Hill Holliday Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
81 Reviews
3.9
81 Reviews
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Karen Kaplan
31 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 6 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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  1.  

    Amazing place to work, especially with the talent and the culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Hill Holliday is an amazing place to work - great clients, culture is wonderful and the employees treat each other with tremendous respect. Busy, fast-paced and integrated teams - I got a tremendous amount of experience at Hill Holliday!

    Cons

    The days can be long, but with the right work-ethic and if you are a person who enjoys what you do, you won't mind putting in the time to get the job done right!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Billing Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Billing Coordinator in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Karen is an engaging and personable CEO, and has created a thriving culture. Overall managers provide challenging work and support throughout career. Comparatively nice culture for an ad agency

    Cons

    As expected with ad agencies, the culture is quite similar to high school in that many people act immature and "catty." Unfortunately, many times managers do not see through this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually liisten to all parties

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Abundance of resources poorly allocated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hill Holliday full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of bright people, nice benefits

    Cons

    Too little change - poor upper management that rest on their laurels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat from the top - no good change will happen without it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Account Management Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Hill Holliday as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment for internship, young atmosphere, lots of other interns to hang out with. Not a stressful atmosphere, good experience

    Cons

    pay's pretty bad, no complaints other than that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great agency life style. Relatively big name clients.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great agency life style. Relatively big name clients.

    Cons

    Management is secretive. Lay offs happen and they drag on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open with your junior level people and include them in discussions that have to do with your department. Promote and compensate to make people stay and not seek work elsewhere.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Account Mgmt Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Management in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Management in Boston, MA

    I worked at Hill Holliday as an intern (less than an 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
  8.  

    Technology in Advertising

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Associate Director

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Hill Holliday full-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    I WANT TO GO BACK!

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

    I worked at Hill Holliday as an intern (less than an 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
  11.  

    Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Hill Holliday as an intern (less than an 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

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