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Updated Apr 22, 2019

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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    Outdated software and technology, poor morale, low wages, distrust of upper management, and a lay-off culture that led to constant feelings of job insecurity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. Helpful (3)

    "A mix of wonderful and not."

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

    I worked at Russ Reid Company for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You co-workers, the people in the grind who are getting it done day-to-day, are amazing. It's cool to see results measured in lives saved and transformed.

    Cons

    Upper management can seem a bit lost. There are some brilliant people in their ranks, but overall there's an underlying fear of the new or different.

    Advice to Management

    Let your best and brightest rise to the top, both in management and in the ranks. You're losing too many smart people. The politics are a bit out of hand.

    Russ Reid Company2016-03-15
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Accounting"

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

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

    Pros

    - casual/comfortable work environment - fun-loving coworkers

    Cons

    - very low pay (much, much lower than average in LA area) - less than 5% annual raise with very little bonus - upper management lack knowledge and skills - very little innovation and resistant to changes

    Russ Reid Company2015-10-10
  4. Helpful (14)

    "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
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing staff, heartless upper management"

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

    I worked at Russ Reid Company

    Pros

    The workers are some of the best and brightest in the industry. Hard-working, dedicated, intelligent, creative and very caring. I made a lot of close friends and it was an honor to work with these people. They give their hearts and souls to the clients (non-profits doing important work in the world.)

    Cons

    Management is stuck in an impossible position of delivering on unrealistic goals, with too little training and far too much pressure from the upper management team. Upper management seems to be concerned only with profits and making their numbers, with little concern for the people who actually do the work. The often repeated company...

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    Advice to Management

    Staff the department adequately, rather than continually asking a shrinking staff to deliver on an ever increasing workload. Provide adequate training for the positions that you put people in, rather than allowing them to fail as you watch. Actual mentor-ship only happens for a very few chosen few (the "golden children" that have curried favor with the elites.) If you are not "connected" you will never get anywhere.

    Russ Reid Company2015-02-13
  6. Helpful (3)

    "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
  7. Helpful (2)

    "The current outlook is that of the Titanic."

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

    I worked at Russ Reid Company full-time

    Pros

    The company encourages a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The company has exceptionally poor upper management, few growth opportunities if you aren't ready to play the political game, and persistent religious undertones within the workplace even when not actually dealing with clients.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be changed with individuals who understand the current and anticipated non-profit landscape and who have a fresh perspective.

    Russ Reid Company2014-01-16
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