LEWIS Global Communications Employee Reviews about "long hours"

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  • "Work/life balance is good for an agency(in 15 reviews)

  • "Great People, everyone cares for each other(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work/life balance can be tricky (as with any agency in the industry), however the company is making improvements in this area(in 12 reviews)

  • "The average team members are spread very thin and forced to work extremely hard and long hours - more so than your typical agency(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      An agency headed in the wrong direction

      Apr 11, 2018 - Senior Account Executive in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people at LEWIS are amazing - they made it worth showing up to work. There is an opportunity to grow and climb the ranks if you are aggressive and put in the work. Excellent amount of PTO - if you can find a time you are allowed to take it. It's a global company which can give you exposure to other markets if you are lucky enough to be on one of the few international accounts.

      Cons

      LEWIS is growing, the profitable agency - but for all the wrong reasons. LEWIS has slowly been drained of lots of its best employees due to constant overworking and a lack of recruitment efforts. The average team members are spread very thin and forced to work extremely hard and long hours - more so than your typical agency. This has caused a poor and negative working environment which is especially sad because the employees are exceptionally bright, honest and good people. Senior management isn't concerned about the impact this is having on employees - the emphasis is strictly put on client retention. The concern is profitability, profitability, profitability without a single thought about the employee experience. The endless employee turnover has made it almost too difficult to request PTO because there aren't enough people to cover accounts. The executive teams fancy's itself as being transparent with their employees because they put out regular updates on employee departures, new business and internal initiatives. However, the sad truth is they are working employees ragged until they leave, all in the name of profitability. Lack of a formal training program of any kind.

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      21 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Out with the old, in with the new!

      Sep 9, 2016 - Account Services in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The office vibe in SF has changed and I love it. Finally we have some leaders that care for employees and actually communicate with us. Everyone is treated equal and that means a lot to me. We are definitely headed in the right direction.

      Cons

      Long hours but that's expected in any agency environment. Some clients aren't so nice either but that's also expected. Most clients are technology & B2B so it would be nice to branch out into other markets.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Senior Account Executive

      Mar 10, 2016 - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some good people, decent office space in SF

      Cons

      Terrible culture, very clicky. You are expected to work very long hours with no comp time. Management has only one way of doing things, outside ideas are not welcome and clients can be very boring

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      7 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great people and culture in fast-paced setting

      Sep 21, 2015 - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      LEWIS has an energetic, fun culture and one of the best parts about working here is the people. Everyone on my team is friendly, outgoing and supportive in terms of being willing to help out. The company shows a genuine interest in its culture, with active measures taken by management to implement things like rewards, shortened hours, and new kinds of training programs. The work itself is fast-paced and exciting – you’ll have the chance to learn and work on some interesting clients doing really interesting things, and the company takes an integrated, forward-looking approach. The work can be challenging at times and you’ll put in a long day here and there, but that’s the nature of client service and at LEWIS I've found it doesn’t go unnoticed. The people who thrive at LEWIS are those who are proactive, so if you're curious and hard working you'll do well, and work with some great people along the way. Nice perks, benefits and office space, and competitive pay in my experience. As a larger company, you’ll also have access to more resources and professional training than you might elsewhere.

      Cons

      Occasional long hours but nothing outside of the norm. Primarily B2B technology clients so need to have an interest in tech.

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      13 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place

      Sep 18, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly environment, a few office perks (beer+wine on tap and catered lunches), great teams.

      Cons

      Employees work really hard and long hours. Focuses mostly on B2B

      4 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Not An Ideal Work Enviornment

      Aug 11, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Big Clients -Challenging work -Great Resume builder

      Cons

      -Long hours; no respect for work/life balance. -Account managers do not have a good understanding of technical aspects (Paid Search, Analytics SEO) -Managers will tell you "we push you hard so you can get a better job somewhere else" -Most Senior staff are inexperienced and lack proper leadership ability.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Intern, less than 1 year

      Hands On Interview Experience

      Mar 28, 2014 - Intern in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing location 2 steps from Montgomery BART in the Financial District of SF, hip office, young and friendly co-workers, fast-paced environment, interns trusted with hands-on and in-depth tasks, free beer on tap 24/7!

      Cons

      Large work loads, long hours

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Prepare for ulcers and to be undervalued as a person

      May 12, 2009 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This agency works with some really interesting tech companies, so you are able to really diversify your portfolio of work.

      Cons

      Understaffed (because people keep leaving), VERY long hours, expected to work above and beyond without any incentive or even gratitude. VPs have little leadership skills, almost downright mean to individuals in the office. This agency defines the phrase "burn and churn."

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      8 people found this review helpful
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