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Felt like a library, not a creative department

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Former Employee - Copywriter  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY

Pros

The agency had money to burn and time to kill. I'd get three weeks to revise a headline on some accounts. Luxury!

Need for bodies meant I worked on upwards of 5 accounts at the same time.

Fantastic Traffic and Proofreading departments.

Cons

Quiet and awkward vibe. Felt somewhere between working in a library and working in bank.

On many accounts, creative direction was often, "Just do it the way we did it last year."

Firings were large and frequent, making the agency feel like a work camp at times, leaving those of us remaining dumbstruck and just grateful to be employed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on the work, and the awards will follow. Not the other way around.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Very rewarding up until 2011

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Classic training, nice people, interest in offering an integrated service offering. Still have some very good, blue chip accounts to work on.

    Cons

    Questionable senior leadership, concerning level of turnover. What the agency wishes to stand for still seems to be in flux.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Client service matters. Trust matters. While offering new integrated disciplines is great, it'd be wise to remember the agency was founded on strong Above The Line work.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical agency issues

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Strong leadership from the agency president. Generally nice people. Fairly open environment. Positive attitudes among team members. A few good accounts. Well-stocked kitchen.

    Cons

    Like most agencies, there are silos between departments. There is also limited ability to learn beyond one's own account. Some at the SVP level can be risk averse, others don't provide any leadership for their teams, and others are completely hands off when it comes to any actual deliverables. Lack of thought leadership.

    No opinion of CEO
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