GroupM Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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GroupM Global President Dominic Proctor
Dominic Proctor
30 Ratings

Pros
  • Very strong on ethical values as well as work life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • nice people nice working environment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance goes for a toss (in 9 reviews)

  • There is no room for growth and the pay was completely and utterly underpaid (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great Company Great Program

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

    I worked at GroupM

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

    Pros

    -Fantastic formal internship program. Get your feet wet in everything from digital marketing to national broadcast. -Big name clients -Friendly people (in my experience)

    Cons

    -Day-to-day work can be repetitive and tedious. -Mostly filled in spreadsheets. -Felt as though the job one rung up was not that much different than the 2nd rung. Everyone is asked to do essentially the same things, the question is how many clients will you be working with. -Can have bad luck getting stuck with certain clients.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work as far as interns go.


  2. Not bad unless you're in IT

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

    I have been working at GroupM full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    GroupM provides a Great work/life balance with plenty of "day off" time

    Cons

    IT going through changes, little transparency, very uncertain on future


  3. Buying

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Great atmosphere for young professionals -Great buying experience on large accounts

    Cons

    -not enough compensation -a lot of turnover


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  5. Analysis

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

    I have been working at GroupM

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to media planning and buying in some of the biggest markets around the country. In contact daily with clients of major companies

    Cons

    Lots of down time. There will be days loaded with work and days where there is nothing to do its like they forgot about the intern.

    Advice to Management

    Have a more structured internship program. Interns should be together communicating with each other


  6. Negotiator

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

    I worked at GroupM full-time

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, younger group of people. That is about the only good thing working for this company.

    Cons

    The pay is miserable, promotions are based on how long you have been there not how well you do your job. They think because there are alot of industry events people will be fooled by free drinks and food and not realize they are working ridiculous hours and getting paid minimally.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees so they do not want to leave after a year. There is a reason there is such high turnover, and it doesn't help that some of the higher level people are so bad to work with that people would rather quit then find a new job first.


  7. Pros/Cons

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

    I have been working at GroupM full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work with lots of fresh thinkers

    Cons

    Can be a lot of red tape to get through


  8. Helpful (2)

    Staff Accountant

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

    I worked at GroupM full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Overall great compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    High turnover ratio. Turnover rate is linked to people trying to escape a bad working environment where management do not respect subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    FYI: people are an organizations biggest asset. Spend the resources to train senior staff and management how to achieve greater collaboration by working as a team. Actions always out trump words.


  9. Communications Strategist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at GroupM full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Big organization Easy to progress as their is not a high level of talent

    Cons

    Very conservative Red tape Form to fill out for everything Very slow moving Risk Averse Penny pushers extract every bit of value out of staff Poor environment for creativity


  10. A. M.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GroupM

    Pros

    Nice people to work for and with. Good culture and work environment.

    Cons

    Very expensive health care/medical benefits with many out of pocket expenses and high Co-pays.

    Advice to Management

    Research and obtain a much better and more competitive LOWER health insurance rates for employees where it's not $101.20 per month of a deduction from our paycheck.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Senior Analyst - Analytics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analytics Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analytics Analyst in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    You can wear jeans/shirt at work. they have Decent Benefits. It is a multi-agency company. So you can work for multiple clients/multiple agencies.

    Cons

    The company is not innovative and creative and extremely process driven.Believes in hard work and not smart work. Very bad in communicating expectations. Extremely high expectations. Long hours and No Work-Life Balance Work culture is not good. Pay is not good for the long hours employees spend at work No Work from Home. Not a good company for career growth. Decent company to work 7-8 months if you need to add clients/agency brand value on your resume.They only have 3 big clients and rest all are small clients in the analytics department. Analytics department is not diverse. Mostly asians. Cant say about other departments. Interview process is different: A separate team will take your interview and you will join some other person team.So basically you may never know who is your manager during the interview. They take a long time to respond from the date of interview. Like approx 2 months.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management have to be innovative, creative and do smart work.



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