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Updated October 26, 2016
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Pros
  • great enviornment, smart people (in 3 reviews)

  • Nice office with lots of hard working team members, dedicated to the work being done (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • A ridiculous amount of internal meetings wastes time so that you are constantly working late to actually get your work DONE (in 2 reviews)

  • poor relationship with parent company - createthegroup (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "great employees and clients, but ......"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at createthe group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    talented people, great clients for your portfolio, dedication among most of the teams.

    Cons

    leadship -- absent, offices falling apart


  2. "Terrible CEO, great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful staff and great senior leadership below CEO level.

    Cons

    Much of the real capable senior leadership has left because of the dreadful CEO. CEO is part time only and barely ever in NY. Seems like he could care less about the business and certainly doesn't know anything about a digital business. In his stead, business is being run by inept part-time consultants.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way and let real leaders run the business.


  3. "No wonder they folded(?)"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at createthe group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are fun and love to have a good time. The culture is very laid back as long as you get your work done.

    Cons

    No transparency. There are clearly management issues yet nothing was being shared with the staff. The CEO was only in the US like one week a month.

    Advice to Management

    Get your things together. Be honest and open with the staff. They want to know what's going on and want to help.


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  5. "It was a great place to grow. Not grow now."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, had some wonderful brands to work with. A lot of opportunities to shine and grow. A lot of time off, but a lot of work (sometimes even weekends). Really smart people in the company.

    Cons

    The company grows and shrinks at least twice a year, you will feel always that in any moment you will be next. All the brains are gone (or let go). You will find things done by someone couple months ago and no one will know who is that person, so good luck if you need to ask something to that person.

    All the time it comes cleaning day (it will not be one or two employees let go it will be around 5 or more, if not entire departments) you will hear the speech saying this is the last cleaning process the company now is lean and from here to the sky, to realize that feeling that the company keeps going deeper and deeper.

    Upper management has no real direction (well the only direction is get their fat check every month and have the life of Rock Stars), you will be running in circle sometimes and feeling drained at the end of the day with no accomplishment, you will get orders by so many people and most of them contradictory.

    The company directions change like the weather, one day a service company next day will be a software company and maybe next week a consulting company a supermarket for anything related with fashion or a place to sell Tacos, you will have no idea, upper management has no idea, no one knows.

    Is a great place to learn how to survive in the business jungle.

    Advice to Management

    Your Fat check will stop to come if you don't get your game together. Don't cheat your way, you are only cheating your way out.


  6. "Things are changing for the best"

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    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New CEO is really listening to employees
    Their are a number of strong new people coming into the business
    We are moving from pure creative to a creative agency that can execute as well as ideate
    We have won some exciting new account

    Cons

    Still some old habits that need changing but I can see that happening

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening, keep changing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "the absolute worst."

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at createthe group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people. You felt like you were going to work with your friends.

    Cons

    Anyone above Manager level was horrible.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Was personally rewarding, but now the company is in turmoil"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at createthe group full-time

    Pros

    Depending on which department you're in, and how you deal with conflict and politics, it's possible to carve out a productive place for yourself.

    Cons

    At the moment the company has the volatility of an early-stage startup, with the disadvantage that most of the key players don't have experience succeeding in the crowded e-commerce marketplace the company now finds itself in. The company rode the coattails of its early clients' successes, but rewarded its executives at the expense of building a better company, leading to last year's management crisis and a round of layoffs since.

    Advice to Management

    The ship, having hit the iceberg and survived, is sinking slowly. Now is the time for the big decisions that could save the ship.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fun Place - Great People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at createthe group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I like the work I do here and get to work with really talented people. My clients are high profile and I have a lot of ownership over work products. Growth can be fast paced if you put in the work/hours. There's a stocked kitchen, full benefits, ping pong table, work from home policy, dogs allowed in the office, a lounge for naps, and yoga on Fridays.

    Cons

    Hours are sometimes long - agency life....

    Advice to Management

    Retain key talent and continue to win cool business


  10. "Amazing atmosphere, needs some buttoning up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at createthe group full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to explore other areas of interest, camaraderie, office dogs, relaxed environment, friendly people. Great place to go if interested in managing digital retail marketing initiatives. Morpheus has thriving, top-tier Analytics, Social, and SEO departments. Great clients, too.

    Cons

    At times it's felt like no one's at the wheel, but I think that's getting better due to shifts in senior management. Need to do better at CRM and upselling amazing client base already in place.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Incredibly exhausting experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The co-workers were all wonderful, talented, genuine and supportive. The creative work held a high standard and the client roster was unbelievable.

    Cons

    The management team (in every department) had no management skills, they exhausted their employees and did not lead by any type of positive example. They seemed more interested in traveling and being fabulous. Terrible work/life balance, too much drama.

    Advice to Management

    Meh



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