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Thoughts on the Marketing Store? Glassdoor reviews aren't bad, but don't entirely trust those..

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I’ve heard pretty great things! I interviewed there not too long ago and all the people I met with were wonderful and had been there for a very long time. One guy said that he invited his whole team to his wedding. I don’t know about the work but the culture sounds pretty good.

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Good culture and work-life balance, but it’s where careers go to die, largely. The work isn’t that exciting, so the agency skews a bit older (people choosing work-life balance over challenging interesting work). Weakest link of WAU, by far

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Well, the same could be said for any Chicago agency. Your career could go there to die if you don't challenge yourself either, or don't have leadership who challenges you. Point is no one is lighting the world on fire in Chi, so no need to mislead ourselves.

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You asked, I answered, OP! I worked for a lot of people who were open about the fact that they traded down in terms of scope and caliber of work in favor of working somewhere 9-5 with work-life balance. I enjoyed my time there but wanted more challenges and growing opportunities before settling down, so to speak

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Fair enough, that's really good insight. Thanks!

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