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Good Luck if you're of color

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Former Employee - Associate Planning Director  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Associate Planning Director in New York, NY

I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time for more than a year

Pros

Brand recognition and several long standing account relationships. As most agencies, media perks are never ending - if you're still into that sort of thing. Great office space, gym, cafeteria, and bike station.

Cons

Walk into one department meeting in NYC and you'll see how perfectly the staff reflects the demographic (insert sarcasm). In honesty, there are growth opportunities, but it's mostly based on how late you want to stay and the level of brown nosing you're willing to output 60+ hrs/wk. Promotions are possible, however pay increases, not so much. Heavy dog eat dog environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Diversify staff, nurture talent and provide adequate compensation.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Gained lots of professional experience and skills

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    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Professional development is a priority. Lots of encouragement to pursue learning and growth in various skills (technical and professional). Lots of leave time and holidays.

    Cons

    Encouraging all members of team to list contacts (friends) for new business prospects - it felt invasive and forced. Compensation was not competitive and promotions were delayed indefinitely.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I learned a lot about advertising during my Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very focused on career development, they like to get younger employees opinions, they are open to suggestions, you have access to higher management, it's a flat organization

    Cons

    They were a little disorganized, but that was mainly in part to the fact they had just moved offices and I had to move between different offices during my internship

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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