Is working for an agency really so awful?

almost 7 years ago from Al M, Designer

  • Kevin SuttleKevin Suttle, almost 7 years ago (edited almost 7 years ago )

    I have only worked at one (global) agency, and I was older when I started, but I only lasted a few months. The pace was frenetic, and not worth it, even if you're young and have the energy.

    The other issue was that they refused to acknowledge that they are a software shop. Literally all they do was ship websites and apps, but they held true to the "agency" label so they could maintain the ludicrous schedules.

    My advice: do open source or freelance if you want variety. There will always be more and varied work. Don't waste your youth on work.

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