Bernstein-Rein

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Bernstein-Rein Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
12 Reviews
3.3
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great People, Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media
    Current Employee - Media

    I have been working at Bernstein-Rein full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing people that really care about their work and they care about you as a person, not just an employee.
    They allow for a good work-life balance - as long as the client's are happy, they're happy.
    Summer Fridays and the week off between Christmas & New Years are great!

    Cons

    Health benefits aren't great, especially for working moms. maternity is really bad (only 4-weeks paid).
    Sometimes slow, sometimes advertising-crazy-busy, but that's advertising for you.
    I live out south, so the I-35 drive is no fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the changes/adjustments you've recently announced - Headed is a great direction!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    An Agency failing to Innovate...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Independent
    - Low amount of agency effort = Low amount of required hours

    Cons

    - "Good 'ol boys club"
    - Low wages
    - Inability to keep up w/ the times in advertising
    - Horrid management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over. It is obvious that you have "grandfathered" talent and family-friends into the current state of the agency... It is beginning to become a running joke. Wake up and reboot yourselves to something relevant again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Other Agencies has been a better experience

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

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free coffee & Beer of fridays

    Cons

    No work or life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would have been nice to have a manager that was less concerned about trying to get to the top and didn't mind stabbing other managers in the back to get to the top. TOMA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein full-time

    Pros

    Agency departments are integrated and the accounts are good. Summer hours are a huge plus and there is a fabulous coffee bar in the lobby.

    Cons

    As in all advertising agencies, there are some periods of long hours, but in general, the work life balance is good for most employees.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Agency with a proven track record

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

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein

    Pros

    Talented employees in all departments. Strong and diverse list of clients. Great atmosphere and people to work with

    Cons

    Bit of a Good ole boys club

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sucks the life out of you.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein

    Pros

    The break room smells of rich mahogany

    Cons

    Living in Missouri and stuff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Time of Transition

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein

    Pros

    Great Creative, good culture and smart folks! You feel like you are at an ad agency there!

    Cons

    At the time pretty top heavy and not integrated. Transition from the old "Walmart Guard" to the new BR. I am sure that has been sorted by now!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do It, Do It!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Had great perks, friendly culture; didn't understand digital mediums

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interactive Art Director in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Interactive Art Director in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    At the time, amazing team of digital creatives doing web design and dev. Espresso machine was the best perk in the world.

    Cons

    Executives didn't understand digital or interactive advertising mediums, tactics and strategies. This was hard to work under.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people dragged down by bad management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Smart workers who want to do well for their clients
    Great creative leadership
    Strong Media team
    Free coffee bar

    Cons

    Senior Management is a table of lords and ladies squabbling over their fiefdoms. They are so far removed from the actual work there is no realistic voice of reason represented - like congress. Petty personal conflicts overshadow the real efforts being done by 99% of the working staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ideas have to be backed-up effort - don't go for the quick fix
    Invest in your company's assets - poor tools make for poor execution
    Don't bury a problem because you don't want to be responsible for the solution
    We all know who is there because of skill and who is there because of politics - your staff is smarter than you think

  11.  

    very nice people. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Traffic Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Traffic Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people. Fun and casual environment

    Cons

    pay was not very good in my position

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