Carlson Marketing Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
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  1. Liked my position & was highly respected until new hires in upper managemnt felt intimidated by my & others experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Director
    Current Employee - Creative Director

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

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

    Pros

    Salary was fairly good, great co-workers

    Cons

    Two people can destroy a huge company. New upper management fired the most talented and most experienced (older & higher salaried) in a classless and insulting manner, then claimed our work as their own.

    Advice to Management

    Too late.

  2. Carlson Marketing is a good organisation to work

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

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment,Good perks

    Cons

    There is not much employment opportunities

  3. Im happy working here, people are nice n friendly, good team environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good people, good work environment, great location n good perks.

    Cons

    Need more processes and documentations of knowledge and more communications from management.

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  5. good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager
    Former Employee - Program Manager

    I worked at Carlson Marketing

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and great colleagues are two of the best reasons to work at CMW.

    Cons

    Clients can be very demanding however; can be very challanging at the same time.

  6. great thinkers, old tech

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

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - good people
    - good client contacts
    - good name in the industry

    Cons

    - compensation continues to shrink
    - little opportunity for growth/change
    - client services support continues to be reduced

    Advice to Management

    seems top heavy right now, would be good to streamline into one sales force. need to improve technology offerings to better match thought leadership - right now we're out of sync. we can talk the talk, but can't walk the walk very cost-effectively or efficiently.

  7. Great people, okay work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at Carlson Marketing

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Good Benefits
    Nice people

    Cons

    Poor advancement
    Poor morale
    Not so great salary

    Advice to Management

    LIsten to your employees and recognize them financially

  8. Life at Carlson Marketing

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

    I worked at Carlson Marketing

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

    Pros

    THere are a variety of projects and clients. Many talent people, but much confusion with frequent changing of management, cultural practices and more.

    Cons

    Carlson went through multiple levels of management and layoffs -- sometimes making huge mistakes with the people and departments they decided to ax people and then reverse their own misakes Many long lasting fifedoms also still exist at the corporate and regional levels.

    Advice to Management

    There have been too many legacy people (who have been there 20+ years) still running things the way they want to -- leaving litle or no room for new ideas and innovation.

  9. ok

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

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

    Pros

    people are very nice and hours are easy relatively speaking, salaries can be generous and there is a lot of communication

    Cons

    not the most innovative place, trying to change this, however... there is a siloed mentality and not enough integration in my opinion

    Advice to Management

    need to do a better job integrating the various groups also fostering innovation would be a valuable endeavor for mgmt

  10. I loved working at Carlson

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative
    Current Employee - Creative

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing, talented and funny people. A serious, "what if..." and "Why don't we..." attitude. Open to ideas.

    Cons

    Some people are not so good at communicating. Passive aggressive. Just say what you think. Don't whine, make it better.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the people who don't care about the work. They are poison.

  11. Extremely outdated company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Services in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Client Services in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Carlson Marketing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    If you like corporate jobs, this place is your typical corporation. Usual corporate benefit packages and annual bonuses.

    Cons

    Poor Management of clients and staff. Also slow in adapting to new technologies and trends. There is also a severe lack of cooperation between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more knowledgeable and capable management staff and acquire an external creative boutique instead.

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