Starcom USA

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Very fun atmosphere, but very difficult to live in Chicago on the salary

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Current Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

Pros

Very fun atmosphere with an extensive training program.
You are constantly exposed to a wide aspect of media, giving you a very steep learning curve.

Cons

You will work 50-60 hours a week with no overtime.
Starting salaries are very low and are difficult to live on in Chicago.
High employee turnover results in every time a team starts to work well together someone leaves the company or rotates to a new team resulting constantly taking on extra work from others.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer employees more incentive to stay at the company and teams will perform more efficiently/effectively, ultimately producing better work for clients.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Starcom USA

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience & the most supportive work team ever. It has become a second family.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Planner/Buyer  in  Guaynabo, PR
    Current Employee - Media Planner/Buyer in Guaynabo, PR

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good team work environment, a great place to start on the advertising industry, excellent work tools.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and/or personnel in management levels to direct the agency locally into a more competitive one. No human resources department available to attend local employee issues. Few growing opportunities inside the local company.

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

    Great group of talented, smart and fun people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Social culture - you will make great friends working here
    Generous time off - more days than you can use!
    Fast paced and challenging work

    Cons

    Can be difficult to obtain work life balance due to nature of agency structure - teams are often very understaffed and people fulfill more than 1 role
    Salary is not very competitive as compared to other Chicago agencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Correct the agency structure model - it may work for hitting margin goals but it contributes to high turnover, burned out employees and poor work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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