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Resolution Media Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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Pros
  • work-life balance, benefits, and summer fridays really make me not want to leave RM (in 9 reviews)

  • Great people who are always willing to help one another, regardless of whether or not they work on the same team (in 11 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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    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. "Good agency to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time

    Pros

    Very smart people, fun work environment. Lots of events

    Cons

    Raises were minimal. Office politics dictated promotions

  3. "Advertising Strategiest"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time

    Pros

    work-life balance, benefits, and summer fridays really make me not want to leave RM

    Cons

    gettting promoted is hard, they are always restructuring and you never really know what that means

    Advice to Management

    none advice for management


  4. "Resolution Media"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people who are always willing to help one another, regardless of whether or not they work on the same team.

    Exposure to big brands.

    Lots of training opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on the team, you may or may not receive career guidance from your manager.

    Every account is run very differently, so switching accounts sometimes feels like switching companies.

    Culture has started going downhill over the past year or so.


  5. "Get experience & move on"

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    Current Employee - Advertising Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advertising Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great exposure to vendors and tons of experience in the tools
    - Lots of fun work outings
    - Great resume builder. Well known in the industry
    - Experience managing big Fortune 100/500 accounts
    - Lots of paid holidays, PTO, summer Friday’s

    Cons

    - Low salaries, not competitive
    - Seems promotion cycles rarely come if wanting to remain on same team. Easiest way to get promoted is to switch teams
    - Directors and some Associate directors can be very disconnected from the team — at least down to the coordinator / strategist levels

    Advice to Management

    - Promote from within instead of hiring from the outside.
    - Culture is somewhat lacking lately
    - Huge disconnect from leadership in past 6 months


  6. "Good place to learn, not so much to grow your career."

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    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Social Media Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your experience here will largely depend on your team. Every team is different, and most seem to be close-knit and friendly. However, some Associate Directors are out of touch with their teams, which can lead to problems. Overall, there's a good culture at Resolution, lots of fun activities with vendors(especially on paid-social), big brand exposure in a fun agency environment. You can learn a lot here.

    Cons

    This depends on your AD's and supervisors, but your experience can be *very* sink or swim. There is a fundamental lack of training for new hires; mgmt does not dedicate enough time to ramp up employees properly. If you're on a large account and your peers don't make time to bring you up to speed, it can be very overwhelming. Mgmt often jumps the gun and puts employees on performance plans if they aren't cutting it, even if it isn't their fault...Resolution specializes in paid-social, to a lesser degree paid-search, while SEO is a joke. There's a good amount of turnover, work can be unevenly distributed, support from mgmt can be unevenly distributed. If you choose to work at Resolution, cross your fingers you're placed on a cohesive team... The CEO promotes all of his buddies while folks lower on the totem-pole get left in the dust. You definitely need to be lucky to get promoted here. Resolution, Accuen, and OMD don't have the ability to promote people/give raises if they recognize their employees deserve it. The only way to be promoted is by rotation onto a different account via someone leaving, or if the client re-scopes and calls for a new position. It's why so many people leave. This is a good place to get in, learn some things, and find a better opportunity elsewhere. With all that said, if you know what you're getting into, I'd still recommend to a friend. Not all experiences here at Res are negative.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be better training to help ramp-up employees. Just because Associate Directors are high up on the totem-pole doesn't mean they shouldn't be involved with coordinators. It can damage team-chemistry and morale.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Inappropriate work culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn learn a lot about optimizing accounts for best performance

    Cons

    Company does not take sexual harassment seriously. Only care about making themselves look good and base decisions on better” assets”

    Advice to Management

    HR needs better communication

  8. "Resolution Media Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time

    Pros

    Great company, good people to work with.

    Cons

    Not a great parent company to work for.


  9. "Coordinator"

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

    I worked at Resolution Media full-time

    Pros

    Summer Fridays and generous time off are definitely a plus. You can get exposure to working with big brands, and learn a lot if you're on the right team.

    Cons

    Churn and burn is real. There was so much turnover during my time at Resolution. Expect to be overworked and underpaid, and have oftentimes shaky leadership that doesn't have your back re: promotions, raises and growth. I worked at one of the smaller offices, so it's possible that the larger ones have more support and learning opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the little people.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Strategist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Resolution Media full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to big brands and access to lot of smart people

    Cons

    No value placed on retention of good employees. Some bad hiring decisions in the Supervisor/Associate Director levels.


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