DNA Seattle Discussions
How long did it take for the dust to settle after your agency was acquired?
With leadership roles and processes changing consistently, it's hard to tell what a new normal will even look like.
What are you reading? I used to voraciously read Business books - the gullup strengths-finder series, The Speed of Trust, Critical Conversations, Who Moved my Cheese, etc. Them I took a 10 year break from HR. What’s inspiring you and your team out there?
Any other dudes been made uncomfortable/sexually harassed by a female boss? Hasn’t happened at Saatchi (yet), but has at other agencies I’ve worked at. And I’m not even remotely model material
Does anyone work as either a Client Solutions Manager or Senior Client Solutions Manager at LinkedIn? If so what is the day to day of the job like and what is the difference between the 2 job titles? Thanks
Been in biz dev/inside sales for ~3 years. Looking to make a career change to less customer facing roles. Seems like I’m not qualified for anything else. Any recommendations on other career routes?
Would it be beneficial to get a FMLA certification? I saw Shrm offers one online, has anyone taken that and what are your thoughts?
I have a Bachelors degree in HR management and at almost 2 years of experience but have never handled FMLA.
If you are not one of the 5 people running an agency or an office, when it comes to layoffs, you are either fucked or are yet to be fucked. Please discuss.
Looking to finally go get my SPHR having the PHR for the past 6 years. Still value and pursuing and obtaining?
Hi, I’m a student recruitment coordinator with a degree in environmental science (never practised) but I want to move into leadership and human development field. Any advice about the schooling I need to take to make the transition !
Does anyone have experience shifting their career from media/data analytics to a more strategic-based role? Ideally this question is for anyone with experience in agencies but any feedback would be helpful. For context I am about to start working as an analyst at OMD but am trying to get a sense of how a transition like that might look 2-4 years down the line. I do not have any previous strategy/planning experience.
I’ve heard the work life balance in tech is far better than in advertising. Anyone have any insight?
Thoughts on tasteful and creative, yet inexpensive and non-labor intensive, holiday gifts to give your coworkers? Keep in mind the 2 day amazon prime shipping ship has sailed. Thanks!
Anyone ever leave an agency and then your work got sold through but you didn’t get to make it? What’s it like
I always thought it was strange that agencies rarely let candidates know the client until they are towards the end of the process. My position has way more job security than others simply because I work for a CPG client. Those in the same role on other accounts (e.g. airlines, hotels, fitness) have been furloughed or even laid off just because of the nature of the industry their client is in.
Do we think agencies will have to be more transparent and let candidates ultimately chose the client?
Work BURNOUT… LET’S TALK ABOUT IT. So a little back story. I am 38 a full full time single mom. I work about 60 hours per week. I do not get child support. My employer currently expects me to bring in 15 new customers & 100 existing every month… minimum. I have realized with my upcoming paid time off that I am burnt out. I recently have had no motivation to produce because I so desperately need a break. I sell internet and am the 2nd top producing rep in the region. Opinions to get my mojo back.
Today I learned, there’s an 80-year-old agency, IN DETROIT, that hasn’t made anything of note since Mazda Zoom Zoom. Yet somehow, is alive and well. If Doner can survive, we all can. 🙏
A few questions:
1. When a company makes an offer to a remote candidate should they consider the cost of living where the remote candiadate lives?
2. As a BDR with 6 months experience, living in Chicago, with 10+ experience in the working world (former teacher), getting an offer from a small health tech company (20 employees) what can I expect OTE to be?
If a preschool accepts kids 3.9 and older do they mean three years and nine months? Or am I supposed to be doing fractions here and figure out 9/10 of a year?
It’s been 1 hour and there is sooo much cattiness! I love it. Also, Peter has made out with like half the women
If I resign and my last working day falls on November 2022, Will I receive the variable pay (eligible for Oct 2021 - Sep 2022 cycle) as part of my final settlement at Fidelity Investments . Please clarify.
Has anyone had good matches/success when using a Recruiting Agency? I’m debating if I should use one on my current job hunt got myself.
In the past, when I was used a couple of a agencies for our hiring, it was a pretty rough experience. Mostly there was a big disconnect between what we told the recruiters we were looking for (in writing, in person & over the phone) & what the job was, and what the recruiters told the candidates. It was really frustrating on both ends.
Any outsized risks to providing seller financing? What would you say is a ‘must have’ in the contract to mitigate the extra risk (in addition to the obvious stuff)?
hi! anyone here have a reco for an online quant vendor they like (gut-check on design) that's the trinity of cheap, fast and good? zappi was my go-to but they require a subscription now and pop research (in my experience) has gone downhill since being acquired. thank you!
Move to a different city for something more aligned with career interests or stay in the same city with bf and still have something good but not as well aligned... long distances are tough aren’t they
I am in the process of finishing up my MBA but considering also getting my SPHR or PHR cert. Is it even worth it or a waste of time and money?
Need your suggestions
Holding multiple offers
Happiest Minds - 16 + 1 L JB
Virtusa - 17.10 + 90K variable + 2 L JB
UST - 13
YOE - 4.3
Tech - .net
Thanks in advance
If you are stressed or just looking for a simple, positive health habit to implement in your life, look up "Wim Hof Breathing" and do it 1-3 times per day.
How are the projects related to .Net,.NetCore and .Net azure in IBM ? Can we easily get after joining IBM ?
I teach Spanish for 5th grade. I am interested in going into TESOL but scared if the workload of starting over and the transition. Can you tell me what the daily TESOL esl teacher life is like? Sheltered instruction, esl, or TESOL?
Looking for a job change. 9 YOE as BA/PM. Can anyone provide referrals? I can DM details or email/LinkedIn. Appreciate your help!
Anyone maintain eyelash extensions? They seem like a great solution to dealing with eye makeup, but pricey, and I haven’t found a great tech yet...
Just started a new project with a bank client. Got my client laptop. Opened the web tool they use to change your password across all systems. The https site, wait for it, did not have a SSL cert installed. I get that it's an internal site that requires VPN connectivity, but no cert? Not even a self-signed cert? Really?
Is it appropriate to wear Ponte Material dress pants to the office? They are very comfortable and have the same pockets as dress pants and are straight leg.