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I have been working at Match Marketing Group full-time (More than 5 years)
My time at this agency has given me pretty good experience across a multitude of business applications. This company has been very flexible with positioning me and other committed colleagues where they thrive best, or want to thrive, and doesn't seem to silo employees to specific accounts. I think they know we are most valuable as multi-functional tools, and that mindset has helped me a ton controlling my burnout factor.
I started as an intern, and can safely say that loyalty has gone both directions. Its very uncommon to get what you don't ask for in business in general, so you need to be a driven individual here like anywhere else, but Match has always been willing to make exceptions when needed. I think ~10% of my colleagues have been here longer than 7 years, which is pretty nuts, so there must be truth there.
While we do work very hard as an agency, as most agencies do, the vacation, flexible work atmospheres, and various seasonal perks have made it worth it for my personal lifestyle. Some may disagree, I just make sure I'm taking advantage of the perks as you have to manage that well. We typically get off 10-14 days over X-mas in slow season, many days of which aren't actually taken our of PTO, which has been awesome since I only travel home once a year. We also have 10 other holidays. I think most of my friends are jealous of that stuff and most people I've been close to who have left have admitted the grass wasn't greener on the other side We've even had colleagues come back, which has made it tough to consider other options that may pay better but don't offer the balance. The dress code is totally casual. Hoodies if you want (I seriously have worn slippers before on snow days, on the DL). So I tend to be comfortable at work which is a big perk.
There is also a bunch of travel which I really enjoy because I'm not stuck in the office, and I can keep those travel perks for personal trips. I am fairly young, so I also like that this is a youthful agency, pretty much everyone here is between 24 - 40. Makes it a better environment to work in and to build rapport with other employees. Being in CO most people are like-minded so everyone gets along pretty well, I guess that may just be a CO thing. That said, at least at the Boulder office, I feel like our clients all pretty interesting and are brands that everyone seems on board with. No way could I go work on a Burger King account even if the money was better.
Will this be a lifetime career? No. Does it have 'terrific' pay? No. But it's balanced, has done a great job of setting me up for whatever is next, I've networked and traveled a ton, been able to do what I've wanted to do in my personal life, and I'm confident that I've gotten what I wanted out of this gig over the years. Definitely more than I expected as a fresh-out-of-college job seeker in 2008 when the market was at its worst.
Hard beat that mountain view from the office.
This is an agency, and most agencies work hard for their clients. This is a career that will quickly develop your skillset but also push your limits. You need to have thick skin and a very strong and driven mentality. You have to be willing to put in what you want back. The job is not for people who want casual work ethic. And you have to understand that with loyalty and time comes more flexibility. Seems like a lot of younger people want a lot more than deserved quickly on.
The pay could be better for the work and location. Denver/Boulder being the fastest growing real estate market in the country. But I have found that the perks grow with time and the company is overall very understanding and flexible with personal needs.. for hard working and valued employees.
The company is growing and recently merged with a large entity, so there are some normal growing pains and culture ebbs and flows right now. But I think/hope that will lend more opportunities as things develop. They seem to be asking for feedback so that's good.
Advice to Management
Keep an eye on the culture as things continue growing and shifting.
Maybe get creative with development opportunities and/or new roles.
The locale and market are changing and we have a a ton of transplants and competitors, so salary adjustments may be necessary in the future.
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Match Marketing Group (Boulder, CO (US)) in April 2013.
One interview with vp of operations. It was an easy interview, the executive was extremely warm and asked a lot of questions about past experience and outside interests. Probably one of the easiest interviews I've had.