Arnold Worldwide

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Arnold Worldwide Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
95 Reviews
3.2
95 Reviews
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Robert LePlae
12 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Love it here

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - User Experience Architect  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - User Experience Architect in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Arnold Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Culture
    - Smart people
    - Good interesting work and clients

    Cons

    - Recently having a lot of internal flux within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the digital foothold

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - IT Support Specialist in Boston, MA

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Creative environment - great experience working there!

    Cons

    nothing to say except seen the ups and the downs of the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you know what you need to do :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Chaotic, but fun for the right person

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - great people across teams
    - hard working mid and entry level employees, but also fun group to be around
    - potential for a great culture
    - client roster

    Cons

    - senior leadership doesn't have cohesive vision for company
    - company steadily losing clients without any significant client wins over last 2 years ( factor of senior leadership and agency doesn't prioritize client deliverables)
    - employee retention, especially top talent
    - strategy dept doesn't fit well within agency, nor support greater creative
    - Arnold's core creative product is outdated
    - lack of deep expertise in newer marketing areas such as OLA, content marketing, analytics, media and overall digital marketing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand how marketing has changed in recent years and decide the direction Arnold needs to move to win clients and keep top employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    The people made it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people were a highlight--there was a great energy in the office and people often hung out outside of work. It was also a great size for an entry-level person: large enough to have a diverse range of clients and a solid reputation, small enough to allow you to really get to know a majority of people in the office (not including senior management) and to take on significant responsibilities. (Sometimes this could be a Con, as it often meant doing the work of multiple people / roles, but still good learning.)

    Cons

    There have been lots of leadership/management changes in the Arnold NYC office since I left, but at the time there was very little transparency and leadership seemed disconnected. The pay was on the low end of the scale as compared to other agencies in NYC and I often felt overpaid and undervalued.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Agency -- Going through Transition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Arnold Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun accounts to work on
    Great leadership at a team level.

    Cons

    When I left Arnold was clearly going through a poorly planned organizational change. They didn't know how to differentiate themselves and they switched Account Service titles around to names that were non-competitive. The clients noticed and as you may have heard have started to leave in droves.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to learn from other people, it opened a lot of doors for me. Great culture and fun events. Get to know the other interns really well.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work you get is a bit mundane. It's easy to feel stuck after a month or so without anything to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to hire on an intern, let them know before the last day of their internship. They are probably job searching already and it would be nice to know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lack of vision

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Good name. Small.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Location. Relying on past success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One big account can dictate the whole culrutr od the the agency negatively.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Boston and NY Offices are the place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large advertising agency
    Mainstream clients
    Industry leaders

    Cons

    Hard to advance
    Turnover can be a lot at times
    Closed on office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job at encouraging younger members to learn and take part in tasks in order to grow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Intern during spring semester.

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting 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.

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    More structured fall/spring internship program.

  11.  

    Overall a decent place to work, but there are caveats

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It'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 ManagementAdvice

    Champion great work and protect your people - the two happen to be intrinsically related

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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