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Hard Work -- Sometimes Pays Off

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Former Employee - Vice President  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Great professional growth experience with a talent group of creative people.

Cons

Highly-challenging environment, but not equal pay for equal performance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take care of your high performers better.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    a bad place for juniors

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    Current Employee - Creative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Food is paid for when you work late. Nice cafe with a great staff. Awesome building with lots of meeting rooms. Great facilities like a gym and a nurse. Technology is up-to-date and well managed.

    Cons

    No evaluations, no raises, no bonuses.

    Some creative managers don't connect with juniors and juniors are offered little/no mentorship. Juniors are shuffled from CD to CD. Sometimes junior teams are asked for ideas and then rotated off the project. They often aren't given the opportunity to continue to develop their ideas and aren't given credit for their work.

    A lot of creatives have recently left the agency and replacements haven't been hired; as a result, creatives are overworked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    End your hiring and raise freezes--- you can find the funds in excessive executive spending. It is time to cut back on the thousands of dollars spent on town cars and fancy dinners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Executive Assistant

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can't speak for the other assistants here but my bosses are so down to earth, smart and approachable that it makes my job really enjoyable...Admin duties are pretty standard- heavy calendaring and lots of travel. They kind of throw you into things when you start working here so quick learners need only apply. No dress code and great community here... LOVE it here.

    Cons

    The building is a little far from the train, but whatever- you get your exercise and on the days when you're too tired to walk you can take the shuttle bus.

    If you're waiting for a name plate for your desk- don't hold your breath!! It takes YEARS...literally.

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    Need to update resources for assistants- contact sheets and phone lists. Need to improve conference room booking policy, and need an admin training day for the first few days someone starts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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