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Updated Feb 17, 2019

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Cindy Judge
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "SRG honestly lives these out every day(in 12 reviews)

  • "Great benefits great work life balance(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "There aren't really any cons about SRG, its a great place to work(in 8 reviews)

  • "Top heavy with Partners and Directors(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Incredible place, only headed up."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling-Rice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some great leaders. Advertising practice has really taken off since hire of new ECD. CEO is a little out of touch, but means well and is smart. Overall, incredibly smart and kind people in every department.

    Cons

    The few bad apples that can try to spoil the bunch. At times, a lack of follow through from powers that be. More talk than action at times.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the future, and cut the people that aren’t delivering. Don’t be nice to everyone by keeping them around to the detriment of the company.

    Sterling-Rice2019-02-17
  2. "Not a typical agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling-Rice full-time

    Pros

    General mood of positivity in the office, friendliness and camaraderie as opposed to bitterness and infighting I experienced at past agencies.

    Cons

    Occasional long hours during the week, but weekends are sacred

    Sterling-Rice2018-09-21

    Sterling-Rice Response

    October 17, 2018HR Generalist

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We appreciate your feedback.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling-Rice full-time

    Pros

    There has been a big commitment to growing the advertising side of the business, making a really exciting buzz around the agency about what is next. When I interviewed here I heard consistently how nice and smart people working here are, and while I was skeptical, I couldn't be more pleasantly surprised. At all levels of the organization, people are kind, thoughtful and open to new ideas.

    Cons

    I'm still fairly new, but so far haven't found any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Sterling-Rice2018-01-18

    Sterling-Rice Response

    January 22, 2018HR Manager

    We appreciate the time you took to provide feedback. It's encouraging to know the description of our culture and our talented employees has been authentic to your personal experience! We always have room to improve, so we welcome your continued thoughts and feedback as you grow in ...

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  4. "Rooted in Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling-Rice full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    + The people (seriously!): There's so much talent, and the nicest folks around. People actually care and are always working incredibly hard. + Benefits: Amazing health insurance, financial workshops, flexible family/caretaker leave options, meditation room, gym discounts, annual ski day, strong PTO...the list goes on + Culture/Company Values: the values on the website aren't just for show. SRG honestly lives these...

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    Cons

    - Huge workloads. - There is quite a bit of separation between the Innovation & Advertising practices.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to hire, hire, hire! Try to integrate the company more so there's not such a division between innovation & advertising. And let's win more new biz!

    Sterling-Rice2018-01-18

    Sterling-Rice Response

    January 23, 2018HR Manager

    We love that you see SRG as "rooted in good"! It's such a great description of what we try to accomplish every day. We appreciate your feedback, and especially thank you for reminding us to continue to build our teams and integrate folks across disciplines. Thank you for being ...

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  5. "Great and Getting Better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling-Rice full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly smart people that are willing to work together and push each other towards better work everyday. SRG is constantly looking at employee benefits, both big and small to try and make this a great place to work. From massages and meditation to caregiver leave, it feels like management is contiuously seeking ways to make SRG a great place to work. Overall, a really strong culture of creating great work...

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    Cons

    Creative work is improving everyday, just need more and more advertising clients.

    Sterling-Rice2018-01-18

    Sterling-Rice Response

    January 22, 2018HR Manager

    Thank you so much for taking time to provide your feedback. We're glad you have found it to be a rewarding and collaborative place to be. We're excited not only about the great work and opportunities within our advertising practice, but also for the growing momentum across the entire ...

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  6. "We are heading even higher!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling-Rice full-time

    Pros

    Our current creative team (many of them fairly new hires) are churning out incredible work and clients are raving. We have the most amazing people of anywhere I've worked - we're in it together! True that we have pretty heavy workloads, but remember that heavy workloads mean we're busy and clients love us, too!

    Cons

    Commuting into Boulder from Denver, because living in town is quite expensive.

    Sterling-Rice2018-01-19

    Sterling-Rice Response

    January 23, 2018HR Manager

    We truly appreciate the time you took to provide us with your feedback. We love the energy and talent our creative team has brought to SRG. Here's to another great year, and we're grateful you can be part of our thriving community!

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling-Rice full-time

    Pros

    Great culture even better people

    Cons

    Not enough staff, people are overworked.

    Sterling-Rice2017-10-17

    Sterling-Rice Response

    January 22, 2018HR Manager

    Thank you for taking time to provide feedback, and we are so glad the people and culture have really stood out for you at SRG. We can appreciate your experience of feeling overworked; the second half of 2017 was exceptionally busy with new business wins and new projects. While that ...

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    "No Accountability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling-Rice full-time

    Pros

    The people are friendly and it is generally fun to go into work every day.

    Cons

    Severely lacking direction. No accountability and a reluctance to change holds everybody back. Lacking the basic processes and infrastructure that make an agency successful. Recent leadership change has only made previous issues worse. Certain "favorites" will continue to rise while others are stuck because they don't play the politics game. It doesn't matter if you show up to a quarter of the groups you're supposed...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn how to change. For a company that is supposed to be small, flexible, and "all about innovation", you don't see any of that. Hire an outside consultant, because the numerous employees who give you the same feedback year after year are clearly not heard.

    Sterling-Rice2017-09-12

    Sterling-Rice Response

    October 19, 2017HR Manager

    We're sorry we are not meeting your expectations. We value all feedback and encourage you to meet with your manager or SRG HR to discuss your concerns in person. Any misappropriation of budget is a clear violation of our employee agreement and something SRG does not tolerate. ...

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    "The Best People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sterling-Rice full-time

    Pros

    SRG has incredible people. Smart, caring, and empathetic, they make going to work every day a joy. This extends from teammates all the way up management, and the HR team is helpful and constantly looking out for its employees. If you're looking for a place where you will work hard and have fun doing so, SRG is it.

    Cons

    Living in Boulder is expensive, so most people have to live outside the city and commute in.

    Sterling-Rice2017-08-02

    Sterling-Rice Response

    August 7, 2017HR Manager

    Thanks for sharing your feedback and experience at SRG. The quality and character of our people is something we've always been proud of, and we're glad you've had such a good experience working here. We're not always perfect, but we do our best to treat individuals with respect and ...

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    "Consultant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Sterling-Rice full-time

      Pros

      Great work environment, very smart colleagues, interesting clients, nice benefits.

      Cons

      Lots of travel, fast pace. Easy to burn out.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to work on work/life balance

      Sterling-Rice2017-05-02

      Sterling-Rice Response

      July 6, 2017HR Manager

      Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. We're happy you found SRG to be a great work environment with interesting clients, and smart colleagues. In a fast-paced client-service business, we're mindful that work-life balance can be a challenge. We have a variety of wellness ...

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