Code and Theory Employee Reviews about "talented people"

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Pros
  • "Smart people, very strong production team, fun accounts(in 13 reviews)

  • "Code attracts powerful personalities and some of the most talented people in NYC(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours and struggles with work-life balance(in 20 reviews)

  • "There's a "Responsible Time Off" policy in place, but upper management makes you feel guilty for taking a day off or even working from home(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Code & Chaos (and a Little Fun)

      Sep 13, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      First of all, Code & Theory is a bit of a chaotic place to work. If you're looking for stability, leave now. But, if you dig start-up vibes with a hint of entrepreneurialship, this is the place for you. You will get to touch everything (if you ask). You will get to lead your own projects (because no one else has the time). You will meet some of your best friends and ironically, your worst enemies. Code attracts powerful personalities and some of the most talented people in NYC. You will have a great time here, unless you're a complete jerk. And those people get fired after a few months. After one year of working at Code, I completely transformed my portfolio and got all new, amazing creative work to show off. I learned so much about digital and social, as well as video production. I won a few awards. I had fun. Working at Code is like advertising boot camp. You get kicked in the butt, learn a ton, and end up graduating with a gold star and some wild stories to tell your friends.

      Cons

      Just plain chaos. Only those with tenure have knowledge and can "onboard" new employees. When those with tenure quit or get fired, gone is the knowledge. And thus, begins a new cycle of chaos!

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      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not for introverts

      Dec 27, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Talented People -Very Hard Workers -"Cool" people (If you're looking for that) -Big name clients

      Cons

      -Terrible environment for introverts (unless in Tech or QA) -Terrible environment for people who aren't type A -Upper mgmt is IN CONTROL and you better get used to it. While they may front as being open minded and receptive to change, they are are not. They want to control everything. -Literally no middle managers. You're either a director or you're part of everyone else. And "Everyone else" isn't made to feel important.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      Dec 5, 2016 -  in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Talented people, great office, great projects

      Cons

      A little chaotic at times.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Popularity Contest

      Nov 10, 2016 - Community Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get to work with some really talented people (individually) and often time run your own campaigns without much guidance from above. You can bring your dog to work, you can buy extra vacation time and the office is closed between christmas and new years.

      Cons

      The management is pretty terrible. They value their employees based on how cool they are and how much they're involved in the nightlife there. While I was there every one of my managers either left or got fired so I had limited guidance.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Designer

      Aug 12, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Sexy brand name, cool office and location, some dedicated and talented people, concerted effort to build community and consider employee success, improve, and adapt services

      Cons

      Poor middle-level leadership, highly political, toxic environment of cronyism, contorted realities, and a culture of throwing teammates under the bus, exceptionally high turn over with a long tenure being 1 year, frantic at times where decisions get rushed and with surface understanding, branding-centric mentality that fails to balance proper technical scoping for realistic time/budget. All the best people leave or get pushed out.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great opportunity but no room for growth

      Dec 27, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent clients, surrounded by very talented people and beautiful office location.

      Cons

      Very cliquey which makes collaborating difficult. There are mean girls and a bro club. True about the high level of arrogance. But I've also witnessed coworkers getting yelled at, hearing the shouting was so uncomfortable even behind closed doors. Didn't get a review and doesn't seem to have room for growth.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Management issues affect the everyday

      May 19, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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      Pros

      You'll work with talented people who want to push the work forward in a fast-paced environment. You'll forge bonds with team members through project work, and the project themselves are more compelling than you'd find at another agency.

      Cons

      Don't expect close mentorship or career development, or to work in an environment that justifies the amount of hours you spend there. The management culture, which dominates that of the whole office, is markedly male, and time and again it appears the way to justify an idea is to yell it or argue like a child about it. This definitely limits opportunities for those unwilling or unable to act like this.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Very slow to pay

      Mar 7, 2013 -  in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cool, talented people, great location and office, nice perks, high-profile clients.

      Cons

      Don't freelance there unless you can afford to work without a paycheck for several months as they do not pay in a timely matter. As far as work, there are great opportunities but it really depends on account, how long you've been there, and how tight you are with upper management.

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