Wunderman (New York)
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Updated Apr 18, 2014

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Wunderman (New York) Chairman and CEO Daniel Morel

Daniel Morel

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48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    No respect for support staff

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsCasual atmosphere. Centrally located offices.

    ConsNo raises - there were talented staff who had gone several years without a raise and left because of it. Support staff were utterly disrespected and it was not uncommon to have an assistant responsible for supporting a dozen people without even being told who they were supporting. Focus is more on meetings than actually getting anything done. There were meetings to plan meetings and meetings to discuss the last meeting - it would be funny if it weren't true. Pay is very low and only those interested in not doing much seem to last. I left after less than a year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat support staff with some respect and COMMUNICATE with subordinates about expectations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsYou will work with clients that push you to your limits and force you to think and prioritize. The team of people in the office are highly creative and gifted thinkers.

    ConsIt's a mess, no one is willing to step up and take responsibility. No one manages client relationships, expectations are out of whack, and business development doesn't exist. The action being created is wheels spinning faster and faster. Smart people are leaving this place at an unsustainable pace and a lot of knowledge is lost. Management seems perfectly happy with the shrinking staff given the lack of revenues. The office is exclusively dependent on one giant retainer (hint: software company) and it's shrinking fast because leadership has let the relationship go stale. No new clients are coming in because Wunderman Seattle has a deserved reputation for being expensive and slow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFeel shame. The first step is admitting there's a problem, be open, honest and transparent about what's going on. The monthly Town Halls have become a joke since they focus on meaningless happy news and new snacks, while glossing over very obvious problems. Stop rewarding yourself with giant promotions when you tell the rest of us no raises and promotions are coming. To be honest the best thing you could do is resign and spend more time with your families because you've let the Wunderman Seattle family down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a good choice for developers since they don't let you write code.

    Developer (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsThey're generous with the PTO.

    ConsIt's just a staffing company with a marketing focus. They don't actually consult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the politicking and give the developers some real IT resources.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible place to work. People here have no idea what their doing. HR is slow getting back to you.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    Prosthe location is good. Great places to eat at.

    ConsDO not work at Seattle WUnderman. People are fake. They take advantage of their contracted employees then fire you when your contracts ends. My boss never knew what she was doing. She was always talking about her personal problem and wanted my opinion (awkward).

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to what your employees need. Keep an open communication with them. Stop bringing in your personal problem tow work. Stop making things the office environment so uncomfortable.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIt is a global company

    ConsToo hierarchical, senior management don't listen to employees, not a fun ad agency to work at, low moral.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee above.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Account Supervisor (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsA lot of experience can be gained because of the lean staffing levels

    ConsLack of transparancy on how promotions are given

    Advice to Senior ManagementMotivation and support are crucial in order to retain good employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Caotic, the turn around is unbelievable.

    Producer (Former Employee)
    Mexico City (Mexico)

    ProsYou get to work with big global accounts. There are some talented people.

    ConsThere is no structure or organization. People are confused, no process. Expect you to work 12hr work days EVERY DAY! Most Senior management gone within months of my experience...

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people, there is no guidance as far as accounts, bad communication with clients.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Only for Juniors, Senior People Abstain

    Management (Former Employee)

    ProsThe office is located in a great area with easy access to transportation and has a dynamic, modern layout. If you are new or have just a few years of experience under your belt, this could be a great spot to get exposure to global clients and diverse projects depending on what group you fall in. There’s a great vibe and collaboration among junior staff; juniors actually run the show here.
    You will love the xmas party, which actually happens in January to save money.

    ConsThe story is quite different if you are a middle level manager or were hired to lead a team. Many clients are extremely dissatisfied and have low expectations for the work coming out of there. As a result, the work is very tactical, and clients don’t really care about strategy or talking to you as they focus on the juniors to push the work forward. And since juniors have the upper hand here, something will fall through the cracks and worsen the situation sooner or later, but don’t worry the quality of your work doesn’t matter as much as your popularity.

    Senior creative members are misogynists - it’s embarrassing to see how they treat some of their female colleagues- on top of that, they are lazy and produce sloppy work.
    HR and the very senior management don’t pull their weight, are disorganized, dishonest, don’t provide guidelines or training.

    Juniors don’t expect cutting edge work or regular salary raises here but you will learn the basics. All this takes the turnover to insane levels, that co-worker that you just love working with, will soon leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt’s time to rebuild your reputation with clients and stop the brain drain if you want to be competitive and maintain your declining portfolio. Not only hire good people but support and empower them to do what they were hired to do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to learn but not at all worth staying

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros- Exposure to well known clients
    - Diversity of work
    - Lots of learning opportunities by essentially being thrown into everything right from start.

    Cons- The employee turn over is astonishing. I have never seen so much turn over.
    - Very low morale
    - Work load expectations are incredibly high due to account management not managing client well. One can easily wind up working evenings and weekends on a regular basis without a competitive wage.
    - The senior leadership just doesn't exist or frankly it seems that they don't care about their employees.
    - There's quite a bit of "make work" projects that never seem to lead to any real progress on any project.
    - Extremely understaffed.
    - Employees are expected to do the work of multiple employees with lower than average industry pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher better leaders who care about their employees and have clear goals and vision. Higher more do'ers as the company is very top heavy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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