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Overworked

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

I have been working at Starcom USA

Pros

Great place for someone looking to get industry experience; not a lot of places will hire you right out of school.
Will gain lots of networking experience working with leaders at huge brands and media companies.

Cons

No work /life balance. You will be working about 47 hours weekly on a slow week with no overtime.
Extremely low pay for the hours they want you to work. It tops out at around $11/hourly.
An unholy amount of inner office politics. People who you think you can trust will turn their back on you to those higher up.
Women run the whole show. As a woman myself, I first found this empowering, but in reality it's gossip and behind-your-back cattiness.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They wouldn't listen anyways and are too busy tending to online shopping while the peons are busy doing Their work.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Extremely beneficial and eye-opening for anyone interested in media/advertising.

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    Former Employee - Analyst Intern  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Starcom USA

    Pros

    Large company
    Systematic procedure of evaluation
    Opportunity to shadow other individuals in the company
    Opportunity to meet other like-minded, passionate interns

    Cons

    Such a large company makes understanding how departments communicate with one another difficult.
    This is not the place for you if you are not able to "wing it" and try to figure out a lot on your own based on the main portal the company gives you access to online.
    Your "recommendation for hire" post-internship only lasts for 1 year; hence, if you're banking on Starcom, it might be more worth your effort to try your junior summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The coordination of working with interns and simultaneously trying to take on an entry-level position I think was too much. Better communication needs to be made between the departments and the intern committee in order to prevent overworked interns.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Bright People, Casual Working Enviornment

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Search Analyst  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Search Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Starcom USA

    Pros

    -vacation days
    -work/life balance
    -smart people
    -supportive and caring management
    -diverse client base

    Cons

    -low low low starting salary
    -no bonus

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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