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Rise Interactive Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2019

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Rise Interactive CEO Jon Morris
Jon Morris
102 Ratings
Pros
  • "Digital Marketing Experts: If you're looking to learn(in 16 reviews)

  • "Rise has a strong focus on building a company culture driven by success(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company Culture, Poor Salaries & Growth Opps"

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    Former Employee - Internet Marketing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rise Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overall, I really enjoyed my time at Rise Interactive and it makes me sad it ended abruptly. I don't regret my decision to leave in the slightest, but I have plenty of positive things to say about Rise. The best part is by far the people - the place is like one big family and there is a real sense of community. I met some of my best friends at Rise Interactive, and learned more about digital marketing than I ever could...

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    Cons

    Salaries, especially for media channel members, are far too low. You start the job and immediately feel underpaid given the incredible amount of work you do, and the amount of revenue you drive for the company. What's even more frustrating is that no matter how hard you try to prove yourself, promotions are seldom based off of merit. It's literally about gaps in the organizational chart, tenure, if a wave of employees...

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    Advice to Management

    When it comes to crushing goals, winning awards, and innovating, keep doing what your doing. When it comes to employees quitting in droves for other agencies, Rise has more work to do. Recruit your own employees every day. Recruit them like they have better opps waiting in the wings - because they do. Don't wait until they come in and tell you they are quitting to make up a creative new position and promise them the moon,...

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    Rise Interactive2019-07-11

    Rise Interactive Response

    July 12, 2019Vice President, Employee Services

    Thank you for sharing your feedback about your time at Rise. We are certainly glad to hear the many positive comments and appreciate the outlining of your areas of concern. As you noted, we are listening and working to implement a number of things to continue to improve our work environment ...

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "Start your career or go clear"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rise Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Snacks, Gym Membership, Friendly Office/Admin Team

    Cons

    Rise is what's wrong with capitalism. While you may grow your career, it will come at a cost. Employees are numbers and clients are money. Lack of known company ethics means it hasn't been a top priority to be transparent or self-aware about the clients they take on, let alone the lack of resource infrastructure to take on new work. Disparate inter-team processes are only the tip of the iceberg. You either get out or...

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    Rise Interactive2019-08-10

    Rise Interactive Response

    August 13, 2019Employee Services

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. Over the past few years, Rise has done a great deal of work to improve our workplace including listening to employee feedback and reviewing data (including Glassdoor posts). The continued improvement in employee engagement scores and commentary ...

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "See the forest not the trees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rise Interactive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Young, fun culture Flexible work style Innovative Open Collaborative An opportunity you won't get anywhere else

    Cons

    A few toxic employees and former employees who think they have all the answers

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward and holding people accountable for bad behavior. As long as we are all respectful and place our egos aside we can do great things. Also, remember nothing happens overnight. The good, impactful change will take time and patience.

    Rise Interactive2019-05-06

    Rise Interactive Response

    May 8, 2019Director, Employee Services

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. Please continue to share your thoughts and ideas on how we can improve our workplace through Glint, during ask me anything events, lunches with senior leaders or directly with the Employee Services team and/or the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Big vision but fails executing with poor ethics and leadership culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rise Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice office, some smart and fun people

    Cons

    Hours worked are valued more than impact, bit of an old boys club

    Rise Interactive2019-05-17

    Rise Interactive Response

    May 19, 2019Director, Employee Services

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - IMC in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rise Interactive full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I look forward to coming to work each day due to the company culture and challenges I'm presented with

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of room for big promotion and lack of diversity at the exec level

    Rise Interactive2019-03-27

    Rise Interactive Response

    April 1, 2019Director, Employee Services

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. Please continue to share your thoughts and ideas on how we can improve our workplace through Glint, during ask me anything events, lunches with senior leaders or directly with the Employee Services team and/or the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

  6. Helpful (15)

    "Nope."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rise Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They used to hire very smart people.

    Cons

    Rampant turnover, lack of leadership, inexperienced executives, no diversity If you don't work a set number of hours, you will be fired. If you ask questions, you will be fired. If you have original thoughts, you will eventually be fired. If you want to grow, you are more likely to be fired. If you complain, you will be fired. If you don't want to work weekends and vacations, you will be fired. If you callout completely...

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    Advice to Management

    Cash out already. Everyone knows that's all you care about. Hire someone who doesn't live in your neighborhood to tell you what's up. You have no clue.

    Rise Interactive2019-03-05

    Rise Interactive Response

    March 8, 2019Director, Employee Services

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your time at Rise. We are sorry to hear that it was not the best experience and wish you well in your next endeavor.

  7. Helpful (14)

    "Leadership will consistently disappoint you"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Rise Interactive full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Despite so much heartache, disappointment, and shockingly poor moral judgement, Rise was overall an experience that I don't entirely regret: industry experience working for great brands, mostly kind and motivated employee-base, better than average benefits that have improved over time, and a great office location for commuters. Benefits that shouldn't be overlooked: - Generous healthcare coverage - Decent PTO...

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    Cons

    Tread extremely careful with Rise's leadership team. You will never cease to be amazed at how unethical, morally skewed, and downright appalling particular high-ranking executives can be. You will be led to believe countless times that change is coming and that they are interested in *you* the person, i.e. the employee base that is exploited for long hours and virtually impossible requests, only to be sadly mistaken...

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    Advice to Management

    You say you are listening and will list all of the appropriated channels and forums that were created as a demonstration to show you care yet somehow nothing meaningful seems to ever really feel different. Despite what you might want to believe, there are many (perhaps even hundreds of) unhappy current and former employees... seriously evaluate what (and who specifically) are holding this agency back, even if it means...

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    Rise Interactive2019-01-31
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Strong company culture focus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Rise Interactive full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Rise provided a fantastic experience for getting started in the digital marketing industry. You're allowed to take significant ownership over projects and initiatives (just understand that accountability comes with it!). Rise has a strong focus on building a company culture driven by success.

    Cons

    The combination of strong company culture and high expectations can be intimidating, especially to those new to the industry.

    Rise Interactive2019-01-01

    Rise Interactive Response

    January 2, 2019Director, Employee Services

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Paid Search Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rise Interactive full-time

    Pros

    great place to work. A+

    Cons

    long hours and grueling training

    Rise Interactive2019-01-02

    Rise Interactive Response

    January 2, 2019Director, Employee Services

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you found Rise a great place to work and hope that you shared specific feedback with the Employee Services team about the training and work schedule. This will help us continue to improve our internship program. We wish you the ...

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture, But Not Paid Enough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rise Interactive

    Pros

    Great Culture, Great People, Amazing Environment to Learn

    Cons

    Low Salaries, Poor Transparency, High Turnover Rate

    Rise Interactive2018-11-11

    Rise Interactive Response

    November 11, 2018Director, Employee Services

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. Please continue to share your thoughts and ideas on how we can improve our workplace through Glint, during ask me anything events, lunches with senior leaders or directly with the Employee Services team.

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