Arc Worldwide

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Lots of opportunities, a great place to build a career

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Arc Worldwide full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Because it's a large agency there is a lot of variety--you have the chance to work on many different accounts, learn different skill sets, work with a lot of different people. They support talent. If you're curious and talented and hard-working, have a positive attitude and a good work ethic you can have a long and strong career here

Cons

Because it is so large you may not feel as connected to or known and supported by top management as you would at a smaller agency

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A good place to start a career in digital, but limited opportunities for career development

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Clients have big budgets that sometimes open the door to very ambitious digital executions.
    The culture is very permissive and they throw good parties.
    Project staffing focuses on bringing many disciplines together in collaboration.
    Affiliation with Leo Burnett brings some very creative marketing to many projects.
    Starting salaries are average to high.

    Cons

    Ambitious digital projects become unwieldy given the large teams and waterfall approach.
    Tons of work-a-holics set the standard for a 60 hour work week, which is common.
    Projects become top-heavy, with many managers and not enough production people.
    Internal communication was poor, with no barometer for future business..
    Wage increases and promotions are minimal, leaving you locked into a position.
    Digital projects are sometimes hampered by folks that are transitioning from traditional advertising

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more effectively and more often. Top level people are inaccessible.
    Look for ways to promote from within.
    Not all employees aspire to be a manager, reward advancements in craft proficiency.
    Provide clear and realistic expectations for advancement.
    Recognize when a difficult account is killing morale and do something about it.
    Everyone assigned to a particular account should sit together, or at least be on the same floor.
    Hire people who really understand digital

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Arc Worldwide

    Pros

    Great Talent
    Positive and energetic attitude
    Challenging Work

    Cons

    Work/life balance challenging to maintain

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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