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What Employees Say
I worked at Feld Motor Sports full-time
You're working with a really unique product and developing artwork for dedicated fans. There was rarely any overtime required and my manager clearly had his team's best interests at heart which I... really valued.
The company as a whole pays pretty poorly. They pretty much take the stance that because your job is so cool, you should be happy with what you get. Most of the management is comprised of old boys... who stuck around long enough to be promoted.
I worked at Agency EA full-time for less than a year
The company has a very unique and inspirational office. Definitely some cool workstations and spots where you get an interesting experience to work. You will have the opportunity to work with some... really large brands, and you will get to partake in some very unique experiences. You will definitely leave with some good experience with companies that you want to have on your resume. I will say this: although I did not work in business development, it appeared to be the best department within the organization. Good leaders, respectable people, and this all makes sense now because it is the backbone of how they achieve growth financially.
I want to start off by stating I am not here to bash the agency, but rather share my unique experience. Interestingly enough I was sought out by the Agency and I will say the ambiance of the office,... and after talking with the leaders I felt I would be a good cultural fit with the company. However it only took me two weeks to realize something was very wrong. It was unclear who I should report to for certain projects, there was no real systematic or clear approach to actually executing an event properly. A lot was unclear from the jump. I participated in a week long on-boarding process, however none of the things that were taught by the leaders were actually happening within the departments. It was very obvious there is a drastic disconnect between VP's and the people handling day to day operations. Leaders are a very interesting group within the agency. After working in two agencies prior I was shocked by the actions and the attitude of upper management (specifically Senior Leaders, and above). The upper management of the agency is a huge ego competition with all leaders from every department participating to see who is better. From day one I realized very quickly the huge disconnect. Myself alone (working in the middle of the organization) was shocked to find out I would maybe see/interact with my direct leader maybe once a week, if not every other week. I came to learn the leaders in the company are mostly people who grew up in the agency. Most have never worked outside the organization or at another agency. Most of the management is very good at their respective jobs, it is how they have grown to be so successful. The issue is they are not that good at leading. They lack the ability to guide future leaders, and miss opportunities to give feedback. It appeared most of the leaders were very focused on advancing their own agendas or trying to live up to a certain expectation that they neglected the future of the company. There is little opportunity to develop within the organization. In fairness the company does hold events and training for staff however as you will learn it is a sad attempt at trying to convey "we care". Now everything I have stated up until this point for me was manageable, highly unfavorable to work but manageable non the less. I had the experience in the industry and the knowledge to navigate the various hurdles. However the workplace itself is riddled with toxicity. The leaders definitely have a "Club" if you will that trickles down to favorable people within the organization. The culture was very unwelcoming and some of the people there had an agenda to advance themselves over the interests of the company. Of course this happens in all workplaces as we are naturally competitive. but I would argue a good majority of the leadership within the agency has a "I" mentality. The only interest they have invested in the company is one that results in a pay raise, or promotion for them. The women leaders within the organization are absolutely ruthless. They will lie, cheat, and steal to get the opportunity to bound pass a peer of theirs. They will expense good employees to do so, and have no regrets about who they hurt in the process. The company loves to brag about its Female hiring and employment rate, but its very clear early on that they have a TOXIC problem amongst female leaders. In my short time working here I personally was involved in several issues that I had to question in the moment "did that just happen to me?" Im talking about variances of discrimination, sexual harassment, and multiple other legal issues. This was a huge issue that lead to my unpleasant experience. Lastly, is the culture of fear secretly handed out. I have previously worked for agencies that allowed for an "open door" as we work irregular and sometimes long hours. Generally when we are not so busy it has been ok (in my experience) to leave early, come in late, work from home etc. In fact I would argue most companies are modernizing towards this model. However that is definitely not the case at Agency EA. They question why you leave your desk, they question why you were gone, they ask what your doing, and numerous other questions that quickly drown out your feeling of working in a place that has such a culture. I was specific and deliberate in my interview process to find out about this, and what was told to me actually turned out to be the complete opposite. You definitely will not have the opportunity to come in late, or leave early (unless your in the "club"). Eventually I was laid off. I was burnt out pretty quick after having been in numerous uncomfortable situations, trying to figure out who to report what to, in which of the six ways possible should I communicate certain things. I was completely uncomfortable, felt unwanted, felt worthless, and after asking for help or guidance several times I was finally shown the door. I was glad to leave this place, and instantly felt a sense of relief when I walked out the door. Again I can only share my experiences with you, and none of what I have stated is fueled by hatred, or to "get back" at them but rather a reflection on my learnings of what not to do in a company.
Advice to Management
I would slowly start to clea house starting with some of your VP's and work down through Senior leaders. There is a toxic culture that is desperately effecting the other 75% of your company and... ultimately effects the job being done. Set out to hire leaders who have a passion for teaching, and developing, I believe you will find that those leaders (even with less experience) will have a much deeper impact on your organization that will raise moral, skills, and eventually revenue.