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TracyLocke Reviews

Updated April 1, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great work-life-balance with teammates always willing to help out in a moment of struggle" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Great people at the lower levels but they don't stay" (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Poor work life balance for employees" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Long hours and a culture of killing yourself for glory is propagated in lieu of sound operational practices to build efficient teams" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Account Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Account Team in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Account Team in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TracyLocke full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company truly cares about their people and the cultural. It’s a great place to work and management is understanding of work/life balance.

    Cons

    I am unable to think of anything negative to say about TracyLocke. This is a good thing!


  2. "Mixed Reviews"

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    Former Employee - Art Director
    Former Employee - Art Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TracyLocke full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good large corporate brand experience for those just getting out of college.

    Cons

    They work you to death.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Never worked at a more disorganized company."

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

    Pros

    Casual attire is really my only plus.

    Cons

    Long hours. Horrendous job progression. Pay is laughable. Have not had a review or raise in three years.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the higher ups and start over.


  4. "A Dallas institution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TracyLocke full-time

    Pros

    National client list
    Talented people, if not always the most experienced.
    Great attitudes and enthusiasm
    Felt appreciated for my work

    Cons

    Retail clients mean lots of last-minute work
    Hours can be long and unpredictable
    There can be a vendor mentality on some accounts

    Advice to Management

    Try to look for opportunities beyond shopper marketing, as all departments want to work on something creative and exciting.


  5. "Great Agency. Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TracyLocke full-time

    Pros

    TracyLocke is a great mix of great work and great culture. Focus on doing award winning work, as well as giving back to the community.

    Cons

    job descriptions/promotion guidelines aren't always consistent across teams.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Get in - Build portfolio - Get out"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TracyLocke full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Sexy client list.
    bagels once a week.

    Cons

    Lowest pay in the city
    No work/life balance
    You will most likely never see a raise/promotion, not even a small less-than-cost-of-living raise. Never. Never. Ever.
    Low pay and no opportunity for advancement result in extremely high turnover. You will rarely work with a team of people who have any experience. They are always new and just figuring it out.

    Advice to Management

    Most projects stumble along in a constant state of emergency (resulting in marathons to save the day) due to inexperienced account and project management. Wonder how we could get these people to stay for a bit longer once they learn how to manage a project?


  7. "Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TracyLocke full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, great account and creative talent.

    Cons

    The agency is missing an opportunity to capitalize on the growth in DFW by taking on more full-service (vs shopper) clients.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do the great work work toward more diversity and inclusion.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Creative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TracyLocke full-time

    Pros

    A lot of incredibly talented, smart, and fun co-workers
    Exciting roster of clients
    Nice perks
    Industry average for work/life balance

    Cons

    There's an inner-circle/boys club that receives all the praise despite questionable talent.
    Not a lot of room for growth.
    Many managers lack the skills to be effective leaders.

    Advice to Management

    The inner-circle is propped up by upper-management while far more talented and deserving employees fall beneath the radar. Look beyond the periphery of the boys club and you'll find gifted (female) employees just waiting to shine.


  9. "Art Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TracyLocke full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start career

    Cons

    Growing in scale. Hard to stay on track of advancement


  10. "TracyLocke"

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

    I worked at TracyLocke full-time

    Pros

    Fun agency perks such as summer hours and a good amount of days off

    Cons

    Poor work life balance for employees

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people. You burn out good talent by overworking them 70+ hours a week.