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FCB Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
223 Reviews
3.1
223 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance was great, but I believe that depends on what accounts you work on (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)

  • Expected to work countless weekends and long hours with no comp time (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great location downtown, great work/life balance, great inclusive company culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes heavily process laden during to the large parent company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great clients. Lousy management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    I worked in California, which had some great clients, such as Levi's, Clorox, Taco Bell...

    Cons

    People in NYC or Chicago, who knew nothing about our clients, were always screwing things up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your local managers manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Digital producer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Digital Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Digital Producer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great benefits. Continuous training is provided!

    Cons

    Need new general accounts. New business is pivotal to the general side of FCB.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best company I've ever worked for!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great teams, great resources, awesome benefits.They provide plenty of training, and offer opportunities to pursue your passion within your role. This company cares about it's people.

    Cons

    Not always the most exciting work, but it kept us busy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I have enjoyed my time here.

    Current Employee - Copywriter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Copywriter in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Everyone's ideas are valued. Work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    Some cliques have developed, unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the practice of bringing people in to work on other projects.

  7.  

    Gold lion for the world's worst agency.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Creative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    None. This company is terrible hence, there are always job openings.

    Cons

    FCB Chicago doesn't understand good creative or the process. Boring work, toxic people, account driven, forced company "fun", no growth development, lack of leadership, shinny new counter tops. Didn't stay long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking about yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great Place, Not So Great Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Art Director and Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Junior Art Director and Art Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The people here were amazing to work with, very social and energetic environment. The work-life balance was great, but I believe that depends on what accounts you work on. I was fortunate to work on two accounts that allowed for that for nearly 6 years. Easy access to jump in and help out on other accounts and get a lot of experience.

    Cons

    I believe this company is notorious for underpaying it's employees. When you do get a raise, it's minimal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Big agency, big problems

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President, Management Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President, Management Director in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Get the true big agency experience. Lie cheat and back stab your way to the top!

    Cons

    Management, clients, it's got it all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Account management summer intern review

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

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

    Pros

    hands-on experience, fully-integrated as a team member, opportunity for full-time position

    Cons

    need to foster better community/relationships between interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to revise rating system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good but not great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It is a casual place to work.Many hardworking and passionate employees working for clients. The location is amazing, right in the middle of the city and great services/amenities nearby. FCB provides great benefits.

    The company has a great reputation but keep a low expectation since IT/Digital services are not one of their strength.

    Cons

    Upper management unable to make good decisions,lack of professionalism and work ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be flexible and open to new ideas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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