Clemenger BBDO

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

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    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Digital Designer in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Clemenger BBDO full-time (more than an year)

    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.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average at best

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    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 an year)

    Pros

    The name is the only upside.

    Cons

    Sweatshop environment and too many big egos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is life outside of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Potential but management blows it

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lacklustre environment with no work-life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Clemenger BBDO as a contractor

    Pros

    Great employees and characters, awesome technology and equipment, decent location (I worked in Clemenger's CHE office).

    Cons

    Work-life balance was horrible, culture discouraged taking entitled lunch breaks, looked down on for leaving at 5:00 pm, company are too scared to stand up to clients.

    Too much office politics and trash talking amongst higher up managers. Poor salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, because it wouldn't be taken onboard anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6.  

    Great place .. If you are good.

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    Former Employee - Director in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Director in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Smart people, pays well, looks after the people.

    Cons

    Only the talented survive in this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
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  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's love hate!

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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....

    Recommends
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  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people and great culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clemenger BBDO full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    employ more women in Management.

  10.  

    Great brand, lots of opportunity

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    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Clemenger BBDO

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  11.  

    Fun while it lasted

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clemenger BBDO

    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

    Recommends

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