Thoughts on working at Sephora in-house? Will it box me in if I decide to go back to the agency world?

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No it’s fine. Just don’t put only Sephora in your book. If you’re there for five years, make sure you put good side projects or good open brief proactive work or something to diversify your book.

I’ve transitioned from agency to in-house more than once. The one thing that could box you in is working on similar businesses. I worked on automotive for years and I was concerned about not being able to work on other brands. Fortunately, it didn’t happen.

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