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The Marketing Arm Reviews

Updated November 13, 2017
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Pros
  • the company really advocates for a great work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • There is a great culture that is adopted from executive level to entry level (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance does suffer occasionally but it's part my choice (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours, including some weekends (in 6 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Its fun if you're young"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Marketing Arm full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun company outings, casual and friendly environment. Culture respects work/life balance. Great workshops and classes for self improvement.

    Cons

    Management seems to value youth. Benefits are geared toward the unmarried and childless. There is no 401 matching. Salaries are low. Lots of favoritism.


  2. "Great Company!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Marketing Arm part-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    There no cons working for TMA

  3. "Art"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director
    Current Employee - Art Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Marketing Arm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good work life balance. Good People.

    Cons

    Hard to work your way up as mid level designer


  4. "Account Coordinator on CE1 Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Marketing Arm full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and great people

    Cons

    Long hours and high stress sometimes


  5. "Great Place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Marketing Arm (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This Place is young and hip!

    Cons

    If your a contracted worker they most likely will never get hired full-time:)


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great if you're a white male"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Marketing Arm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big emphasis on the culture and they have some great brands to work on.

    Cons

    The Marketing Arm is the most bizarre agency I have ever worked for. Each of the different practice groups act as their own agency so titles, descriptions, promotions, etc. are all unique to the specific practice group. Operates very much in silos.

    There isn't a formal review process, so don't count on a promotion or a raise... ever. They don't match your 401k, vacation days are minimal in comparison to other agencies.

    They focus so much on the culture throwing lavish parties throughout the year, but pay their employees pitiful amounts as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is great for the 22 - 26 year olds, but the rest of us would prefer that money in our paychecks. Match 401ks. Focus on the growth of your employees. Stop operating in such silos. Understand that females, too, can add value.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience, low pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Copywriter in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Digital Copywriter in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Marketing Arm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work on large brands and gain exposure to working on big budget campaigns. Well-known company and good for resume. Fun company outings.

    Cons

    Can be a bit like a frat house, which I know they are trying to address. Very clique-y. Low pay with little room for negotiation and getting promoted can be difficult. Can be a bit of a revolving door, as most agencies are.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging employees to go above and beyond. Fight to pay employees better and maybe retention will improve. Perhaps match 401K.

  8. "Great place to start your career."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Marketing Arm full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome place to learn by working autonomously and asking for and receiving the opportunity to take on more responsibilities.

    Cons

    Not a great place for people looking for a lot of guidance. Pay is really low.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the people who do great work.


  9. "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Marketing Arm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People, culture, cool, fun and fulfilling work.

    Cons

    Can be hard to get away for lunch since it is garage parking in down (which is paid for, though)

    Advice to Management

    Change management.


  10. "Couldn't Be Happier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Marketing Arm full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    TMA is not only a great place to start your agency career, but it's an awesome place to grow your career. Over the last 6 months, I've seen the agency consistently give young talent the opportunity to grow and advance. Other pros include:

    -Easy access to management and executives
    -Heavy focus on inspiration, instigation, and workplace culture
    -Flexible time-off

    Cons

    -Parking
    -Coffee machines are frequently broke


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