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Ivie Reviews

Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
36 Reviews
3.5
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  1.  

    Dishonest about job stability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ivie full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    overall positive environment, decent pay

    Cons

    Presented jobs to new employee group with new client and made it seem like it would be long term. Told large group it was a full-time role even if they lost the client. They said they'd work hard to place people inside company somewhere else. When the client cutback, they didm't even try to place people elsewhere. They just laid almost every onw off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be deceitful in how you preset jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Culture, Horrible Pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX (US)

    I have been working at Ivie full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly, not a ton of drama. You can wear jeans. Free coffee that tastes like burned rubber. (<-- There's a 20 word min for pros.)

    Cons

    Don't expect to ever get paid market value. If you are satisfied with a low-stress work environment for little pay this is the place for you.

    If you sleep with someone or get into the "inner-circle" of popular associates you'll probably get promoted, regardless of productivity or merit. Also, family members can be direct reports in the director/executive level. sketchy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training is almost nonexistent, most likely because that would create reason to promote, which would cost money, which Ivie doesn't like to spend towards salaries. New cars though, well, there is a new $100k car every few months parked upfront in spot # 1.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Graphic Designer

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer

    I worked at Ivie full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture is great, but only when you're at the Flower Mound office.

    Cons

    High turnaround, very quick to lay off employees when a client wants to reduce a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just do your best in the project you're assigned, and you will be complimented by the client. It's best for you to ask your designated art director/copywriter/project manager directly if they need anymore help.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ivie full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees are your friends
    Work-life balance is great
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Empty promises, unless you're a new hire.
    Cubicle life.
    Only allowed to wear jeans on Fridays.
    Doesn't offer a creative envoronment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take complaints about other management seriously. It would be a nice change of pace for mgmt to take care of their employees as well as we take care of clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Management is incapable. Culture is a facade executives hide behind.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ivie (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work with some large retail corporations

    Cons

    ~Senior management is arrogant, out of touch, most are above 50 and all are close friends of the executives
    ~From start to finish, projects are managed in a completely chaotic, random and unprofessional manner
    ~Raises are non-existent--unless you consider a cost-of-living raise sufficient
    ~There is a pseudo-culture that is forced down the brain-washed lower-level employees throats. Those of us who are educated and knowledgeable can see right through it.
    ~All account management/client services employees are located on site with the clients so there is a huge disconnect between the employees who serve the clients and the production, creative, procurement, etc. This is "sold" by the company as a benefit but the ball is constantly dropped due to this model.
    ~Career path and upward movement is non-existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a lesson from the other agencies--they are thriving for a reason. Don't put all your proverbial eggs in one basket. When you loose that "big" client, to which all your efforts go, you'll be nothing more than a shop for all the small grocery chains lean on for their weekly ads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amateurs at best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX (US)

    I worked at Ivie full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of down time, plenty of time to socialize and network.
    Also, they worship their interns.

    Cons

    Leadership lacks leadership and turns a blind eye while different departments throw each other under the bus and points fingers at each other. This is an inexperienced and extremely insecure company that operates out of fear and uncertainly, so they bicker and gossip about everyone; each project is executed with little style or finesse because no one truly has any idea what's going on.

    Don't expect to get paid well here; they low ball you. And management is extremely unprofessional, disorganized, and disengaged - that's why there's a lot of blaming and stealing revenue shares. There are also employees with mediocre experience who should be fired, but they stay around because of nepotism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of digital because you really don't know what to do with it. Stick with print because it's all that you know.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Agency that primarily has retail and grocery clients, you must be flexible to bounce around on projects.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Ivie as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture
    Employees are your friends
    Work-Life balance is great

    Cons

    Boring work space, cubicle life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a little more involved with the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Decent company. Nice coworkers. Low salaries.

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in Flower Mound, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Flower Mound, TX (US)

    I worked at Ivie full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location: conveniently located in the suburbs.
    Nice office.
    Small, homey feel.
    Good place to start a career.

    Cons

    Low salaries.
    Lackluster management.
    Company bites off more than it can chew.

    Despite low salaries the president has no problem driving his Ferrari to work and parking it in front of the office across multiple spots; a nice reminder that not everyone is underpaid.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start career.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Flower Mound, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Flower Mound, TX (US)

    I worked at Ivie full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great. Good benefit package. Big name clients.

    Cons

    A ton of work for very low pay. Political. No time to mentor because every piece of business starts out chaotic with no plan in place. It's sink or swim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees if you expect them to stay for the long haul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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