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RAPP Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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Pros
  • RAPP has been one of the few companies that actually promoted work-life balance instead of just talking about (in 17 reviews)

  • There are great people doing their best to do great work (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Inability to win new business is troubling (in 9 reviews)

  • Good people have lost their jobs due to their lack of care and mismanagement (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    The people on my team were nice

    Cons

    The environment was extremely negative. Everyone hated being there and you could feel the lack of motivation. Not a good place to learn.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Reboot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Dallas office is small so it's easy to get to know everyone. The space is beautiful and located in a building with other Omnicom agencies offering opportunity for collaboration.

    Cons

    The client roster is small. The management team is under a lot of pressure to grow. Morale is low. The agency brand is in the process of being redefined and positioned which creates muddiness in pitches and partnering opportunities in the network.

    Advice to Management

    It's important to have a culture of inclusion and respect. Nurture the talent you have.


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  5. "Look elsewhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at RAPP full-time

    Pros

    Decent work/ life balance. Standard compensation.

    Cons

    Inability to win new business is troubling. If you want to seriously be challenged and work on fun, rewarding and engaging accounts, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Be more communicative. Teams can't fix what they don't know is broke.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Blow it up and start from scratch"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are what keep the place together. And that's the people on the ground actually doing the work.

    Cons

    High paid leadership with tenure, comfortable with their salary has led this place to the ground and it keeps getting worse and worse. Good people have lost their jobs due to their lack of care and mismanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Do all employees a favor and go away.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Rapp SF is a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is interesting and stimulating but the execution is usually fairly poor. There is potential to do good work on pretty interesting clients and a few select people in the San Francisco office are very talented and nice.

    Cons

    The managing director in San Francisco lashes out on people and frequently fires people for little or no reason. I've seen several people let go, just because they didn't agree with the MD at all times. The turn around in this office is incredible. The office is a sweat shop and it is expected that you work weekends and long hours all the time. Everything is a fire drill due to the lack of management and planning. It's a very unprofessional environment.

    Advice to Management

    The company is mismanaged from the top down. Start behaving professional, respect people, respect woman, stop using bad language and send your entire management team to training. Don't let your managers get away with bad behaviour.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Summer Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall the experience there was great. RAPP has a friendly environment, very laid back, food available all the time. Great breakfast. Bi-Weekly drinking socials on Friday's.

    Cons

    The environment was too laid back for my liking. A lot of socializing goes on. If you want a laid back, slow paced environment then this is the one.

    Advice to Management

    Be more productive with your staffs time. Management has changed a lot over the past year. A lot have been fired and replaced with a younger staff - there is some inconsistency.


  9. "Customer Serce"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Admins Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Admins Assistant in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New company growing quickly

    Cons

    just to small less pay


  10. Helpful (5)

    "A shell of it's former self"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Creative Director in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Group Creative Director in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at RAPP (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -There was a time when RAPP valued creative and many new accounts were won as a result of great creative work.
    -RAPP was a recipient of many awards because of great creative
    -It's always great to work with smart people of which RAPP had plenty
    -The compensation was good

    Cons

    -New management doesn't know what great creative is anymore, nor is it valued.
    -It's been years since they've won any awards or new accounts as a result
    -All the talented and smart people left this sinking ship years ago
    -Upper management ran this place into the ground. Once housed in a brand new 100,000 sq ft building they are now limping along on life support in a building where they have half a floor. Last time I checked they have 16 people on staff in the Irving office. That is beyond pathetic.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the old guard who are part of the problem and who have run out of ideas long ago and do nothing but serve their ego's and play politics.
    Elevate the status of creative again. It's woefully inadequate these days. Creative must be king, not Account "Service" (there truly is no Account "management"). If you cannot do these things stick a fork in the Irving office, it's nearly over now anyway. Quite sad.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "creative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Creative in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RAPP full-time

    Pros

    Great people and a challenging work environment. The company was nicely staffed with enough challenges to keep it interesting.

    Cons

    Some personnel issues that were resolved. I would have continued to work there for a number of years had I not taken time off for children.


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