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VIVO Agency Reviews

Updated November 28, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "On the right path"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Doing great work. Exciting new space that no one else is in. Never boring. Super people.

    Cons

    It's a start up, so things get messy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep learning from mistakes. Keep believing in the agency offering. Trust the people you've got.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Take the good with the bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VIVO Agency full-time

    Pros

    Fun, collaborative environment with some really talented and dedicated people. New family leave policy for new parents. Company is attempting to fix a lot of the issues from the past. Nice office, fun people. Good compensation, good benefits, nice office.

    Cons

    Too many high level people, not enough worker bees. Everyone is operating several levels below their title because management is in the weeds instead of managing. No insight to future workload causes crazy timelines. No project management team leaves account team demanding unrealistic turnaround times. Every few weeks there are layoffs with the promise "this is the last one" - until a month later when it happens again leaving people doing multiple jobs. Freelancers fill the gap, without any experience or oversight. High level 'executive' team is full of empty promises but no action to anyone but themself.

    Advice to Management

    Let people do the jobs they were hired for - president, EVP and directors shouldn't be in the weeds being paid 3x the salary while no real work at 'top' level gets done. Work/life balance is important to everyone, not just certain people. Pizza doesn't make up for people working every night and weekend because unrealistic promises are made without team input just to make you (management) look good.

  3. "Contract Employee"

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I worked at VIVO Agency (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Big ideas
    Niche in the marketplace

    Cons

    Small company
    High turnover
    Growing too fast


  4. "Overal a great place, with a few things to improve."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VIVO Agency full-time

    Pros

    The people here are top notch. Everyone pitches in, no matter their title, & great work comes from it.

    Cons

    CEO isn’t like most; you need a good sense of humor & sometimes a tough skin.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO is working on his flaws (we all have them!). We appreciate the transparency provided daily.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great work from great people"

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    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VIVO Agency full-time

    Pros

    VIVO is unlike any other agency I've seen yet. The work is great, the environment is excellent, but what sets this agency apart is the people. It has a true family feel to it. There's a ton of work from new business and every chips in to get it done.

    Cons

    Still ironing out some process kinks but other than that, no complaints.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director of New Business Development"

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    Current Employee - Director of New Business Development
    Current Employee - Director of New Business Development
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    VIVO is a great place to work! A team that works in synergy and a dedicated creative group of people. Over the span of my 16 year career I have never encountered a more unique group to work within the space of marketing and advertising.
    This agency is growing by leaps and bounds! We are crazy busy with new business. I can guarantee this is the case coming from the business development side of the group.

    Cons

    No downsides I have nothing to say negative about this group.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work together.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Creative, hard-working agency on the rise"

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

    Pros

    Overall, VIVO is a great place to work. Some of the most creative, dedicated people I've ever encountered in my 17-year career I've found here. And the place is very tight-knit--working together in a small space will do that. We're bursting at the seams, but we're moving office space this summer, so that will be addressed as well. Leadership has a clear vision for the growth and evolution of the agency, and we continue to win new business from high-profile clients. It's an exciting time to be part of the VIVO family. Compensation is competitive, and while you'll work hard, you'll be rewarded and encouraged to take time off when you need it.

    Cons

    Like any fairly new, growing business, there are growing pains. We're continually working to define processes and procedures, and those things sometimes take time to get right. But your input will always be valued--no matter what department you're in. As mentioned above, you will work hard--our bread and butter is delighting our clients.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to emphasize work/life balance and solicit process feedback from all employees (and freelancers).

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A new dawn for VIVO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I recently joined this agency, despite some concerns. I was happy to find that the culture has dramatically improved, with the addition of new leadership. This has become a very fun place to work and is heading towards greatness—all of my original concerns have been vanquished.

    Cons

    Still ironing out processes and roles, but the opportunity to contribute to this is very exciting. We're building something here, it's a new dawn for VIVO.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Much Better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    New leadership has led to some big changes. We are winning business and working much smarter.

    Cons

    Still not perfect and still some growing pains.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Oppressive, Fear-based Environment and Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Solid staff and overall personable individuals with a teamwork mindset. Strong creative team with diverse backgrounds and abilities.

    Cons

    A 'revolving door' agency with a president that truly cares about and no one, that includes both staff and clients. He also prides himself on being unprofessional, aggressive and in many ways, just offensive. The only way to succeed at this agency, is to simply stop thinking for yourself, allow yourself to be micromanaged and get used to saying yes to everything.

    Small agency and business thinking
    Unstable business and client relationships
    Lack of planning and forecasting


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