Ogilvy & Mather

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Only good if you are in a senior position or a local office

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather

Pros

Opportunity to work in different offices around the world if an opportunity arises

Cons

Do not work at the corporate head office in New York.. Lacks creativity or the feel of an agency. If you have a family there is no real understanding of the need to work at home at times when your child is sick. In terms of salary increases this is usually saved for the senior managers who expense everything. Only good if you are young and single and no responsibilities and want to work for cents.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

People have families and a pay increases once in a while would be nice

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Place to learn a lot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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