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SpotCo Reviews

Updated March 29, 2018
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  1. "Great People, Great Perks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SpotCo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best things about SpotCo is the brilliant, friendly and hilarious people that work there. Also tons of free theater tickets and chances to rub elbows with celebs. The upper management seems to be transparent and genuinely want what's best for the employees.

    Cons

    Some of the work can feel a bit repetitive since it's advertising for a lot of similar types of clients. Pay could be better but benefits are good.

    Advice to Management

    Company loyalty could be better rewarded with salary increases. Career development initiatives aren't utilized as best they can be.


  2. "Fun For Broadway Lovers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SpotCo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great perks, young office environment, exciting clients. The design team is top notch and amazing to work with.

    Cons

    HR is unorganized. No clear growth path.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A Fallen Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at SpotCo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sadly there aren't many pros to working at Spotco anymore. It used to be this great company full of vision and creativity, but it's bubbling down to a place that only cares about numbers; so much so that they're constantly doing big layoffs. Every month they have been laying off groups of people. Either that, or many are leaving in fear that they are at risk too. Spotco has turned into a hungry and moody money machine, and leaving ALL employees in fear.

    Cons

    Too many to list.
    While they continue to search for their identity and issue layoffs, avoid applying there. If they continue the route that they're going, there won't be a Spotco within a few short years.

    Some key cons:
    - No room for growth
    - No proper leadership in place
    - Cliquish
    - Consistent layoffs and turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    - Meet the legal requirements and pay your employees what they should be paid
    - Come up with new layoff tactics. It's becoming a culture of gossip and wondering when the next layoff will be
    - Find your identity... quick!
    - Start placing real industry leaders in place, rather than choosing leaders from your internal girls/boys club
    - 99% of your current employees are miserable and you need to discover better ways to cater to that and ensure their success at your company.


  4. "Hopefully SpotCo will find their new way."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SpotCo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company has a tremendous history of creative work. Beautiful open plan office with fun perks like snacks and birthday celebrations. There are some genuinely fun and passionate people.

    Cons

    Quite cliquish depending on the department you’re in. Much of the Senior Staff is home grown within the company, which leads to major blind spots when lower level staff members have problems. You’ll have a hard time finding someone you can fully trust with voicing issues. The rumor mill is exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Have a trustworthy place for lower level staff to voice their thoughts. Consider that there’s a fine line between fostering internal growth and just promoting your own because it’s easier. Figure out what needs to be changed as a result of the layoffs - it’s probably not just dollar figures.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Once a great company, now searching for it's new identity."

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    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SpotCo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generous on snacks, young and vibrant staff. A will from management to have a foster a community.

    Cons

    Too many unqualified people get elevated and promoted as they tend to be yes sayers, creating the obvious lack of critical outspoken counter weight. More and more decision by committee.

    Advice to Management

    Take a long view of where you want to be in 2 years, make the hard choice of how to get there and make the restructure to be that agency.
    Stop promoting internally when nobody is qualified, and hire real talent of those specific positions.
    Lastly, learn what a mission statement is.


  6. "Not For Individuals"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SpotCo (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working on Broadway shows, nice offices, ok pay for theater

    Cons

    Only interested in the top 10 people remaining the top ten people. No interest in hiring interesting candidates or growing their current employees to be successful

    Advice to Management

    Hire more creatively and trust the next crop of advertisers


  7. "Awesome Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of free tickets, Lots of free snacks, Annual bonuses, Open office seating concept, Fun Staff, Day of fun

    Cons

    It can get stressful at times.

  8. "great people."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very talented and fun crowd.

    Cons

    Could use better communication overall.

    Advice to Management

    please take good care of your employees


  9. "free tickets, not enough pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SpotCo (More than a year)

    Pros

    lots of free show tickets, fun atmosphere, inside exposure to the Broadway industry, good benefits

    Cons

    pay is too low across the board, micromanaging, people tend to come and go quickly


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fun work, typical issues"

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    Former Employee - Production Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SpotCo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Doing Broadway related work is both rewarding and exciting. Since the tones of the shows are so vast, so is the scope of what the company gets to create. Plus being in the world of NYC arts and culture is great. The perks at this company are really nice, though not as common as they had been in the past.

    Cons

    When I was there I saw lots of preferential treatment for certain employees. The people in charge played favorites and didn't seem to realize or care how obvious it was. Lots of office politics.


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