Wunderman (New York)

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Updated Apr 2, 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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    Assistant Account Executive

    Assistant Account Executive (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat place to work for culture

    ConsLong hours; not enough training

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive the younger talent more responsiblities

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

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    Good people, bad process

    Creative (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThere are groups of people doing good work...

    Cons...but they often find themselves swallowed up by ineffective, confusing process.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind and nurture good talent

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

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    An agency that has lost its way

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNice location. Some very talented people with a few good brands to work on.

    ConsPolitics abound -- the network isn't sure what it wants to be. So many acquisitions and brands with separate P&Ls have left the NY office with little to justify its existence. Complete lack of management continuity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive Interning Experience

    Account Management Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe interns are given things to do and side projects with an actual client, whether or not this be used it is still a positive learning experience. There were lectures about Advertising by VPs and we got to meet the CEO, as well as Mr. Wunderman himself.
    The program itself is well run and rewarding.

    ConsUnfortunately the client project is not a "real" project and will not be used.
    Interns are not always given real work. Some of the people seemed to be there as a career stepping stone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience, for a short while. High turnover rate due to burnout.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    Pros- Good experience, especially for young professionals
    - Good pay and vacation (paid time off)
    - A lot of fun people to work with

    Cons- Contractors not treated as well as full-time employees
    - Culture is dictated by major client
    - Low morale
    - High turnover rate
    - Long hours, burnout

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, not so good pay

    Project Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe people that you work with, have great personalities and fun to be around.

    ConsThere are not many project managers, so you tend to work on many accounts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive annual pay raises

    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, mediocre work

    Senior Creative (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsA mix of talented creative people make this a good place to spend your time.

    ConsThe place is run by account, seemingly, and doesn't seem to have a coherent vision of who they are or where they want to go - it is reflected in the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLots of Jrs, lots of Chiefs - no one in between to offer real creative direction or to push the work to the next level.

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    So much untapped potential.

    Client Service (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsSmart, hard-working people. The rank and file is seriously committed to servicing their clients and delivering meaningful results. Impressive global network. A few very talented stand-outs.

    ConsExecutive management is disconnected from staff and clients. Executive management delivers very little value. Raises and promotions are difficult to come by resulting in a high attrition rate among the most talented staff. Like many publicly traded companies, the focus is on the bottom line.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice "management by walking around" instead of secluding yourselves in your offices. Demonstrate your value to clients and staff. Understand that when clients tell you repeatedly that your Creative and Strategic output is sub-standard, they are probably telling you the truth.

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

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    Challenging, yet beneficial

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsBenefits, opportunity to work on MS, access to the network, process-focused agency.

    ConsIrregular and inconsistent promotion & raise cadence. Too Microsoft-focused at times. The agency in many ways has evolved to mirror how it functions to its biggest client, Microsoft.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great coworkers; work and clients not so great.

    (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIt's one of the most ego-free agencies I've worked at. Everyone is for the most part professional, engaging, helpful and supportive. Good open door policy with senior management encourages a lot of communication. Lots of teamwork.

    ConsIts clients are mediocre marketers with a very rigid idea of what they need to say. This tends to make the assignments very run-of-the-mill, and can discourage a lot of innovative thinking. There is very little pro-activity with regard to the clients. Instead, the agency waits to get brief from them instead of going to clients with great ideas for assignments. As a result, morale is low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out what differentiates the agency from the umpteen others just like it, instead of trying to be all things to all clients. Move away from clients that grind everyone down or don't raise the profile of the agency.

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