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The Richards Group Reviews

Updated November 22, 2018
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Pros
  • "Profit sharing up to 15% of salary base and bonus" (in 20 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
  • "work life balance varies greatly depending on your team" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Long hours, no work/life balance for those who have been there less than 5 years" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "It was a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  2. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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

  3. "Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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 will reward you.

    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.


  4. "Honest Review (Quadratic)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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 grow as you are not scolded for mistakes but rather encouraged to use your own methods/creativity to come up with solutions

    - Overall an awesome place to start out in marketing/data analytics

    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 you work the more work you're given. Although this can be a good thing if you enjoy the work and are looking to gain experience (you will learn a lot!).

    - There are no real promotions as it is a flat organizational structure (which again can be a good thing since everyone is on an equal footing).


  5. "Did not drink TRG Kool-Aid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Richards Group full-time (Less 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 for. Also, working from home is frowned upon if you are looking for any kind of flexibility.
    I believe the company hypes itself up way too much while being very much behind in industry trends and with the client roster they currently have.


  6. "Disability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  7. "Media Planner"

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

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

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Digital Analyst"

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

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

    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 or training, they expect the clients to do it)

    Little investment in development in order to keep costs low and margins high

    Constantly quotes “NYC agencies work way more hours” whenever overtime is brought up

    Advice to Management

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


  9. "Art Direction Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone was friendly
    Lots of work all the time

    Cons

    I have no complaints. It was a good experience


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible, Sexist Culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Not really any to be honest.

    Cons

    Everything. This place is a sham.

    Advice to Management

    Treat entry-level employees like people.