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Walton Isaacson Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2019

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23%
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37%
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Aaron Walton & Cory Isaacson
42 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people to work with, nice offices, blue chip clients(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great office space - modern/industrial feel, music in the common area on Friday afternoons, ping pong table, keg(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Love this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walton Isaacson full-time

    Pros

    You can truly be your authentic self here. There is an entrepreneurial spirit like nowhere I've seen. Got a big, crazy idea? We might actually try to make it happen. The people here are amazing. Welcoming and ready to get things done--no matter the task.

    Cons

    We do a lot of things for a lot of different clients so you are constantly shifting gears to move things forward.

    Walton Isaacson2018-08-28
  2. Helpful (2)

    "RUN AWAY while you can...this place is toxic!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walton Isaacson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food is often available. But then again, why shouldn't it be??? They work you 50 hours plus a week.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care...period. They're more interested in making sure the office looks cool for potential clients.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to your staff and stop treating them like they're there to stroke your ego. No one cares that Aaron is working a runway somewhere or that Cory just bought a new Range Rover. The two of them fight openly about finances in front of the staff and they wonder why turnover is so high and why morale is in the crapper. Get a grip.

    Walton Isaacson2019-07-03
  3. Helpful (16)

    "Owners trying to look cool while the agency is burning down"

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    Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walton Isaacson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Met some good friends working there and we'll always be close.

    Cons

    The decisions made at this company benefit two people. The owners. They are all about looking cool. The offfice space, parties, their clothes, the soho house, front row seats, personal assistants. It seems they believe if they can appear a certain way, business will flow in. My entire time at WI was spent watching people be laid off. But the owners always seems above the stress we faced every day that we might be next....

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    Advice to Management

    Stop jerking people around once and for all. Go back to entertainment marketing and stop trying to be the "planets most interesting agency". No one cares that you were in Entourage 15 years ago or walk runways in Paris.

    Walton Isaacson2019-01-09
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place, great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Walton Isaacson full-time

    Pros

    Diversity is in the DNA of this place. Leadership and employees value each other's unique perspectives because they really believe that's how innovative ideas are born. Plus you can really be yourself - no pretending or fakery needed to fit in. There's not another agency out there like WI - general market and multicultural expertise. Other expertise include all of the traditional stuff, experiential, influencer,...

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    Cons

    Small team that sometimes takes on too much., especially iffy new business projects that stretch teams too thin at times.

    Advice to Management

    Be more choosy about the new business opportunities that you go after.

    Walton Isaacson2018-07-21
  5. Helpful (8)

    "Even after 3 years ago still a terrible place"

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

    I worked at Walton Isaacson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A couple of outings - big deal.

    Cons

    I thought since I left about 3 years ago that they may have gotten their act together, no chance. Having a lot of years on the agency side - hoping they would treat their entry level folks better and most important, keep their seasoned talent. Too many other good choices out there.

    Advice to Management

    None. They are all ineffective - fake reviews fool no-one.

    Walton Isaacson2018-05-21
  6. Helpful (12)

    "Terrible Culture + Shallow vain coworkers = Empty Shell of a place to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Walton Isaacson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice parties Got to visit NYC and Chicago

    Cons

    Everybody seemed more interested in looking in the mirror than a computer screen Overworked and underpaid is just the beginning Terrible communication from the top>down The guy that took my position was a boyfriend of another guy in management and took credit for all my work

    Advice to Management

    Quit now while you can I guess....

    Walton Isaacson2018-02-16
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walton Isaacson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The co-owners are amazing and supportive of their employees when they are aware of what is going on but the only way they find out is if their employees go around the executives and share. Friendly and family oriented atmosphere.

    Cons

    Executives are only concerned with themselves. Because the agency is on the smaller side you end up doing other jobs that don't fall under your title and aren't compensated for the additional work. Management doesn't know how to keep the good employees and keeps the dead weight.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees are telling you before you loose any more.

    Walton Isaacson2017-11-03
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Yeah but they are working on it...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Walton Isaacson full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People have ownership of their work! You are empowered to deliver and that feels good vs. being a cog in a wheel. The owners are involved and sometimes this can be a great thing, because they know what's going on and can help. The people here are really wonderful, we don't tend to work with a bunch of A-holes... I can bring my dog to work. It's a part of the culture and it makes me feel better. It is a collaborative...

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    Cons

    Communication from the top down could use some work. We get information late or parsed out and it comes across disingenuous. Some senior level executives are tyrants. They believe they are here just to push people around or sit on the throne. They use their relationships with owners as leverage to behave poorly. This is really sad, if those folks went or were seriously coached things would get better.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at how your topline management staff is conducting business internally with teams. If you want to keep people happy and motivated they need to be inspired not belittled and disregarded.

    Walton Isaacson2017-09-25
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Many Different types of people"

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    Former Employee - Intenr 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Walton Isaacson

    Pros

    Happy work place, perks, young enviornment

    Cons

    A bit disorganized and cliquey

    Walton Isaacson2017-09-20
  10. Helpful (23)

    "Save yourself from insanity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Walton Isaacson full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool location? Maybe. They have ping pong and you can play 6 hours a day and still bill time ...

    Cons

    Smoke and mirrors. The whole place is a joke. Management and senior leadership will lie to your face and no matter what you do, say, act, achieve - you will be let go. No one makes it there - Unless you volunteer there. Or are in good with owners. I really don't understand how the bills are being paid. They hire people for months at a time, 18 months tops (except prob one or two who have been there for a couple years)...

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    Advice to Management

    Close shop. Retire. Play golf. There is no saving this agency..

    Walton Isaacson2017-07-30
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