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G2 USA Reviews

Updated 24 January, 2015
Updated 24 January, 2015
58 Reviews
2.6
58 Reviews
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Harvey Kipnis
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some very smart account people and talented hard working creatives (in 5 reviews)

  • G2 has some very bright and talented people across a range of disciplines (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible Upper Management, No respect for employees (in 7 reviews)

  • Politics with upper management and or lack of communication (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place for good people.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Account Director in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Group Account Director in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at G2 USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    G2 was like any other ad agency owned by a large holding company. Pros - nice offices, good infrastructure and standardized processes.

    Cons

    As a large-ish company, it was easy for people who weren't pulling their weight to hide for too long which can be demoralizing for those who are picking up the slack.

    Very segmented - if someone wasn't on your team you probably didn't know them, even if they sat near you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Long term strategy was often sacrificed for short term wins. Tough to balance the two when most employees, some at very high levels, are looking for their next job instead of trying to invest in this one.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at G2 USA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good client list and resume building opportunities, great location in midtown Manhattan, full-service agency with built out departments, entrepreneurial environment

    Cons

    manager ran account into the ground, was greedy for growth and ultimately lost a long standing account

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Fast paced work environment. Lots of resources

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Supervisor in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Management Supervisor in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at G2 USA full-time

    Pros

    There are many talented people that work here so it lends itself to learning from others. I've met some of the nicest and most talent people here who are always willing to help others. The hours can be long, but not out of control. It's an ad agency... so it's expected. It tends to be a fast paced environment to time management is key!

    Cons

    It can be a bit of popularity contest at times, but if you are always professional none of that should matters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Managing Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at G2 USA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great client roster of blue chip companies, above average compensation. Good inter-disciplinary team of strategists, creatives, project managers, analytic specialists and production professionals.

    Cons

    Very demanding senior management - very focused on revenue and profitability vs. meeting client needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your clients' interests first and the business will grow. Provide more training opportunities and embrace emerging technology trends.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people, until all the great people left

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Account in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at G2 USA full-time

    Pros

    Pre-merger there were some very talented creatives, strategy and account team members.

    Cons

    The merger was handled as badly as it could have been. Severe lack of communication, intentionally evasive behavior caused a mass exodus. Employees who stayed through the mass exodus were not valued for staying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over. Recruit. Pay a decent salary for the job. Don't do mass layoffs before you merge and then expect people to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sinking Ship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G2 USA

    Pros

    Good Hard working people

    Cons

    Terrible Upper Management, No respect for employees

  8.  

    Sinking Ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Technology in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at G2 USA full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the employees were good people. The pay was not terrible. The location (which has since changed) was great.

    Cons

    Management didn't seem to know what they were doing. There was no communication at all. We would get messages stating "Big News Coming Soon" then never hear anything again. Important information like changing of benefits was included in mass corporate emails with no type of personal follow up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your ship in order. Don't profess there will be big news just because the company is invited back to a pitch. Don't do thinks like take away someones insurance when they have a pregnant wife.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    One of my favorite work experiences. The people made the place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at G2 USA full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good People, Fun Work, Nice Office

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees. When project work was done, if there was no work employees were laid off

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good colleagues, terrible Sr. Leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategist in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Strategist in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at G2 USA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of job experience and variety of clients.

    Cons

    Poor Sr. Leadership, communication, career pathing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop bickering and fighting trying to scratch out your fiefdoms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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