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Updated February 6, 2018
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Pros
  • Profit sharing plan is a great benefit (in 18 reviews)

  • For me, the work/life balance is far and away better than my previous agency - generally the place is empty by 6:00 (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • It's easy to get over-loaded with projects and their deliverables and you will easily find yourself working long hours (in 14 reviews)

  • Work/Life balance is not the greatest (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Culture and People"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 Richards Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's no accident that tenure here is so long. It's good people doing good work in a strong culture that's rare among larger ad agencies. For me, the work/life balance is far and away better than my previous agency - generally the place is empty by 6:00. Compared to the industry at large, I see far less office politics or cutthroat behavior. With 700 people, there will be exceptions and no agency is perfect - but again, people don't stay at a place 10 or 20 years if they don't like it.

    Cons

    While the work is, in my opinion, the best in this part of the country, the really edgy ideas tend to hit hurdles here.

    Advice to Management

    On a national level, the youngest and brightest talent doesn't currently have Dallas on their radar. More creative risk-taking can change that.


  2. "Brand Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Planner in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Brand Planner in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Richards Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great, smart people work here. Typically I enjoy coming to work.

    Cons

    Traditional structure can be stifling.

  3. "Joke."

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

    I worked at The Richards Group full-time

    Pros

    Health insurance and coffee.

    Cons

    Social media directors don't direct. It's like working at a high school, as an unpopular kid. I hated working here and cried every day because I kept making mistakes I didn't know I was making. You're expected to just assimilate all unspoked TRG knowledge and if you ask anyone you're a bother. Also, never offer any ideas unless you're asked because they hate that.

    Advice to Management

    Have an onboarding process for all of the stupid templates and stuff. Also don't yell in front of your clients. It's pathetic.


  4. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Richards Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, lots of different projects, good people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of communication between teams to execute various projects.


  5. "Brand Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager
    Former Employee - Brand Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Richards Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Environment, Benefits, Culture, People, Freedom to work without being micromanaged

    Cons

    Loved working here, wouldn't have any cons to say.


  6. "TRG"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Median Planner
    Former Employee - Median Planner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Richards Group full-time

    Pros

    Smart, nice, and helpful coworkers. Fast-paced, interesting work. Good healthcare.

    Cons

    Sometimes work overload, but that's pretty normal.


  7. "The Peaceable Kingdom"

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    • 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 Richards Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, everyone is so kind and encouraging to one and other. The atmosphere pushes us to think deeply about brands needs.

    Cons

    More Diverse within the company

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to Work"

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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 The Richards Group full-time

    Pros

    Great, smart, talented people in every discipline
    Profit sharing up to 15% of salary base and bonus
    401k matching
    Great medical and dental coverage
    Tenure exceeds industry averages
    Committed team members often work on client's business for many years, so they can live and breathe the brand
    Friendly, welcoming environment
    Recruitment is taken very seriously, so we can hire and retain the very best talent

    Honestly, it's the people that make this place so great. They are smart, talented, driven, friendly, and just overall fantastic, which makes work so much more enjoyable.

    Cons

    Ability to work from home is not offered
    Preventative medical coverage is not provided

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on what makes us great: Great talent. Great benefits. Great culture.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Stuck"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Planner in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Brand Planner in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Richards Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Long tenure of employees (Also a con in some instances)
    - Awesome office and workplace benefits (Gym, nap rooms, etc.)
    - On-site parking
    - Great clients
    - Good people

    Cons

    - Long hours, no work/life balance for those who have been there less than 5 years
    - Sexism and favoritism is huge here
    - Poor benefits
    - Stuck in the past

    Advice to Management

    Leadership desperately needs a refresh. Some clients will be unhappy about that, but a lot of your people will not. Especially young talent.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Digital Strategist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Richards Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work with smart people and great roster of clients.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints. It's a great culture.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any complaints. It's a great culture and fun work environment.


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