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  • Great Company, Wonderful Culture and Rewarding Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at VML full-time (More than 3 years)

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    Positive Outlook
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    Pros

    VML has a terrific and supportive company culture built around a very social atmosphere. The benefits are outstanding (healthcare, 401k, parental leave, etc) and the work is exciting and rewarding.

    Cons

    Depending on the team you end up on work hours can stretch into long weeks for months on end. While you may be empowered to do the best work of your career you may also be asked to do so for 50 or 60+ hours/week. This depends a lot on the group you work with so be sure to ask probing questions during the interview and set expectations early.

    Advice to Management

    The executive management generally does a great job of maintaining the culture and fun of working at VML while driving ghe company forward. If anything, I'd suggest they keep a closer eye on how their middle managers are spreading the workload across their teams to avoid burnout and keep the quality of the work, and the time people spend on it, at a rewarding level.

VML Interviews

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    Associate Art Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at VML (Kansas City, MO).

    Interview

    The interview process lasted a few hours as I was interviewing with multiple teams for multiple positions. I was told a lot about the culture of the company, projects each team works on, and was told in detail my responsibilities if I did end up joining the VML team. I walked each interviewer through my portfolio book. Some took a long time to look at each project. Others flipped through quickly and wanted to know more about my previous work experience and commitment to VML. As far as turnaround after the interview I had a job offer in less than a week.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one project that should not be in my portfolio and why?   Answer Question

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Website www.vml.com
Headquarters Kansas City, MO
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1992
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors R/GA, SapientNitro, Razorfish

VML is a global marketing agency that delivers forward-thinking ideas and solutions for the world’s most influential brands, including MillerCoors brands Coors and Coors Light, Charter Communications, COBRA PUMA GOLF, Colgate-Palmolive, Dell, Gatorade, the Kellogg Company, Microsoft, NAPA AUTO PARTS, PepsiCo, SAP, Southwest Airlines, Tennessee Tourism, U.S. Bank, Wendy’s and Xerox.

Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., VML has more than 1,900 employees with principal offices in 24 locations across six continents. In 2001, VML joined the world’s largest... More

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