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RAPP Reviews

Updated October 12, 2018
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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 10 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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. "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.

  3. "Jersey Shore meets Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people
    Good benefits
    CEO good dude

    Cons

    No new business.
    This place is run by Finance which is pretty cut rate. Although they think they walk on water. Finance group is a bunch of young Jersey Shore fools who think they are the real deal. Get real ... you’d never cut it in the real financial world. As a glorified controllers you should just stay at the gym and remain at your tanning salon.

    Oh and we know you did the
    last review

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the staff and get rid of those ego’s in Finance especially the CFO.
    What a joke.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "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!


  6. "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.


  7. "Good Things Happening!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great perks and work life balance since company recently implemented work from home policy. Also have the opportunity to work with a lot of driven, smart people. Company looks like it's growing and moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    Career path isn't clear for all departments/positions

  8. Helpful (4)

    "I actually like it here"

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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 actually has a work from home policy. This is always talked about at other companies but here there is something you can actually point to and follow because it's in writing.
    Work/life balance is good
    Communication from the top is good and you can tell Marco really cares about his people.
    You can tell there is a shift happening here, and it feels cool to be a part of it.

    Cons

    The work itself is not that shiny or glamorous. You're not going to win amazing awards here. It's not a creative agency, it's a direct marketing agency and email can only be so creative over time. there is some attempt to do more creative work but they would need major investment internally to do something like this the right way.
    Parental leave is only 5 days. This day in age that seems really out of touch with the rest of the industry.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "No regrets, but wouldn't recommend"

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

    I worked at RAPP full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, nice people (for the most part), casual office, great location

    Cons

    Politics, no processes in place, toxic culture at times, some employees do not seem motivated to do their best work

    Advice to Management

    Need better leadership across departments, embrace and encourage change, do whatever it takes to hire and keep talented people who are determined to bring their best.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Life at RAPP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at RAPP full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is greatly taken care of!

    Cons

    Really low salary, very low work appreciation.


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