Wunderman (New York)

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Wunderman (New York) Reviews

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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart. Curious. In the present.

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    I was exposed to some of the most influential professionals in my career. Through enthusiasm and generosity my understanding of what is possible when people connect multiplied.

    Cons

    A corporate salary cap and hiring freeze was sad. I did not like feeling I had a whole lot of tenure with two years on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to blend the silos. Any org. as large as Wunderman or Wundermans clients cannot redefine process in a year or even years, but as long as the processes are open to refinement and optimization, it's all good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nicest collection of human beings I've ever worked with in any job, ever.

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    Current Employee - Freelance Senior AD in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Freelance Senior AD in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Seriously, and truly, everyone that works here are so genuinely nice, it is shocking. The CDs/ACDs are great mentors, the juniors are talented and eager juniors, and the management team sincerely seems to care on a human level.

    Cons

    The advertising is a little straight forward and boring. But if you just want to work in advertising, have a great work/life balance, great hours, and amazing, friendly people, this is the place.

    Recommends
  3.  

    I was supported by different people in management as a progressed my career with Wunderman.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wunderman (New York)

    Pros

    Working in a team setting is fun and everyone works hard together in that team to accomplish the goal set.

    Cons

    Slow and far and few career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize talent and hard working personnel within departments for advancement before seeking outside candidates. HR should reach out to department heads.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Overall great working experience, salaries are on the low end and if you receive a promotion, don't expect a raise.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York)

    Pros

    Great people, great company culture, really fun and creative environment, good career paths available for those who are able to self-manage.

    Cons

    Low salary base and when I received my promotion I did not receive a raise. The company seems to be able to spend a lot of money on company functions and small perks (like endless coffee, milk, cereal, chips supply) but is always on a "raise freeze". There is not a lot of mentorship offered by management. I felt most of the emphasis was placed on client-focused and creative output initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Management should advocate for raises for their hardworking employees, especially those that receive promotions. What's a promotion without a raise? Basically just a different job title with more responsibility. Also, better attention to employee/team well-being should be paid and people in leadership roles should take more interest in being a good leader.

  6.  

    Wunderman was a great company to intern for

    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Young, friendly environment. Location is amazingly convenient. Intern Program is very well done and I felt like I learned a significant amount about the advertising industry.

    Cons

    Direct marketing can get a little dry

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a pretty good place to work

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    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    The people here are great -- everyone is nice and friendly and doesn't put up with arrogance or BS. We're all "in it together." Company also has a generous PTO calendar (and people are encouraged to use it), but that's off-set by lower salaries.

    Cons

    Salaries and promotions are dictated by a corporate office in London, and is based upon how the entire network is performing. So it's pretty difficult to work a 50 hour week on a regular basis and not get anything out of it (esp. when your industry peers are making far more). Morale is pretty low as a result and our attrition has been extremely high (it seems that anyone that's been here for two years is a "veteran").

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a better way to retain employees. There is a cost associated with losing so many good people to time and morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have worked with a few other agencies in other cities, and Wunderman by far is the best place I have worked. The people are awesome, the office is in a great location, alot of small perks. In the past I worked with much smaller agencies with smaller budgets, and not as exciting work.

    Cons

    I think fi you looked at lot of other companies right now, things are pretty good at Wunderman. You hear a few complaints about raises, promotions, etc. I know a lot of people who are still out of work, I am happy to have a job I really enjoy, working on challenging projects.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, dated client base

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    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    smart people. great culture. good work life balance

    Cons

    client base could be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful community, office and people.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Wunderman (New York)

    Pros

    The people are fantastic. They love what they do, making for a very positive work environment.

    Cons

    Junior account staff are not compensated in-line with industry averages. Due to Wunderman/Y&R worldwide structure, pay raises and promotions take longer than they ought.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I liked working at Wunderman, but I think I was the only one who did.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Dearborn, MI

    I worked at Wunderman (New York)

    Pros

    Good clients, strong middle management, fun place to work, good team of people. Work was interesting and kept moving at a fair pace.

    Cons

    Legacy POV in senior management. Not open to new ideas. Poor work/life balance. No feedback or reviews. No career pathing. Good place if you are will to keep your head down and hold the same position with no raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think before you act. Listen to the people working the daily grind. Reward employees who work hard, not just those who brown-nose senior management. Review your HR department.

    Recommends
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