Wunderman (New York)

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Wunderman (New York) Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
81 Reviews
3.0
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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 8 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.  

    Wunderman Office Culture

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

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable ECD, Talented Creatives, Nice office.

    Cons

    There doesnt seem to be "The Eye of the Tiger" there. They turn out good work, n ot alot thats amazing though.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fiscally Struggling; 70% of Creative staff is freelance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Centrally located in the heart of Manhattan, near central park. Easy travel daily.

    Cons

    Management is very numbers driven, projects are driven by account managers. Projects managers are mere traffickers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people whom are clueless in diverse thinking and management. They tend to hire people with the same attitude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Account Executive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for culture

    Cons

    Long hours; not enough training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the younger talent more responsiblities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, bad process

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    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are groups of people doing good work...

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find and nurture good talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    An agency that has lost its way

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Politics 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive Interning Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Unfortunately 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York) full-time

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, not so good pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give annual pay raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, mediocre work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Creative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Creative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York) as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much untapped potential.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Client Service in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, 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.

    Cons

    Executive 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 ManagementAdvice

    Practice "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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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