Fallon Worldwide

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Fallon Worldwide Reviews

Updated June 19, 2014
Updated June 19, 2014
11 Reviews
3.4
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    One of the best!

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    Former Employee - Account Director
    Former Employee - Account Director

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

    Pros

    Not 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.

    Cons

    Fortunately 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on New Biz!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No Life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fallon Worldwide as a contractor

    Pros

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

    Cons

    As 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Clueless work factory + mostly b squad

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    Former Employee - Creative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Creative in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Disorganized and outdated.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 ManagementAdvice

    Fire b squad employees. Promote internal development and advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Creative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Creative in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fallon Worldwide full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Horrible 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great creative culture, facing challenges.

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    Former Employee - Account Director in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account Director in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more chances in shaking up people who don't work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great introduction to the broadcast production side of advertising.

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    Former Employee - Broadcast Production Intern in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Broadcast Production Intern in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fallon Worldwide as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good clients, great staff, fun city

    Cons

    located in Minneapolis, which is good and bad

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fallon Worldwide full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience with a team of extremely talented individuals.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Fallon Worldwide

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Hard work without much recogntion

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Fallon Worldwide

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fallon Worldwide

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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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