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Red Antler Reviews

Updated Feb 12, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Cannot say enough good things about these guys"

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      Former Employee - Freelance User Experience Designer in Brooklyn, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Red Antler for more than a year

      Pros

      I loved it at Red Antler. I was a freelancer, but there for a long time. These guys are simply the best in the space. I've been to tons of different shops and agencies, and no where else does it better. There are small process kinks here and there, but overall the process is so much tighter here than everywhere else. The clients were all great to work with, and there is a decent amount of autonomy there, if you're...

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      Cons

      A few process kinks here and there that they're ironing out but still a great process overall.

      Red Antler2019-02-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Operations"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Red Antler full-time

      Pros

      Ideal environment for a creative. The people are great. Create very cool brands!

      Cons

      Operationally, this place is a mess. No process, staffing is a nightmare and it doesn't help that they are primarily using freelancers.

      Red Antler2018-11-28
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great Creative Potential, Good People"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Red Antler full-time

      Pros

      Working with start-ups where you have control over the entire brand. Generally great design chops. Good people, not a ton of egos.

      Cons

      Tiny budgets, lightning fast timelines, lots of stakeholders, Client team needs work.

      Advice to Management

      Slow down, take on less work. Do better work.

      Red Antler2018-09-21
    • Helpful (5)

      "Good Work, Very Cliquey"

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

      I worked at Red Antler

      Pros

      Red Antler makes beautifully inspired work, with some cool, thoughtful designers

      Cons

      I was paid very, very little. The culture was very cliquey and exclusionary. Not welcoming and very 'hipster'

      Advice to Management

      Pay people more.

      Red Antler2018-03-09
    • Helpful (19)

      "Made me hate being a designer"

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      Former Employee - Graphic Designer 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Red Antler full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The people were awesome that weren't in upper lever positions or management It made me learn that I will never work in an agency again

      Cons

      Aside from the obvious lack of management at this agency, the main problem I had working there was the fact that they made me hate being a designer. The projects have insane timelines that don't allow for any collaboration, or brainstorming for that matter. It feels like they only take clients now because of money, not because they actually care about the work — and yet we were all underpaid for the amount of work we...

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      Advice to Management

      - Be more transparent with your employees. - Offer competitive salaries and benefits. - Listen to people who want to grow in the company. - Understand work life balance and have management follow suit. - Create a workplace environment where people want to be creating awesome things.

      Red Antler2017-11-12
    • Helpful (4)

      "Great place for young creative professionals"

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      Former Employee - Strategy in Brooklyn, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Red Antler for more than a year

      Pros

      - You'll laugh everyday - Team is quick, fun, creative, and lighthearted - Clients are passionate, projects are high energy - Work is alive in the world, not conceptual - Diverse team with diverse perspectives - Fresh thinking that challenges tradition - Cross disciplinary team that works as one - Inspiring leadership team that is accessible - Brilliant head of strategy - Be yourself environment leads to...

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      Cons

      - Professional development can be a challenge: flat structure and lack of performance metrics make it hard to understand your growth path - Pay can be below average (just the nature of working with smaller co's) - Politics can become an issue when asserting yourself higher up the chain

      Advice to Management

      Continue delivering awesome work and fostering a creative, open work environment while beginning to pay more attention to career development.

      Red Antler2017-08-18
    • Helpful (2)

      "Cool agency with positive energy and interesting clients"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Red Antler full-time

        Pros

        RA is an agency that works in large part with startups in mid-growth stages or later along with some older brands looking to evolve. They're probably most famous for their work with Casper, among others. Almost all clients have positive momentum and come to RA to work with a modern agency - as a result, clients are really willing to listen, take risks and evolve, rather than making decisions out of fear. Because of...

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        Cons

        Process can be a bit hectic as a result of growth, but they are aware of it and working through putting some new things in place.

        Red Antler2017-03-23
      • Helpful (1)

        "Fun place to learn and work"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Red Antler

          Pros

          Great culture, great people, not overly corporate

          Cons

          long working hours, heavy work load

          Red Antler2017-02-04
        • Helpful (1)

          "Hands on learning"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook

          I worked at Red Antler full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Get to see multiple tracks of work and it all start from the core branding. Have a diverse background of clients in various categories. Never a dull moment and you make of it what you put into it.There are really talented and great people to work with - it's an egoless environment which is not usually the case in this industry.

          Cons

          Since most of the clients are start ups you have limited budgets to work with which can make it challenging at times.

          Red Antler2016-12-08
        • Helpful (1)

          "Great Branding Agency"

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            Former Employee - Intern in Brooklyn, NY
            Recommends
            Positive Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I worked at Red Antler for less than a year

            Pros

            Ability to see campaigns built from the ground up, Branding process unique and comprehensive, Great client list. Ability to know everyone in the office.

            Cons

            Was the only intern and did not leave with portfolio work. Still would recommend

            Red Antler2016-10-27
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