Clemenger BBDO Reviews

Updated May 3, 2015
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  1. Burnt Out

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Brisbane (Australia)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Brisbane (Australia)

    I worked at Clemenger BBDO full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Employees that you become friends with

    Cons

    - Overworked
    - Underpaid
    - Lacks culture
    - Awful finance management
    - Stingy
    - No career progression

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in your hardworking staff and notice them, appreciate them, and pay them what they deserve


  2. Helpful (1)

    Average at best

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Clemenger BBDO full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The name is the only upside.

    Cons

    Sweatshop environment and too many big egos.

    Advice to Management

    There is life outside of work.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Potential but management blows it

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Management in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Account Management in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at Clemenger BBDO full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great name, opens doors, big named clients, large budgets, talented people.

    Cons

    Take a bunch of self-privileged English private school boys, put them in one room where the last person to speak loses, and you have Clemenger BBDO Sydney management. The creative department hasn't come up with a good idea for a decade, despite its endless opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Shave off a bit of your salary to put towards resource on your agency.


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  5. Great quality work, lots of opportunities, a little sterile though

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Clemenger BBDO full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They put out some amazing work, and there's some fantastic projects to be involved in. Senior management seemed in-check with above the line. Very talented and creative people.

    Cons

    While I was there, mentoring was quite minimal - although I hear it has changed since. The atmosphere felt quite clinical. Senior management seemed out of touch in terms of digital - again, this has seemed to have changed since I left.


  6. Great place .. If you are good.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Director in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Clemenger BBDO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, pays well, looks after the people.

    Cons

    Only the talented survive in this place.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  7. Helpful (1)

    It's love hate!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Clemenger BBDO full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing people, often great work and clients. Social culture is as good as anywhere. Office reasonably nice.

    Cons

    No career development, poor leadership, no HR or formal review structure. It's essential sink or swim and this is as much about the inter-personal as the work output.

    Advice to Management

    Completely rethink how you support and value your biggest asset - the people. There are so many companies around the world who are held up as examples of those doing it right and they're doing a lot of things differently to great effect....


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great people and great culture

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

    I have been working at Clemenger BBDO full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent full-service advertising agency serving a range of large blue-chip clients. The Sydney office enjoys a great upbeat culture and high staff engagement. For an agency of this size, Clemenger BBDO remains reasonably nimble and is rarely burdened by internal bureaucracy.

    Cons

    The agency is embracing digital but needs to work hard to attract and retain great digital-savvy talent who can help aid technology-creativity integration.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure all levels of staff have opportunities for further training and professional development.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Hard work, long hours, good people

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    Former Employee - Video Editor in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Clemenger BBDO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive coworkers, fun parties, great office, creative

    Cons

    long hours, bad pay benefits, sexist

    Advice to Management

    employ more women in Management.


  10. Great brand, lots of opportunity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Clemenger BBDO

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Fairy flat heirarchy, most teams at all levels get good briefs
    - Great leaders

    Cons

    - Hard hours, weekend work for pitches sometimes. But that's advertising.
    - Not much nurturing, you need to be self-driven.

    Advice to Management

    Get an HR department, and implement mandatory review periods rather than making employees approach for raises. OTher than that, it all runs pretty smoothly.


  11. Fun while it lasted

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clemenger BBDO

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Exposure to a large agency with big Global Clients.
    Very busy and fun environment
    Good people

    Cons

    Long hours working late most nights and occasional weekends



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