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Arnold Worldwide Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 87 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

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Robert LePlae

(7 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, embraces their culture(in 11 reviews)

  • A few great clients, some fantastic creative directors, and an overall friendly work environment(in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Hours are long - late nights and weekends on the regular(in 5 reviews)

  • Poor senior management that doesn't have a clue what is really going on(in 6 reviews)

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    Overall a decent place to work, but there are caveats

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsAlmost everyone is willing to roll up their sleeves and pitch in

    ConsIt's a pretty political culture and there seems to be a good deal of back room conversations that are dragging morale down. Creatively, they haven't had a solid breakthrough/breakout campaign since they created 'Flo' for Progressive and its hurting them when it comes to attracting/winning new clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChampion great work and protect your people - the two happen to be intrinsically related

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern during spring semester.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsInteresting and smart employees that want to help you learn and give you a taste of the different types of work available. Nice and inviting culture.

    ConsNo continuous flow of work when you are a part-time intern and only at the office twice a week. In that way, it was hard to understand what kind of impact the work I was doing would have.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore structured fall/spring internship program.

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    Arnold Internship

    Business Development Intern (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    Prosinterns received great exposure to multiple agency teams. Treated as part of the team and given meaningful assignments to complete with realistic deadlines. Great environment and culture overall.

    ConsInternship was unpaid- policy has evidently changed since.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage exposure to multiple agency teams so interns don't feel pigeon-holed.

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

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    Sr. Art Director

    Senior Art Director (Former Employee)

    ProsExciting place to work at times with top notch national and international clients. Great time off policies and benefits package. Very talented people working there.

    ConsLeadership varies greatly and changes quickly. Understanding of digital at time I worked there was spotty at best. Hours and work load ridiculous at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a plan and stick with it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    terrible leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI cannot find any pros

    ConsThe worst leadership team I've seen in my career

     

    Great working environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly, hard-working, creative work environment

    ConsI can't think of anything

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Needs to get back to it's roots...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosthe only pro is the view of the hudson river from the office.

    Consthe location of the office, management, inexperienced staff, pay structure is very low for the
    industry.

    Advice to Senior Managementwake up and see the state of the agency...no one is happy there, poorly run, needs new management ASAP.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Nice working environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly creative people there, love the nice work environment

    Constraditional ad agency, very traditional

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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    Lots of intention, zero follow through

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGenerally nice people. Although some newer hires are more ego than talent.
    Nice office

    ConsHorrible, gossipy and boys-clubby upper management (NY)
    Bad work
    No training
    Competitive
    Lacking structure and vision
    They talk a lot about improvement and changes but nothing really gets better
    Losing lots of clients
    Most people have an exit plan already

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    nice people but is losing a lot of business

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnice people, some solid brands

    Consdisorganized, lack of senior creatives

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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