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RAPP Reviews

Updated June 22, 2018
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Marco Scognamilio
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Pros
  • "Work life balance is greatly taken care of" (in 21 reviews)

  • "Casual atmosphere and great people" (in 19 reviews)

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

  • "Better communication between employees and senior management is needed" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "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. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "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.

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (18)

    "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.


  10. 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.


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