{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Has anyone else worked at a small agency and found that their other tasks outweigh the time spent filling the role they were hired for?", "post_id": "600f51fc2dc8f1002e2facc8", "reply_count": 10, "vote_count": 6, "bowl_id": "5565cfca8b2b9a03009acf57", "bowl_name": "Advertising" }

Has anyone else worked at a small agency and found that their other tasks outweigh the time spent filling the role they were hired for?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Yes. My job has morphed into a lot of things besides copywriting. Not really a great thing tbh - nice to know more about the business but takes away from the meat and potatoes of my craft - writing.

like

Went in-house (small agency) and feel more like a janitor than a creative

likefunny

yeah - hired to be the #2 strategist- lead a team, client work, decks, manage a team. turned into - client babysitter. project manager. etc

like

Ouch. I feel this, been there, you need to set boundaries from the first day on the job...but, it doesn’t matter, in the thick of things, fires gotta be extinguished.

Yes - worked at two small agencies and everyone was required to “wear multiple hats” which mostly created an inefficient system. Set clear boundaries about your responsibilities versus someone else’s, and don’t get caught up in the “everyone’s a team player” excuse you’ll hear.

like

100%. Sometimes it really bothers me, other times I’m happy to learn new things (I just wish there was enough time to learn properly/comfortably)

like

No, my job has been pretty much the same no matter where I work.

like

lol once worked at a small agency where i was basically PMing, AMing, doing video production (cutting video and mixing audio), and being a designer (what i was hired for) all at once

like

Yes. I know exactly what you mean.

like

Yes. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

like

Related Posts

Hi Fishes, Is anyone aware of openings for Automation Testing - Selenium in companies like Cognizant, Accenture, Wipro etc? Yoe : 2.5 Location : Hyderabad

like

Best exit opps for MBA generalist consultant with 5 YOE?

like

Can anyone help me evaluate whether I should take an exit opportunity. Currently in big 4 (fsrm) and have the opportunity to join a f250 payments firms internal strategy division. They report directly to the c-suite and said they mainly focus on strategy or M&A and don’t do implementation. The team seems really nice but I’m just worried about leaving consulting and leaving the accelerated progression. Would love some insights as I’m fairly lost on what to decide. Thanks!

like

Roland Berger 🐠, wanted to see if any of you are willing to have a quick conversation and maybe drop in a referral for me? Happy to post a burner and share my résumé! Targeting SC role in Chicago.

like

Are consulting firms going to be hiring at the entry level as usual? Will it be more competitive? Looking to moving into consulting 1+ years experience out of undergrad

like

Is Anybody looking for an entry-level UX Researcher? I have: - A degree in Psychology (c/o 2019) - UX Design Certification - Created and am improving on the entire process of Utilities here at my property management company I am based in the Midwest (Minnesota) but am also entirely open to remote work!. If you have any openings or know anyone who's looking, please send them my way!

like

Looking for job in HR generalist role, having 5 years experience.Immediate joiner.

like

Recently applied to LEK Associate position. I noticed that my application is changed to Associate- February '22 (lateral) without any notification. Are there any actions that I need to take at this point? Wanted to make sure I'm considered for the right position.

like

Anyone work at guidehouse and willing to chat and offer potential referral? Looking into healthcare project manager roles and have MPH with 3YOE. TIA!

funny

What’s the turnaround time to get into a federal role (usajobs)? I’ve heard it can take up to months…and to not apply unless you are a veteran? Is this true?

like

Any companies hiring for Director level+ in Information Security / GRC? I have 8+ YOE - mix of Big 4, smaller consulting/advisory, and industry experience. Industry has been focused on FinTech/Startup space, but worked with both mid-size/large clients when at Big 4 & consulting/advisory.

like

What is the new commercial leverage model with the introduction of the Senior Manager role? How do we expect to sell this new pyramid to the market? Do you expect Ds to bump up or M to bump down ...

like

Any advice for going to get a referral to a fertility clinic to for egg freezing? I’m in Toronto, I’m 34, my partner is 42 but isn’t sure if he wants kids. I am certain I want kids. I’m feeling quite lost, anxious and stressed about the whole thing...

