Wunderman (New York)

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Updated Jul 17, 2014

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3.0 77 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Wunderman (New York) Chairman and CEO Daniel Morel

Daniel Morel

(27 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, supportive atmosphere, dedicated employees with good work ethics (in 7 reviews)

  • You can have complete work/life balance here (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Most Senior management gone within months of my experience (in 7 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is not a priority and there is no "overtime" for working long hours/weeks (in 4 reviews)

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    So much potential, but not being realized.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat coworkers and clients. Much of the work is on a national or global scale.

    ConsManagement and vision. Integration and support from sister agencies is disappointing.

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

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    Great people, poor management

    Senior Account Executive (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosground level people have a "can do" and "we're in it together" attitude. plenty of opportunity for go-getters to succeed...

    Cons...success is not met with reward for hard work.
    -poor people management and high turnover due to politics and frustration arising from that.
    -zero understanding of organization structure
    -promotions are slow, if at all

    Advice to Senior Managementpractice what you preach. the market is not saying good things about you.

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

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    Was a great place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe regular employees made it a good place to work

    ConsLeadership was an utter disaster

    Advice to Senior Managementgo after new business. build morale of the agency

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Complete cluster and unnecessary panic.

    Technology (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPitch like pros, always looking for a "big idea." Very bad at executing those ideas, strategically and creatively. Great at finding genuinely talented junior staff, but susceptible to bullsh*t artists at most higher levels. Data group is solid, but spends time massaging bad results.

    ConsCompletely unable to deliver on promises made in pitches. Waste too much time in meetings and morale/profile building activities, to detriment of client work. People rewarded for sucking up, not results.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time (and allow staff to focus) on real projects, before the client is walking out the door.

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

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    Some will fair well, others will not

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsOpportunity to work within a powerful agency network
    work/life balance encouraged
    Smart and friendly senior management
    If you're on a 'good' team you'll be treated fairly and well

    ConsDisproportionate level of power given to people who cannot handle it
    Bountiful amounts of political drama, to which management turned a blind eye
    Incredibly high turnover rate within the company, even for an agency
    Far too many contracted workers treated poorly
    Started to seem as though those who have worked here for longest were allowed to get away with the most.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to take risks, stay attuned to your employees and their happiness.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wunderman Chicago

    Account Director (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat people, fun company activities

    ConsMost of the upper management displayed inappropriate harassment-type behavior and encouraged a bully culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should be accountable for inappropriate behavior.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Get into the "club" or forget about Wunderman.

    Vice President. (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsAt Wunderman, the goal is always about the 15% increase in profit. If you meet the criteria, you are safe and secured. if you don't, the "ax" comes down really hard. Although, the profit criteria is difficult to obtain, the compensation and benefits are at or above industry standards. The office tried to do the "right" thing for the STAR performers.

    ConsPolitical nightmare...is the word that comes to mind. Unless you are in the "club", you are not appreciated or promoted in timely manner. The only way to get into the "club" is to think and act like the "club" members. If you disagree, your career is not recognized.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate down to lower level on an ongoing basis. Be honest!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the place it used to be.

    Account Supervisor (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe people that are still there are fun to work with. The company is in a rebuilding period which could be attractive to some people.

    ConsBecause they are rebuilding, there's not enough staff to work on the projects. This can cause tension and delays.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe staff does understand that the company is changing. However, they want you to acknowledge the layoffs and how it's benefiting the restructuring.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Trying to figure it out

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSeems to be making strides
    Upper management attempts transparency

    ConsNo clear direction
    No digital team at all
    Been in a transition period for 2 years

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the talent

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    Adequate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGlobal agency. Great experience working on large accounts and within a large network. Impressive client list.

    ConsCompensation is poor, raises come rarely and sporadically, recognition comes rarely.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more feedback on how to improve and get to the next level.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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