FCB Healthcare

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FCB Healthcare Reviews

Updated December 25, 2014
Updated December 25, 2014
50 Reviews
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50 Reviews
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Dana Maiman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Coffee bar and digital knowledge (in 11 reviews)

  • the people are smart and the work is interesting (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours but not atypical for the industry (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management refuses to communicate whats going on with the agency in terms of direction or new business (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company with ambitious goals for healthcare advertising

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

    I worked at FCB Healthcare as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people here are the best part about the company. Just the fact that the CEO knew my name as an intern was really something that you do not see everyday! Everyone is so collaborative and helpful. It really does have working integrated departments working towards the same goal!

    Cons

    The open office layout often left me feeling distracted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more events like the "jam-sesh"

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Art Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FCB Healthcare full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation. Coffee bar is decent. Company has sporadic happy hours and some fun perks. If you get in the right group, you can go far but the quality of work has declined in recent years.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity for changing accounts or for branching out and learning tangential skills. It's hard to bypass the silo mentality here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to promote talented people and leaders there —  you keep a lot of bad managers on staff. Also, stop treating the creative department like a sweatshop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people, great place to learn.

    Current Employee - Strategic Planner
    Current Employee - Strategic Planner

    I have been working at FCB Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a pleasure working with everyone

    Cons

    Low pay, you don't feel appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation.

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  5.  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at FCB Healthcare full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Coffee bar and digital knowledge

    Cons

    culture, growth opportunities, large agency and unfriendly employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The most depressing, wasted period of my entire careeer

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    • 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 FCB Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There aren't any pros. Really. It's that bad.

    Cons

    Opportunities for promotion are good because of the high staff turnover. Good people leave or are fired. The dross stays behind and hangs on in there. Some of the lowest-grade people I have ever met have worked there the longest. And check out the creative output: as bad as it gets anywhere. They have a nasty management style that requests that you 'tell tales' on fellow workers and line managers. The place operates on a system of fear. You will get the measure of the place in the first 6.5 seconds, don't stay there a moment longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being a bunch of sly, manipulative snakes. Respect your employees. Respect your clients. Respect yourselves (you clearly don't). It's not all about the bottom line. The bottom line is important, but not at the expense of destroying the place and your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Art Supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FCB Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Since leaving, I can look back and say it is truly a creative agency. The work is amazing and really tries to break the traditional pharma mold. If you are looking to work in an award-thirsty, creative-driven agency, this is your match.

    Cons

    Good luck getting promotions and/or raises. And be prepared to make your job your life. The work/life balance doesn't really exist on most accounts.
    p.s. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Award-thirsty tends to fester back-stabbing competitiveness.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    good creative process, good team work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President, ACD in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, ACD in New York, NY

    I have been working at FCB Healthcare part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you have talent you have a chance to grown and be respected

    Cons

    Long hours, account people can be in the way of the creative process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since this is one of the biggest advertising agency around, they could invest more in staff and don't burn the creatives in the process just to save money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good work ethic with most full time staff. Approachable upper management. Good to average work/life balance.

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

    I worked at FCB Healthcare as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overall work/life balance is good to very good. Compensation is on the higher side of comparable agencies. Creative work can be engaging, fun and unique.

    Cons

    Leadership gap. Little to no communication (but plenty of politics) between creative teams from an upper management perspective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to some of your crucial assets, even if they are freelance. They may end up being your best full-time employees if given the opportunity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great creative process

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Art Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Group Art Supervisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at FCB Healthcare part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone has a chance to grow and show their talent

    Cons

    As any advertising agency, can have long days of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    as is

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Happy here.

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

    I have been working at FCB Healthcare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    FCB Health is on the rise. The agency is nailing new business. I also enjoy going to work everyday. My peers are talented and personable.

    Cons

    FCB Health still has some learning to do in the digital/social realms. But then again, this is healthcare. The entire community has a lot of learning to do here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're getting there. Keep pushing everyone to be creative and improve the level of work int he healthcare category.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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