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AMP Agency Reviews

Updated 23 Jun 2019

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Found 85 reviews

3.0
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38%
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Gary Colen
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "Blitz is an amazing place to work(in 11 reviews)

  • "Work/Life balance is generally better than other agencies I've worked for(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Once BLITZ got acquired, AMP changed everything(in 12 reviews)

  • "Poor work/life balance, you really need to force yourself to leave(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great developers, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Python Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMP Agency full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team of frontend and backend developers. Although most of them are probably not there anymore

    Cons

    Too many upset clients. Management department really needs a makeover

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They may have good ideas.

    AMP Agency2019-05-24
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible MGMT, avoid at all costs!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Front End Web Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMP Agency full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good office vibe and great co-workers who work hard. the office building has a great plaza to work or have lunch. They have a Farmer's Market as well on Thursdays.

    Cons

    absolute garbage management at this place. No foresight at all. they always overpromise and under deliver to all clients. terrible leadership!

    Advice to Management

    they should resign and let real managers work there. also, they should probably be a bigger presence in the office instead of working from home a lot or hiding in their offices

    AMP Agency2019-06-24
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid at all costs"

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    Current Employee - Media in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMP Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Free lunch on Thursdays - Decent location (though horrible office space)

    Cons

    I truly cannot describe how much of a train wreck this agency is. Whoever wrote this place is a shipping sink was being polite. AMP is unorganized and dysfunctional at all times and they could care less about their employees and their well being. One may call it a "media sweatshop" where employees are drastically underpaid and overworked with ZERO training available. Truly a "figure it out yourself" mentality. Worst off...

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    Advice to Management

    Rather than hire people who are unqualified or do not care about others, promote from within so you can reward your hardworking employees. Also actually pay them a fair salary rather than make it near impossible to be able to even live in the city with what you pay everyone. Lastly, considering all of the business your employees bring in and keep, INVEST IN SOME TRAINING SO THEY CAN BETTER THEMSELVES AND THE COMPANY!

    AMP Agency2019-05-20
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Worst company I have ever worked at."

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    Former Employee - Associate Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AMP Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the best people I've met were through AMP. Big name clients.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Overworked & Underpaid. Senior leadership lies to clients to get new biz. Hostile work environment. Constant turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are what makes AMP successful. Reward and treat your employees with respect.

    AMP Agency2019-04-17
  5. Helpful (8)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Media Planner in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMP Agency full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Easy accessibility to management -Friendly people -Good office location, easy for commuters

    Cons

    -Horrible office space, air temp was never right, broken toilets, not enough conference rooms, intermittent conference room phone service -A lot of talk and no action, upward mobility is very slow (and rarely attainable) -Poor work/life balance, you really need to force yourself to leave -Constant turnover causes understaffing ramifications -The most disorganized place I’ve ever worked at -Stop overpromising/teasing...

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    Advice to Management

    -Fix your processes, everything cannot constantly be in repair mode -Overhaul supervisory roles, a lot of management does not know the core processes that they should

    AMP Agency2019-03-19
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMP Agency full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free food and occasionally a good coworker to confide in

    Cons

    Zero authority or accountability --- no one is going to help you

    AMP Agency2018-10-29
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Production Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Production Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMP Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to work on fun projects, execute events for brands and work with an amazing group of people

    Cons

    Management doesn't know what they are doing. Attrition is bad, and promotions are handed out randomly without much true merit.

    Advice to Management

    Replace people when they leave and hire more middle managing directors

    AMP Agency2018-08-23
  8. "Digital Media"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMP Agency full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people, beautiful office, awesome client roster

    Cons

    Benefits/Compensation could use some improvement.

    AMP Agency2018-08-04
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Acquisition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at AMP Agency

    Pros

    Before BLITZ got acquired the people and culture we're great.

    Cons

    Once BLITZ got acquired, AMP changed everything. Benefits are bad Perks went away

    AMP Agency2018-07-27
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Top Agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMP Agency full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free weekly lunches, intelligent, inspired and genuine people, room for growth, interesting client work, positive culture- and a hard-working Culture Team, monthly agency-sponsored events, approachable upper management, innovative solutions, clear and transparent communication, cross-office collaboration. Upper management truly values to success of not only the agency, but of the individuals who make this place a Powerhouse....

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    Cons

    Parent company, Advantage Solutions, can sometimes be difficult to work with. Over-complicating certain processes can cause things to trickle down and negatively impact AMP Agency. They do not always understand the Agency culture, which can affect the overall atmosphere and efficiency at AMP.

    Advice to Management

    Push back on Advantage and demand faster response time on their end. Continue to support your own- and provide constructive guidance and training to foster a positive and supportive community within AMP. Keep up the good work.

    AMP Agency2018-05-01
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