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A great company going through some really rocky times!

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Former Employee - Worker Bee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Worker Bee in New York, NY

I worked at BBDO

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

The people were great and very friendly. There is no brick wall between the employees and senior management. I knew them all quite well, even on a personal level. When good work is done, it is recognized (just verbally).

Cons

Good/hard work is rarely rewarded financially. Sometimes the company cares waaaay too much about the bottom line, and not the quality of respect due to employees. Seems like the holding company has a little too much power over the company, considering it was highly rewarded and performed up to par in the given times.

Advice to Management

Stop letting the holding company pull the purse strings. You can't fire people and expect those left behind to pick up all the slack and still manage to have some shadow of a life.

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    A Good Starting Point

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at BBDO

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BBDO is the only big agency doing real creative work right now. It's the only place where you can get big agency experience and training while working on great creative campaigns. When you work at BBDO, you also get to work on really high profile accounts, which looks great on your resume. Everyone at BBDO is also interesting and pretty down to earth - pretty easy to work with. There is also a bar inside the office called Central Filing which is pretty sweet . It encourages everyone to interact and have fun with each other. Overall, a good place to get started in advertising.

    Cons

    The offices are a bit drab. You don't feel like it's a very cutting edge, exciting agency at all when you first walk inside. It feels very corporate a la Ogiilvy. Because it's a big agency, you feel like a number sometimes. You don't get a real feeling of community, but I suppose it is this way with most big agencies. Turnover is high, and most junior account people feel under appreciated. But then again, I feel a lot of people consider BBDO as a starting off point to get some good big agency training and experience. A lot of people get frustrated career-wise here.

    Advice to Management

    Be more mentoring to junior employees.

  2. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at BBDO

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great agency to work for with exciting opportunities for the future - the talent is amazing and opportunities to learn from intelligent people around you are immense. Many people have been here for decades which shows you even in an agency world with high turnover there are great advantages to loyalty and longevity.

    Cons

    very large, accounts work in complete silos, not enough internal communication and opportunities to meet other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more sharing and interaction of great ideas. Also, for an agency of this caliber, our offices are straight out of 1983.

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