Interpublic Group

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    There IT Department lacks talent & management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Interpublic Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall Positive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Interpublic Group

    Pros

    -Vacation package is quite good and gets better the longer you stay
    -There are many talented and smart people working
    -Flexibility to move around and work in different functional areas

    Cons

    -Facilities are old and don't have many perks
    -Compensation can often be below average until higher levels are reached.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance out the compensation between the C-Suite and lower level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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