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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.

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  1. 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!


  2. Easy to please management and and meet expectations.

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Interpublic Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very structured production environment with standards for patches, deployments and outages.

    Cons

    Employees are not allowed to think outside the box. Managers prefer to keep skilled employees in silo'd functions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to employees who prefer to think outside the box. If an employee's interest are in development, feed their desires with training and allow them to pursue those opportunities.


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