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  1. "Digital Marketing"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO had invented something new. Company kept its word and innovated the category. People were universally smart

    Cons

    Concentration with Procter & Gamble. Extremely fast paced and little room for anything but excellent performance.

    Advice to Management

    Rely less on favorite people and consultants


  2. "Wonderful place to grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Studio One full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Studio One is one of (if not the) most established content marketing firms. It's a great place to learn the business and to grow in a $68 billion industry.

    Cons

    There is little room for idling about. If you are not focused and goal oriented it is easy to become lost.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing your people and enforcing processes that drive results.

  3. "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Studio One full-time

    Pros

    This job gives you a lot of opportunities to learn so many different things.
    It is a very open and approachable work environment. An endless amount of opportunities to grow and create

    Cons

    If you're passionate about your job and clients, it's sometimes hard to tear yourself away from work, even after hours.


  4. "Whatever you do, do not work here"

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

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

    Pros

    Good vacation policy but it isn't enough if you wake up every day cursing your life. The most positive thing about this company is how you feel when you leave it.

    Cons

    This the worst place I've ever worked at. The CEO is in the top 5 most awkward people I've ever met. He has 0 social skills and does bizarre things like wear a cowboy hat to work or make weird racial jokes. I still feel traumatized years later about my experience at Studio One. All of the positive "reviews" that happen to all be from October 2014 are so fake I don't even know where to start.

    The company is obsessed with "process" and creating unnecessary documents to track progress. So much so that you waste most of your time filling out stuff that's supposed to make you more efficient.

    The company preys on young people and exploits them for a low cost, increasing workload and just dumping it on people without any extra merit or compensation.

    The content is abysmal and there is no actual value in any website having syndicated content, actual the opposite since it's duplicate content it brings down SEO. All the "traffic" that goes to them is fake and is literally coming from ads on porn sites. Whoever acquired Studio One is an idiot.

    Do not work here unless you want to have suicidal thoughts every day.

    Advice to Management

    None because you can change something inherently awful.

    Studio One Response

    Jun 16, 2015 – Marketing Manager

    Let me begin by apologizing. It is never my intent to make people feel uncomfortable.

    Having said that, I am aware of my shortcomings. I can certainly be socially awkward – but you can be... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity to work with the top advertisers in an exciting and booming industry"

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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 Studio One full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Extensive and impressive client roster
    -Always opportunity to work in multiple functions of the business and collaborate with team members
    -Encouraged to take on new projects
    -Open and supportive work environment
    -Exposure to a lot of influential industry leaders and brands

    Cons

    -Competitive industry. Important to differentiate yourself from others in the field, which Studio One has.
    -Sometimes needed to work after-hours, however it is important that the client comes first.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and clients, the future of the company is looking optimistic"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Studio One full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to learn and work autonomously. Get to wear many hats and work on various projects with top brands.
    Overall collaborative working environment, great work-life balance and benefits – full health, low dental, 401k, floating holidays.

    Cons

    Some talented people couldn't tolerate the company's restructuring. The company’s future is looking optimistic, career opportunities will only grow from here.

    Advice to Management

    Less micro-management, some processes are way too structured. In-house support would make a positive impact on business flow.


  7. "A Company Where you can Hit the Ground Running and Learn a Lot"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Studio One full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Decent pay and benefits. This job gives you a lot of opportunities to learn so many different things. Very open and approachable work environment. The company has gone through a lot of internal transitions for the better.

    Cons

    If you're passionate about your job and clients, it's sometimes hard to tear yourself away from work, even after hours.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Don't Do It."

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

    I have been working at Studio One full-time

    Pros

    -The NoHo Area...
    - Cool people

    Cons

    - CEO/President/Whatever is clueless and awkward. Makes you feel uncomfortable and he has a tendency to be very inappropriate with his word choice. He even made clients uncomfortable in meetings.
    - No processes or structure to anything. You can literally spend full days trying to figure out what to do next.
    - Minimal training
    - Ineffective solutions/products...Clients don't know SON actually pays for the "KPI's" during "campaigns"
    - The whole office is made up of interns and employees with minimal experience in their role...I saw an intern become a "Marketing Manager" in about 6 months...what?!
    - They don't pay their free lancers on time.
    - Many important decisions are made by 3rd parties aka Advisors....CEO relies too much on "advisers" to call shots...no direction
    - Really feels like company is going nowhere and hasn't been profitable in a while.

    Advice to Management

    Find someone else to do your job.


  9. "Good Place to Get Experience"

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    Former Employee - Partner Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Partner Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Studio One has great clients so it makes it a great place to get good experience. There were a few things when I was there that I felt were annoying but at my new job has made me stand out from my peers.

    The people at Studio One are hard workers and mostly good people.

    Cons

    There was a big transition in staff while I was there. There's a handful of people who have been there for a while and a lot of people early in their career.

    There's a lot of talk about process and accountability but not a lot of action about it.

    Advice to Management

    Drop the time management ritual and strict process for every meeting. There shouldn't be so many forms to manage.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Short-lived and painful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Dedicated. Hard-working. Passionate.

    Cons

    Hard to take full ownership of projects. Bizarre and antiquated processes. Trust issues among senior management.


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