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AD Council Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
AD Council – New York – “Smokey The Bear”

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3.4 11 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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Peggy Conlon

(8 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Incredibly smart and inspiring people

    Campaign Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSmart, hard-working individuals who are passionate about public service advertising

    ConsThere were no cons of working with the Ad ouncil

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was strong and gave growth opportunities to young people

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

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    This organization needs new leadership and management overhaul badly.

    Media Outreach (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMake a decent living while doing meaningful work. Hours are 9 to 5, unless you have trouble managing your time or if you have a manager that sets unrealistic deadlines.

    ConsHypocrisy. Besides the everyday perks that are only enjoyed by select employees, e.g. come and go as they please and working from home, there are actually written policies that are applicable on a cases by case basis.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement by instinct can only get you so far, it's time to seek outside professional help.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lack of leadership and professionalism.

    Campaign Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsHours, pay and benefits are decent for a non-profit. OK for young people who need experience and have time to waste.

    ConsInept executive staff with false sense of intellectual superiority and clueless about leadership and management. Different rules for different folks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHopefully next CEO will clean house (starting from the top), change culture, send managers to management training, and eliminate some of the double standard.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Easy to work with

    Researcher (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsClear direction from management, worked from home

    ConsContract worker, so I didn't get to know the staff very well

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Waste of time, unmotivated, unprofessional staff.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking on projects that you feel can make a difference

    ConsNobody cares, nobody is motivated to do actual work.

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    Rewarding Opportunity to Make A Difference

    Media Outreach (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsWhat wonderful work the people on Madison Avenue do for the Ad Council and the greater good of the entire country. I have always been proud to have been a part of this organization.

    ConsWe needed more time to understand the truly best way to reach each market segment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpand by reaching out to the local market segments!

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    Very peaceful working environment!

    Receptionist (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNice area to work in, friendly employees. Everyone works as a team. We are Helping the community one PSA at a time!!

    ConsNon-Profit. Salary can be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be nice to be consistent with the summer outings. There should be a more in depth training for each employee once they are hired. Suggesting a one week training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun, low-key, worked with passionate people

    Media (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe Ad Council is filled with people who really care about what the work they do. Its a non-profit, so while the work can be slow to show results, when it does, its a rewarding experience. As an intern, I was given many opportunities to learn different programs and software that helped boost my resume.

    ConsThere are times when the work day can be very slow and boring.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great job!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a comfortable place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe company rarely requires employees to work overtime, allows for great work/life balance, management is understanding towards personal needs for the time off.

    ConsCompensation is something to be desired, although it is a non-profit, so lower salaries are to be expected. There is also little opportunity for growth, as the company is fairly small and there is little movement in within the management layer.

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    Great organization, little room for growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat causes and awesome work

    ConsPersonally I thought it was left biased, when it's supposed to be non partisan. Also little room for growth and the compensation is weak.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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