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Zimmerman Advertising Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
235 Reviews
3.7
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Zimmerman Advertising Founder & Chairman Jordan Zimmerman
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Pros
  • You're given a lot of responsibility off the bat because it's only a younger crowd that works there so you learn a lot (in 13 reviews)

  • Best place to start your career and work your hardest to get where you want to be (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/Life balance was generally good, though benefit packages could be improved (in 10 reviews)

  • AWFUL work-life balance, late hours 24/7, worked weekends ALL the time, had NO life (in 17 reviews)

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    Company Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good competitive industry salary, positive working environment, good relationship among co-workers, good benefits for the employees and a top-notch office environment, plus a strong executive team with great expertise.

    Cons

    Traffic to get here is horrible for me, very long distance commute. Many times I need assistance to complete the over workload I have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a Hispanic Division to pitch new accounts and growth the company income.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I have had a great experience working at Zimmerman and can honestly say I have no complaints.

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

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The employees are so smart and innovative. You truly learn something new every day.

    Cons

    None. Working hard is extremely rewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I am very proud to be apart of Zimmerman Advertising.

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

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I absolutely love the new direction the company is headed. I am both inspired and motivated to take the industry by storm! The culture of this company is a great fit for anyone who loves to win. At Zimmerman, conflict is not an issue it's a must. We are encouraged to speak up and participate in a way that not only enhances our company but also builds a safe haven for outrageous creativity. I love making the difference for our clients and I am honored to be apart of a winning team that measures success by results!

    Cons

    There are not many cons to this company but I must say that if you don't like to work hard look elsewhere. We all are extremely dedicated to the success of our clients so we literally work 24/7 if necessary. In the past, I would also complain about not being as involved as I wanted to be but thanks to new leadership that is changing. I now feel empowered to share my expertise versus feeling scared to offend anyone. It feels great to feel valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advice would be to continue to include everyone's perspectives, ideas, etc. and not just the higher ups. Zimmerman is full of brilliant people but you'll never know someone's true potential if you limit them to simple entry level work. Allow everyone the opportunity to advance their skills, responsibilities, and eventually their position in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Wouldn't have it any other way!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Art Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Art Director in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Once I arrived at Zimmerman, the biggest factor I knew I had chosen the right place was a simple phrase I heard just days after my hire from Jordan, the founder... he was walking around as he usually does and noticed some empty work stations and said "Get all these empty work stations ready and hire to fill the positions, we'll get the work!" I was so intrigued with his commitment to growth and immediately saw opportunities to advance. 14 years later, I've held different titles and I'm still here and...wouldn't have it any other way!

    Cons

    Don't really have anything negative to say. Would I like to make more money... OF COURSE!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some type of monetary yearly bonus. Just lifts moral of employees and makes even the least employee vested in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Company Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Image Editor/Retoucher
    Current Employee - Image Editor/Retoucher

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising

    Pros

    Very good industry competitive salary. Great people to work with. Great executive team with expertise. Excellent leader.

    Cons

    Quite a long commute from my house.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    #LoveIt @Z

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Media Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Social Media Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Our Social Media Newsroom rivals any Television station in the area. We have the latest technology, the greatest team and a space to thrive and grow. Not only am I learning more about how to drive sales from Social Media, I am learning the strategy behind each post and how to narrow down very specific targeted audiences for our clients.

    Cons

    Our Social Team is tight, so most people will know who this is, so I am definitely not throwing anyone under the bus. KIDDING - We have a great team - I could use a raise...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Win more Digital and Social Business, we want MORE - Love the wins this year. Keep them coming

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    New Graduate starting my Career at Zimmerman

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

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, insanely cool building, huge cafeteria with unlimited supply of coffee and soda - You'' be hyped up on Sugar and Caffeine all day. For reals

    Cons

    The starting salary was very low compared to the other offers I got in the state. You do get a bump at 6 months and another at 1 year. Luckily I have 2 roommates to share the bills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Culture

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

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Such nice people! It makes all the difference to come in to work and be surrounded by such kind and fun people! We have so much fun, I feel like I laugh all day long. The managers are laid back and super smart, so I am constantly learning. The thing I love most about this place is the career growth. Having come in at an entry level, there is lots of potential for growth and they offer a lot of additional training!

    Cons

    It does take time to get acclimated, it can be a little distracting being in such a fast paced environment and keeping up. And being around your friends all day can be distracting, but we know when we have to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more patient, the entry level folks are new and learning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Inspiring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Media Buyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Media Buyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I've never worked at a place that works so hard to inspire their employees. There are always motivational presentations, events and training to ensure the success of everyone within the agency. The clients are major players in the retail market and at Zimmerman everyone is an advocate. It's been a great experience so far!

    Cons

    Overwhelming at times. There's always a lot going on and with high level clients, they expect perfection. It can be intimidating and a lot to take in as new grad, but I know this is what I signed up for being in the ad world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us some time to adjust. I think that 90 day period should be taken in to consideration to adjust and learn the ropes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Trying to get back in!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I left Zimmerman a few years back due to relocation and after experiencing several different agencies since my departure I know where I really belong. I worked at Zimmerman when they were in their old office and talking to my former colleagues who are still with the company makes me very envious. Sounds like their new CEO and office is freaking amazing and having always loved their clients and people I've been chomping at the bit to get back in! The opportunity is looking like it will present itself when I return to South Florida. It's comforting to know that the people there recognize real talent and give former employees a second chance.

    Cons

    When I was there, it was a lot of long hours, but that didn't change at any other agency. Clients are the demand, not the company. Zimmerman puts their clients first, as should any agency and they will stop at nothing to make sure the job gets done. Which can be scary, but the mature and seasoned people in the industry know what it takes to succeed. Work hard and play hard. I always remember lots of play at Zimmerman!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never burn any bridges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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