight years of dedication - good luck on your next adventure!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere of the office was great. Everyone really cares about you, even as just an intern. I learned a lot and got to take some initiative on a couple cool projects.

    Cons

    The only con to working here was that I only got to work there for a summer. If I could have changed anything, I would have added a week or two on to the internship experience.

  3. "Egos Run the Company and Never Lose"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-Life balance is good and fun activities.

    Cons

    Glass ceiling if you're not in the club.

    Advice to Management

    Look around, and give opportunities to committed employees that's stayed with the company through tough times and not only to people who are favored. I've seen several senior level employees get moved around just to save their job for decades. It's just not fair. Hold these people to the same standards as the rest and distribute the wealth. Leadership should be held ACCOUNTABLE and if the company doesn't perform, then they should be let go FIRST instead of moving them to a newly created role while the employees that actually do the work are let go. Until you set this standard, you will continue to decline.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "A sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work, WFH and summer time
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    This agency is a carcass of its former self. They somehow get by leveraging their brand name and legacy. Senior and local leadership only care about tending to their bosses and getting their bonuses no matter what.

    A toxic culture, biased decision-making and visionless leadership in LA, now they have added Dallas to the mix. Most good talent quits after the performance review cycle once they figure they are not getting anything, the rest of the staff is trimmed down like clockwork to hit targets twice a year.

    A dying agency with no leaders to drive it forward - a good way to pass time between jobs.

    Advice to Management

    If you need to grow and bring RAPP it its glory days, start at the top. Clean house on old-school thinkers and get new leaders with passion, conviction and vision.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "RAPP"

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

    I worked at RAPP full-time

    Pros

    Really nice people. The agency has some traditional celebrations that make it a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Inept senior mgt. when I was there. The agency lacks clear purpose and definition for what they are and what they do.


  6. "Management Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RAPP full-time

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere and great people.

    Cons

    Not the best creative team at that time


  7. Helpful (16)

    "LA Office is Exactly What the 2016 Lawsuit Asserted"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RAPP full-time

    Pros

    There are really smart people who work here, Toyota is a solid account and Omnicom is not the worst parent company in advertising - although they do not match 401K contributions, insurance is higher than other agencies, and stock has fallen greatly in the last six months.

    Cons

    If you are female or LGBT, do not even think about going to work here. It is a hostile work environment on numerous levels. People are disrespectful, upper management allows the bullies to win and when issues are reported, the person reporting it gets laid off in the next round of quarterly lay offs - that happens like clockwork. It's another lawsuit waiting to happen.

    Advice to Management

    Marco the CEO (based in London/NYC) is trying to fix it, but it's too far gone. Marco, shut the LA office down and start over before it hurts Omnicom even more. Unfortunately, your upper management team IS the problem.

  8. Helpful (13)

    "Guns are loaded and they are not afraid to use it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chill environment. You won't go hungry or thirsty.

    Cons

    No support. No training. No guidance. No matter how hard you tread water, you will eventually sink.

    Advice to Management

    Making a profit is important but it should not be done by combining 4 original resources into 1 resource. Back-up support is a non-existance. It's a digital aged sweatshop.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Magagement sucks"

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

    Pros

    The people were great but leadership destroyed it and continues to do so from their white towers. It's a real shame.

    Cons

    The actual people who did the actual work were great.

    Advice to Management

    As Steve Jobs said, "We don't hire smart people and tell them what to do, we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do." So get over yourselves "leaders."


  10. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RAPP full-time

    Pros

    great environment and helpfull people,free food

    Cons

    not much to innovation and development


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