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  1. Helpful (1)

    "They play with your head"

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

    Pros

    The client base is sophisticated so you can do good work. Also, your co-workers seem committed to developing themselves and being on the top of trends. Its location in NY and Chicago means exposure to the best of urban life.

    Cons

    The leadership seems to be unduly manipulative. Even cruel. They play one against another. They vary between extreme praise and extreme criticism. As a result, there aren't many long-term workers who can find opportunities elsewhere. Only the old guards, without tech savvy, hangs around.

    Advice to Management

    Hire executive coaches for all leadership and the administrative staff who serve them directly. Make a commitment to have respect for talent. Recently the NY office moved from the prestige of the MetLife Building to the nowhere address of the Chrysler Building. That should have been a wake-up call for them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The most unhappy place to be"

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

    I have been working at The Dilenschneider Group full-time

    Pros

    If you are lucky enough to work on some of the better corporate clients you will gain some good experience

    Cons

    However, the corporate culture is one where belittling and berating employees is done for sport. The only agenda is management's agenda -- forget any personal growth or opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Try incorporating some of the civility principles you so broadly promote to the outside world into the corporate culture. Much more will get done when employees feel good about themselves and the work they do.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Miserable place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Dilenschneider Group full-time

    Pros

    There are not any. Staff have to bring in their own water.

    Cons

    The title name of this organization is the whole problem with the company. He is a tyrant and a bully to staff. There is no HR department so he gets by with treating staff badly, as stated in other reviews, with head games, condescending approach and bullying. Benefits package is terrible and he has no sense of how the office is run or how things work. Everyone is constantly on pins and needles because you never know when he will spit fire on you. Many of those who remain tend to be mentally unstable (as you would have to be to stay).

    Advice to Management

    The founder was fired from his last job and perhaps he should have learned something from that. Retire. Spare everyone else your bullying. Stop thinking you are hip and in the future. Learn something from your hypocritical "civility" seminars you promote and start practicing it in your own office.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Worst company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at The Dilenschneider Group full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers that do not include management

    Cons

    "Management" is discriminatory, undercutting and egomaniacal. Treat you like you are worthless and try to get you to quit.

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of your rear end