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Russ Reid Company Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2019

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Russ Reid Company CEO Alan Hall
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21 Ratings
  1. "Supervisor, Compliance"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Supervisor in West Covina, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Russ Reid Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It was a rewarding experience working for a company that helps those in need. Having the opportunity to be part of this culture was amazing!

    Cons

    One of the benefits includes volunteering for clients. I would have loved to do more of that!

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving to help others in need. Making a difference in someone's life is priceless.

    Russ Reid Company2016-07-19
  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Russ Reid Company full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great work guided by strong leaders. Leadership cares about employees and makes the environment a supportive place to spend your hours each day. We strive to balance forward thinking in a secure environment. Emphasis on growth is refreshing.

    Cons

    Hours can be long at times...but that is par for the industry.

    Russ Reid Company2016-06-09
  3. "Assistant Media Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Russ Reid Company

    Pros

    Location. Pasadena is BEAUTIFUL. Friendly team-oriented environment. The Media Buying team is awesome!

    Cons

    None. This company is great.

    Russ Reid Company2016-04-18
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Russ Reid Company

    Pros

    Jobs are really precious things, it seems. So, I really appreciate feeling that if ya feel ya know you're not quite up to par with some other people, ya know that in this culture at Russ Reid, the right people will have your back. It feels like if you give the right kinds of looks and mob up with the right kind of people...you'll be able to secure your position in the group. Just get along with the right people. I...

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    Cons

    Not much to say here. But I guess I feel like overtime would be a good idea, because the hours are long sometimes.

    Russ Reid Company2016-03-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Genuinely good people doing meaningful work together - grateful for my time here."

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    Current Employee - Human Resources/Client Service in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russ Reid Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -RR's big enough that there are lots of people to get to know and initiatives to get involved in, yet small enough that you can build deep relationships and take more ownership on projects than you could at a bigger, more bureaucratic organization. -I LOVE the people I've met at RR- smart, caring people who generally joined RR because they want to make the world a better place. One of the big reasons I moved into...

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    Cons

    -The agency is in the midst of a lot of transition, which is understandably difficult at times in the day to day experience of an employee. Change is hard! And we're going through a lot of change right now. -The agency's had a solid track record of success but is now at a point where it's looking to reinvent some aspects of our business model and culture. I think positive changes are in process and ahead, but I think...

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    Advice to Management

    Prioritize our employees, our culture and our innovative spark just as much as you prioritize efficiency and accuracy. Keep on doing the little extra things that make RR a special place to work. :)

    Russ Reid Company2015-04-07
  6. "Great people, amazing corporate attitude, feel-good job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in
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    I worked at Russ Reid Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture Coworkers Help nonprofits without having to work at one Lots of variety day-to-day Make your ideas reality

    Cons

    Unsophisticated clients can be frustrating Not a refined digital practice in place Increasingly bureaucratic pay scales

    Advice to Management

    RR mantra of "grow your people, grow your clients, grow the agency" is the right attitude and makes RR a wonderful place to work. The odd secrecy around salaries and how you increase yours is unbelievably frustrating and demands more transparency. Also, publish white papers! So many smart people in the building, and we look bewilderingly quiet compared to our competitors online. RR is a wonderful place and I hope...

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    Russ Reid Company2012-10-04
  7. "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Russ Reid Company

    Pros

    Great people. Great company mission. Good benefits. Working at Russ Reid allows you do good for the world while making a fair salary.

    Cons

    The company has very few cons, but it can be a very stressful place to work during the busy seasons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow your people and grow your clients you are doing a wonderful job. I will miss working for you.

    Russ Reid Company2010-08-31
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Industry experts trying to adapt to changing landscape"

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    Current Employee - Director in Pasadena, CA
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    I have been working at Russ Reid Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The agency exists for a great reason - to help nonprofit organizations raise money so that they can do good things in the world. It makes coming into work something I usually look forward to because I know that I am helping to make a difference in people's lives. For the most part, I truly enjoy working at Russ Reid and many of my co-workers have become good friends, and some have even become like family to me. Our...

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    Cons

    I've read a lot of the negative reviews here on Glassdoor and while I think that some of the criticism is warranted, I think that much of it it not. Having worked at other agencies and in different corporate organizations, I can honestly say that some of the challenges we experience here at Russ Reid (and that people seem to complain about) are par for the course. I find that a lot of people here, especially younger...

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    Advice to Management

    Please bring in more senior leaders who have a true vision for the agency and who can support our CEO. Please bring in talented creative leaders who can help us do better creative work. My main advice to our CEO is this - you need to surround yourself with people who share your vision and who believe in it the way you do. Many of the leaders at our agency are doing the exact opposite - they are bringing you (and the...

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    Russ Reid Company2017-09-22
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good people, good mission, bad senior leadership"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Russ Reid Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people you work with are amazing and truly feel like family. There's a good mix of fun & work. Easy to grow and be promoted. Many learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Team structures, client loads and processes are ever changing. As soon as one thing starts to make sense - it changes again. There were two major departmental restructures while I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Every time there's a huge change, it affects morale severely. Find a way to assure your employees and provide them with new opportunities in the new reality.

    Russ Reid Company2017-07-12
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Mostly good"

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    Former Employee - Client Services 
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    I worked at Russ Reid Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company doing great work for amazing clients that really make a difference. Good culture and growth opportunities for junior staff.

    Cons

    Some highly qualified people were passed by for promotions due to office politics. Very demanding work load.

    Russ Reid Company2017-01-04
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