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RAPP Reviews

Updated March 4, 2019
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Marco Scognamiglio
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Pros
  • "Great perks and work life balance since company recently implemented work from home policy" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Great people with fantastic creativity" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "No significant new business win in 1yr" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Senior management pretend to be caring when really they aren’t" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Continuing to Grow and Transform"

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

    I have been working at RAPP full-time

    Pros

    RAPP allows you to have the opportunity to explore your passions, learn new things, and make an impact. The CEO is invested in ensuring his employees are positioned for growth and balancing work and wellness. There are talented and nice employees across the agency and within various functions that work hard to produce amazing work.

    Cons

    RAPP is currently experiencing a period of growth and transformation that at times may be hard to adapt to. Client business isn't entirely stable but that is the nature of the advertising industry and is handled well by our CEO and local leadership.


  2. "Modern marketing solutions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RAPP full-time

    Pros

    Organization focused on developing and delivering the most modern marketing solutions. Strong teams, very collaborative and focused on the best solutions/tools for the clients. Great culture. Upper management is very supportive and available.

    Cons

    Some minor growing pains of building out a new team. Too be expected.

  3. "good culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great group of people to work with, produce some good stuff.

    Cons

    some of the work is not too creative.


  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at RAPP full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment with opportunities for growth. Good perks and benefits!

    Cons

    The occasional late night but nothing out of the ordinary for the industry


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Too political"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong analytics group. Salary, bonus, and benefits were good.

    Cons

    Job satisfaction was horrible. It was a very devisive, political, and back-stabbing environment. As such, there is a lot of turnover at all levels.

    Advice to Management

    Dear upper management, You are still a vendor to your clients — Quit trying to impress them with your power and position (get your ego in check!) and instead remember that you would be nothing in your career without your clients. Partner with your clients rather than take advantage of them.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Had advantages, wouldn't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Low-bar entry opportunity to Omnicom agency with big-name clients, opportunities to take on new responsibilities, individuals are largely good to work with and learn from, good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Life/work balance and resourcing sensibilities could use much improvement, much burnout occurs. Many new hires are inexperienced and there is virtually no onboarding or training, yet expectations are high and they are frequently tapped to work on high-stakes, short turnaround projects. No processes / earnest desire to create processes. Toxic culture at times and rampant office politics that trickle down to employees at all levels and affect advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Hire leaders and managers who care about employees' well-being and goals, and have the will and capability to change the culture. Hire better, more effective talent. Train new hires.


  7. "Overall great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RAPP full-time

    Pros

    Great people, collaboration, and teamwork. It's a great place to grow and learn. Leadership team is great and really tries to be transparent.

    Cons

    Company morale and culture is lower recently than before which is sad to see.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Growing business, flexible environment"

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

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

    Pros

    -RAPP has a really strong identity in the business world and a differentiation strategy
    -Currently on a winning streak of some really outstanding brand-names out of Chicago, Dallas, and LA
    -Strong, positive team dynamics that feel like family
    -Flexible work arrangements and a WFH policy that's written into the employee handbook
    -You can future-proof yourself here a little bit by building skills in behavioral-based CRM as it's being built.
    -Your leaders trust you, sometimes maybe a little more than might be comfortable, but it's empowering and gives you the chance to fail fast and safely.
    -The agency really understands the value that each role provides and has optimized the workflow to bring out the strengths within each department.
    -Lots of opportunities to build rapport with leadership.

    Cons

    -Hasn't quite lived up to it's promise of "individual" CRM yet. That's in process to change as we speak over the next year on multiple clients but is a missing block.
    -Agency collaboration across offices/time-zones is immensely challenging at all the wrong times.
    -Can feel a bit like trying to pull a lazy dog through the mud to get the agency to try to grow/pitch within existing business at times. Often finds itself getting invested only when times are tough.

    Advice to Management

    Keep winning business, but spend some more time investing in growing the relationships you already have.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Revolving door"

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

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

    Pros

    Efforts for employee engagement and retention: weekly happy hours, employee recognition program

    Cons

    There have been 4 rounds of layoffs in 1 year. Many of the SLT are actually freelance, resulting in unsettled team management and consistency. No significant new business win in 1yr+. If you disagree with Leadership, beware!


  10. "Really good place to be"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working at RAPP for 5 months now and I can stay that is a really good place to work. The teams really care about their employees and the client work. They have excellent benefits and it helps that they are a part of Omnicom. I would recommend working here to anyone. The new CEO, Marco, is doing a great job as is Justin the President of the NY office. They are both invested in the people and company. Good job guys!

    Cons

    The hours can be long but that is the case at most agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Glad to have the new leadership who cares about the company and it's future.