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The Idea People Reviews

Updated Mar 21, 2019

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The Idea People CEO Jay Joyce
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Honest Review"

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    Current Employee - Creative in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Idea People full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture— I've genuinely enjoyed working with everyone at TIP for the past 5 years that I've had the privilege to work here. The office is pretty open minded, we get to socialize throughout the day, have weekly lunch outings and get a lot more days off per year than what the actual employee handbook might state. It's always positive vibes in the office. Management— They invest into you and the company. They believe...

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    Cons

    In the creative department of TIP, I can't really say much for cons, it runs smoothly. We could have better systems in place for the creative side of things (we're working on that now), but I feel like thats something thats forever growing, expanding and being reimplemented. I know sometimes deadlines get tight, but thats just the nature of the beast for the field that we all work in.

    Advice to Management

    You guys have made me apart of the company, I feel as if I'm speaking to myself in this section. The experience, opportunity and encouragement over the years that you guys have given to me has been life changing and one hell of an enjoyable ride. You've let me take a huge role in this company and I am forever grateful, let's just keep winning and producing grade-A work, it's what we're best at when we all come together.

    The Idea People2019-02-14

    The Idea People Response

    February 15, 2019Vice-President

    Thank you for writing an honest review that highlights our internal culture. We do work extra hard to make The Idea People a great place to work in every aspect. We value each and every person who contributes so much every day.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Building Somthing Special"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Idea People full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cool office; good pay; good perks and benefits; great people and friends. Strong focus on creative and technical. Lots of time off and everyone is treated well.

    Cons

    Lots of new, large accounts. Need more skilled people. No flex or remote time. But we do only work 40 hours a week.

    The Idea People2019-03-21
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    "Thoughts of my workplace"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Idea People full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The culture and close friendships that are created. The encouragement from management to push yourself. You are trusted in your decisions and are given a chance to prove yourself. We have fun while we work, unlimited supply of coffee, and go out for company lunches weekly (sometimes twice a week). From what I have heard, the salary is the best offered of all digital agencies in Charlotte. The extra time off around...

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    Cons

    I'm sure this is a con for most digital agencies, but the project management and communication across all departments could be better which sometimes leads into a lack of understanding the project when we get started. I am not a big fan of our hours, which is 8:30am - 5:30pm. With living right over the border in SC, and taking the light rail, I don't typically get home till 6:45pm or 7:00pm depending on traffic.

    Advice to Management

    I believe we are on the right track and things are getting better. With that said, I do believe there are some things we can improve upon. As I mentioned above, better communication about projects before we get started on them so we can plan them out better. I do wish our time was more flexible, in regards to when we start work/end work and when we take our lunches. Also remote work days would be great when we need...

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    The Idea People2019-02-14

    The Idea People Response

    February 15, 2019Vice-President

    We appreciate your comments. Thanks for the review.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Idea People full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Chance to work with interesting brands and awesome people (clients and co-workers alike). Unlike other agencies where I've worked, TIP employees really work together and support each other; there is no sense of aggressive competition between co-workers. Also, it is easy to achieve a positive work/life balance, which is difficult elsewhere in the digital space. Salary, benefits, and perks are competitive and fair.

    Cons

    No significant cons come to mind. As with any growing agency, there are some organizational and structural items to be sorted out; however this does not have a negative impact on the overall experience of working at TIP.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep up the environment you have created! Be sure to maintain the agency's current culture and values as you continue to grow.

    The Idea People2019-01-31
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    "Unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Idea People part-time

    Pros

    The latest Apple software, weekly company provided lunches, decent office space, company supplied snacks and drinks.

    Cons

    I haven't been at The Idea People for a couple of years but I ran into a friend who recently worked for them. That friend shared their experience at The Idea People and it reminded me how bad it was while I was there. I never got around to leaving a review after I left so I decided to take the opportunity now and leave one and hopefully save some people from making the same mistake I made by working there. Inflexible/Controlling...

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    Advice to Management

    Work may be your lives. Anyone who has worked at The Idea People know that both owners don't do much aside from work. But most people don't want to live like that. Stop trying to control every little thing an employee does and keep relationships professional. We aren't at work to make friends, we're at work for the paycheck. Pay employees what they deserve and stop with the inappropriate humor. When I was there, there...

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    The Idea People2018-09-20

    The Idea People Response

    October 12, 2018Vice-President

    Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that you feel the way you do and had an unpleasant time with us. By your comments, it is clear you were not the right fit for our company. Setting the record straight: • As entrepreneurs, we do work a lot. I don't know a successful business ...

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    "Not a good place to work"

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

    I worked at The Idea People full-time

    Pros

    Location was decent. Lunches were provided pretty often.

    Cons

    Don't let their interview promises fool you. This place is pretty bad.

    The Idea People2017-11-06

    The Idea People Response

    February 28, 2018Vice-President

    We are disappointed that you had a bad experience here. We do wish you the best in your design career. The best advice is to be truthful on your job application. If there are any "hidden" areas of your past, they usually surface. No one should ever misprespresent themselves.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Idea People full-time

    Pros

    Salary, Lunch Outting's, People, Clients

    Cons

    Hours, Traffic, Deadline Pressure, Location

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

    The Idea People2017-02-09

    The Idea People Response

    October 13, 2018Founder

    Thanks for your positive review. We appreciate it.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Like Working Here"

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    Current Employee - Content Development in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Idea People full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    TIP is a leader of web development here in Charlotte. The people here are amazing and our team really clicks. That's why we turn out great products that we're and our clients are proud of. Everybody's treated equal and our opinions count,

    Cons

    If anything the Charlotte traffic is bad, but that's a negative wherever you work. I like coming to work everyday. We have a fun environment and everyone gets along well with everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    We have a solid team and great management. They're fair to everyone and always available to help.

    The Idea People2016-12-11

    The Idea People Response

    October 13, 2018Founder

    Our goal is to provide a positive work environment and we appreciate your comments. Thank you.

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - User Experience/UI Designer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Idea People full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My pay is industry standard (national average) for graphic designers. Excellent insurance (for just me, not family). Forward thinking with technology and programming. 3D printer is available to use. Good sales team gives us interesting and high-profile clients to work on. Challenging environment brings out the best in my designs. Sharing projects, rather than competing for projects. Access to Linda.com for training....

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    Cons

    Need to be in the office 8:30 - 5:30. No female employees to date. Insurance doesn't include family members. No 401K. Some of the negative reviews that others have made (incompetent management, bad pay, excessive overtime), I have not seen any evidence of in my first year of being here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing us and including us in decision making about making TIP the best place to work. Looking forward to the standing desks! Keep up the good work on the marketing front. I'm already seeing 100% better clients even in this last year! Perhaps take a chance on hiring a woman. I don't see any reason why it would change our culture at all.

    The Idea People2015-08-24

    The Idea People Response

    October 13, 2018Founder

    Thank you for clarifying some less than positive reviews. And we do have a great diversity in our workforce with female employees. We are always goal setting for improvement in all areas! We appreciate your feedback.

  10. Helpful (7)

    "I Like It!"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Idea People full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've worked at a number of agencies in Charlotte. None treat their employees better than The Idea People. Everyone is treated fairly and the environment is nourishing and fun. Money is good and benefits are great as well.

    Cons

    Maybe some more remote work time, but the company has recently allowed work from home days.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the open communication going. I, for one, like the transparency and equality for all management strategy.

    The Idea People2015-08-09

    The Idea People Response

    October 13, 2018Founder

    We appreciate your comments.

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