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Razorfish is a good place to work. A bit nerdy. Most of the really talented people end up leaving.

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Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

I worked at Razorfish

Pros

Smart people, good agency to have on resume and good pay.

Cons

Mediocre performers who play the political game do get promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire the employees who play the political games and who don't produce.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    I'd give it a zero if I could; Worst Company Ever

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Architect in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Razorfish

    Pros

    Benefits, Some pockets of gifted people, Shiny floors

    Cons

    Lack of relevant goals and objective reviews. No career path.
    Promotions impossible to obtain unless you play politics; regardless of the results you get.
    Blatant unethical use of client dollars. Bill out people as experts in technology when their expertise consists of one training class, bill out people doing no work, or bill out people with titles above their title.
    Incompetent management and senior management that would not be able to function in their roles in any other organization. Razorfish layed off the competent people and kept the incompetent ones. In addition Razorfish is extremely top heavy.
    Negative work life balance; company cares about how it'll make its next dollar and that's it.
    Consistently over promise and under deliver resulting in winning little to no repeat business.
    Designs are not grounded in reality.
    Collaboration is extremely limited.
    Dismissive HR personnel who don't look into issues but rather have a counter argument for everything.
    Travel requirements are not what they were originally sold as when I started at razorfish.
    Employees feel a lack of appreciation for the work they do.
    Off-shoring failures abound in razorfish. Razorfish can't even virtualize its own internal staff between offices let alone staff in a firm off shore.
    Margins are so ridiculously high it puts unnecessary pressure on people to cut corners.
    They add an inordinate amount of bureaucracy to justify the existence of upper management staff in billable roles
    They try to do agile development with 1000 page requirements documents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue. Your good people are leaving in droves and wouldn't recommend razorfish to anyone thus impacting the ability to hire quality people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Razorfish

    Pros

    The people are smart and good team energy
    Chance to work on big brands.
    Chance to learn full range of services

    Cons

    Work life balance is off.
    Management doesn't give clear feedback. Very passive agressive.
    Lots of departures after the June vesting period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for managers. There are a lot of managers that should not manage people. Passive agressiveness is out of control

    Approves of CEO
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