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Updated February 18, 2017
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  • Good people and good work-life balance (in 64 reviews)

  • Smart people, good project management (in 57 reviews)

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  1. "Love it here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My boss is the reason that I stay with this company. She is encouraging, willing to help out with employee growth and has built a team around a client that is collaborative and family-like. My job is unlike most agencies, in which the 9-to-5 worklife is possible. Of course like in any job, there are days when you'll have to stay late. That's normal. For the most part, I am working a regular schedule so I have no complaints.

    Cons

    Non thus far, but I have only been here since 2016.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "ATL Office: Not great, not terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, monthly lunches, some really nice people, really great office space.

    Cons

    They have a lot of problems with transparency and leadership. They also have a lot of problems with organizational efficiency.


  3. "typical agency life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Razorfish full-time

    Pros

    fun people, opportunity to do good work for large clients

    Cons

    politics and lots of failing up


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  5. "From old Rosetta"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and good work-life balance. Interesting clients and exciting work. Good office culture has been fairly consistent

    Cons

    unclear direction and management at the top. In CLE, things are a little more clear, at least in the direction local leadership wants to move; however, with all of the mergers that have occurred, the future of the company as a whole (Razorfish is now part of Sapient Razorfish) is a bit murkier. Raises and promotions have been virtually non-existent for 2 years

    Advice to Management

    better communication, clear direction forward, Bring back raises/promotions and actually communicate expectations around this. Currently no one really knows what the future holds in that regard and we've been on a virtual hold for 2 years in CLE


  6. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, smart and well intentioned

    Cons

    Boring work, leadership is stale and old fashioned


  7. "Program Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Environment to work in

    Cons

    Growth Opportunities are limited for outside hires


  8. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Razorfish full-time

    Pros

    autonomy, work/life balance, good salary

    Cons

    slow promotion cycles, outdated tools


  9. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Razorfish (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good perks. And good salary. Great benefits and vacation time. I loved the people I supported and they had many offices where you can work from.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic at times. Some hours very very long but always compensated. Some difficult processes to deal with at times but you can usually muddle through.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your support staff and admin staff. Recognize them more for all the work they do for the office and the executives and clients they support. More professional development needed and better career progression pathways needed.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "How sad a top digital agency deteriorated"

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

    Pros

    It definitely attracted talents and good people. It was provided with interesting projects by clients. In some corners of Razorfish, you could still find the energy: aspire to innovate, collaborate and create fabulous solutions to tough marketing challenges. The overall feel is an established agency. It remained a great place to start your career.

    Cons

    The biggest weakness was the leadership. The decline of leadership through the changes in administration from 2009 and following years was evident. That directly contributed to the decline of a great agency. Old timers blocked newcomers, "boy's club" promoted a culture contrary to open, creative and collaborative, leaders were seen as not focused on building and growing the firm but self advancements, the teams took the cue and spent more time playing petty politics than creating great solutions. It was not a surprise Razorfish lost its lure and glow, to its clients and talents, over a period of time, while other agencies excelled.

    Advice to Management

    There are always excuses. Some lousy leaders do climb up for a while. But things tend to true up with time.


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Great perks, people."

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    Former Employee - Tech Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tech Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company and Great people. Great unlimited vacation. Benefits package is great. Office's are nice and large. Limited travel in work.

    Cons

    Bad senior leadership. Unable to scale, all projects are badly understaffed. Too many good people leaving, the recent merger with Rosetta, and now Sapient is a bad move. The leadership has done a poor job of communications. No bonus, no growth path. Non existent HR. Seems like only select few on Dayton, OH; hold power.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a better and more qualified CEO.



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