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  1. "RTCRM is a "has been.""

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at RTCRM (with the exception of senior management and executive officers) make each day worthwhile. They are supportive and fun - always helping out.

    Cons

    Senior management has absolutely no clue what is going on with day-to-day work -- completely out of touch with reality.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up -- and get to know your staff! Quit playing favorites like a bunch of spoiled children on the playground.


  2. "Nice people. Nice play. Not groundbreaking."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people. Not many insane egos, and the work is really smart. Not award winning creative, but innovative in the realm of direct.

    Cons

    Corporate has them locked in severely. They answer up to 3 or more companies in the ladder. Eventhough they are insanely profitable, they don't pay. Expect 40-60K for a mid level creative position, requiring 60+ weeks. 3% raises with promotions.Also there are entirely too many cooks in the kitchen, the joke internally is that the company is an inverted pyramid, with twice as many managers and execs as ants. All of whom offer plenty of opinions but not much of anything else.

    Advice to Management

    This would be a fantastic place to work if they weren't so scared of what people thought of them. There's a slight insecurity that they overcompensate for because they're not a well known agency. And they want fame soooo very bad. Also pay your employees better. The people who actually do the work aren't even closely compensated. The unspoken attitude is that since there are very few other places to work as a creative in the DC area, you'll take what they give you or hit the road.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ask hard questions from your interviewees before you consider working for RTCRM and ask for significant compensation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If your desperate and need a paycheck, this place is as good as any. There is also a lot of camraderie among staff to bear out uncomfortable/unprofessional work enviroinment.

    Cons

    Staff is mismanaged, little to no project management, continuous enviroinment of not understanding tasks - senior management providing amorphous tasks and throwing staff under the bus in front of their environment. Worst experience ever, shared across departments and staff levels

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together, you are not a world class advertisement agency, we hide under the umbrella of WPP however on its own not many know of RTCRM. Most uncomfortable staff meetings I've ever been party to I was shocked and amazed to hear little to no staff clapping for senior management speaches - the staff can break the BS they are being fed.


  4. "no road to recovery"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    ONLY if you are fortunate enough to be assigned to a good team of people and managers - - can ONLY find this out, however, once you start working there

    Cons

    blame culture, quick to point fingers, severe lack of any training to successfully carry out duties of your assigned job, incomplete and insufficient communication by management, senior management and across teams, tough demanding clients that are catered to always in every situation without any agency push back

    Advice to Management

    actively listen to employee concerns & attempt to address or at least acknowledge that issues exist, start by accepting there is a problem


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It grew to fast without adequate organization."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    RTC is situated in a beautiful area of Georgetown. The actual employees, who do the work, are fantastic people.

    Cons

    The management of the company is seriously lacking in professionalism, knowledge and organization. The company acquired a lot of business, but lacked the foresight to hire the correct leaders to expand and rally the people under neath them. It's almost like the management that are working there, couldn't get any other job anywhere else. I was surprised the lack of knowledge on the part of middle management on core skills of print and broadcast areas. Micromanaging workers does not show a sign that management is competent, it shows a lack of competence. Most of the managers are rookies.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. Management needs to listen to their employees, when they come to them with concerns that their managers lack professionalism and competence.


  6. "Good Place To Start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people. Great location. Good healthcare.

    Cons

    Not great executive leadership. Overworks and underpays.


  7. "Great people but split personality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the smartest and nicest people you'll ever work with in most departments

    Cons

    Creative department is completely disconnected from rest of agency in attitude and engagement

    WPP as a parent company means that management sometimes can't make decisions that are good for company

    Advice to Management

    Create cohesive vision and get whole company onboard


  8. "Associate Account Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reese Communications full-time

    Pros

    Management has improved the morale and overall working environment over the last few years. A lot of very smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Not quick enough to staff up new or expanded business, resulting in people getting burnt out. Raises are hard to come by.


  9. "good place to work over all an ok place. good , hours low pay though. could use better time management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great hours close to home

    Cons

    not enough pay, could have more insurance

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Always Learning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had never worked in digital marketing until I started working at RTC. After a few weeks, I knew I could never go back to traditional marketing. Over the next 3 years, I learned someone new every day and that was invaluable.

    Cons

    Because this agency is under the Wunderman network, raise pools and promotions took forever. There was so much red tape to get anything approved. This was also true for making a case for new hires. Work couldnt get done, because they didnt have the bodies and it took over a month to get approvals for new hires and the work suffered for it.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on top of the resourcing issue. Since raises and promotions are few and far between, find other ways to keep your employees happy.


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