Interpublic Group

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Interpublic Group Reviews

59 Reviews
3.6
59 Reviews
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Interpublic Group Chairman and CEO Michael I. Roth
Michael I. Roth
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Location (midtown NYC), work-life balance (in most functions), employee diversity resource groups (in 5 reviews)

  • Great managers as well as great work environment (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Increased transparency from senior management and less politics when you deal with corporate in NY (in 4 reviews)

  • Less direct compensation than similar jobs in the Omaha area (Both as an intern and as a entry-level full time employee (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked about 5 years for IPG in IT department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interpublic Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    On that period was good salary and good location

    Cons

    Right now they are moving to Omaha . They are not interested in people in other areas.
    No I would not recommend this company to my friends. If company tried to save money by relocation - may be no reason to go to this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    just one messed up place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Biztalk Server Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Biztalk Server Consultant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Interpublic Group

    Pros

    pay was kinda fair though it was less than few other companies in the area
    work location is good for commuting

    Cons

    worst management
    dont anything about project management
    lack of respect for hard working people
    incompetent fulltime staff , most work is pushed onto consultants
    lack of QA team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to respect your best guys

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Absolutely no communication, leadership, or training

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Invoice Controller  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Invoice Controller in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Interpublic Group

    Pros

    Benefits were okay, and the casual dress was a nice change from most jobs. The hours were okay. Honestly, however, I'm racking my brain to think of these pros.

    Cons

    A complete lack of cohesive training. There were three people training me during the first week and I was told different things by all three. There was no positive feedback, or any feedback for that matter. I was hired because of anticipated heavy work increase, but that never materialized and then without warning, after 21 days of employment, was let go because I was "not progressing fast enough". How can a person learn a job when the work doesn't exist and they are kept busy by pulling staples for three days? After I was let go, I didn't receive my check for 20 days afterwards, and the check I received was incorrect. I would not recommend IPG to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't even know where to start. This company needs a complete overhaul and communication, leadership, and training needs vast improvement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Low pay has caused employees to leave this company bitterly

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    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst

    I have been working at Interpublic Group

    Pros

    Life balance and very nice work environment. I really liked the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Low pay and limited forward movement in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees and your employees will stop jumping ship

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interpublic Group full-time

    Pros

    fun group of people to work with

    Cons

    long hours.
    low pay
    drinking problems among senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get pass the midlife crisis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    No Training

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interpublic Group

    Pros

    Great holidays - 12! Two weeks of vacation the first year.

    Cons

    No training. No organization. I played Scrabble for the first two weeks. I begged for any type of assignment, but no one knew what I would be doing... When I was given an assignment, I was told there were no SOPs in place. Training was almost non-existent. Manager would assign project but be too busy to walk me through it - or taking her dog to the vet - or getting her nails done - or home with her kids - or going to the dentist. If I couldn't finish a project, manager would finish it but not tell me how it was done. Communication was not high on the list of priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SOPS should be an integral part of every department. I don't know if my department was an exception - or the norm. With SOPS, new employees can hit the ground running. Absences can be covered efficiently. Communication can be moved up in importance. Work can get done efficiently - the first time. I would strongly recommend that each employee know what they are doing and why. I spoke with my manager several times regarding a lack of direction. There was no response until my last (and only) HR meeting when I was told the job and I were not a match. Luckily, I had determined that my manager and I were not a match earlier.

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