FCB Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • They stay true to providing a Good work life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • The majority of the C-Level executives are absolutely great people (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is hard to maintain (in 8 reviews)

  • Long hours, not much work life balance (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FCB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. There are constant opportunities to learn trough learning sessions and presentations. It is a big agency so it is up to the person to reach out to other teams and departments.

    Cons

    Its a very big agency so it really is up to you to make the best of meeting different team around the agency.


  2. Great attitude, long hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FCB full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    FCB is vibrant and full of energy as an agency. There are lots of young people who are striving for really great work, and the clients treat us as partners so we get lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Junior level hours are very long and sometimes they can be slow to promote.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for employees to swap with other offices. We have a global network, but it's not taken advantage of.


  3. Good people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Creative Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FCB

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

    Pros

    Trying to turn the place around.

    Cons

    Trying to do it with made up clients.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your clients


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  5. Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FCB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful executive management, creative and collaborative atmosphere, passion is palpable, full service in-house, feels like a lot of opportunities are coming this year

    Cons

    Processes can get held up by red tape in various departments, can feel like you're a small fish in a big pond at times


  6. Tales from an FCB Writer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Copywriter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Copywriter in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FCB full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great and there is opportunities to work on many different brands outside of your own, as far as creative is concerned.

    Cons

    Sometimes there is a lack of communication on all accounts, which leads to confusion and scrambling. However, that may be a truth across all agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Give people good opportunities and they'll rise to the ocassion.


  7. Great Start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FCB full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. There's definitely an overall sense of community and investment in FCB as a whole.

    Cons

    Oppressive management stifles creativity and risk taking from newer employees

    Advice to Management

    Aggressiveness doesn't always earn respect


  8. Nice fun environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at FCB full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits fun atmosphere perks

    Cons

    A lot of resources wasted

    Advice to Management

    Unequal workloads


  9. A Great Agency to work for in Chicago

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at FCB full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pleasant People Good - but expensive - insurance plan

    Cons

    Corporate Atmosphere, Open Space, --------------------------------------------------

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    Dog eat dog world

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director, Strategic Planning in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director, Strategic Planning in Chicago, IL

    I worked at FCB full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Big brands and worldwide network

    Cons

    Fear-based management style due to many account losses that creates a dog eat dog environment. Not for people who want to learn within a collegial environment. If you are type A and want to shine your individual star it is a good place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Accept that any success you have will come with unsustainable levels of interpersonal tension.


  11. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FCB full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people that demanded creativity

    Cons

    Politics around the office were obvious

    Advice to Management

    More incentives would be great



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