Young & Rubicam

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Young & Rubicam Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
Young & Rubicam – Shanghai – “yr”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 108 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Young & Rubicam CEO David Sable

David Sable

(20 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great so far!

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

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

    Associate Creative Director (Former Employee) San Juan, PR

    ProsI 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.

    ConsI 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

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

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    Great work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsCreative could be better
    Not cutting-edge on marketing trends

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Surrounded by talent, you're set up to succeed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing intelligent, creative, dedicated fun teams

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward and punish appropriately

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    good but with downfalls

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat, hard working people there

    Consnot the best senior management

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    Pretty good

    Intern (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGot 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStructure your internship program better so interns can fully take advantage of the opportunity.

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

     

    Good company to start out or end up

    Web Developer (Former Employee) Miami, FL

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

    ConsNo growth within position, inconsistent leadership within agency.

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    Great, solid global company

    Executive Creative Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSolid, full of history, great future

    ConsA bit impersonal, overwork and sometimes not rewarding enough

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very beneficial experience to gain insight into the advertising industry.

    Account Management (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThey really want the interns to get an all around perspective of the agency and different roles within the agency. They have weekly seminars with directors from the different departments to help the interns learn how each role within the agency contributes to the success. They treat the interns like they are part of the Y&R family. Great overall experience.

    ConsYou are placed on one account for the duration of your internship so there is not a lot of room for movement, but you get to see exactly what it would be like as a career decision. You learn every function that your boss does for the client and exactly what you would be doing if you were to take that role of job within the agency.

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

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    Fun Company to work for

    Finance Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery relaxed place to work. There are fun company outings and a lot of time off.

    ConsAll open workspaces, no offices or cubicles.

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

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