Ogilvy & Mather

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Best job I ever had

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Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in New York, NY

I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

I freelanced at Ogilvy for nearly 6 years in the creative department. You are pretty much treated like an adult...come and go as you please, as long as the work is done. The atmosphere is very laid back and team-oriented. I'm sure there are some groups within the company that are a bit tougher (depending on client, creative director, etc.) and more structured but honestly, I cannot say enough good things about this place.

Cons

The elephant in the room is the location...Eleventh and 46th is not exactly stimulating. And the commute can be tough. But the positives far outweigh the negatives.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

While I appreciate the efforts, having an on-site manicurist, language lessons, weekly parties and other perks is wasted money. It's difficult to rationalize the budgets for these frills when people get laid off.

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    Ogilvy and Mather: An Intern's Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather as an intern

    Pros

    Amazing Company. Great People Enthusiastic about Job. Fantastic Work Environment. Location and aesthetics of the New York Office is beautiful!

    Cons

    Lack of complete of full exposure of the company, prevents me from finding any cons.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Place to learn a lot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You have the opportunity to learn so much, no matter what dept you work in.
    Growth in the company is easy
    Travel is paid for and your budget for trips is really nice
    Company picnics, food trunks, sports team, happy hour...I can go on

    Cons

    HR is crap most of the time in the westcoast office at least
    The constant layoffs make things very uncomfortable
    Raises are like unicorns, you will never see one (WestCoast)
    Upper management make changes without out truly considering the consequences of the work culture, employees, and potential clientele. Results were a few clients left have been lost. One even walked out after coming into the office for only an hour or so.

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