Bernstein-Rein Reviews

Updated May 17, 2015
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  1. Good To People, Good For You

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

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein

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

    Pros

    * The really care about people. You can tell and feel it. * Sr. Mgmt seems to be involved in accounts, not just figure heads. * Really try hard not to be a politically driven place (just ousted a couple of people a few months ago that seemed to be a part of that kind of culture).

    Cons

    * Place could use a facelift * Need to really work on digital strength * Faster decision-making from President

    Advice to Management

    I left because I got a job out-of-town. I think BR will always be a great agency. I have friends at other local agencies where the atmosphere is horrid....dog-eat-dog. I didn't want any part of that. As I mentioned above, I think they need to get better at making faster decisions/taking risks. But, my advice those who are in those "other places" who shall remain nameless, try BR. You'll be treated like a human and not like a machine.


  2. Helpful (1)

    not as great as it seems

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Bernstein-Rein full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good raises, coffee, Fridays off early

    Cons

    Bad management, lack of digital work, doesn'tbad benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward. Grow your digital department and be open to new projects.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Embarrassing...

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

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein

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

    Pros

    I could have worked as a garbage man.. That could have been worse I guess.

    Cons

    Everything. This place is shedding accounts like a snake sheds skin. It's embarassing how they can't keep business. They have failed to Innovate, attract talent, or keep talent. They have a one way ticket to bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Abandon ship!


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  5. A good place to work

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

    I have been working at Bernstein-Rein

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

    Pros

    Flexible in hours and work like balance

    Cons

    No bonus program still, continue to tell us we will get one back

    Advice to Management

    Get a better management team, one that makes decisions


  6. Good people, some good perks, but improvements to be made.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Bernstein-Rein full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some truly incredible people at BR - supportive, friendly and open. Generally, there is a good work-life balance here and office culture can be fun with all-day events. And summer Fridays, where employees get to leave at noon on Fridays during the summer, is definitely a bonus!

    Cons

    It can be difficult to advance, and financially they seem to be below competitors with salaries and benefits. Sometimes it's also difficult to get your voice heard and actions taken with the upper management.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to see more support for a stronger office culture and cultivation of young talent.


  7. Other Agencies has been a better experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Management
    Former Employee - Account Management

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Free coffee & Beer of fridays

    Cons

    No work or life balance

    Advice to Management

    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


  8. Great People, Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Bernstein-Rein full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work!

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

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. Great Agency with a proven track record

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

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sucks the life out of you.

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

    I worked at Bernstein-Rein

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The break room smells of rich mahogany

    Cons

    Living in Missouri and stuff.



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