What's it Like to Work at Integer Group?

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This new short film on the agency's culture, released today, explains. Any of the 1,200 employees out there care to comment on how good a job it does in capturing the vibe?

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Although beautiful, it couldn't be farther from the truth if you're a creative.

You bastardized my beautiful song.

Anonymous knows what's up.

having worked at an integer, i'm curious what office they filmed at, b/c this is NOT Denver at all. agreed with anonymous. couldn't be further from the truth, at least for Denver.

Wondered the same thing, ie. where it was shot.

I thought the video was a great way to showcase the culture. But two minutes later, I was hoping the video would end. 4 minutes is a bit much. I'm certain the remix (2 min cut) would be better.

Nathan you're a star!

this has footage from several of their locations, looks like to me. I see parts of Denver for sure. Des Moines too.

When you think about it, this is kind of sad.

So is this supposed to be advertising advertising to advertising people? If so, that's hilarious! And if so I would imagine it's a giant load of bullocks. If you have to make a video telling people you have a good culture...well then there's your answer right there I guess.

Ha.

No work shown in this video because creative is not valued there. Sure, they show the few "fun events" they hold, but ask yourself: is that why you got into advertising, err marketing, err promotions?? or whatever they do now.

I would challenge you to find a creative, still there, that feels pushed, inspired, challenged, partnered with, or feeling they can show any growth in their abilities during their stay, much less find one that feels like they will leave with a stronger book than when they went in.

Stay away or find yourself stunted, needing to re-learn any skills that matter in a real agency.

Integer Group showed no interest in finding out my creative character. With three arts degrees and design experience, Integer had no interest in calling me up for an interview. Good luck working with them. It may look good on your resume but all they want are cheap workers and grunts. They have numerous openings throughout the year for only temporary work. After applying and sending my cover letter each time they posted a new opening (several times). I was directly replied by the art director to stop emailing my cover letter and resume to hr and him. Not a good company to work for if they have that kind of poor etiquette.

Crap.

These guys get a bad wrap. Sadly a lot of it is true. If you're lucky enough to find yourself on a select few brands you can do good work and get a lot of experience doing it. But there are a lot of talented people there that can't use those talents because of the nature of the work.

They need to stop undervaluing the REAL ad work they still do and use it to get more, and build a better rep. But for some reason they won't.

Re: Been There:

"If you're lucky enough to find yourself on a select few brands you can do good work and get a lot of experience doing it. But there are a lot of talented people there that can't use those talents because of the nature of the work."

Working at an ad agency shouldn't be about luck in getting involved in a critically creative project. Work with an agency that recognizes your talent and uses it to the fullest extent. It's not worth it to work at Integer Group if it is all about luck.

I think there is a misunderstanding of what Integer does amongst Denver creatives, they aren't a traditional advertising agency, their creative output is of a promo marketing agency which is a different niche so if someone wants to do traditional advertising then they may be unhappy if they are doing promo advertising under the impression that Integer does traditional print, radio, TV,etc. I've been here for a while and know Integer isn't an ad agency of those in the big cities so I have an understanding of my limitations and opportunities.

Regardless, I'm STILL here because of the people, which is what I think this video is saying.

the video shows several offices, dallas, des moines, denver, new york, chicago.

There's something to say about having a positive attitude. This video shows all of the great things that happen there besides work: charity, friendship, community. If you can't see the amazing aspect of that, there's a reason you aren't working there. It's all about the perspective you take and how you turn the negative into a positive.

How can you say simply having a positive attitude is enough? Plenty of places to find charity, friendship and community, what is wrong about wanting good work first. Find that, and the rest will come.

It's amazing what happens when good work leads, but then again, the big red "I" doesn't buy into that idea, they much more prefer profits to the top level for management. Management being the goal of employment for most there.

And yes, Integer is promotion work and not ads, but don't confuse advertising with good work. Promotional work can be dynamic, if you are willing to explore and take risks. Integer doesn't.

I'd also like to know how setting your book/career aside for friendship and charity (that is fleeting there) as a creative is turning a negative into a positive. As far as the the community, if you fall into the proper click, know and drink with the right people, you can get promoted, despite your talents.

Just stumbled across this page, and wow, no wonder you all have work-related issues. i'm guessing none of you "fit in" and you blame everyone else for your problems (as seen above). Funny thing is, even though I've never heard of this company, it sure seems like they know what their doing when hiring since it's the angry ones who are getting rejected and posting emotionally online. I think there is something to be said about attitude, and maybe a reality check wouldn't hurt for some of you. Your way or the highway sure doesn't work anymore.

this video was not created for promotional purposes for integer. It was created & presented to the employees at the year end meeting to show how we all interact and grow with each other, and highlight the fun times we've had along the way.

I've been proud to share it with friends and family to show fun stuff I get to do at work.

Haters gonna hate.

garbage

If Integer's "positive attitude" is all about making friends, joking around, and drinking. Then they aren't a serious company. Period.

How would Integer know I generally have a positive attitude, they don't until you get hired. It is unfortunate in this recession, employers have the upper hand. Not caring about creativity and caring about if you are "cool" enough to fit in the group is not a positive attitude. This is life, not junior high, grow up Integer.

I'm not angry, I'm just disappointed. I'm better off working somewhere else where there are nicer people who are considerate of how others feel.

Somebody please give the last commenter a hug! They need it.

"If Integer's "positive attitude" is all about making friends, joking around, and drinking. Then they aren't a serious company. Period."

You are going about it all wrong if you are not making friends, not joking around, and not having some drinks.

I dont even work at integer and I sure as shit don't want to work with the asshole from 2 comments above.

"If Integer's "positive attitude" is all about making friends, joking around, and drinking. Then they aren't a serious company. Period."

You are going about it all wrong if you are not making friends, not joking around, and not having some drinks.

I dont even work at integer and I sure as shit don't want to work with the asshole from 2 comments above.

To answer the one legitimate post above: music scenes were shot here at Coupe Studios in our Studio A. Where, incidentally, we'll be offering free hugs to all anonymous haters. Merry Christmas!

this video and these comments are why no one outside of CO gives a half a shit about anything that happens there. get over yourselves and just keep mailing it in

"If Integer's "positive attitude" is all about making friends, joking around, and drinking. Then they aren't a serious company. Period."

Seriously? You feel free to work in a soul-less, bland environment then. Good riddance. Make room for the people who put their heart in the right place.

And "no one outside of CO gives a half a shit about anything that happens there"...then why are you posting here? Clearly you care a little.

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