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BBDO Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
125 Reviews
3.4
125 Reviews
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BBDO President, CEO, and Director Andrew Robertson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • As at any shop, there are a lot of smart, great people to work with (in 8 reviews)

  • big clients with long-lasting relationships, big budgets, big agency reach & scope (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Stressful, time-crunches, people can be rude when under pressure, poor work-life balance at times (in 6 reviews)

  • Long hours which sometimes eats into your weekends (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great culture, great people

    Former Employee - Account Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Management in New York, NY

    I worked at BBDO as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Big clients, important campaigns, and an awesome group of people.

    Cons

    With big clients come pain points (hard to work with, picky, change their mind in a minute)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the stellar culture intact no matter what

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great experience, great company, spectacular enviornment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BBDO

    Pros

    Very large agency with a lot of really talented people

    Cons

    There are a lot of interns so can be hard for some to stand out

  3.  

    Loved the work - pay was low and the work/life balance was lower

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    Current Employee - Management Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Management Supervisor in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at BBDO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The creative work and people

    Cons

    Low pay and long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share that coin. The disparity between sr management and mid management is way too big.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wishing it were more

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at BBDO full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Willing to work with new technology, lots of work to do, winning awards is the focus

    Cons

    No upward movement, no promotions, no raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees that aren't right under your nose. Loyalty is everywhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    BBDO New York Internship

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    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at BBDO as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Big accounts and a big name. Got good hands on experience and everyone is very willing to help you learn.

    Cons

    It's a large agency so it seems pretty hierarchical and hard to move up.

  7.  

    Huge office and your experience will depend on the relationship with your team/account.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Management in New York, NY

    I have been working at BBDO as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    BBDO has a reputation of being a top notch agency. Having it on your resume in any capacity will only help you.

    Cons

    Huge office and it's impossible to get to know everyone. If you desire that a smaller office is for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have work for interns. Embrace them as a part of the team or just don't accept an intern on your team at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    salary

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    Current Employee - Junior Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Producer in New York, NY

    I have been working at BBDO full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great agency with a big name

    Cons

    all employees are underpaid - once raise is said to be on it's way it takes months for a turn-around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instill yearly reviews - give raises and bonuses to the people who need them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place for resume

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    Former Employee - Junior Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Art Director in New York, NY

    I worked at BBDO full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place for resume and can easily make lot of connections with other creatives and coworkers.
    Since Starbucks is one of the long term client you get free coffee everyday.

    Cons

    Very focused on traditional advertising and not really care about the design. Most of the production work including film, print and installation happens outside of the company. If you are a person who really cares about the design, produciton or digital advertising this is not a great company for you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to move on to digital or at least know how to combine

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    It is a great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Helpdesk in Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Helpdesk in Troy, MI

    I have been working at BBDO full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    For an entry level position, you can get your hands wet in many different areas.

    Cons

    No paid holidays and there may not be room to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Big agency

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    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Detroit, MI

    I worked at BBDO full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for go getters

    Cons

    Lots of competition. Hard to sell good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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