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Resolution Media Reviews

Updated August 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "work-life balance, benefits, and summer fridays really make me not want to leave RM" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Great people who are always willing to help one another, regardless of whether or not they work on the same team" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is pretty rough like any other company in the advertising/search industry or any industry for that matter" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Big egos are everywhere in upper management, and you will feel demeaned or deeply uncomfortable with the way they speak to other employees regularly" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Entry level position"

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

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company - treats its employees very well, and everyone here is smart and helpful. Definitely a company teeming with expertise.

    Cons

    Team personalities vary. No two teams are the same, and not all are good fits for certain people. Otherwise, no major cons.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Work here for the people, not the work"

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    Former Employee - SEO Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - SEO Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They hire great people
    Bagels
    I made good friends here

    Cons

    Lots of overtime
    Poor management
    Top-heavy company
    Sexist (A position was created, and shortened to 'DAD'. A joke was made at a company meeting that it would be funny if the person working directly under them was referred to as 'MOM'. Yes, this really happened.)

    Advice to Management

    Look the people you have working for you currently, and how they affect your overall turnover. Many great people have left the company following bad experiences with management. Review people's exit interviews and use them to make changes. Look at which teams have people leaving in a mass exodus style, and try to figure out why this is and make a change. Don't simply think high turnover is part of the industry - it doesn't need to be when you show people you value them and their work.

    Introduce management training for people who cannot communicate well (it's actually strange the number of people who are in top positions who can't), and ensure they are having the right conversations with the right people to get the results they need, and hold them accountable.

    Be transparent about your hiring plans, and stop pretending to look for new people when you aren't. Stop under-staffing teams to inflate your bottom line for your shareholders - the only people who actually seem to matter to you.

    Stop thinking you can replace everyone when they eventually move on (because you can't, many teams are understaffed for months at a time), and look after the talent you have.

    Finally, stop creating titles to appease people who have been in the business for a certain period of time, and promote based on merit - not friendship, or gender, or whatever outdated process you're using currently.

  3. "Social Media Strategist"

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    Current Employee - Social Media Strategist
    Current Employee - Social Media Strategist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great clients, great coworkers, excelled knowledge among the company.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, long hours, management is non existent


  4. "Senior Strategist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Strategist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work and life balance

    Cons

    There is no transparency from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Staff your teams better


  5. "Account Coordinator"

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, large company

    Cons

    No pay raise or promotion after over a year of working here


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Advertising Strategist"

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    Current Employee - Advertising Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advertising Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good reputation, has many accounts, some good/strong employees

    Cons

    Community/office culture is not strong, seem to not fully care about employees and see them as priority.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees more.


  7. "Account"

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    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resolution is on and has been on a significant growth trajectory. The company is a star of Omnicom Media Group and is doing the most interesting things in the space.

    Cons

    The integration to Omnicom isn't great right now, as the traditional agencies struggle to adapt, Resolution is being somewhat retrofitted onto sister companies.

    Advice to Management

    Build around our strengths, don't focus on fixing other agencies problems; fix ours first.

  8. "Work Environment Evolving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment was great, good place to experience the best the advertising industry has to offer, hosted some good work parties

    Cons

    Merging with sister agencies brought along changes that felt were against the company's core values. Like any agency, it gets extremely cliquey, to the point where it becomes a distraction and impedes with the work. The rumored "promo freeze" due to the merger resulted in a mass exodus.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the RM-level of transparency when it comes to the promo freeze, change the work culture to be less cliquey (sounds like a pipe dream, but it shouldn't be the norm).


  9. "Absolutely Amazing Place To Work!"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Planning and Optimization in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Manager, Planning and Optimization in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fun & Challenging work
    - Great work/life balance
    - Fair, kind, genuine, respectful and level-headed upper management
    - Amazing co-workers
    - Great place to learn and grow career
    - Great training
    - Flexible work schedule that is trust based
    - Great vision - They see where things are headed in the industry and are quick to move (Especially with Programmatic)
    - Overall happy and fun place to be

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! Everything is headed in the right direction and I am just glad to be a part of it!


  10. "RM"

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    Current Employee - Social Media Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Social Media Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    RM is a great place to start a career in digital marketing because it is backed by Omnicom Media Group, which comes with a wealth of opportunities. There is room for growth within the company because there are constantly open positions to level up. This role also makes you very competitive when applying for other jobs in the industry because of the level of expertise and professionalism behind the ideals of RM.

    Cons

    There are so many employees that it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle if you don't immediately make a name for yourself. The compensation is also pretty average, but that comes with the industry itself.

    Advice to Management

    There can be a high turnover rate at RM because there is a lack of attention to goals and timelines of the employees. I feel like if management was more in tune with this, they could promote and retain incredible employees that inevitably switch to other agencies because of RM's oversight.


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