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Square 2 Marketing Reviews

Updated Feb 4, 2019

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Mike Lieberman
31 Ratings
  1. "Growth and Possibility"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Square 2 Marketing full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have worked at Square 2 for a few years. When I first came, it was a pretty small shop. As a result of having that small, tight team transparency was a highly valued virtue. It still is as the company nears 50 team members. It's been a pleasure to watch this company grow, and I have grown right along with it. There have been a few challenges along the way, that's pretty normal. But what's refreshing is how we work together...

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    Cons

    When you strive to be innovative, to push the envelope, there is going to be a lot of change. Change can be good, too much change can be disruptive. Square 2 has to pace out its need for change with people’s ability to master new process and methodology.

    Square 2 Marketing2019-02-04
  2. "Talented People, Positive Atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Square 2 Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Everyone here is smarter than I am, which has made working here an incredible experience. Square 2 is all about continuing to teach and providing opportunities to learn. It's exciting to be part of such a brilliant, passionate team, and it's a rare pleasure to genuinely enjoy spending time with co-workers.

    Cons

    We could get paid more, but who doesn't feel that way?

    Square 2 Marketing2019-01-11
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid at all cost"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Square 2 Marketing full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You will learn a ton about the marketing world, but you will NOT learn how to treat others in a professional setting.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything. Read other reviews High turnover Poor management Cheap

    Square 2 Marketing2019-01-31
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good & Bad"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Consultant in Conshohocken, PA

    I worked at Square 2 Marketing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great co workers who are smart and talented

    Cons

    False promises and unsupportive leadership

    Square 2 Marketing2019-01-11
  5. Helpful (5)

    "High hopes that faded into the abyss"

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

    I worked at Square 2 Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Square 2 Marketing is very process oriented. If you’re a junior marketer and you need structure and want to cut your teeth at an agency, this is a great place to start. You will outgrow it however, very quickly if you like to color outside the lines at all. Given the small size of the company, they’ve done a solid job setting up HR processes, like quarterly reviews and annual raises. While unlimited vacation is a...

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    Cons

    From my own personal count, since September 2016, there have been 32 people that have left the agency. Roughly 45% were fired or “laid off” and 55% resigned. That’s not an awesome track record for any company that is only 45-50 in size to start. Turnover of at least one person per month for 2.5 years is exceptionally high, even for an agency. The result is that the environment is chaotic and employee moral suffers. They’ve...

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    Advice to Management

    Look at your data. Can you really have an effective and cohesive team with such a high turnover rate? Is your HR dept adding value and a strategic part of the team? How is the acquisition “strategy” working out? They might want to review the definition of insanity. Owners need to get out of the day to day management of the company, or fire half the managers and actually do the job full-time so they understand what...

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    Square 2 Marketing2018-12-03

    Square 2 Marketing Response

    January 7, 2019Co-founder, President and Chief Inbound ScientistPresident

    Thank you for your input. We always appreciate feedback from ex-team members. We are aware of the challenges you're talking about and we are working diligently to make improvements, as we have for over 15 years. The team members still on the team shared very positive feedback on the ...

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  6. "A Great Experience With A Strong Team"

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    Former Employee - Copywriter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Square 2 Marketing full-time

    Pros

    I worked at Square 2 Marketing as a copywriter and had a wonderful experience. The people who work at Square 2 are incredibly bright and most approach their work with a truly collaborative spirit. I felt respected and supported throughout my time there, and was given the resources I needed to succeed. One of the things I appreciated about Square 2 is the company's commitment to transparency. Senior management took...

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    Cons

    There were a few holes in my onboarding process but leadership has already taken steps to improve. They actively sought out my feedback and have created a few key resources that significantly improved the process.

    Square 2 Marketing2018-10-17
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Come Invigorated, Leave Defeated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Square 2 Marketing full-time

    Pros

    The best part about Square 2 will always be the people that roll up their sleeves and do the hard work. The team is passionate, creative, fun and smart. I had some great laughs with this crew. The team is the hardest to leave, hands down. If you need a process to operate, this is the place for you. There is a process for anything and everything. There's a process for the process. This of course can create a clear roadmap...

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    Cons

    There's a lot of talk about "transparency," and while the work is put in to appear transparent, it eventually feels like you're stuck in the twilight zone. At every corner, you run into the same issues, the same promises are made, and the same outcomes emerge. Some will tell you to come to the table with solutions instead of complaining about the problem, which yes, is good advice, but only when you have adequate resources...

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    Advice to Management

    "Clients do not come first, employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients." Do not hire or sell solely for $$$, particularly when a strong reputation comes along with it. Evaluate the need/desire to be the smartest in the room – Give someone else that opportunity. Empower your team. Care about them. Stand up for them. Be authentic and open up more – be...

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    Square 2 Marketing2018-11-15
  8. "Mom ~ Marketer ~ Motivated Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Square 2 Marketing

    Pros

    I have worked at Square 2 Marketing for almost 4 years joining the organization after having my first child and transitioning from another company that did not understand work/life balance. Joining the S2M family has allowed me to work with a variety of teammates, both remote and on-site who are experts in their specialities. These team members have truly become more like family with their honesty and openess, always...

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    Cons

    Things are fast-paced but this is an agency folks. I don't think there is one agency out there that this isn't the case. If you want a slower pace then perhaps agency life isn't for you. Sometimes lower hours are needed based on the workload, but that is offset with the flexibility to work from home and unlimited vacation after the first year.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide the level of transparency, opportunities, and openness that you have been and the team will continue to grow and thrive within the organization.

    Square 2 Marketing2018-05-09
  9. "Most positive on-boarding experience!"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Consultant in Bend, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Square 2 Marketing full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    An amazing and collaborative team, a very organized process and workflow/ They're constantly innovating and striving to improve things. I have never felt more welcomed by a team during an on-boarding experience.

    Cons

    No cons to think of currently.

    Square 2 Marketing2018-04-13
  10. Helpful (7)

    "Awful leadership, dishonest"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Square 2 Marketing full-time

    Pros

    Cool people to work with as co-workers.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership that puts on a good show at first, mislead new employees about everything from benefits (which are awful), job opportunities and salary.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying, be honest and treat your employees better.

    Square 2 Marketing2018-03-09
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