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Updated Apr 22, 2019

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Russ Reid Company CEO Alan Hall
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Pros
  • "Great company, great people to work with(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great place to work and the staff is great(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "We are also seeing upper management leave for several offsite or closed door meetings to discuss the status of the agency(in 7 reviews)

  • "Zero stability, low pay, chaotic working environments, unrealistic expectations for those who do stick around or aren't laid off(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Overworked, underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Russ Reid Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people and great causes

    Cons

    Outdated software and technology, poor morale, low wages, distrust of upper management, and a lay-off culture that led to constant feelings of job insecurity

    Russ Reid Company2019-04-22
  2. "Great Company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Russ Reid Company

      Pros

      Great company, great people to work with

      Cons

      No cons to think of!

      Russ Reid Company2016-06-23
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      "Great people"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Russ Reid Company full-time

      Pros

      Great people to work with throughout all departments.

      Cons

      Salaries do not compensate for work. Upper leadership can be untrustworthy.

      Russ Reid Company2016-04-05
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      "Agency is a dead end"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Russ Reid Company full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Worked with some great people. Everyone except management and above were nice to work with.

      Cons

      Depending on your supervisor and department, you could be stuck working long hours and there is no overtime pay here if you have to work on the weekends or holidays. Half day Fridays in the summertime are not really a perk either. The agency makes you work an extra hour Monday through Thursday so you can leave by 1:30pm on Friday. "Summer hours" are the same hours as any other work week. You don't work less in the summertime,...

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      Advice to Management

      Get a clue and stop being so lazy and out of touch. CEO: I'm not sure what you're really doing, but good leadership starts from the top. Get more involved and set an example for all the other lazy managers.

      Russ Reid Company2015-12-30
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      "Dysfunctional and horribly managed agency."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Russ Reid Company full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Working with nonprofits who want to change the world. There are also pockets of great people you'll meet and make lasting friendships with.

      Cons

      For an agency that services nonprofits, Russ Reid is dysfunctional, heartless and unethical. Steer clear of this shady, horribly managed agency that specializes in a dying medium. Russ Reid is old school and way behind on latest trends. This agency just can't seem to catch up. Ever. Russ Reid innovates at a snail's pace because the same geriatric higher ups are still calling all the same geriatric shots. Don't let their...

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      Advice to Management

      Really consider cleaning house now within your dozens and dozens of SVPs, VPs, Executives etc. (It seems like everyone and their mother's cousin is an SVP or a VP at Russ Reid.) Stop laying off employees that actually do the work just so you can keep your own cushy jobs. Trying to create efficiency also applies to upper management. You'll be amazed at how much better the agency will run when you hire the right people...

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      Russ Reid Company2015-07-20
    • "Great people. Great work."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great people. Great work. Good benefits.

      Cons

      Depending on your position... work/life balance can be out of whack. Lots (and lots) of long hours.

      Advice to Management

      Keep innovating.

      Russ Reid Company2014-12-21
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      "Stay away..."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Russ Reid Company full-time

      Pros

      There are some great people in the SUPPORT departments.

      Cons

      Account Sups. and above are incompetent. They have gone through rounds and rounds of layoffs over the past couple years but yet just gave five or six of their top executives massive raises. Meanwhile, they will keep their foot on the neck of those below to keep them where they are at. One person is currently doing the work of three or four because of the layoffs. They say they are in the middle of the pack as far as...

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      Russ Reid Company2014-03-12
    • "Excellent"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in
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      I have been working at Russ Reid Company

      Pros

      Great people and meaningful work.

      Cons

      The pay is too low.

      Russ Reid Company2011-04-06
    • "Nice place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in
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      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
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