Hill Holliday Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
76 Reviews
3.9
76 Reviews
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Karen Kaplan
26 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place, great people, great work (in 7 reviews)

  • Awesome work environment, friendly people, positive culture, and room to grow (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Didn't always feel that the importance of work/life balance was respected (in 6 reviews)

  • Long hours, disorganization at times, not always recognizing great talent (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Account Mgmt Intern

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    Former Employee - Account Management  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Management in Boston, MA

    I worked at Hill Holliday as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Work Environment
    Intern room was really fun and you got to know the other interns even if they were working in other departments
    always kept busy with projects
    felt like I was part of the department and got to sit-in on meetings

    Cons

    you have to really stay on top of your tasks and stay organized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Technology in Advertising

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hill Holliday full-time

    Pros

    This place has some of the great creative minds.

    Cons

    You will live your work, and leadership can be weak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to unite under a single vision for the company, and to support and grow their employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Associate Director

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    Current Employee - Associate Director  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Hill Holliday full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Love the culture and people!

    Cons

    Nothing! I just love it there!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I WANT TO GO BACK!

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    Former Employee - Account Management Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Hill Holliday as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Amazing culture
    - Dedicated account teams and willing to teach/show you everything
    - Down-to-Earth CEO and employees
    - Great exposure to senior leaders for interns
    - Big Client Names: Dunkin Brands, Bank of America, Cadillac, etc

    Cons

    None that come to mind, but some interns did not get as much experience as others. This was mostly brought on by themselves. As an intern you need initiative to ask questions and take ownership of the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the internship "PITCH" project an actual piece of work for a local non-profit rather than hypothetical.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Hill Holliday as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart and driven workforce, you know.

    Cons

    hard to get recognize, you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase diversity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The company has a "work hard, play hard" mindset

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Hill Holliday part-time

    Pros

    People are always open to network

    Cons

    Layoffs took place, but that's bound to happen in this industry

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing agency

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    Current Employee - Assistant Social Media Strategist  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Social Media Strategist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Hill Holliday full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People are humble, helpful and so smart
    Great benefits
    Happy work environment
    Free coffee
    Great work/life balance
    Amazing culture

    Cons

    A little bit of organizational and communication issues between departments. Could benefit from a more system used procedure from project managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on more cross-department meetings, yearly reviews aren't enough to keep everyone on board.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent. Good people, challenging work.

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    Former Employee - Creative  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Creative in Boston, MA

    I worked at Hill Holliday full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, smart people, challenging work, chance to work across mediums.

    Cons

    TV reigns supreme. Not sure if that's smart for the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in more business, or get people in who can.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to work

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    Former Employee - Copywriter  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Boston, MA

    I worked at Hill Holliday full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is actually a good place to work, with opportunities to advance and learn along the way. Because they have such a range of clients, you will probably have exposure to a lot of different accounts if you go out of your way to learn about the accounts you aren't working on. Karen Kaplan, the female CEO, runs a positive, upbeat agency with parties and thank-you's along the way. There are some long hours for some (not all) accounts, but you learn along the way. Definitely a young culture. Emphasis on doing good work.

    Cons

    Some people put in long hours, especially on new business pitches, but that's the nature of the beast. Painful recent layoff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best Intern Experience

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    Current Employee - Account Management  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Management in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Hill Holliday as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great communication
    Fun environment
    Brilliant people working there

    Cons

    No real communication with upper management
    Seemed to be a lot of layoffs in the 3 months I was there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needed to be more involved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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