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Cautiously optimistic

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

GSD&M has a great location across from Whole Foods and near the bar scene on West 6th St. Great parties thrown on a monthly basis. Big name brands to work on. If you're dissatisfied with the brand you work on, you can request to be transferred. Lots of great people work here.

Cons

Interview process is completely unstructured leading to the hiring of subpar employees. GSD&M hasn't given raises since they lost AT&T in 2008. From my experience, GSD&M doesn't reward employees properly. Your boss needs to have a good relationship with upper management in order for you to receive a promotion.

Advice to Management

Proactively speak to upper level management about what young people deserve to be spotlighted and rewarded via promotion or raise. So many talented individuals are leaving the company, and with the unstructured and extremely basic interview process, GSD&M isn't adequately filling these roles by any means. GSD&M seems to have a blind faith that the agency will continue to prosper regardless of who leaves the agency, but that is the wrong attitude to have. It leads to lower employee morale, and a watered down talent pool at the agency.

Other Employee Reviews for GSD&M

  1. Positive and fair

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Interactive Studio Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Interactive Studio Manager in Austin, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good balance of work and play. living in Austin, Tx

    Cons

    lots of long term employees there.

    Advice to Management

    support the younger people


  2. Best part of the job was the people I worked with

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Planner in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Media Planner in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work on high-profile clients and get your foot in the door. The management of the media team are all very competent and helpful.

    Cons

    The agency is SO large that you really only interact with your immediate team. You do not get the opportunity to work hand in hand with other teams (creative, planning, research, etc) - which I think is very important when media planning for a client. You also do not get paid very well and they do not give out bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage interacting with other teams (within the media department - traditional versus online teams - as well as with teams in other departments)


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