The Wunderman Network Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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  • good peoples, good plan, you can learning digital marketing what it is (in 3 reviews)

  • The CDs/ACDs are great mentors, the juniors are talented and eager (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Most Senior management gone within months of my experience (in 8 reviews)

  • But if you just want to work in advertising, have a great work/life balance, great hours, and amazing, friendly people, this is the place (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Typical agency experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at The Wunderman Network full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is actually a work/life balance, but it ebbs/flows as the campaign needs arise. Rarely do you see people working long hours for more than a couple of weeks in a row. The people here are really great, which is what everyone says when they say why the don't leave the agency (despite lack of raises/promotions/boring work). Most of the frustrations that people have here would be found an any agency (esp. since the clients create a lot of the discord and that will never change). Because the company is fiscally conservative, they often don't have to lay people off immediately because business slows down or an account goes away -- it's a last resort to the leadership team than the first step. Great time off benefits and people here are actually supportive of you taking your vacation time and unplugging (unlike a lot of other places).

    Cons

    Below-market compensation overall and then a lack of raises/promotions for years at a time takes its toll on the morale and we're not able to keep good people around. People often take on greater responsibility without the corresponding salary increase. Unfortunately, this is due to leadership decisions outside the Seattle office. The work overall can be a bit boring, as most of it seems very tactical in nature. Senior management seems a bit out of touch sometimes on what the "real" problems are around the agency, and Wunderman as a whole seems to be struggling with how to define itself as the agency landscape continues to evolve.


  2. Finance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Wunderman Network

    Pros

    Great work experience and chances for promotion and to move around within the network. Smart committed people.

    Cons

    Many long hours and tons of stress. Raises and bonuses hard to come by.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on fighting at the local level for your employees. Tell it straight.


  3. Good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Freelancer - Art Director in New York, NY

    I worked at The Wunderman Network (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere with lots of work.

    Cons

    There was a weird office culture or lack thereof. Things were on the disorganized side. This is part due to lack of proper staff.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people.


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  5. Sr. Project Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at The Wunderman Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Office culture and learning from talented peers and new accounts. Management will typically move you onto new work after a fiscal year if you request. Summer Fridays are a nice bonus, plus the week after Christmas the office is closed.

    Cons

    Career growth, salary, management disconnect with employee frustrations

    Advice to Management

    Broaden your business to withstand major account shifts. Management should promote and give salary increases to retain good talent.


  6. Lots of smart people, great environment, moves a bit slowly

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Innovation Strategist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Innovation Strategist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at The Wunderman Network full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wunderman Seattle had a core of great strategists who asked the right questions and got results. The offices in South Lake Union, Seattle, are modern, beautiful, and highly accessible to a lot of great amenities. Management care about employees. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Highly dependent on a couple of big clients (you know who they are). Almost no culture of risk-taking in the work.

    Advice to Management

    Sharpen the new business pitch in order to generate more opportunities and more excitement.


  7. Co workers are amazing, they make the job what it is. Clients can be extremely difficult (thats advertising for you)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Art Director in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at The Wunderman Network full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you set good barriers with your boss you won't be working a 50 every week. Be honest with the PMs and tell them when you have too much work.

    Cons

    Red tape when it comes to raises, promotions, etc.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are great, seriously. However, having all of the contractors really does hurt morale.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Smart. Curious. In the present.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Seattle, WA

    I worked at The Wunderman Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was exposed to some of the most influential professionals in my career. Through enthusiasm and generosity my understanding of what is possible when people connect multiplied.

    Cons

    A corporate salary cap and hiring freeze was sad. I did not like feeling I had a whole lot of tenure with two years on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to blend the silos. Any org. as large as Wunderman or Wundermans clients cannot redefine process in a year or even years, but as long as the processes are open to refinement and optimization, it's all good.


  9. Great people in a challenging environment functioning as a key strategic partner with major brands.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at The Wunderman Network full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working with major brands, not just a vendor but a key strategic partner to the clients. Some of the smartest people you'll ever work with.

    Cons

    Career growth path can be unclear at times. Being beholden to the holding company can be a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Balance the drive for revenue against the quality of the work.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Nicest collection of human beings I've ever worked with in any job, ever.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Freelance Senior AD in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Freelance Senior AD in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Wunderman Network part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Seriously, and truly, everyone that works here are so genuinely nice, it is shocking. The CDs/ACDs are great mentors, the juniors are talented and eager juniors, and the management team sincerely seems to care on a human level.

    Cons

    The advertising is a little straight forward and boring. But if you just want to work in advertising, have a great work/life balance, great hours, and amazing, friendly people, this is the place.


  11. strategy and planning

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategy
    Former Employee - Strategy

    I worked at The Wunderman Network full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    notable clients, smart and strategic, great people

    Cons

    process-heavy, lacks agency focus, less collaborative environment

    Advice to Management

    be more clear about agency changes and leadership goals



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