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Rockfish Interactive Reviews

Updated Feb 28, 2019

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Found 94 reviews

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Rockfish Interactive CEO Michael Stich
Michael Stich
3 Ratings
Pros
  • "Friendly and fun work environment(in 7 reviews)

  • "The benefits are wonderful, with generous Work From Home and Paid Time Off policies(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Rockfish is an Advertising Agency and as such the client is the ultimate boss which can result in long hours if not managed(in 4 reviews)

  • "not enough communication from upper management(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "AWESOME PLACE"

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    Current Employee - Tech in Rogers, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rockfish Interactive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Everything about this company is a PRO

    Cons

    Can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing !!!

    Rockfish Interactive2017-06-01
  2. "Eh"

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      Former Employee - Senior Designer 

      I worked at Rockfish Interactive full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good pay, talented employees, nice view of downtown

      Cons

      Boys club management, high turnover, horrible client budget management

      Rockfish Interactive2019-03-01
    • "Good company to work for"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rogers, AR
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Rockfish Interactive for more than a year

      Pros

      Very smart group of people to work with and learn from

      Cons

      Too much competition in space now

      Rockfish Interactive2017-07-21
    • "Good place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Rockfish Interactive full-time

      Pros

      Good culture, fun projects and people

      Cons

      Not using all latest tech

      Rockfish Interactive2017-06-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "Quick Review"

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      Former Employee - Product Owner in Rogers, AR
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Rockfish Interactive for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Interesting clients with some killer teams pushing towards greatness. I was able to stretch into new roles with the support of several folks.

      Cons

      Typical agency junk about billable time and too much bureaucracy getting in the way of innovation in some groups

      Rockfish Interactive2017-05-31

      Rockfish Interactive Response

      June 2, 2017Chief People Officer

      Thanks for this review and your candor. Also, thank you for 3+ years with Rockfish. We're proud to hear you experienced a great team and clients during your tenure with us. Please know that we aggressively work to eliminate bureaucracy at every level so innovation can flourish.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Call me crazy, but this is my best job in 10+ years"

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      Current Employee - Highly Trained Monkey 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Rockfish Interactive full-time

      Pros

      - Change - Self-starter environment - Brilliant, good people you can constantly learn from and grow alongside - Challenging, innovative, exciting work on top brands - Trust & flexibility: Work from home, as needed PTO - Choose your own adventure: Rockfish is extremely accommodating to those who show grit and initiative and dedication. If you want a new challenge, want to try on a new hat, you'll get the opportunity...

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      Cons

      - Volatility driven by unpredictable market/industry changes - High-pressure environment, need to be comfortable with high(ish) stakes work if you want to advance here - Not a place to get comfortable in a routine, so if that's your goal don't work here - Summer camp/college dorm-like activities intended to "build culture" like marshmallow eating contests and trivia. Totally fine, but don't make people feel like they...

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      Advice to Management

      - Let under-performers go sooner, especially when it's clear they're not actively willing to change - Bring in more true people leaders (not just discipline leaders) beyond the BI group - There's a both/and solution that incorporates real-time performance management and incentives that reward measurable, tangible, ownable team and individual performance - Embrace the volatility and don't pretend everything is rosy...

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      Rockfish Interactive2017-04-05

      Rockfish Interactive Response

      June 2, 2017Chief People Officer

      This is fair and honest feedback; thank you for providing. Your advice to management is something we find especially valuable and we will consider every bit of input you've provided. And if you don't want to eat marshmallows, I promise we won't make you. Thanks for sharing your ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "innovative & Fast Paced"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Rockfish Interactive full-time

      Pros

      The technical and strategic talent is unmatched! Innovation is constantly on everyone's mind. The entrepreneurial spirit is evident across all areas.

      Cons

      Change management is difficult in this sized organization.

      Rockfish Interactive2017-04-05

      Rockfish Interactive Response

      June 2, 2017Chief People Officer

      Thank you for this review. Every company has core values, and most employees ignore them. We're different in that innovation isn't something we have to push, it's who we are. It's great to hear that we're living our core values in a visible way.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Really enjoyed my time at Rockfish!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Rockfish Interactive full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      - Very supportive and mostly-transparent - Family and employee health is always number one - Everyone you work with is exceptional; the unexceptional tend to leave rather quickly - The C-level leadership will get to know you on a first name basis - General happiness in the office is high year after year

      Cons

      - The company is awesome and seems like a playground, but it's still a business. - It's an agency so it has all the negatives like volatile clients and long hours from time to time.

      Advice to Management

      Nothing really to say that I would recommend be different in the technology department. The tech leadership is outstanding.

      Rockfish Interactive2017-03-18

      Rockfish Interactive Response

      April 4, 2017Chief People Officer

      Thank you for this review! We are glad your time at Rockfish was positive.

    • Helpful (9)

      "More layoffs, more misinformation, more sadness"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Rockfish Interactive full-time

      Pros

      Good employee events when we can afford them

      Cons

      Morale is at an all time low. RF is still trying to survive through layoffs like the ones we just had this month. Creative quality is low and innovation is not in the skill set.Office leadership is a joke. The ship may be starting to sink. Maybe it will "dawn"on folks who/what the problem is.

      Advice to Management

      wake up on lack of quality Sr Dallas leadership

      Rockfish Interactive2017-03-23
    • Helpful (8)

      "Not what it's advertised to be"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Rogers, AR
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Rockfish Interactive for less than a year

      Pros

      Great benefits /pay good /work environment

      Cons

      Layoffs. People would disappear out of the address book and/or their work area would be quietly dismantled after they were gone. Most companies announce layoffs so people know whats going to happen, but not Rockfish or their parent company WPP. They are sneaky about it and people just seem to quietly disappear.

      Advice to Management

      If you don't have the work, don't employ people and then turn around and lay them off.

      Rockfish Interactive2017-02-15
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