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nFusion Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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  1. "Turning the corner and growing again!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Content Studio Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Content Studio Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life ballance, talented collaborative team, good clients.

    Cons

    The reoccurring con seems to be Location of the office. That may be true for some, we are out away from Austin a bit but we have an amazing view. I live in the area love it, problem solved.

    Advice to Management

    This is not advice to management but advice to potential future employees. I have worked with nFusion for a year now. Before I got here the agency had gone through a tough period after the loss of its largest client, which was difficult on all involved. Today things are looking up; we currently are a scrappy team working hard to succeed in our current path. We are focused on collaboration between departments and building great relationships with our new clients. If you love the ups and downs of startups like I do then you will find nFusion to be exciting and rewarding.


  2. "Great place to work just mismanaged"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at nFusion full-time

    Pros

    food, people, clients and work-life balance

    Cons

    location is terrible, management doesn't have a specific focus

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Time to Cut your Losses"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good snacks, good team building events, lots of great people to work with.

    Cons

    Senior management was clueless and they don't know how to run a company. Unfortunately the lower level work horses got the axe due to poor management and poor business operations. No new business so you're mostly just twiddling your thumbs all day. Too many "growing pains" for a 15 year company.

    Advice to Management

    listen to the people actually doing your work, and stop fooling yourselves. Cut your losses and adios.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at nFusion (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The office space is nice and has a gorgeous, inspiring view; the kitchen is lightly stocked; breakfast and lunch are occasionally provided.

    Cons

    The few employees I saw who were on the top of their game and great collaborators were also the ones hoping to leave ASAP and who were ultimately laid off; "loyalty" to the company or higher ups is valued more than hard work and talent; Office is far from everything; the company is prone to huge layoffs; there is a lack of accountability in higher positions, both in terms of work completed and professional behavior; higher ups set unrealistic expectations of workers and clearly don't understand the fields they are working in.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on "loyalty" to the company and instead reward hard working individuals who are great at their jobs. Also, don't set unrealistic expectations for the amount of work that one person or one team can do, ie: don't ask employees to not go over their hours, but then request new things be done at 5:10 pm before the next work day; or ask them to do the work of 2 days in 2 hours. One way to do this is to train leaders to understand the fields of the people they are leading so they can set reasonable expectations.


  5. "Great agency"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work here are great. Everyone is looking to grow the agency and push it into a new exciting direction.

    Cons

    The office is located at Four Points or where 620 and 2222 intersect...always traffic.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Struggling with some basics..."

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

    Pros

    There are some highly talented, knowledgeable, and well-intentioned professionals who work here.

    Located in the Austin hill country provides great views from some of the offices and conference rooms.

    Well stocked snacks are a real convenience.

    Cons

    The fact that there continues to be a lot of employee turnover and that the core team members have worked with each other for many years, makes it difficult for new insights and perspectives to be recognized.

    The large quantities of different types of alcohol on display could be sending a less than a desirable message to employees, their families, visitors and clients.

    Advice to Management

    Before claiming insight and expertise in corporate branding, create one for yourselves that demonstrates this ‘expertise’. Beginning to use the same logo on ALL of your web and social media properties would be a start. Creating a more substantive company website would likely be helpful as well.

    Don’t use terms like ‘LEAN’ and ‘AGILE’ as ‘buzz-words’. These are well documented, scientific approaches to business operations and design/development methodologies, respectively. They require thoughtful management practices in order to be effectively implemented.

    Find healthy ways of channeling internal stress and frustration. Allowing office politics and passive aggressive behavior to nFuse the culture will only serve to continually repeat the problems of the past. Sponsoring thoughtful and reflective forums, without instilling fear of reprisal, could help the culture grow in a healthy and productive fashion.

    Although speed and efficiency are essential to running a 'start up' type of business, disallowing time and energy for real team building and collaboration are not likely to result in creating a productive culture. Instead, it will likely foster subterfuge.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Do not walk...RUN"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    *Well kept and engaging social media pages
    *Access to building gym
    *Fully stocked kitchen
    *Client catered lunches
    *Work from home policy

    Cons

    *Gross favoritism towards certain employees
    *Poor leadership-many supervisors have absolutely NO business managing people
    *No learning curve-you are expected to know everything and there is very limited guidance
    *No accountability given to anyone
    *Lack of project management skills
    *Salaries are well below industry standard and you will not get a raise or bonus
    *Low Morale
    *Commute is extremely time consuming and inconvenient

    Advice to Management

    *Show appreciation for employees by giving raises and bonuses
    *Stop playing favorites
    *Don’t be afraid to hold employees accountable
    *This new marketing plan is unrealistic and bound to fail-clients are not going to use the same "one-stop" agency for all their marketing needs
    *The new redesigned website is all fluff and contains outdated clients and information- the “strategic thinkers” should understand that written content is more important than a flashy, empty and colorful website

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Account Service"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent snacks, decent pay, decent view, team oriented outings

    Cons

    Location, vanilla office, the leadership team seemed very JV, micromanaged on all levels, abusive clients

    Advice to Management

    Hire some homegrown talent instead of recruiting from everywhere besides Austin


  9. "solid agency doing real work for clients."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Focus, bright future. Trying new things to push the envelope.

    Cons

    Rotten fruit in kitchen. Cold conference rooms.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "A sinking ship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at nFusion full-time

    Pros

    - Benefits
     - "Personal time" (hours during the day you are allowed to use to run errands)
     - Flexible schedule
     - Majority of lower level employees are great
     - Events are fantastic
     - Work from home policy
     - Fully stocked kitchen
     - Daily catered lunches

    Cons

    - Location. The office is too far away from everything! You either have to live out in Lakeway or tolerate an hour or so in traffic.
     - Too many contractors running the place. Some contractors are placed in higher regard than the company's employees.
     - It's the most corporate agency in Austin. Definitely not a typical agency atmosphere.
     - And finally, upper management. Leadership is running a fantasy agency whereas in reality, everyone is struggling. There are not enough employees to keep up with the demand because of the extremely high turnover rate in the agency.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop bombarding us with all this hooplah, wishy-washy, digital wonderland that you are concocting. We want real work, for real clients with real results. Moreover, STOP wasting money on unnecessary materials (interior design, personal furniture) and instead focus on granting deserving employees promotions and raises so they stay in the company. The only way to earn a raise or any real development in this company is to jump ship.
    Also, managers need to build better rapports with their teams. At the moment, 99% of lower level employees dislike and mistrust their managers. And for a small agency that makes a big impact.


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