Radancy Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Aug 1, 2020

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Pros
  • "Good work/life balance and benefits(in 43 reviews)

  • "The Paris office has great people and a supportive management(in 25 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sadly the blame falls on these people instead of upper management where it belongs(in 19 reviews)

  • "The work/life balance was pretty lopsided to be honest(in 17 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      No accountability

      Aug 1, 2020 - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good PTO. Work life balance can be ok.

      Cons

      Their products are terrible. Account services teams spend most of their time covering up for the mistakes made by other departments while telling the clients how wonderful everything is. Mistakes costing hundreds of thousands of dollars happen frequently because junior level people are not given proper training and/or they are stretched so thin that they make mistakes. Sadly the blame falls on these people instead of upper management where it belongs. Micromanagement is an understatement for TMP. Even the most senior level people will try to meddle in the most routine daily tasks. Some VPs are too casual with employees and (pre-COVID) would routinely get drunk with them after work which led to very blurry lines of responsibility back in the office. Favoritism runs rampant. The more you suck up, the more job security you have. Training is non-existent. Sure, you are given a lot of videos to watch when you first start which are a giant waste of time. Last year the ENTIRE middle-management team quit within six weeks of each other. That was a huge red flag that senior management seems to have ignored.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Think hard before working here

      Mar 29, 2019 - Account Director in Miami, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      innovative technology and new ideas

      Cons

      no work life balance, meetings at 9 pm, poor upper management, lack of support, lack of maturity from leadership, and favors certain types of employees over others

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      10 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good for recent grads, not strong for long-term career development.

      Apr 27, 2015 - Creative in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good job for someone right out of college. You can get a lot of experience on a broad range of large brands very quickly. You have the ability to move around within the company if you are proactive about it. The environment is casual and there are some good people working there.

      Cons

      The company is struggling with defining who they are and pivoting from digital advertising solutions to a product company. However, not all team members feel invested in the product and solution platforms the company is building and many of the processes between teams are challenging because of lack of transparency and buy-in from people in the ranks. Upper management is an inside circle of employees that have been with the company for many years, and there is a trickle down effect in terms of opportunities available for some employees, while not for others. If you're in with someone in management, then it's great – if you're not, then don't even think about finding growth or development opportunities (or you might get the leftovers, if you're lucky). There are not set processes for promotions and raise structure, it's more a free for all determined by how much management likes you. Often recognition comes as someone is walking out the door, which is too late and a big cause for the agency losing some great talent. The biggest problem? Management doesn't think there's a problem. Or if they do, they haven't been willing to fix it yet.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee

      No Recognition, no compensation, lots of work...

      Apr 13, 2016 - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, people, people. Met some great friends here. Also, work-life balance and fun happy hours/activities outside of the office. PTO days and new office space.

      Cons

      AE's are bottom of the totem pole, and are not recognized or appreciated by upper management.The responsibilities drastically change from Day 1 very quickly, so expect to get work thrown at you and not be compensated for it. The work is not innovative or creative, and the client list is so long, you won't have time to produce good work you will be proud of. Upper management will pawn work off to you, so add that to your list of endless 'To Dos'. Also, this agency is more sales than actual advertising, so if upselling software that doesn't work is your cup of tea, than this is place for you. Working with other internal teams such as SEM, traffic and creative is also difficult, as other teams leave at 3:30pm,and work that should be delivered, is not. Ultimately, you are responsible for these undeliverables, as you are client facing. Also, health insurance is a joke.

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      16 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great colleagues hindered by conflicting upper management strategies.

      Dec 26, 2014 - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Plenty of PTO time - Encourage certain departments to work remotely - Fortune 500 clients - Colleagues are always willing to help - Challenging but rewarding work - On-site managers are usually in your corner

      Cons

      - Compensation is 30-40% lower than area median across most departments - 401K is only matched once "revenue goals" are met - Promotions are not granted with any predictability - The only way you receive an actual raise is by threatening to leave the company - Overall strategy is not focused on our strengths, you can only expand so fast so quickly - Upper management does not communicate across departments and hinders the pivots they want to make - Time keeping policies are outdated, asinine and not reflective of the amount of client work we actually do - Account teams are ALWAYS appeasing clients with unrealistic last minute requests, when most of them could have been avoided if they were honest and transparent with expectations at the beginning of the contract

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Proceed with caution

      Jun 10, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to start a career to meet great people and get 4 weeks of vacation from the start.

      Cons

      If you get to middle management your life will be miserable thanks to upper management. Decisions are dictated from above without any input from those actually impacted by them, and people are put in management positions that have no experience or qualifications for the role. Management populated by incompetent "lifers" that have survived by doing nothing more than what they're told. And because the lifers are in management, there hasn't been a new idea here in decades. And oh yeah, the pay is way below industry.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Stepping Stone

      Apr 10, 2017 - Account Executive in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Great colleagues and supportive network -Good work life balance for agency life -Exposure to many different marketing elements including: Sales, project management, and media planning

      Cons

      -Very little room for advancement (Promotions and raises only come once a year and if you miss it, you're stuck waiting till the following year.) - Not enough support and understanding from upper management - Many of the perks that made up for the decent salary were taken away in the last year (lunches, vendor visits, company outings)

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Content Manager

      Nov 16, 2017 - Content Manager in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      *Agency Environment is great *The people you work with become your family * High profile accounts * Access to amazing research * 40th floor * Flexibility to WFH when needed *Great PTO Movement within company

      Cons

      *Upper Management never listens * They don't promote from within even though they claim you are qualified *underpaid, over worked *upper management is power hungry and doesn't listen to employee feedback Upper Management favors certain employees which leads to terrible performace *no training

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      11 people found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Mixed Bag

      Jan 20, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great Work life balance - Great client roster featuring plenty of Fortune 500 Company - Great Middle Managers - Salary for the Chicago market is pretty competitive

      Cons

      - Clueless Upper Management that has no idea where to allocate resources - Client service is virtually useless, filled with "yes men" that do not know how to communicate commit to impossible deadlines and commitment leaving the other depts having to clean up their mess. They act as bullies towards the other dept and make to effort to collaborate and work as a team - Very little opportunity to grow within the company - Very little training

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      7 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Comfortable jOB

      Mar 16, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People are great Comfortable environment Able to WFH if need to Good Management

      Cons

      Lower pay than industry standard High stress at times Upper Management has low involvement with employees Needs better training on process No communication between departments

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      1 person found this review helpful
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