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New York, NY (US)
1 to 50 employees
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Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
£1 to £5 million (GBP) per year
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Sharp Communications Reviews

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    Current Employee - Public Relations in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Public Relations in New York, NY (US)
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    I have been working at Sharp Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    First, I'll say this is not a plug - this is my honest experience and fair review. I've worked at a few different agencies and while some of the recent reviews on Glassdoor make comments about the lack of positive culture at Sharp, my experience is that the people at every level are genuine, supportive, and collaborative - and that's the core of a corporate culture, the general reciprocity of respect. In the last year in particular, there has been some turnover (totally normal in the agency world, but seems more pronounced at a small to mid-size agency), and the culture committee has put more effort in responding to the staff's requests -- introducing a new work-from-home policy, a "winter term" that lets you work in the Palm Beach office for a week (paid-for housing, flights), reiterating that we can leave at 5:30pm if work is done (work/life balance), and more frequent meals together whether breakfasts, lunches, etc. The point is that leadership cares about producing the best work, and to achieve that, you need the best talent...and culture is key to keeping talent. There's always room for improvement, but the overall experience is positive, and focused on individual and collective growth.

    Cons

    Like I said above, there's always room for improvement, no matter the person or company. There have been growing pains associated with taking on new clients and big projects without adding staff. There have been times when it feels like everyone is under water. What I have learned, though, that the way through that is not by complaining or venting through anonymous Glassdoor reviews, but by being a professional - and coming to your manager, or their manager (it's a pretty democratic structure - the EVP is accessible to everyone), to voice whatever the challenge is, and work together to find a solution. Everyone is empowered, and the goal is that everyone succeeds, so the general recommendation is to be proactive about what you need (from your team, from your manager, from whoever) and move forward. Agency life is tough, often times you're spread really thin, but being solution-oriented and growing through challenges is part of what makes everyone better.

    Advice to Management

    There's opportunity to listen more to ways the Agency can enhance and evolve - I like the idea of regular surveys for agency-wide feedback. There are some incredibly bright minds and great ideas (usually coming from good intentions) that can keep Sharp at its best.

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sharp Communications in January 2018.

    Interview

    It was a phone call and they asked me to walk them through my resume. There were two other people on the call as well. They asked about why I wanted to work for them and ended the interview with the question "If you could have any client in the world, who would you want it to be?" They also explained the process of being an intern for them and went into detail about what was to be expected to work for them. They are easy to talk to so just smile even though it's over the phone.

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    • If you could have any client in the world, who would you want it to be and why?   Answer Question
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