Fallon Worldwide
3.5 of 5 11 reviews
www.fallon.com Minneapolis, MN 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jun 19, 2014

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Mike Buchner

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    One of the best!

    Account Director (Former Employee)

    ProsNot only is Fallon one of the most creative places to work it has a wonderful culture of caring for people. Starting at the top with Pat Fallon...and then to Mike Buchner...they are a class act.

    ConsFortunately with the addition of Arby's business Fallon was able to maintain after the loss of Cadillac. Hoping it continues to add new business and therefore lessen the potential for layoffs in the future.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep working on New Biz!!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Clueless work factory + mostly b squad

    Creative (Former Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsThe common areas and work zones are designed and have a fantastic mid century vibe happening. Best reputation of a Minneapolis agency nationally. Jeff kling is an outstanding dude with a visual style, unabashed edge, and experience that I really appreciate. Some really great people to work with. I think this agency is probably the most creative in the city. Everyone talks like a sailor. It's fantastic and inappropriate and fun for the first 8 hours of the day. A huge opportunity to own large projects at all levels of the agency.

    ConsDisorganized and outdated. Management has no real connection to the people creating the work. Little to no employee perks or benefits. In the middle of a downtown office wasteland. Pay is flat out not competitive. Prefers to hire from the outside as opposed to providing employee growth. A complete expectation to cancel your evening plans for months on end because of tight timelines. This is outside of a pitch setting. Because of this, work life balance is absolutely horrible. I've seen younger employees break down in tears in a mixture of frustration, sleep deprivation, and burnout.

    Account team js fearful to pushback on clients which has caused major creative tension and even unsold work. There is, and I'm being serious, no project management department. Account managers are clueless at coordinating digital asks. Creative team is spread so thin that some designers and CDs are simultaneously leading multiple campaign launches virtually solo.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire b squad employees. Promote internal development and advancement.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No Life

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsJeff Kling has an incredible vision for the work. It is incredibly exciting to be around his energy.

    ConsAs soon as I got to Fallon they lost Cadillac. Everything felt like it was in free fall. Ultimately, it felt like they didn't know what to do with me. They were much more concerned with business rather than servicing the clients they already had.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK if you don't want a life outside of work

    Creative (Former Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsCan be some good opportunities if you get lucky.
    A lot of the people are smart, fun, and awesome to work with.

    ConsHorrible track record in picking creative leaders
    Absolutely zero work-life balance
    Some huge, undeserved egos in positions of management
    It's extremely rare to feel appreciated there.
    Culture has really changed a lot, and not in the right direction.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't view your employees as robots/slaves.
    Consider promoting from within as opposed to hiring outsiders who are supposed to "save" the agency, and usually end up being there for the money and hurting the dept.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great creative culture, facing challenges.

    Account Director (Former Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsThe people. Smart, creative, open, dedicated. Simply the best people I have worked with.

    ConsHas not hit its stride in new business. The agency is better than its new biz team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more chances in shaking up people who don't work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great introduction to the broadcast production side of advertising.

    Broadcast Production Intern (Former Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGood clients, great staff, fun city

    Conslocated in Minneapolis, which is good and bad

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsGreat creative environment. Leadership that is loyal to long-time employees.

    ConsLeadership that is loyal to long-time employees. Can interfere with objective decisions for newer employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience with a team of extremely talented individuals.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsGreat culture, smart people, good benefits and plenty of opportunity.

    ConsHigh stress environment, fast-paced, and a few bad egos.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work without much recogntion

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    Pros- Great reputation which helps you get noticed by other future employers and recruiters
    - Amazing mid-level employees
    - Great benefits

    Cons- Poor managers
    - Long hours with no recognition
    - No training/learning opportunities to enhance professional growth
    - Excessive egos among junior and higher level employees
    - Highly political

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart thinking of employees as long-term commitments instead of short-term relationships that are expendable. Genuinely recognize employees and team for good work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLove the work I got to do and the immediate teams I worked with. The new building has a great atmosphere and a company gym.

    ConsThe hired a bunch of people, but then let them all go months later. Don't hire people if you can't sustain the business to keep them.

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