like

Need some help on comparing two offers. MBA recruiting full time offers: Strategy & VS Accenture Strategy, the same base, sign on bonus ACN 5k more, the same city. So in terms of career growth, culture, exit opportunities, etc. which one is better? WLB is not so important to me. Accenture Strategy&

helpfulfunny

I am being required to relocate for a position that is still currently remote. Same state. Is this unreasonable?

like

Do you feel that there is sense in timing exit, seasonally speaking, for better opportunities? As in, do you think opps will be better in Jan after holiday season since tend to wind down in the latter months of the year, or does that even matter in this type of job market?

like
like

Im looking for an entry level Data Analyst or BA entry level opportunities. A referral can help, especially to get my career started. All I need is one yes! Thank you!

like

I went back to my old job when I lost my job. This was probably more an emotional decision. My old manager and team welcomed me back with open arms. I’ve only been back for a couple of weeks but I’ve realized that I want to pivot into analytics and my current role has limitations in this area. Am I horrible for wanting to leave even though they asked me that I was planning to stick around for more than a few months. Any advice appreciated!

like

Acturial is hiring. requirement : 6-10 year of Acturial life insurance experience. If you know someone, kindly DM

like

Additional Posts

To the folks that don’t want to get the vaccine, what is your reason? This seems like a strange hill to die on considering people losing their livelihood over this

likefunny

Indianapolis area - any other HR leaders?

like

Would companies every suspend pay for employees as an alternative to stave off layoffs?

like

You have a Zoom interview. You wear a nice top that will be seen. Are you still wearing sweats on the bottom, or dressing up fully?

like

What are the pros and cons of buying property in India as an NRI on H1B? Specifically, any issues or tax benefits here in the US if you have an outstanding home loan with an Indian bank?

likesmart

Has anyone made the jump from one industry role to a higher paying industry role? What was the role before and after, and what was the comp change? I hear the job market is hot right now but have a hard time believing I can make significantly more than 300-350k at 7 YOE. Thanks!

like

I currently work in a mid-size firm (top 20). Is it possible to go from a mid size firm to a big 4 firm? I know there is a lot of movement from big 4 to mid size/regional but don't hear a lot about

Any US employees have a house in an EU country where you spend a portion of your time? Looking to buy a vacation home in Spain and spend bench time/weekends there. How do you make it work?

like

What's the internal job transfer protocol for PwC? Do I really have to contact my RL first before applying anywhere? I'd like to stay in the same office and don't really care about getting a higher salary. Just want to stay at PwC in a tax related role (which is what I'm in now, just more niche).

like

How long after the first round interview with Deloitte Consulting do you hear back if you made it to next round?

like

Been laid off for sometime now, I'm worried about getting a job in this market now especially with all the pandemic surrounding us.

like

How many of you would make the jump from big 4 fdd to A&M if given the opportunity?

like

Does anyone know of NetsSuite by oracle? I have my second interview and everything sounds good great so far would love some more insight. I'm going for educational consultant.

like

What’s a standard Sr Content Producer salary in NYC for someone with 8yrs experience (3yrs as Sr Producer)?

Is it worth switching from mid-tier CPA firm to big 4 with only 10% raise?

like

Hi fam! Me and my partner (females) just got an oral consent from my partners best friend (gay male) to be a sperm donor. Anyone has experience with this? I know lesbians usually go to sperm bank but we wanted to know “baby daddy” and have him involved as a godparent and when kids ask questions introduce him as a father. Personal life stories and dos and donts welcome. All my friends are straight or gay men so I have this resource and general internet.

likefunny

Just got an offer at ACN as a Strategy Manager and HR made it clear that parental leave was 2 weeks fully paid for men. Theoretically up until 12 weeks is covered by NY State ($900 weekly). What would you do? Have you seen men take a few months off for parental leave in consulting even if unpaid?

like

Does anyone have any good recommendations on a robust customer service training for employees?

like

Anyone have a Branch standing desk? Thoughts?

like

What is the salary range for Citi SVP of Finance/FP&A in nyc?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal