Wunderman (New York)

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Wunderman (New York) Reviews

Updated April 2, 2014
Updated April 2, 2014
77 Reviews

3.1
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Wunderman (New York) Chairman and CEO Daniel Morel
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27 Ratings

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Account Executive

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

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, bad process

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

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    An agency that has lost its way

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  5.  

    Positive Interning Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in New York, NY

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, not so good pay

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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

    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
  8.  

    Great people, mediocre work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Creative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Creative in New York, NY

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much untapped potential.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Client Service in Seattle, WA

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, yet beneficial

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Irregular 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great coworkers; work and clients not so great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    It'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.

    Cons

    Its 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 ManagementAdvice

    Figure 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.

    No opinion of CEO

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