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Razorfish Health Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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  • As a result, many talented people recently left (in 4 reviews)

  • Some client/account team situations are absolutely miserable (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Employer offering respectful and friendly environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Razorfish Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, at least in my department (Analytics)
    Friendly and supportive staff and management
    Amazing benefits (Publicis ows the agency)
    Casual work environment

    Cons

    Most clients are pharma clients, which are limited in terms of creativity due to the FDA regulations, so the work can get a bit repetitive


  2. "So exciting to work here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams, super forward looking, fast paced and fun.

    Cons

    The need to HIRE!!! There is too much work for the number of people who are here. They need to hire more designers and stop hiring so many account managers.

    Advice to Management

    HIRE!

  3. "Great place to work and grow"

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Razorfish Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was at Razorfish Health for a number of years. It was a fantastic place to work during my tenure and an excellent place to develop your career. The team at all levels is very involved in listening and helping you where you want to grow.

    Cons

    Nothing major other then the usual agency issues related to staffing in the creative department. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to help the the remaining team members not to burn out.


  4. "Various mid-level positions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rose Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rose Valley, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Razorfish Health (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Razorfish brings a strong brand reputation which comes with solid project and client opportunities. Strengths in user experience, discovery and strategy.

    Cons

    No clear and consistent vision and value proposition. Reorganizations and leadership changes have been ill-conceived, poorly managed and poorly executed. This has resulted in attrition and a declining culture.

    Advice to Management

    Get help from the outside. You are good at marketing not change management.


  5. "Lots of Management Changes"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well thought of company. Smart technologists. Good for gaining valuable experience.

    Cons

    Not great with information sharing across disciplines. Some long term employees make their own rules. Very big organization. People get lost in the shuffle.


  6. "Great coworkers, poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment - office happy hours, breakfast every Friday

    Flexibility and trust - very understanding if you needed to leave early, come in late or even work from home. You were given trust you would complete what you needed to unless you showed them otherwise

    Training and education - learning about cutting edge technologies and allowing employees to attend various training seminars or sessions

    Cons

    Promoting internally (with pay) and providing clear feedback on why someone may not be progressing. Promotions take easily 2 years or more and I would say in most instances Razorfish Health expects you to take the promotion before they increase your pay. Sometimes waiting over 6 months. Don't expect any pay increases without a promotion.

    Communication is terrible. They rely on information being spread via hallway conversation rather than being open and honest with employees.

    Balance of workload among employees. It seemed easy for slackers to keep on slacking and those people who work hard to continue to work their tails off.

    Advice to Management

    Value your current employees and reward them for good work in a timely fashion


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of smart folks but no growth and too much drama"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Part of the biggest communications group (Publicis) but RHW is basically the dumb cousin twice removed from Razorfish Proper- meaning, we're not as cool and we're not as big (even though we're a global agency). Who doesn't recognized the name Razorfish?

    Opportunities to move around Publicis to different agencies but the process is a bit tricky since you need your manager's approval for every single step of the interview/offer process.

    Lots of smart folks work here.

    Fruit Mondays

    Bagel Fridays

    Great health benefits (still costs $100/month)

    Cons

    1) Too much drama and politics within the office.

    2) No opportunity for growth - it takes an average 2 years to get promoted and get this, recent promotions have been handed out with NO RAISES.

    3) If you work with paid search, then good luck. Too many divas on the team to deal with, too much negativity within management position.

    4) Ever since the recent M&A with PHCM, people have been leaving left and right which is normal since turnover in advertising is 1 - 2 years but everything else has gone down hill. Holiday party this year is being held at our offices compared to last year when it was at a museum. That's just the start of it.

    Advice to Management

    RHW may be a publicly held company and yes, we all understand you have to take care of their goals and expectations before caring for your employees but how else are you going to continue to grow talent here if no one cares to stay? Also, you can't expect people to continue to do work when they're not being financially rewarded. It just doesn't work that way. Promotions WITH raises need to be given out and more frequent.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "This fish is close to floating at the top of the tank and that's not a good thing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fruit on Monday morning and Bagel Friday's. Easy access to shopping, dining and transportation. Nice organ music during the lunch hour piped in from Macy's in the basement level.

    Cons

    With all the mergers that have gone on and continue to go on, this company has lost its soul if it ever had one. There is no direction, identity, or focus (other than scrambling to secure the next dollar). It's a shame cause there are a few talented people there but it doesn't seem that management has the ability or support to do anything about the decline.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not real Razorfish"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Razorfish Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    The name "Razorfish" used to mean something in the digital industry. It used to be known as a premier agency. And for some corners of Razorfish, that is still the case. But the Philadelphia office of Razorfish is like the land of broken toys. You'll never find the best talent working in Philadelphia. If the people there were that smart, they'd be in New York City. There are some very talented people working in the trenches, but the senior leadership at the Philadelphia office are a joke. Philadelphia is a 3rd rate town, and Razorfish Healthware is a 3rd rate agency with a 1st rate name.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror. Say hi to a chump.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work before the merge"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Razorfish Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible schedule, some really competent people to work with, used to work on very interesting projects.

    Cons

    A lot of incompetent people to clean up after, top-heavy management, Constantly overallocated, limited pay increases (barely able to match market average),.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt better business practices and ditch the dead weight of other agencies/employees. Get better at staffing resources, better at communication, and maybe you can save the sinking ship. Get people to work on what they are best at, not the menial labor.


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