Ogilvy & Mather

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Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
390 Reviews
3.7
390 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work / Life balance is pretty good and you get the X'mas / New Year week off (in 11 reviews)

  • Amazing and diverse clients, great work environment, incredibly smart people (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Impossible to have a work life balance due to work pressure and insane expectations from employees (in 26 reviews)

  • Giving your best might mean work long and long hours in the office (in 24 reviews)

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  1.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly working environment and lots of opportunities to branch out.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for interns.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time

    Pros

    There is a positive work environment. The people working here are happy and friendly. The company has lots of important and interesting clients. There is room for improving the company and making an impact.

    Cons

    Compensation is lacking. People must work long hours without over time pay or bonuses. There is little continuity between offices.

  3.  

    Great company, bad pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing and diverse clients, great work environment, incredibly smart people

    Cons

    Bad pay, some entitlement and rudeness coming from people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Corporate Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, creative environment. The corporate culture really does foster creativity and the hours are great.

    Cons

    lack of transparency among senior management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I would be happy to continue working for Ogilvy for many years to come.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and benefits like gym, live music concerts, cafeteria. Diverse and welcoming staff.

    Cons

    way out on the West side, extra commute time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - VBA Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - VBA Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    All new renovation and installation

    Cons

    Off the beaten path on 11th Avenue.

  8.  

    Years of inspiration from working with the best in the business

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    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborating with smart, exciting people on a daily basis who have a real passion for what they do. They honestly want to find new ways to reinforce the brands they work on.

    Cons

    Taking down walls and eliminating personal space to think and to surround yourself with inspiring images, not to mention some peace and quiet was a big mistake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the Ogilvy brand. Don't follow.....continue to lead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people- smart, sharp, hip, hard workers
    Great mentorship
    Ogilvy works on so many different types of projects, you have the chance to try many different things

    Cons

    Political
    Competitive
    Associates tend to leave bc they feel like interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication within the company needs to be better. Even though I had a great experience there was an air of disorganization and disjointedness

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Smart. Hard working.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people. Great client roster. Results oriented.

    Cons

    Too much bureacracy. Too many finance people not contributing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your clients and people more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    An invaluable experience at an agency with unrivaled office culture. I loved my time at Ogilvy & Mather in Chicago!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Gave interns a voice
    High level of responsibility
    Great employees
    Awesome perks - coffee bar, food in the office, free ice cream, sports teams and employee massages

    Cons

    Job security seems questionable
    Work long hours when necessary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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