BBDO Atlanta Reviews
Pros – Great resume builder, good place to get your feet wet, "extra" holidays, nice work/life balance, friendly people
Cons – little room to grow, 5+ year raise freeze, nothing ever gets done on time
Pros – lots of employee perks ; great atmosphere
Cons – terrible pay for interns, sadly
Pros – Great location. Prestige of the agency name.
Cons – Good old boy culture. Lax account management team; just-OK creative. Overall a general lack of agency point of view, and abysmal sense of leadership. 'The Work The Work The Work' is definitely accurate but don't be mislead into thinking this means quality of work or actual guiding philosophies on doing said work. They actually mean, 'We're going to work you until you sweat blood' with no concern for your personal time, growth or development. No structures in place for support or training. Employees are distant, aloof and sometimes outright hostile towards each other. New creative director is lazy and mean. There are some 'superstars' there but they've been here for ages and probably won't leave. Existing clients are, overall, a bit dull and this office has had trouble winning new accounts (and keeping existing ones) for some time. To boot, the president was recently replaced. That there should tell you this place isn't exactly a beacon of innovation or creative excellence. Would not be surprised at all if it's shuttered within the next 3-5 years; there's nothing special happening here. Oh, and the office itself looks like a bland insurance agency from 1997. We're talking ratty IKEA furniture, tattered beige chairs, nearly filthy rooms that two 17-year olds building a start up would find appalling. Unless you absolutely cannot find work anywhere else, avoid this place.
Advice to Senior Management – Invest in people. Do something about good old boy network and the insane demands clients place on teams.
Pros – Great client roster. A lot of young people to make the day more fun.
Cons – Raise freeze for the past 3 years.
Advice to Senior Management – Take better care of your current employees. Giving annual raises or bonuses would help decrease turnover and you wouldn't have to hire new people at a higher cost.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Fast paced environment, upbeat and friendly employees
Cons – Untrustworthy management, lack of pay raise, web of lies. misconception that they have a solid creative team. For the price they charge, the work is mediocre.
Advice to Senior Management – Step up. NY runs all offices anyway, but BBDO Atlanta needs to land some businesses, do real creative work and treat employees well.
Pros – Great office and people are very friendly
Cons – Very political. Upper management needs more experience handling clients
Advice to Senior Management – Provide management better training
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Pros – Young, casual, creative environment - nice office space, flex hours, buckhead location
Cons – Terrible management, bad treatment of employees, raise freeze, understaffed, lack of job stability, rude colleagues
Advice to Senior Management – You reap what you sow - Treat your people and clients better and maybe business will improve too.
Pros – great people to meet, quick to advance in positions and other interns going through the same experience. Hire individuals from different states. Great name to put on your resume.
Cons – Terrible pay! Very noninclusive for interns, and not a lot of learning. More administrative work. Many interns sit in an intern closet far away from their team. Not really an internship "program"
Advice to Senior Management – Let the interns be more involved in meetings and projects. Make it more of a learning experience instead of someone to do cheaper labor. You never even meet senior management.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Awesome people
Exposure to big name clients
Cons – poor treatment of interns
The hiring process in very opaque. Interns sit in an old utility closet and are fed the work Account Coordinators don't bother to do. I have done several internships before and this ranks as my worst experience. The agency is not invested in its interns- nothing new is taught beyond banal deliverables. Minimum wage!! Some entry-level positions are below the market average (20k's). O.k. experience if you want a big agency on your resume, bad experience and if you are looking to learn and grow.
Advice to Senior Management – Look to your interns for a fresh perspective on processes and media trends. Be open to problem-solving suggestions (i.e. Google Docs).
Pros – Big name clients, nice office building
Cons – Demanding clients, very long hours
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend