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Conill Reviews

Updated November 30, 2014
Updated November 30, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice people with open communication

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

    I have been working at Conill full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly and the work culture is amazing with people willing to learn and experiment new things.

    Cons

    Lack of process in certain departments can be tiring. Sometimes it is very difficult to get work done if you don't work long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate future goals and vision to the employees and accept feedback from employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Conill full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are very friendly, good benefits

    Cons

    Some people doesn't have a clue on what they are doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Digital Producer

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    Current Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Conill full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great work life balance. I'm a boomerang so my second time around is just as enjoyable as the first time. Great atmosphere and people.

    Cons

    Need managers/superiors that push you, guide you and support you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to get updated. The politics within is horrible! They need to take care of the doers and not the brown noses. If they want to lead in mobile, all the creatives need to be replaced with the exception of a few. They are too old school.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing workplace!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Conill full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office space with great coworkers!
    Great spirit, if you are good you will rise!

    Cons

    Long hour, and low pay.... but this is something across the whole Hispanic Advertising Industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the talent, don't let them leave so easily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Try somewhere else

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Planning in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Account Planning in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Very cool people working there. And very interesting accounts. There is a culture of raising the bar when it comes to the creative output. Not your regular Hispanic mariachi advertising. Some of their stuff could play very well in the GM.

    Cons

    Most part of the senior management doesn't have a clue how to run this kind of business. Some are very ambitious and sneaky but don't have the brains to support their ambitions. The silo culture rules. And most of the times the internal politics interferes with the workflow, negatively affecting the final result. If you kiss ass you could go up the ladder, if you don't, you don't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start leading and stop bleeding talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Conill

    Pros

    Flexibility, diverse, good place to work

    Cons

    There are no cons for this employer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Welcome to Wonderland

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Conill full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are some really great people that will welcome you into the agency with open arms. They are trying to grow social and digital more, and think by creating fancy names for their newly created departments they are leading the way in advertising. The big name clients look great on your résumé, even if it is Hispanic focused. The open office floor plan is very modern and screams "we are an agency," if you're into that sort of thing.

    Cons

    Even though it is a part of Publicis, it runs like a small shop that doesn't have much experience. They expect you to do MUCH more than your job title, or to learn new skills without having any leadership or mentorship guide you. Honestly coming in I felt a little crazy that the shop was running in such a crazy fashion (hence the headline), and felt that most of the leadership team helped create this chaos. Very long hours, especially if you work on a certain client. Also being part of T2 (Google it) you get pushed around by the larger sister agency SSLA. Also, can't quite remember the last time the LA shop landed a pitch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simply put: Work smarter, not harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good place to start an agency career.... not so much build one

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Torrance, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of camaraderie, a handful of cool projects

    Cons

    Long hours, Low Pay, Inefficient management creates a lot of unnecessary work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to reach consensus and definitive decision. Not everyone needs to be invited to meetings... this creates a platform where 20 people sit in a room for an hour, all giving their opinions, nothing is ever settled in the first meeting creating the need for a "follow-up" meeting or "round 2"

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    good vibe, but LOTS of room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Conill full-time

    Pros

    Miami office is tiny, so we all get along (minus some fights here and there). If anyone is having a personal life crisis, we all genuinely care.

    No competitiveness in the Creative department.

    Because we're understaffed, you'll learn a lot. People are willing to explain their process without thinking that you're going to take their job. I've seen creatives take the time to explain
    how things works to an accounts person just for their own knowledge.

    You work on big accounts and you're part of the Saatchi network, so it helps!

    Our CEO, though hard to get a hold of, is really down to Earth.

    Cons

    Everyone sits close together, so it's distracting and annoying to see people aren't working and you're swamped

    The Miami office has no HR department. We're supposed to call LA, which is the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

    Favoritism: many in the office, especially those in management positions, get away with coming in late/leaving early while the grunt workers are there till 9. There's also a couple of people who are downright rude to everyone, everyday. However, since they are loved they get away with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Hire a HR rep in the Miami office

    2) When someone in accounts department is drowning, DO SOMETHING. During the last six months I've seen TWO hardworking Account Executives on different accounts cry due to frustration and workload, with their Supervisors not doing a single thing or even caring.

    3) Creative and production team needs to expand. Only 1 Art Director on 2 accounts? 1 Digital Producer? Come on.

    4) Even though we lost a major account, our other accounts are growing. Why not give us more than a $250 bonus at the end of the year? Is that all we're worth?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    excellent advertising agency to work on

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    Current Employee - Digital Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Conill full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great atmosphere, great people, great accounts

    Cons

    nothing bad, very good place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great management team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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