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The Richards Group Reviews

Updated August 7, 2018
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Pros
  • "Profit sharing up to 15% of salary base and bonus" (in 19 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. Helpful (1)

    "Full Time"

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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 Richards Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best people you’ll ever come across in your life. It’s a culture that can’t be described, only experienced. There is nothing quite like it. Everyone you come across is wicked smart. Being a good person and doing good work is all that matters.

    Cons

    The structure and “process” can at times hold the agency back. The hours can be long, but that’s to be expected at any agency.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify and keep pushing the work! Always keep an open mind.


  2. 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.

  3. "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


  4. 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.


  5. "Brand Management"

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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

    -year-end bonuses
    -diverse set of clients
    -option to transition from one client to another through internal application/hiring process

    Cons

    -work life balance varies greatly depending on your team
    -younger employees aren't always heard


  6. Helpful (2)

    "It's a great place to work"

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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

    Profit sharing is nice, benefits are OK

    Cons

    Always typical office politics, lots of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Move out of the 18th century of advertising into the digital age.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Brand Planner"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (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.


  9. "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.


  10. "Brand Manager"

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    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.


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