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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I've been with Sigma Group for past five years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sigma Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant people, short commute, plethora of opportunities to grow. Very bright, ergonomic offices with modern decor.

    I've been at Sigma for past 5 years and can really call it a home. A lot of people have been here for 5 or more years and really care about growing the company and creating more opportunities.

    Like in many companies it is what you make of it. The opportunities are there, but you have to be willing to work for them.

    Cons

    Short deadlines for many projects sometimes leading to stressful situations.
    Needs to be more competitive with benefits and compensation.
    The opportunities are there, but you have to be willing to work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more carefully.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Lead in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Lead in Upper Saddle River, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Close proximity if you live in Bergen County NJ. Basic account work so no strategic thinking needed; i.e. make a design and send along to the client in a already approved template.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, direction and overall strategic insight. Leadership was hard to communicate with and provided no direction or team building skills. Treated Jr. Account Mangers with no respect. My experience was eye opening to say the least. No PM tools in place, no structure and overall would not recommend any client or candidate entertain utilizing the lack of marketing services this D level local Agency provides.

    Advice to Management

    Start from the top down, evaluate the leaders in place as they are not providing an atmosphere for growth, advancement, insight or positive day-to-day interactions.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "would not recommend working for this agency.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sigma Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Friendly people
    - Flexible
    - Good commute for whoever lives in the area
    - Relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    - The majority of the people that work there are unhappy and unmotivated – mainly due to a toxic
    upper management. They work there for the convenience
    - They don't care how hard you work or how ambitious you are
    - There are so many levels of titles that it's ridiculous, and people are not promoted and given raises, as they should be.
    - Needs to venture into cutting edge technology and hire an experienced development team.
    -Constant re-orgs organized by the president who doesn’t know how to run a successful business
    - Will promote but with no pay raise
    - Management has obvious favorites and ignores everyone else
    - No room for advancement
    - Find a process and stick to it - also hire more experienced project managers

    Advice to Management

    - Find a real leader and make sure it’s someone who is capable of leading
    - Really look into the employees that you feel are “bringing something to the table” because the ones you think are, aren’t
    - Stop changing /structuring and fix the bottom line - -> upper management
    - Stop saying you’re only a digital driven agency because your not
    - Saying thank you and hello to ALL goes a very, very long way


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "An agency in transition, Toxic environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Sigma Group is in transition. They are working hard to become a true Digital Agency. They have on site parties, a stocked kitchen and for the most part, they are nice people to work with. If you live in North Jersey, the commute is great. Very talented people.

    Cons

    As mentioned in the title, this agency is in transition. The joke here is that seats are re-arranged every year and titles are ambiguous to keep you from leaving the Agency with a marketable title.
    The agency needs to realize they need to hire experts in Digital and fully commit to Digital both culturally and financially. Maintaining the cliques, the us vs them and very catty mentality between the Creative Directors and their teams divides the agency. To their credit, they try really hard to build a team based culture.

    Cut rate benefits, below market salaries, no stability in process, infighting and ambiguous prioritization make this a place that can be very frustrating to seasoned digital pros.

    Sadly,the people below middle management are very talented, very frustrated and constantly looking for other jobs with the huge benefit of a close commute.

    Advice to Management

    Truly embrace digital, transform the agency and utilize all of your talented people, not just your favorites. Prioritize and put real process in place. Pay people what they are worth, recognize risk takers and real innovators. Clients want fully integrated solutions, an integrated agency with a real vision is what Sigma Group needs to become.


  6. "Sigma Group has provided me with amazing opportunities to grow and evolve, without sacrificing my quality of life."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Short Commute
    Reasonable Hours
    People
    Good Benefits
    Weekly Massages
    Plenty Vacation Time
    Summer Hours
    Flexibility
    Advanced Technology
    Gorgeous Office Space

    Cons

    Not easily accessible by mass transit.


  7. "Small company nice culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sigma Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I really enjoy who I work with. There is many opportunities to learn new things. Great clients.

    Cons

    Everyone wears many hats. The building is not the greatest. Looking forward to moving later in the year.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all departments are sharing and communicating with their employees .


  8. Helpful (1)

    "depressing agency"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sigma Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -great commute and location
    -talented peers
    -decent clients

    Cons

    -president
    -upper management gossips rather than manages
    -not likely to grow in any position
    -those there for over 5 years are burnt out and miserable
    -no appreciation

    Advice to Management

    -take time to learn and understand what each employees' job function is
    -saying thank you to ALL involved goes a long way
    -stop saying your employees are weeds that can easily be plucked


  9. Helpful (1)

    "So much talent squandered by poor leadership."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sigma Group full-time

    Pros

    The work/life balance is spectacular. They're very attentive to employee needs, and work hard to create a fun, engaging environment.

    Cons

    Many employees abuse the work/life balance, which in turn makes it harder for their coworkers to get jobs done in a timely and professional manner. Leadership, though doing their best, needs to pick a company direction and run with it. Too much "jack-of-all" and not nearly enough mastery.

    Advice to Management

    Listen. You have the talent, this incredible pool of people that absolutely love working for Sigma Group. Admit your limitations and trust the people around you to do what's best, and if they're doing poorly you can't be afraid to leverage consequences or hire replacements.


  10. "I am working as a student marketing intern as a part time employee."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Marketing Intern in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Student Marketing Intern in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sigma Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am working here as part time student. I am also studying in the same university. So, its been easy for me to work after class.

    Cons

    My job is to convince the students that my course is good and explain them the advantages and benefits. So, I need to ready always to give feedback.

    Advice to Management

    I worked for the last 6 years in sales and marketing. Now, studying masters program in Canada. It will add advantage in my further carrier.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Solid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sigma Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Location, integration, digital, great clients, nice people, good work, great culture
    A good company that has made an investment in digital, content and technology. Participates in national campaign work and pitches. High profile accounts lead to challenging but fun work. The people generally all respect each other and feel like they are part of the success here. They do a good job letting everyone know how things are going and where the company is headed.

    Cons

    Volume of work, smaller than big, tight deadlines
    They move at a fast pace and ask you to wear a lot of different hats. Some of the work is not as creative as the rest. Some people have more authority than they should.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going.