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Young & Rubicam Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
111 Reviews

3.3
111 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There were Good people, and it was a very nice office (in 9 reviews)

  • They treat the interns like they are part of the Y&R family (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Leadership was unfocused, old-school and not innovative or creative (in 7 reviews)

  • Be prepared to work extremely long hours with little recognition just to keep up (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    account executive trainee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really great opportunity for college students to get practical skills. Opportunities to participate in briefing, creativity designs, connect with customers and communicate with graphic designers.

    Cons

    High intense and pressure for daily working. Could not be able to get work life balance. Long term to be promoted.

  2.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Account Management  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Management in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities in the internship program.

    Cons

    Some intern positions get lest exposure to the business than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great so far!

    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and experience. This position has given me the opportunity to expand my skills in the administration field.

    Cons

    No room for growth from my position. I would like a position at a company where there is room for growth and other opportunities.

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  5.  

    Young & Rubicam is a great global network, with excellent and innovative work.

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    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director  in  San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in San Juan, PR

    Pros

    I really took advantage of the strong global network that Y&R has. My time there proved to be very enlightening in terms of how the advertising culture works, and how high the bar has been set by Y&R when it comes to powerful, innovative work.

    Cons

    I was brought as an interactive specialist to strengthen the digital arena in a seamless scenario with the "traditional" (i.e. above the line) landscape. However, although this regional office was very aware of the power of interactive in the overall advertising mix, and wonderful ideas were conceptualized, unfortunately the entire team was not ready to embrace and integrate the processes and methods that interactive work require in order for projects to be successfully produced, and thus, have a strong return over investment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advice the entire agency to submerge themselves in basic digital training, like how other Y&R offices have done (and proven that it works), so that "traditional and digital" are one and the same. Once the correct digital production processes are set in place, the agency has all the creative power to be on the forefront of interactive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great work environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are terrific, respectful, sincere
    Opportunity and growth can be achieved (with a good deal of effort)

    Cons

    Creative could be better
    Not cutting-edge on marketing trends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Surrounded by talent, you're set up to succeed

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing intelligent, creative, dedicated fun teams

    Cons

    Big agency bureaucracy and stick-in-the-mud clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and punish appropriately

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good but with downfalls

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great, hard working people there

    Cons

    not the best senior management

  9.  

    Pretty good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Got to work on big client projects that you can't work on in a smaller firm. The best part is the people, they're all pretty awesome. It's important to have good culture in the agency. The dress is casual so that's a plus.

    Cons

    There was a lot of down time. I felt annoying always asking my supervisor to give me work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure your internship program better so interns can fully take advantage of the opportunity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to start out or end up

    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Great work life balance, benefits are awesome and people are great

    Cons

    No growth within position, inconsistent leadership within agency.

  11.  

    Great, solid global company

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

    Pros

    Solid, full of history, great future

    Cons

    A bit impersonal, overwork and sometimes not rewarding enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of people, talent moves mountains, but talent also needs to rest, have vacations, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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