Campbell Ewald Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Campbell Ewald Chief Executive Officer Jim Palmer
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Pros
  • You get to work with some really great people who are capable of great things (in 8 reviews)

  • The pay is good, you get a decent amount of vacation days, and there is a fairly decent work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Extremely long hours (nights/weekends are common) (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay grade (based on my contract salary, they would have hired me for at least - (in 5 reviews)

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  1. account executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Warren, MI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Warren, MI

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The culture and atmosphere is great

    Cons

    You can't eat the culture and atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Adjust compensation to be competitive with the industry

  2. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment and quality of life. Management team cares greatly about the agency and the people.

    Cons

    new business and new client growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep believing in your strategy to grow the company

  3. Excellent 10+ years for a great agency with a lot of talented, passionate people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Global agency with a deep history and known for some of the country's most famous campaigns. Ability to grow and participate at many levels - hard work and tenacity do pay off - if you want the advancement, the opportunity will be provided.

    Cons

    Still relatively Detroit-centric but with the Lowe global network, slowly elevating the strengths of all of the domestic offices equally.

    Advice to Management

    Hard work, tenacity and track records are equally as important as new, fresh talent. As an agency with a history and a legacy for great work that was developed by a generation of very talented people, appreciate those who built that foundation and have the proven track record on the same grounds as those who have the promise to continue that legacy. The combination of the two is powerful to take the agency to the next level but don't swap one for the other.

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  5. Great shop. Great people. Changing for the better.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald full-time

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

    Pros

    The people that work at the agency are great: hard working, smart, normal. The changes that are happening are encouraging. Plus, the opportunity to work on some global business.

    Cons

    Lost a few accounts recently. Had to see some good people leave as a result. Morale took a bit of a hit too.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for change. Embrace new ways of doing things. Listen to employees at any level. A lot of employees want to help, they just aren't sure how to right now.

  6. Had an excellent experience with the company

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very fair compensation and opportunities to learn and lead

    Cons

    Sometimes the corporate structure becomes restrictive

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in good people and reward loyalty

  7. Awesome Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Ewald

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the crew and the learning experience. I would definitely recommend this company to everyone.

    Cons

    I wish that i was challenged a bit more and that I could have stayed with the company longer.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Dying Ship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Happy Hours, working at Ford Field, vacation time.

    Cons

    Pay, long hours, nepotism, lack of great ideas, lack of training, no development. OLD SCHOOL WAY OF THINKING!

    Advice to Management

    If you have been there for 15 years and most of your management has too... where are the new ideas coming from? I hope you all save because that place is a sinking ship!

  9. Helpful (2)

    Some benefits but pay is horrible

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    Current Employee - Digital Analyst in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Digital Analyst in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Culture is good - Lots of fun people
    Beautiful environment - New office space is really cool
    Great Work Life Balance - Flexible Work Hours/Ability to work from home

    Cons

    Pay is horrible
    Pay is horrible
    Pay is horrible
    And the great culture that once existed is beginning to change for the worse because so many wonderful people are leaving for BETTER PAY!!!

    Advice to Management

    You want to know why the turnover rate is so high? Well... Other agencies are offering up to 30% more (and sometimes more than that!) than CE. Pay more and people will be happy.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Whats the point of HR if they don't help you?

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fun working environment, great connections, happy hours, great mentor if you find one yourself

    Cons

    Lack of Training, Discrimination, Bad Management, Long Hours, Low Pay.

    Advice to Management

    re-evaluate supervisors because others don't enjoy coming to work due to attitudes of their superiors. Also HR needs to take things serious. A lot of people quit because they didn't have faith in the company or the leaders. A lot of accounts are unhappy as well because management will not move to new school strategies. The young people coming in aren't trained properly by the supervisors which causes unhappy clients. The pay is the lowest out of all of the metro Detroit agencies and employees aren't appreciated.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Low pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald full-time

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

    Pros

    Most of the people I work with are pretty cool and the agency is beautiful. Benefits are pretty good. They try to make it a nice place to work with snacks and events. You get almost two weeks off around Christmas.

    Cons

    Pay is lousy, leadership is questionable and they badly need to vamp up their new business department if they want to stay alive. Currently LCE has Cadillac but that won't last forever. Be ready to work extra hours without pay. Due to the fact that LCE is now in Detroit, you have to deal with the traffic and taxes. While I did say that the agency was beautiful as a pro, I would prefer to be in boring Warren. They owned that building but now they rent to Ford Field.

    Advice to Management

    Get someone brilliant/imaginative in your new business department and give everyone a raise.

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