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Huge Company with Good Internship Program

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

I worked at Carat as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

The internship program is really a program in the sense that there were weekly lunch and learns, an intern project, and a very specific outline of what is expected of us. If you have a good manager, they will really want you to learn and you can get a lot out of it. You are guided in your internship project by upper management which is really helpful. HR is very hands on in making sure everyone is happy. LOTS of work perks- free lunches, free happy hours, young people.

Cons

Everyone sticks to their own department. Buying and planning don't really interact, which isn't helpful to know the bigger picture of a media plan. Although the perks are awesome, the day to day is monotonous and tedious.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create more interaction between departments. There needs to be more of an overall positive morale in the office.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Sweat Shop

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Media Buyer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Carat full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot about media

    Cons

    People here are power-hungry and take advantage of the assistants. You must ask to leave EVERY single day, even if you finished your work. Why don't we just ask for the hallway pass too. The pay is low but hours are long. I must say I started to drag my feet to work 6 months in because of the environment. Some claim they like working here, but most are just trying to find another job. They also love leaving employees in the dark with decisions. Make sure your superiors love you since they play favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the income and make work enjoyable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Carat full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good start for college grads, fast movement within the company

    Cons

    sometimes long hours and you have to pursue promotions. no internal job postings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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