The Richards Group Reviews

Updated Aug 3, 2020

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3.7
77%
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69%
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The Richards Group Founder Stan Richards
Stan Richards
97 Ratings
Pros
  • "Profit sharing is nice, benefits are OK(in 26 reviews)

  • "If you find a good team, you can get a lot out of working at TRG(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Recruiters all over recognize TRG(in 19 reviews)

  • " 8 30 (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastice place. The people are like family"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Richards Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The work is fun and the people are great to be around. The company treats you right.

    Cons

    None come to my mind.

  2. "Entry Level Brand Manager"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    - Good, well-known agency in Dallas to start your career in advertising

    Cons

    - Long hours (lots of overtime) for little pay


  3. "Too Many Chiefs That Are Not Aligned"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job autonomy (for most accounts), good location, benefits and people who genuinely want to do a good job.

    Cons

    There are so many partner agencies that it’s difficult to navigate and leadership doesn’t always agree with in them on who is running “point” on both the creative and brand management teams. Also there was a bit of a fear culture

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  4. COVID-19

    "Great place that has its quirks"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Writer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Richards Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very, very good people in a very good environment. The people are smart and kind. The creative work is somewhere between solid and fantastic depending on the client.

    Cons

    A lot of rules. Non-negotiable 8:30 sign-in (in non-COVID times) or money is taken out of profit sharing. Timesheets are due daily or money is taken out of profit sharing. There are only two or three opinions in the building that truly mean anything in terms of what gets presented. There is also a constant low hum of fear about getting let go. People "disappear" regularly.

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  5. "Great experience"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director 

    I have been working at The Richards Group full-time

    Pros

    fun, challenging, hard working environment

    Cons

    can get pretty stressful at time

  6. "-"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Brand Manager 

    I worked at The Richards Group full-time

    Pros

    Get to work with some cool brands.

    Cons

    Focuses a lot on how long you've been there.

  7. "Let's Talk Diversity"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Digital Strategist in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool colleagues at mid and lower level

    Cons

    Lack of overall diversity, especially in Sr. Leadership

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  8. "Good people, butt odd amount of red tape for an independent agency"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Richards Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people, good culture, big clients, and lots of resources.

    Cons

    Super top heavy so growth can be hard. They are not lenient on rules, such as when you can take an earned day off or if you can work from home. They are oddly strict for being independent, which you would think would let them be more flexible and personal.

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  9. "Great Clients, Some Great Teams, A Not So Great Culture"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Strategist in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are pushed to be creative and proactive You gain a wide range of experience in various fields Gain much insight into the responsibilities and day to day work of other disciplines You are pushed to expand your role Generous profit sharing

    Cons

    The Health Plan has no premium but extremely high deductibles There is a general lack of guidance from "the top" There are far more unspoken restrictions and boundaries than it seems Late arrival by a single second docks money for you bonus Required to submit timesheets daily, failure to do so results in a dock from your The CEO has the finally say on creative ideas Billing rates vary widely and unfairly Explanation/training of required duties in your role is nonexistent Anything that challenges the agencies status quo is immediately dismissed Communication across roles within teams is lacking Tenure is everything, so no matter what your expertise, a 2-3 year vet has way more clout and power Payment is based heavily around tenure

  10. "Great"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training for fresh out of college

    Cons

    Not great for growth. Go elsewhere

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