Arc Worldwide
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www.arcww.com Chicago, IL

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Cog in a giant machine

Art Director (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Arc Worldwide

ProsThere are some very compelling reasons to work for Arc. They have great benefits, prestigious clients & they are in a great location. The majority of people who work there are talented, friendly & ambitious.

ConsIn my experience it was impossible to get any "actionable" feedback from my yearly reviews & unless you are in the management "clique" it is extremely hard to get a promotion. Wages were low. We constantly had the carrot of "Above the line work" dangled infront of us & would pitch for it constantly but it would go nowhere. Arc is a good "Below the line" agency & the sooner it realizes it the better. It shares the same building & holiday party with Leo Burnett but that is where the common ground ends. I get the impression that most Leo Burnett employees couldn't care less about collaborating on anything even though the Idea of the building being one big happy family is rammed down your throat.

Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on what you are good at & own it. Stop trying to be an above the line agency. Try an integrate with Leo Burnett more successfully or not at all. Management needs to actively move people around to keep them fresh. Pay people what they are worth & recognize seniority.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great, as long as you understand you're the red-headed stepchild

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Arc Worldwide


Pros: The people within the Arc world get digital. They're a strong agency with a solid group… Cons: You have to understand you'll always be the little sibling to the Leo Burnett folks. As long as Susan Creadle is the CCO, you'll struggle… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Painful

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Arc Worldwide


Pros: Good people. Great benefits. Challenging work. Cons: Long hours. Clients cannot make decisions. More

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