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Zimmerman Advertising Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
159 Reviews

3.6
159 Reviews
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Zimmerman Advertising Founder & Chairman Jordan Zimmerman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You will make mistakes and learn a lot right off the bat (in 8 reviews)

  • Client interaction and casual work environment in a small office is great (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • AWFUL work-life balance, late hours 24/7, worked weekends ALL the time, had NO life (in 14 reviews)

  • Abusive work environment, low pay and lay offs with zero notice and zero severance (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Former Intern

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

    Pros

    Helpful employees, lots of hands on experience

    Cons

    Low compensation, long hours, lots of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Helpful colleagues, smart staff, but company is a revolving door

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    Great place to start a career in advertising and be fully exposed to all parts of agency life. I really appreciate the structured on-boarding for new employees with helpful, informative, and inspiring presentation from the upper management of each department. I am really impressed with the effort to make sure employees (no matter the department) understand how each facet of the agency works. I am also impressed with the helpfulness of employees, the kindness displayed to new hires, and the opportunities available socially inside and outside the office.

    Cons

    The turnover rate is atrocious, and CEO Jordan Zimmerman either doesn't want to know, or just doesn't care. Most of the staff is young and entry level because that means less money is spent on their salaries. Speaking of salaries, the entry level positions have some of the lowest starting salaries in the industry, without any dramatic improvements if you stay with the company (that's because executive management is hoping you don't). Even with the success the agency has found, and Zimmerman being one of the fastest growing agencies (and 14th largest with new clients all of the time, none of that success is being shared with the hard working staff. Jordan Zimmerman needs to open his eyes and do more to retain entry level employees, whatever the right formula for that may be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay. take care of your entry level employees, and view them as irreplaceable, not replaceable. Also, work hours should be shifted from 8-5 with an hour lunch break, or 9-5:30 with a half hour lunch break. Leaving at six (and often after) every day has negative effects on work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Account Coordinator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good entry-level experience. Good People mostly

    Cons

    Some room for growth but this company is all about who you know.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, not great

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    Current Employee - Junior Account Executive  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Junior Account Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    Great corporate culture
    Great work space

    Cons

    Job title doesn't match description
    Low pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, I have had a positive learning experience my first few weeks here at Zimmerman.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Media Planner  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Media Planner in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    I love working with a lot of different people from different backgrounds with different personalities. I get to work with an amazing group of really intelligent people every day. I have also learned A TON about my job in a VERY short amount of time! :)

    Cons

    The pay is verrryyyy low and sometimes my teammates are too busy to help out the new girl.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be approachable and available. This place can be intimidating!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great entry level

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Young culture
    Hire recent grads
    Learn a lot about advertising
    Have social and philanthropy activities

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted
    Low entry salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your recent grads to avoid high turn over rate

  8.  

    A lot of hard work but great learning experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    Many large, reputable clients
    Opportunity to work with executives

    Cons

    A lot of pressure surrounding final presentations

  9.  

    Lots of hours

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You gain some decent experience, especially if you're new to the advertising world.

    Cons

    Long hours, traffic flow for jobs was sometimes slow and inefficient. Unrealistic client expectations often times the result of senior management setting unrealisitc goals.

  10.  

    Rewarding Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Client interaction and casual work environment in a small office is great.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult hours and can interfere with personal life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Learn and Grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    You learn a lot at Zimmerman. It really does prepare you for great things and increase ones knowledge

    Cons

    Parking sucks and pay could be a little better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your to those you supervise. A little guidance can go a long way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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