Euro RSCG Life Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, bad corporate management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Euro RSCG Life full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great people with a great attitude

    Cons

    very long hours. Not enough work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    plan things better and pay us overtime if we have to work 60 hour weeks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Of all the top 5 big agencies, Euro RSCG was the other guy.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Euro RSCG Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Offices were passable, the employees were mostly careerist from NJ & CT. You usually got out at a decent hour because everyone has to make the train or bus back around 6ish. Overall easy gig.

    Cons

    It's a job not an adventure.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Takes and takes and takes

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Euro RSCG Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Some cool people (but no more than other agencies)
    - Employee training can be helpful
    - In office gatherings (summer BBQs, monthly group birthday celebrations) occasionally relieve the stress
    - Correcting the horrible work/life balance is on the radar for leadership

    Cons

    - Antiquated workflow - no electronic approvals/routing
    - Everyone above VP seems dedicated to Yes-ing clients at the expense of their employees, while spending all their time on pitches and "internal fluff that will never see the light of day" as someone else here put it
    - Horrendous hours
    - Many account execs have no idea about how to estimate and set expectations on digital projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Comp time and bonuses for extra hours worked
    - Focus less on buzzwords and more on making actual changes. Incrementalism works.
    - Create a new business group so regular employees don't get pulled off their regular work without volunteering

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long hours, bad management, wrongheaded culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Traffic Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Traffic Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Euro RSCG Life full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people, easy decision to quit

    Cons

    Everything related to management, culture, and compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Large network, that feels like family

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Euro RSCG Life full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - strong culture
    - great benefits (summer fridays, week between xmas and new years off, etc)
    - excellent training opportunities (digital bootcamp every year, monthly classes/ lunch and learns)

    Cons

    - tough on work / life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just another overgrown pharma ad agency

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY

    I worked at Euro RSCG Life

    Pros

    Competitive salary & benefits, professional development, large network

    Cons

    Singular focus on revenue above all else, lack of agency culture, large network

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the core values and principles that helped establish ERL while pushing the agency forward. Regardless of how big the agency network is, you can't be all things to all people (or clients). Stay humble and treat your employees the same as your clients (like valuable commodities).

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Its all about Diabetes

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Art Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

    I worked at Euro RSCG Life

    Pros

    Nice people and civil work hours. Like all pharma places the people are much nicer than the work you have to do.

    Cons

    pharma work is mind-numbingly depressing....except in a few instances. You are basically a drug pusher in most of the cases. When not pushing drugs, you are working on pie-in-the-sky stuff that never gets built.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management needs to roll up its sleeves and get more hands on. they also need to push their clients into new technologies

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Euro RSCG Life

    Pros

    Level of professionalism among staff; good resources; opportunity to work with good clients; compensation was fair; depth of experience in firm

    Cons

    Difficult to get information; pettiness among employees; corporate culture was odd as a result of multi-mergers; integration did not work well

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Smart People. No Egos.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Euro RSCG Life

    Pros

    There's such a feeling of collegiality and respect in the place. Unlike other places I've worked there is very little drama or egos. People form friends quickly and pull together to do work dilligently

    Cons

    The downsides would have to be that sometimes, working on pharma can be a challenge. The regulatory environment often doesn't offer us a lot of wiggle room with what we do creatively. But hey, its a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on winning new business. Stay competitive when it comes to salaries. Think about branching out into wellness and other categories

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Euro RSCG LIFE

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Euro RSCG Life

    Pros

    its all about the revenue brought in
    mgmt does a good job balancing the books to look good

    Cons

    its all about the revenue
    creative is fair and is a clear lower priority than dollars and cents

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The product matters
    You get what you pay for - pay empoyees better and you will get better employees and better deliverables...oh and that will lead to better REVENUE

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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