Wunderman (New York)

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Wunderman (New York) Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
77 Reviews

3.1
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Wunderman (New York) Chairman and CEO Daniel Morel
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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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  1.  

    So much potential, but not being realized.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, poor management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    Pros

    ground 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 ManagementAdvice

    practice what you preach. the market is not saying good things about you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Was a great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    The regular employees made it a good place to work

    Cons

    Leadership was an utter disaster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go after new business. build morale of the agency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Complete cluster and unnecessary panic.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technology in New York, NY

    Pros

    Pitch 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.

    Cons

    Completely 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Some will fair well, others will not

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Opportunity 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

    Cons

    Disproportionate 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wunderman Chicago

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Director in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great people, fun company activities

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should be accountable for inappropriate behavior.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get into the "club" or forget about Wunderman.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President.  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President. in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    At 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.

    Cons

    Political 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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate down to lower level on an ongoing basis. Be honest!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not the place it used to be.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Trying to figure it out

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Seems to be making strides
    Upper management attempts transparency

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the talent

    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Adequate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more feedback on how to improve and get to the next level.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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