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Updated November 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Very smart people there and very willing to help you improve your work and skill (in 15 reviews)

  • We are getting more fun interesting projects, and it is once again a great place to be a designer (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Blurs the line between work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Depending on the project, you can work really long hours some weeks, but it isn't consistently crazy (at the junior level) (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Interaction design intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart people there and very willing to help you improve your work and skill.

    Cons

    People seem to come and go pretty quickly. Not sure if its how it always has been or if its how the company is being managed now.


  2. "Not what it used to be"

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

    I worked at frog design full-time

    Pros

    Still attracts good projects and people hoping to do good things.

    Cons

    Current ownership and management structure is toxic. No hope until that changes.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to someone who gives a damn.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing Company with Talented People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at frog design full-time

    Pros

    -Cutting edge work
    -Ability to voice your opinions
    -Great benefits for a company this size
    -Employees have a lot of pride working here
    -Collaboration among employees who truly care about the projects they are working on
    -Thoughtfulness to every element of the business
    -Working here pushes your boundaries in a way that will advance your career tremendously
    -Focus on company culture- weekly coffee times where employees gather together to catch up and share ideas
    -Awesome office in the heart of SOMA

    Cons

    -Company can be frugal
    -People come here for the work and not the pay


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Don't let them find out your a Republican"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at frog design full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, great food, interesting work

    Cons

    Should and advocacy group for leftists. Don't let them find out you not a Democrat.

    frog design Response

    Sep 13, 2017 – Global Talent Experience Lead

    We're sorry to now hear about your negative experience at frog, but thank you for your candor. At frog and in our work, we strive to touch hearts and change minds, a mentality that carries over to... More


  5. Helpful (5)

    "The people around us"

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

    I have been working at frog design full-time

    Pros

    The space
    The clients (if you want to work with companies new to design; generally less progressive)
    The projects (if you want to do finance / banking)

    Cons

    CEO is aloof and seems to have less energy
    The leaders that the CEO has hired in from his past firms are unfortunately proving to be weak and have low respect from the team. It is hard for them to lead, manage and hire
    frog is not the brand it used to be. There is stiff competition.

    Advice to Management

    Time for a new model? New relationship with the mother ship? How will we be relevant in 5 years?


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Means well but has lost direction"

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

    I worked at frog design full-time

    Pros

    Academic, learning environment. Lack of guidelines which can be stressful but also give you the freedom to make your experience what you want it to be.

    Cons

    Weak/overworked leadership with no bandwidth to mentor or lead

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and stay true to the DNA of the company with your new strategic initiatives


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good People but really stressful projects"

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

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

    Pros

    Good co-worker
    Learn a lot in a few years
    You can travel

    Cons

    Too much stressful work
    No benefit

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at frog design full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people so much!

    Cons

    Those leading operations are terrible. No strategy in making decisions and employees are at the mercy of stakeholder whims.

    Advice to Management

    Make smarter and more informed deicisons and trust your employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Like no other"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at frog design full-time

    Pros

    People people people. Amazing. Smart. Caring. Fun.
    The work could not be more diverse nor more challenging. The company is evolving too, data and venture design seem to be maturing fast.

    Cons

    Consulting is a tough business model and programs are short, fast and furious, meaning lots of BD around programs. Travel can suit some more than others.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "My favorite job in my career so far!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart group of people that will challenge you to grow!
    Benefits are good for the company size and include commuter benefits, good medical plans, 401k with matching etc.
    Leadership seems to be strong and cares about its people.
    I feel the work/life balance is actually really good! We have half-day Fridays in the Summer, 3 weeks PTO on year one and more on year three, and the ability to WFH on occasion which some people do on a weekly basis. I'm surprised to hear others feel differently. It's a client servicing business that often requires travel, but it's no different than should be expected.

    Cons

    The parent company doesn't seem to understand the culture of frog, and this can cause a lot of misunderstandings and tension when they require change somewhere.
    Some feel negatively about the studio work-place and they can be quite vocal, but I just feel they haven't worked at a truly negative place before.


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