Campbell Ewald Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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Campbell Ewald Chief Executive Officer Jim Palmer
Jim Palmer
26 Ratings

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
  • Generally pretty long hours; nights and weekends are more the norm than the exception (in 6 reviews)

  • Very low pay grade with no chances of getting a raise (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    A Great Agency

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald

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

    Pros

    Smart, hard-working and passionate people Incredible Detroit building and collaborative space Encourages an entrepreneurial spirit Leadership is responsive to ideas

    Cons

    Great talent in all the offices, need to continue building collaborative opportunities to bring the offices together more.

    Advice to Management

    There is a new spirit and momentum to the office. Transparency, engagement and innovation are keys to driving our success.

    Campbell Ewald Response

    Jun 7, 2015

    Thanks for the positive review . Jim Palmer


  2. Fun but a lot of Hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer
    Former Employee - Web Applications Developer

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome atmosphere. Great coworkers. A lot of perks.

    Cons

    Very long hours. Pay was already low but with the over 50+ hour week and no overtime, it got worse. Very top heavy company and not easy to move around position-wise.


  3. Good Place to Start

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Detroit, MI

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

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

    Pros

    The culture at Lowe Campbell Ewald is great. It's a beautiful space and the people are awesome to work with for the most part.

    Cons

    The office can sometimes still have bureaucracy problems, and there is a lot of office politics for a 'progressive' agency.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and their feedback. Helping them grow only helps the company grow.


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  5. Advertising is a fickle mistress

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grosse Pointe, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grosse Pointe, MI

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Nicest and most talented people you will ever meet. Amazing office and great downtown location.

    Cons

    it's tough to bounce back after losing a large account but the team is dedicated to do their best.

    Advice to Management

    keep talking to your "doers" and learn by getting in the trenches more.


  6. Great people!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald

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

    Pros

    Love my team and everyone i work with!

    Cons

    compared to other agencies, the salary pay is below 20%


  7. Art Director

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    Current Employee - Art Director
    Current Employee - Art Director

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald

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

    Pros

    Great, talented people, awesome building.

    Cons

    no recognition for hard work


  8. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Dedicated, passionate, smart people in a flexible environment.

    Cons

    Salaries on the low side


  9. Good people

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

    I worked at Campbell Ewald

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

    Pros

    Good culture of people there

    Cons

    Can't win any new biz

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of your butt


  10. Community Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Community Manager in Detroit, MI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Environment, Goal Orientated, Ability to improve in career

    Cons

    Too many hands on projects sometimes

    Campbell Ewald Response

    Jun 7, 2015

    We have a history of large groups getting involved in projects. We breaking that habit, but we need to make more progress Thanks for the candid review. Jim Palmer


  11. Helpful (1)

    Leaves its (very few) stand-out employees out to dry

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA

    I worked 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

    Very trendy area (West Hollywood, CA). A small handful of senior staff who are keeping the ship afloat in the face of an absence of agency culture and aimless leadership.

    Cons

    Top-heavy organization that keeps its salaries confined to those top few, especially if you're not a creative. Speaking of which, the creative department is a rotating door, with young creatives either realizing the error of the decision to join or being tossed out after failing to excel in a office that offers no incentive, motivation nor instruction to do so. All traces of "agency culture" (bar in the creative department, chalk walls, cornhole setup, etc) are artifacts from an SRI visit years ago, and even the semi-weekly in-house bagel/donut get-together was often canceled if the office president wasn't in. Account management teams are often just yes-(wo)men for the client, relying on other departments to save them after making asinine concessions and unreasonable promises to clients. AEs rarely fight for work that the rest of the agency believes in, opting to coast on whatever watered-down strategy and creative the client OKs by committee.

    Advice to Management

    Better clients, better pay for mid-level staff, create some kind of culture, although at this point I highly doubt any of that is possible.



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