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3.7
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The Richards Group CEO Stan Richards
Stan Richards
79 Ratings
Pros
  • "Profit sharing up to 15% of salary base and bonus(in 21 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 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long Hours can become norm (if you let them)(in 15 reviews)

  • "work life balance varies greatly depending on your team(in 8 reviews)

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  1. It was a good experience

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at The Richards Group full-time

      Pros

      extremely good compensation and benefit

      Cons

      bad term with management which needs to be improved

    • Great Place to Work - Slightly Behind on Digital

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

      I have been working at The Richards Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      -The clients. Some of the brands you'll work with are household names and depending on your team, you're able to deliver high impact work (Dr. Pepper, Salvation Army, Home Depot to name a few) -The benefits. Profit-sharing, 401k match, FRO's (you can qualify for Fridays off after 6 months of employment if you consistently work overtime), nap rooms, in-building gym and fitness classes, end of the year bonus -Brilliant...

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      Cons

      -It's important to be cognizant that TRG is a creative agency first: some senior leadership (and even some of our legacy clients) don't fully understand digital. I've found it's more of a learning curve to educate our internal teams to put the SMEs in a place to succeed. -There's definitely an implicit hierarchy even though it's a flat organization, juniors are rarely invited to meetings with senior members + principals...

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    • Great Industry Experience - Long Hours

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        Former Employee - Brand Manager 
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at The Richards Group full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great reputation, young/creative people, large budgets, wide range of projects, awesome office location and building

        Cons

        Underpay employees, long hours, top heavy

      • Great

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at The Richards Group part-time

          Pros

          Great job for someone who majored in marketing

          Cons

          Long and unusual working hours

        • Brand Manager

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at The Richards Group full-time

          Pros

          The biggest pro working here is the fact that you will GROW so much. You are learning from the best. People here want you to succeed and take the time to teach you the ropes so you are confident as you move forward in your career. Another pro is they do reward their employees if you work for it. Show initiative. Dive deep into the work you are doing. Get to know your team and show you WANT to learn from them. They...

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          Cons

          The only cons I have experienced are the same cons that any reputable agency would have - TRG demands perfection. It's a lot of work, but man is it worth it.

        • Honest Review (Quadratic)

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at The Richards Group full-time

          Pros

          *Disclaimer: I worked for Quadratic so this review may not be reflective of The Richards Group as a whole* - Awesome co-workers. Everyone was very smart, hard-working, dedicated and respectful. - Everyone from principals to interns were equally valued and heard. - Offered great benefits - Flexible work schedule (i.e. working from home when needed) - Great work culture - Awesome place to learn and...

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          Cons

          - Lack of training and directions can leave you feeling pretty clueless a lot of times, especially when you are constantly thrown into new types of challenges (if you are not resourceful you may not survive). - There may be an uneven distribution of work both in terms of people and time. - As the company is trying to grow sometimes they may take on a little more work than they have the resources for. - The harder...

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        • Helpful (4)

          Did not drink TRG Kool-Aid

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

          I worked at The Richards Group full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Cool office views and there are some really nice and caring people.

          Cons

          To belong and avoid feeling left out, you have to fall in line with the "values" aka outdated rules of TRG. I found the agency to be uninspiring and a lot of people there do the minimum needed to collect a paycheck and to have the namesake of working there cause of the so-called"prestige" of TRG in Dallas. All you have to do is clock in by 8:30AM and that is all you need to keep your job if that is what you are looking...

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          Disability

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Doesn't Recommend

            I worked at The Richards Group full-time

            Pros

            Profit sharing, insurance, vacation.

            Cons

            This company does not abide by the ADA. I wouldn’t advise anyone with a disability of any kind to work here. They will fire you with no regards to the ADA, which prohibits an employer from firing you when under a doctors care. Unless you are upper management, then you can be off as much as you want with no recourse.

            Advice to Management

            Abide by the law of the land. No company is exempt.

          • Helpful (1)

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            Former Employee - Media Planner in Dallas, TX
            Doesn't Recommend
            Negative Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I worked at The Richards Group full-time for more than 2 years

            Pros

            Nice office but nothing else.

            Cons

            Not at all what they seem to be. They preach loyalty but show none towards their employees. Too top heavy with out of touch management. Compensation is horrible.

            Advice to Management

            Show some respect to your younger employees and actually train them. Cut the deadweight upper management.

          • Helpful (1)

            Digital Analyst

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Doesn't Recommend
            Neutral Outlook
            Approves of CEO

            I worked at The Richards Group part-time for more than 2 years

            Pros

            - fast paced environment - learn a lot -smart coworkers -hardworking team -super talented people

            Cons

            -leadership knows nothing about the day to day operations and relays on the expertise of folks that are recently graduates or have less than 5 years of experience. Guidance and learning depends on you alone as there is no support from managers or principals principals are legacy leaders that have not stayed in touch with the latest and greatest of the digital world (the company doesn’t pay for you to go to conferences...

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            Advice to Management

            Start caring more about personal work life balance and career development. Talent and creative can only take you so far.

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