Zimmerman Advertising

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If you can handle Zimmerman you can work anywhere else

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

I worked at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

...although the benefits are pretty good.

Cons

The agency motto is "24/7. Seriously" and management enforces it in every aspect of the corporate culture. Instead of highlighting something like creativity, innovation, or results, they just want to boast about what a sweatshop they are. Seriously.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The people running this company don't want or need any advice.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only if you desperately love advertising and can't get a job at any other decent agency

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Zimmerman Advertising full-time

    Pros

    -No experience needed
    -Become friends with your co-workers (so you can complain together)
    -Large agency/large clients
    -Lots of young people

    Cons

    -Lack of creativity
    -The 24/7 serious thing is great if you own your own business and reap all of the benefits. But when you're a salaried employee starting below $30K, they can't serious expect people to be that crazy and dedicated to the boring advertising they do. Pushing to be better is great, but management also needs to learn how to motivate their employees and boost morale. Promotions are frequent but the raises are so minimal, it takes 5 years to make any sort of respectable money and by then you'll probably be so fed up that it won't be worth it. In order to make it, you need to burry your head, laugh off the fact that your being undervalued and keep killing yourself. Sounds like a recipe for a revolt to me....
    -Management is too busy to actually think about growing a team
    -Last minute tasks always pop up around 5:45pm
    -Weekend work is expected
    -Everything is sooo important and has to be done today...when in reality, the client isn't waiting around at 11pm on a Friday night for web banners to go live...it can wait til Monday morning or the next weekend!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a s**t about the people you hire...being rich is only cool when you help others grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    avoid.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Creative in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Zimmerman Advertising full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    the paycheck clears. you can always cut versions of your work to put on your site or reel to namecheck the national clientele.

    Cons

    horrible benefits, hours and management. the JZ cult of personality is a joke (wow, take the word "brand" and add it to "retail"... GENIUS! if you find yourself on a creative team that answers to Count Zevula, be prepared to wait hours on end to let an egomaniac narcissist rewrite your on-strategy work to his own informercialesque whims (in-between his more pressing stints as a politician and kaballah snake oil merchant). pay is below scale. teams are overtasked. saturdays and sundays are far too often the rule and not the exception. morale unsurprisingly sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to like the taste of something other than your own Z-Ade. advertising is an art, not just a commodity. wait, why am i bothering? keep doing what you're doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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