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Razorfish Seattle Reviews

Updated March 3, 2017
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Razorfish Chief Executive Officer Shannon Denton
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Pros
  • Good people and good work-life balance (in 67 reviews)

  • Attracts smart people with great attitudes (in 58 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometime not so good work life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Long hours, stressful environment, cramped desks (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Losing business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary, well know clients, smart people

    Cons

    slow growth, limited promotions, compensation

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees


  2. "Media Planning Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Associate Media Planning in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Associate Media Planning in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Razorfish as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, great opportunities for interns

    Cons

    Direct supervisor was sometimes too busy to hand off work


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Digtial Media Planner"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digtial Media Planner in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Digtial Media Planner in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with lots of perks and benefits. Trying new technology and exploring new channels. The people were nice, very hard working and smart. There was a competitive environment but not in a negative way but more in a constantly challenging the teams way. Collaboration/knowledge sharing with other offices in other cities.

    Cons

    Onboarding was not ideal. Pay is ok, but does not seem to live up the hype around the company's reputation. 1st it is an agency, so they live by client book of business, but too often the work being done was to appease the client and maintain the relationship and less about solving problems and adding value. Just keep them happy, no matter what time of day and how unrealistic the ask is. Work life balance was not great, although again, its an agency. The client turn over was concerning with clients dropping or reviewing their contracts. This was surprising given the size and reputation of the company. And there seemed to be a lot of corporate re-organizing and re-structuring that had people on edge. Layoffs, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Set up more boundaries with clients and try to be more of a partner with them.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Director, Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director, Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility of working location
    Prompt expense reimbursements

    Cons

    Compensation freezes (year 3)
    No easy career paths

    Advice to Management

    Focus slightly more on employee growth rather than account grown.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Razorfish. Always Ahead... is what they tell themselves."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Razorfish (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of great people in the lower management and production roles willing to work hard and produce the best work that they are allowed to create. Reasonable compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Management is atrocious and unaware of business and digital trends. There is little investment in the well being and growth of Razorfish employees. Most employees have not received reviews or raises in a minimum of 2 or 3 years. There is an indefinite pay freeze (mandated from Publicis). Employee enthusiasm is extremely low... Employees are simply waiting for the next round of layoffs.

    Projects are top heavy with unnecessary upper management. Projects are distributed to workers throughout the 12 offices in north america. Inaccurate scoping of tasks and projects, bloated budgets, frustrated workforce, excessive travel costs, confused/unhappy clients, all lead to producing forgettable deliverables and frustrated employees.

    Advice to Management

    Put more faith in your employees. There are a lot of talented people at Razorfish and they'd all like to do good work.


  7. "Great internship!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Razorfish as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about the digital marketing agency industry as a whole with weekly lunch-and-learn sessions. Worked on client deliverables right away. Everyone was very smart and dedicated to their job. Great company culture.

    Cons

    My boss worked remotely, so there could have been more face time.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let your intern's managers work remotely


  8. Helpful (1)

    "software Developer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Razorfish (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best work environment, good work life balance

    Good work Culture, Friendly environment nice salary

    Cons

    No cons seen while Working


  9. "Merit-based Promotion"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Razorfish (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard work pays off; I was promoted, and received unsolicited raises in addition to bonus.

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours, depending on client team.

    Advice to Management

    Understand technology as well as your client services team.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Solid talk value"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top notch clients
    Loads of resources
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Company culture is very political and competitive


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Razorfish (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is encouraged with lots of PTOs available
    Free fruits and food, casual atmosphere and free style attire allowed

    Cons

    Very limited opportunity to grow
    Minimum pay increase

    Advice to Management

    People are the most important asset


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