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Updated March 30, 2017
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  1. "Most innovative agency in the Twin Cities."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at space150 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart and creative coworkers. Dog friendly. Generous PTO. Open bar. The work we do is truly innovative. Management that cares.

    Cons

    Poor cross department collaboration. You often feel like your working in a silo. I wish there was more structured learning and development opportunities.


  2. "Needs work, but has a trendy vibe"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at space150 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Untraditional work, big brand names, unlimited beverages, some unique people.

    Cons

    No one cares about your personal life or professional development. Exclusive to whoever is cool, not inclusive of everyone. Pay is average to most. You will not work 40 hours, you will work 70.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to keep employees engaged, give employees the ability to show their work.


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    "space150 will work you to death"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at space150 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Everybody is friendly.

    Cons

    The workload is immense and the staff is strained under the workload causing burn out very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Get support for the employees.


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  5. "Amazing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people work here and have so much passion for what they do. If you've got the skills, you'll rise quickly.

    Cons

    Sink or swim, very fast paced. Some can't keep up.


  6. "Make your own way forward."

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Media in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President Media in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at space150 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing energy, ridiculously smart talent. This group had lots of process for digital, but are always open to hearing new ideas. You have to give yourself permission to make change here.

    Cons

    Change is the only constant. It can feel like s whirl wind, and like any agency it can be hard to maintain balance. Just be proactive and protect your own personal time. No one else will protect it for you

    Advice to Management

    Lean into the growth that's happening right now.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not For the Faint of Heart"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at space150 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A challenge (in all the best ways) to work with so many smart people on a daily basis. Personalities are similar in that each's unique weirdness is celebrated - there is room for introverts, extroverts, and everyone in between. Likewise, there's mutual respect for good ideas & collaboration across titles/ experience levels - it's about input, not years of experience. The environment is highly collaborative; dev, design and media departments are all seated in the same space, which really does heighten interaction between the teams.

    And yes, hours are long and some days are hard - if you don't like the idea of it, stay away from agency life. At least to me, what makes space different is on the hard weeks, you don't feel alone pulling all the weight. At the same time, when I have had a personal issue, I have felt supported - not shamed - for taking care of family first.

    Also at space, more than anywhere else I've been, you are free to forge your own path. Yes, there are deliverables to make, but exploring new ideas & (re)building better processes are encouraged, you just have to go for it.

    Cons

    Expect longer than 40 hour weeks sometimes. If you don't know how to set boundaries, it will be difficult not to burn out. I would argue this is true of any agency.

    Yes there is swearing. And a bar. And some "strange" humor - that's the culture. Changes & constant evolution are also a part of the culture. Balancing between growth & process can sometimes feel taxing, but that's not limited to just space.

    This is not a place for someone looking to check in, check off the boxes, and check out. There are other places for that, but not space. Again, true of any agency.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in onboarding & nurturing entry level talent. Boundaries, priorities, and the skills that help smart people survive in agency life have to be taught/learned.


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    "Typical Agency Life with Perks"

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    Former Employee - Senior Creative Tech in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Creative Tech in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at space150 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's a good range of creative people there, with a lot of different styles and approaches. You also get a lot of say in how you do your job, as long as you can justify why it's the right decision. The work environment is also pretty cool, with drinks and such freely available. There are some pretty cool parties and such - releases, holidays, the owner's birthday, etc.

    Cons

    Like most agencies, people come and go quite often. It can be difficult to really get into a working groove with someone because the average turnover seemed to be between 1 - 2 years. There seems to be a bit of turbulence at the top - with roles like CEO, CTO, President, and others changing or shuffling quite often. Also, like most agencies, expect to spend a lot of hours in the office.

    Advice to Management

    Don't worry so much about growing bigger and bigger. You don't have to be the biggest to prove you're the best. Get to a stable, comfortable size and remain profitable. It's okay to turn down jobs or turn down clients as long as the people you have are steadily working.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Incredible learning experience with passionate and intelligent people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at space150 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People truly care about what they do, and believe in a better way. You can make the place what you want it to be if you have the will power and the work ethic.

    Cons

    Hard to stand out. Opportunities are everywhere but only the high profile are noticed and appreciated by management.

    Advice to Management

    Strive to discover reality among the many various perceptions


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Hold on."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at space150 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The leadership is great. They're smart, talented and ambitious. Its a great environment to be challenged and grow with some extremely smart people. Its fast paced and sometimes wild - especially during the version celebrations.

    Cons

    The fast pace, wild nature might not suit everyone depending on how you view and value a work-life balance. The work is great but can suck you into long hours. This is the culture however and shouldn't be changed.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "crazy town"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at space150 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, young, lots of parties, rock and roll agency

    Cons

    Lack of seriousness about the work, the medium, the quality of the work - need to get out of the midwest.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the midwest - hire better writers and researchers rather than party boys and girls.



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