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Rally Marketing Group Reviews

Updated Jan 30, 2017

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Kelly Parriott
10 Ratings
  1. "A great time with good people"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Rally Marketing Group full-time for 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.

    Rally Marketing Group2014-05-02
  2. "neat company"

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    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.

    Rally Marketing Group2017-01-30
  3. "Nice people, Horrible Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice People Great office

    Cons

    Over promise to clients with no real plan on how to deliver Sink or swim mentality

    Advice to Management

    Train and invest in your employees

    Rally Marketing Group2016-03-25
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not Worth It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice work environment and people Big Clients

    Cons

    Took on too much and was not equipped to handle what they promised the client. Did not train people but threw them into the madness and hoped you were successful. No real room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and have their backs.

    Rally Marketing Group2016-02-23
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Poorly-managed, dysfunctional organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Big ideas were often encouraged and there was opportunity for advancement on the creative team.

    Cons

    Over the course of nearly two years, the leadership was never able to articulate, implement, or execute an integrated services strategy, and - crucially - failed to reform and pivot when faced with change. During my tenure Rally shrunk from 4 offices and 40+ employees to fewer than 10 employees today. Morale was very low for the majority of my time there, as there were multiple rounds of layoffs, and reports of staff...

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    Advice to Management

    Consider abandoning the big agency-big ego ethos. Incorporate your employees in decision making processes. Make genuine efforts toward transparency and open dialog with your team. The goal being to create an environment where people can feel they are respected and listened to, where they can be happy and empowered to do their best work.

    Rally Marketing Group2015-09-07
  6. Helpful (5)

    "A complete mess that can't keep talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are some good clients to work with, and some interesting initiatives, unfortunately, there is no support for doing good work, and they are unable to retain talent.

    Cons

    Where to start... there is no communication or support from senior management. People will quit or be fired and there will be no announcement whatsoever. The only people left here are talentless hacks that can't work anywhere better, and anyone with talent or skill will be gone within weeks. They treat their employees like vendors, and have no interest in a long term relationship, only with what they can get right now.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at yourself and where your company is. Either invest in improvement or just hang it up. Treat your employees like the trusted partners they should be, not as expendable resources you don't care about.

    Rally Marketing Group2015-08-19
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Mired in politics, bad attitudes"

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    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.

    Rally Marketing Group2015-07-26
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Worst experience ever"

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

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group

    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.

    Rally Marketing Group2015-06-07
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Rally is a toxic place. Plain and simple."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rally Marketing Group

    Pros

    Nice office location. Fairly decent benefits for a small firm but not for the Seattle market.

    Cons

    Rally is always overstating or misrepresenting who and what they are...they certainly are trying to be the little engine that could but after losing business their client roster is not up to date and though they want to have an "agency" culture they are so out of touch they just dictate and disempower people. Leadership is out of touch with the company culture they have created. A day in the life of Rally is frequent...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire management consultants.

    Rally Marketing Group2015-02-25
  10. Helpful (10)

    "The Cold, Sad Truth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rally Marketing Group

    Pros

    Young, small company Pretty central to Downtown

    Cons

    Unless you're a part of the Exec Team, you're not a valued employee. Everything comes top down. The company meetings you do have are basically lies / smoke and mirrors of what's to come of the "exciting opportunities ahead" - but unless you're senior level, you won't touch the work. There is no collaboration or opportunity for growth - so if you want a career, forget about this place. Once you're placed in a role,...

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    Advice to Management

    Take time to invest in your employees and develop them because 100% of new employees come in excited and leave with spite. Don't just take on new clients because they're a big brand - make sure you have a willing and able team in place Quit over-promising and under-delivering (very big theme here) You don't know everything - try listening to your younger employees, you'll be surprised by their talents It's not all...

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    Rally Marketing Group2015-02-17
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