Arc Worldwide

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Positive experience for eight year stint

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

I have been working at Arc Worldwide full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Strong leadership, Quality Work, Great culture

Cons

Heavy workload, but expected in the industry

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider work/life balance a bigger priority

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Embarrassing Work 24/7

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Associate Creative Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Arc Worldwide as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    There's some nice creative people and free beverages

    Cons

    Hours of meetings every day to discuss the next meeting and meetings about meetings-and oh yeah loooong 'brainstorms' with 'ideas' that end up in over-produced 'white pages'. End result of 12 hour days and weekends? "Enter to Win the Coke Holiday Give-a-way.
    I'm not bitter, since I've only freelanced there, but I don't know why anyone would pick this place for a long career. There's not much I'd be proud to show in my portfolio, but if you like making hackneyed work really complicated, this is your place!
    As far as day rates go-they are shameless. THEY MAKE YOU SIGN A CONTRACT EVERY WEEK TO WORK 7 DAYS, but you only get paid for 5.
    The contract says 'Monday-Sunday', which means if you get paid 500.00 a day and you work 14 hour days and have to come in on the occasional weekend, you'd be better off waiting tables.
    The company is rife with talented people who should get the hell out of there. Once you work there, forget a portfolio that gets you noticed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making everything so complicated and loosen up. Manage your clients. Don't be mad that people have personal lives and doctor appts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of opportunities, a great place to build a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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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