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Russ Reid Company Employee Reviews about "great place"

Updated Apr 22, 2019

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  • "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. Helpful (2)

    "Media"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn advertising and marketing

    Cons

    Little training or job development. Upward mobility seems limited

    Russ Reid Company2015-12-02
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work in the Pasadena area. Love it!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and the staff is great.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know the first thing about managing

    Russ Reid Company2015-12-02
  3. "Great agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Russ Reid was a great place to grow and learn - so many opportunities for those who want to work hard, pay dues, learn in the trenches. Reward is there for those who contribute to success.

    Cons

    Honestly, there were none I could recall. Management takes a lot of heat here on Glassdoor, but that's from folks who take things out of context and have zero management experience.

    Advice to Management

    Do more to cultivate mid-level talent so those just starting out can see the value of investing with the agency for the long term.

    Russ Reid Company2015-07-31
  4. 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
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Low, low pay. Great place to learn."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are some fantastic things about working at Russ Reid. It was and is a great place for driven people to develop their skills doing some good. Significant drawbacks exist, but this positive fact is still true. While some management is focused more on sales than employee development, the general supervisory culture is either genuinely dedicated to improving the lives of their employees, or forced to by systems like...

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    Cons

    Entry level people, be careful. If this is your first job after college, you're about to take much less money. You're also about to put yourself on a slower track for money (for years to come). You'll learn a good amount if you don't wash out, but is that worth it? This is especially true for you if you are in client services. If idealism is the reason you're going to work here - consider that you'll be working...

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    Russ Reid Company2015-02-08
  6. "Great place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Russ Reid Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to learn, grow and gain experience.

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay.

    Russ Reid Company2014-07-27
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