BBDO Atlanta Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. An Extremely Rewarding Experience

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at BBDO Atlanta

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As an Account Management intern, I had the opportunity to gain insight across all departments of the agency. My team always made me feel like a valuable asset and challenged me to make each project my own, providing me with constructive feedback and endless support.

    Cons

    I can't think of any!


  2. Great Place to Work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freelance Digital Media Strategist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Freelance Digital Media Strategist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at BBDO Atlanta (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company culture; Awesome people to work with that are incredibly smart and innovative

    Cons

    I only did contract work for the company so I don't have anything negative to say


  3. BBDO Atlanta

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

    I worked at BBDO Atlanta

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, great atomosphere. You can learn a lot about advertising as long as you get up from your desk and simply ask questions.

    Cons

    Some of the companies processes are strange and lack connections with upper management

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to talent and pay them more


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  5. Account Management Inetrn

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

    I worked at BBDO Atlanta (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid place to work, first dibs on all openings for entry level positions.

    Cons

    Not too easy to make prove yourself as an itern.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Reputable award winning company.

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

    I worked at BBDO Atlanta full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very creative and credible company. Reliable work ethic.

    Cons

    Internal relationship building in work environment needs improvement. Overly competitive.

    Advice to Management

    More stress management and group team building workshops for employees would be beneficialand create more trust.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Mostly good people, good place to learn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at BBDO Atlanta full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Mostly good people there, the kind you'd like to socialize with outside of work too - Plenty to learn in terms of how big agencies function, the type of work big agencies do, hierarchies, and management - Good experience, looks good on a resume

    Cons

    - Very busy and hectic at times - Lots of turnover, so don't get too used to the faces - Salaries are only OK to begin with (not great, not bad), but don't expect a raise - Not a lot of new business seems to come their way

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees better, do your best to retain them, and try to foster change from within to shut the revolving door.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great people, poor culture

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

    I worked at BBDO Atlanta

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with some of the best in the business, great clients

    Cons

    Poor management at the time led to a toxic culture


  9. Supervisor, Planning

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BBDO Atlanta

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Enviroment and Great Pay

    Cons

    sometimes the hours get crazy,

    Advice to Management

    Good but not great management


  10. Great benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BBDO Atlanta

    Pros

    The benefits, from medical to dental, life insurance, is top notch. There are not too many places that offer such great coverage.

    Cons

    If you have the family medical coverage plan, the cost per paycheck is expensive.


  11. Helpful (4)

    A Real Shame

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

    I worked at BBDO Atlanta full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Currently, there aren't many pros. The good benefits, extra holidays, and shorter than average time required to earn more weeks of vacation are still in effect. A pool of outstanding, but floundering talent.

    Cons

    6 years of a raise freeze, multiple layoffs, longer and less creative hours, no new business, declining direction, and the total loss of a truly great and unique culture, has caused many creative and vibrant people, young and old, to move on and consider BBDO Atlanta as nothing more than a great resume entry. What is left behind is a lot of great (albeit confused and frustrated) folks, though the best are either gone or are polishing their resumes. After 7 months, the new president has done absolutely nothing to inform, much less inspire, the talent sitting right under his nose. His inability to recognize politically motivated advice and promises led to some very ill-informed choices during the last layoff. The Studio is but one, perfect example. Though he may have a plan (and has made a couple of charismatic speeches to that effect), there seems to be no real evidence of it. A recent promise of a new and well known client appears to have failed over pricing. This is not a good time to start a career at BBDO. Nor is it a good time to stay. The fun and pride are gone.

    Advice to Management

    To the long-time management: Remember! Remember what made BBDO Atlanta the best company to work for in Atlanta (according to the Atlanta Business Chronical—and every 5-year+ employee) a few years ago. And for the sake of the agency and the frustrated 'workers' who desperately look to you for leadership and direction, have the courage to take your best ideas 'upstairs.' In the current climate, it may seem prudent to just call it in and keep your head down, but you can either be the best hope for the agency, or the lemmings at the front of the pack. Most of you got to where you are for damn good reasons. It's a shame that it's come to it, but once again, it's time for you to prove why you are where you are. To the current president: Listen and empathize! Talent and enthusiasm can never be cultivated in an uninformed and uninspired workforce. Talk to the peons! They are lost. Listen to your best managers. They will make you great! Be cautious of those that whisper sweet nothings in your ear. They are the poster children of the Peter Principle. If you rely on them to make you feel good about your accomplishments, you are doomed to be another failed experiment at BBDO leadership. Now may seem like the time for new ideas and dreams of an agency greater than it ever was, but there are deep, fundamental cracks in the fuselage. To try to fly to the stratosphere in this condition will lead to a smoldering hole very near the end of the runway—and you regretting the day you turned down the Falcons job. Icarus or Pheonix. Which one should an Atlanta giant aspire to?



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