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Too corporate

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Interpublic Group

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The benefits are good. There is some opportunity to work across companies held by Interpublic Group. I like the ERG's.

Cons

It is a very corporate environment. Although it is in the creative industry, many new ideas are rejected because of corporate ideology.

Advice to Management

Create a more inclusive environment. Many decisions are made behind close doors without input from employees. If you're going to hire someone in a management role, give his/her future direct reports an opportunity to meet them first

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  1. Clueless management, bad atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Brussels (Belgium)

    I worked at Interpublic Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good place to start working in advertising. The network is still substantial and some of the clients are good to work for. There is a desire to do things differently. Maybe the place will get back it's vibe once the whole industry revives as well. Young people often get substantial responsibility early on in their career.

    Cons

    The atmosphere is just plain rotten. Cost cutting has started to undermine all motivation. The only news we get from senior management is that they've seen the light and that we're a team and we're all going digital which is as substantive and credible as a 60's ad for soap. There is a culture of making excuses and cooperation between the various silos is just not working.

    Advice to Management

    Get some professional middle management in, preferrably not from the ad industry to install proper procedures and motivation. Stop raving about being a creative powerhouse when you're not.


  2. There IT Department lacks talent & management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interpublic Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is OK... That's it!

    Cons

    The IT group for IPG varies from building to building each with its own set of IT folks. The management however 9 times out of 10 are NOT technically knowledgeable at all. The management do not have a clue and spend a great deal of time requesting a status instead of allowing you a chance to complete your work. Even though this is an advertising firm, the demand on the IT dept. is as high as if you were working for a Hedge Fund (just without the pay). Sr. management does not care about the IT satff and as far as they are concern you are roaches there to do there bidding. "Just get it done" is the motto, you mean nothing, you have a job so be happy.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of wasting talented people in the field replace the "YES-MAN" management you have. You may find that you get a lot more done and spend alot less money!


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