Ogilvy & Mather

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Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 332 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Ogilvy & Mather Global CEO Miles Young

Miles Young

(168 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work / Life balance is pretty good and you get the X'mas / New Year week off(in 10 reviews)

  • Great people who really work hard to try and make the company successful(in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Impossible to have a work life balance due to work pressure and insane expectations from employees(in 23 reviews)

  • Giving your best might mean work long and long hours in the office(in 21 reviews)

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

    Consway out on the West side, extra commute time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great Place to Work

    VBA Developer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAll new renovation and installation

    ConsOff the beaten path on 11th Avenue.

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    Years of inspiration from working with the best in the business

    Producer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsCollaborating 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.

    ConsTaking 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 Senior ManagementFocus on the Ogilvy brand. Don't follow.....continue to lead.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing 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

    ConsPolitical
    Competitive
    Associates tend to leave bc they feel like interns

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart. Hard working.

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsSmart people. Great client roster. Results oriented.

    ConsToo much bureacracy. Too many finance people not contributing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on your clients and people more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Account Management Intern (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGave 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

    ConsJob security seems questionable
    Work long hours when necessary

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Phenomenal.

    Account Management (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThere are so many pleasant people that I worked under during my time here. I was treated as an employee right off the bat and can only recall one moment where I had to something "intern-y".

    Extremely hands on experience.

    ConsI can't name anything terrible that I encountered during my short time here. But I would say that being an intern doesn't necessarily transition into full time employment with this agency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Gained lots of professional experience and skills

    Web Developer (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsProfessional development is a priority. Lots of encouragement to pursue learning and growth in various skills (technical and professional). Lots of leave time and holidays.

    ConsEncouraging all members of team to list contacts (friends) for new business prospects - it felt invasive and forced. Compensation was not competitive and promotions were delayed indefinitely.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I learned a lot about advertising during my Internship

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery focused on career development, they like to get younger employees opinions, they are open to suggestions, you have access to higher management, it's a flat organization

    ConsThey were a little disorganized, but that was mainly in part to the fact they had just moved offices and I had to move between different offices during my internship

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A tremendous learning experience coupled with very good people.

    Design Director, Partner (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsA very high expectation with some world class thinkers … high pressure as well to test yourself against, and people to catch you when you fall.

    ConsNot all the people you ran across there had the same idealism. Some were actually quite fraudulent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChoose your people wisely and stick by them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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