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Rally Marketing Group Reviews

Updated January 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Strategic Moves"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    The senior leadership team has done an amazing job making the hard decisions to focus on the RIGHT kind of business at this agency. Sometimes this means walking away from certain clients or opportunities to focus on higher level work....and sometimes that impacts people's jobs, but that's the nature of any agency worth working for/with. Those who can't handle this type of business need to stop ranting on Glassdoor and use this precious time to apply for government, nonprofit or volunteer opportunities. The work just keeps getting better at Rally and the people are top notch.

    Cons

    Unpredictable schedules can lead to a stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Mired in politics, bad attitudes"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Art Director in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group full-time

    Pros

    The Portland office, while shrinking rapidly, is a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Highly contentious and political, office culture is non existent.
    Poor attitudes and big egos tend to bog down the work.
    HR is unengaged, ineffective.
    Communication is poor, bordering on passive aggressive.
    Too much gossip for a small office.
    I was literally too uncomfortable to be around someone because of the anger issues they displayed at the office.

    Advice to Management

    The choice to get rid of the digital department seems like an impulsive decision that will severely limit future growth. Invest in digital, old school advertising (and the attitudes that go along with it) is so 2 decades ago.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Worst experience ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees were a band of brothers trying to overcome the craziness and inexperience of management.

    Cons

    Constant turnover. Need to pitch business that we couldn't do and had no experience in. From the account side, it was the worst experience, feeling like you were cheating clients.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "toxic smoke and mirrors"

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    Former Employee - Headquarters Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Headquarters Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    office is convenient to the main downtown Seattle bus routes

    Cons

    toxic management team trying to make the place look like a lot more than it is. Watch your back and know that no matter how much you might think you're appreciated, you're expendable. Leaders value only their own career, connections and future. Ask who current, paying clients are, it won't be what you see on the website.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house at the top and add someone focused on business development. Bring in someone who can sell digital capabilities because there's a good team who can deliver on that work. Treat people like human beings, not like objects. Build a real culture once there's a new team driving the business.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Rally Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, hard working people. Interesting clients. Nice office. The new President is strong and experienced, but allows herself to be overly influenced by a few executives.

    Cons

    Most everything comes from the top down. Take your orders and move along. Leadership tells you feedback is welcomed, but in many cases discards it if it does not agree with them. Talk is cheap - actions speak. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Way too much clout in the creative & account teams. It takes a variety of contributors to make a company successful. The managers of these two groups have substantial influence and control over the company - and are not particularly interested in collaboration.


  6. "A great time with good people"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Rally Marketing Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You have a lot of autonomy when you run events, and the promotions are generally a lot of fun. Communications with corporate are positive and helpful, and there is a lot of ongoing support.

    Cons

    Tough manual labor can be involved in some of the promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a newer system than EMS.


  7. "my experience in Rally was amazing."

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    Former Employee - Field Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Field Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great pay, flexible work schedule, great people to work with

    Cons

    no room for growth for field managers

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. "in my brief time with Rally, I have been given the opportunity to work with great people and produce very dynamic work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Environment is very transparent, lots of visibility into what is going on, both good and bad. This agency has survived the worst of the economy and come out bigger and better. Hats off to those who have invensted their time and energy in this company. A very inclusive environment, information share is valued.

    Cons

    you have to like the fast pace of event and digital marketing, it is not for everyone as priorities shift often

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people, I love working in this atmosphere and learning from people with different levels of experience and background


  9. "An Incompetent Company / A Lousy Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My coworkers here were talented, loyal and hardworking people. They are the best thing about the company. There is little left to that is a pro.

    Cons

    My experience working for Rally includes constant reorganizations and layoffs, very poor morale and high turnover, continuous loss of clients and fire-drills, a shotgun approach to planning (let’s try it and see what sticks), drastic measures to get a cash flow, very low poor pay and little recognition. I’ve see very talented and hardworking people get treated horribly by this soulless company. There’s lot of politics involved in working here (hint: the secret to success is to be brown-noser and not dispute any thought by upper management). Be forewarned: This is about as bad of a working situation that you can get yourself into, but at least it’s a job.

    Advice to Management

    Why did you kill this once-respected company by renaming, re-branding it and trying to do business in areas that you have no experience in? You have seriously lost your way.


  10. "neat company"

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

    I have been working at Rally Marketing Group full-time

    Pros

    nice management. great work environment.

    Cons

    Just a small company in a big ocean.


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