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Zimmerman Advertising Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
159 Reviews

3.6
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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.  

    So far, I have had a great time here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    I really enjoy the work environment. Most of the fellow employees are very friendly and always happy to lend a hand. They take us seriously and value our input, even though we are just interns.

    Cons

    Although this isn't a very big con, I am not located close to the office, which makes commuting annoying. This is a high-commitment job in my opinion, and could definitely take over someone's life. But, if you work to live, I'm sure you could do amazing things here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't really have any advice. I think they are doing a fabulous job. The experience that I'm getting from this internship really is unparalleled elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A fun immersion with an invaluable emphasis placed upon driving revenue for the clients.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    It's a great location that's close to home. Most of my coworkers are young and will socialize with me outside of work. I see the opportunity to move up within the agency, but I also have the flexibility from experience to find another agency or business to work on the client side.

    Cons

    I'm really worried about a low starting salary. Since it is close to home and wages aren't great, the easy answer for me is to live at home. I don't want to do that coming right out of college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The high turnover rate is concerning to me, so I would like to see the agency be more competitive with retaining employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It has been a great overall experience, i have learned a lot.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Services  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Account Services in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    in the past few weeks i have learned more then i have the last few years at college, i have made a great deal of new friends as well as many great new conections.

    Cons

    the arent many cons, the only con i could think of is the limited about of trashcans they have. there are hundreds of recycle bins but i always have to go on a scavenger hunt to find an actual trach can for trash.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everything is great and it is a great experience, i can defenetly see myself working here in the near future. the staff is young and all upbeat and motivated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging and Fulfilling

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Ability to utilize digital skills
    Personal growth

    Cons

    Communication challenges across teams and client agencies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunity in South Florida

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

    Pros

    A successful company delivering great work for growing brands. Lots of opportunities to learn and build your skill set, while making significant contributions to clients' businesses. Nice office environment to work in and professionals with amazing experience and talent to collaborate with, learn from.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is a work in progress. and there are a lot of egos to navigate that can make it difficult at times to do your job effectively and efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a culture of greater positivity and more clearly define roles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very rewarding, demanding, and challenging

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    energy, excitement, willingness to help, great people and environment. Everyone is great at what they do and always willing to lend a helping hand

    Cons

    too many people, not enough organization, it is easy to get lost and have goals get off track if you are not on top of everything

  8.  

    Great place to grow

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of young fun people working in a new, modern building. The management team is not afraid of making tough calls. There are a good deal of large accounts that continue to grow in profile. Individuals are given a lot of responsibility relative to their years of experience.

    Cons

    The hours can tend to be long and entry level pay is not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the cultural shift that has been taking place over the past few years...empowering employees, praising their successes and supporting them when they fall short.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast moving train

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn, coworkers are some of the best I've worked with, top name clients, the little things that the company does to make it fun (ice cream day, food trucks. . . ), the new headquarters is amazing.

    Cons

    Salary is a bit on the low side until you prove yourself, the go-go-go mentality can be fun but exhausting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your people want, especially at the lower levels. We need to grow and thrive!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Make it here and you can make it anywhere!

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

    Pros

    It's a huge company with lots of great people in an amazing new building. The energy is non-stop and from day one you get to work on things that most agencies would only allow the most seasoned veterans to touch. Great experience and an amazing opportunity to learn the real ad business.

    Cons

    Anything less than total dedication will not survive in the fast paced, get it done environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A sense of job security & appreciation can sometimes be more important to an employee than a paycheck.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    First Career!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Account Coordinator  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Digital Account Coordinator in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    Great place to start off you're marketing career. You will learn a lot just in your first month! I went into Zimmerman worried that my knowledge from school wasn't enough to make it in the real work place, but after being here and learning from everyone around me I found myself very capable of doing the job.

    Cons

    The pay isn't the highest for entry level positions, but if you pay your dues and stay a while your pay will increase.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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