Young & Rubicam

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A great way to jumpstart my career.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

I have been working at Young & Rubicam

Pros

- friendly environment
- global network
- wide variety of clients

Cons

- disorganized
- poor internal operations (employee reviews, raises, etc)
- the company as a whole is about 5 years behind the curve

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Restructure, reintegrate and inspire

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Overall good experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam

    Pros

    The people are good to work with. Very 'team' oriented. We work as one together.

    Cons

    Wish there was more opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Old people, old ways, old building, an old agency that's trying change but can't

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam

    Pros

    Great, knowledgable people who have been in the business for a long time. Comfortable working environment, teams are somewhat like families.
    Dogs are allowed!
    Baller print production department - this group is as smart at they come and work there asses off to get print out in time.

    Cons

    You can work your ass off but until you've "put in your time" and there's a spot open, you won't be promoted. And even once you are promoted, you won't get your [insubstantial] raise for another six months or so, IF you even get it (budget cuts). You have to "butter up" the right people to even get to talk about being promoted.
    The clients are old school, just like the agency. Everything digital goes straight to VML so don't go here if you want to get digital experience.
    Not an integrated agency, they don't work well with others and ideas are barely every spread across more than two mediums (print and TV).
    The morale is terrible (probably because everyone there knows we suck) and everyone in the lower levels is interviewing to get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Make Y&R an agency, not a corporate strategy firm
    2. Treat the people that actually do the work (AAE-AD) with some respect and some compensation
    3. Improve the clients businesses we have now instead of spending millions on new business pitches we know we won't win

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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