I have a question for some of you more experienced designers: does company culture really vary from agency to agency?
Obviously smaller agencies will feel different than bigger agencies but overall is there a clear noticeable difference from agency to agency or, at the end of the day, are they really all about the same?
I’m asking because I hate the company culture at my current agency, but it’s the only agency I’ve ever been at so I don’t have anything else to compare it to. I don’t mind the work, but the people irate the hell out of me and are harder to deal with than the actual work. I would describe it as “work hard, play harder”. Very male dominated, immature, focused on delivering the best quality no matter what toll it has on your physical or mental health, and partying hard afterwards.
When I’ve asked my friends who are also in the industry they’ve said it’s the same at their agencies and probably everywhere else… but this can’t be true? If it is I am seriously reconsidering my career…