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Updated Jul 28, 2014

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2.7 6 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

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John P. Kramer

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Nice environment but not smart to stay too long.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-Good work life balance.
    -People are friendly, pretty young company for the most part except for senior management.
    -Decent benefits and some nice perks.
    -Work day is pretty relaxed. Full hour for lunch and not a lot of micromanagement.
    -Close to train.

    Cons-Pay is pretty low compared to similar positions elsewhere.
    -Growth opportunities are limited and seem to be based more on longevity than merit.
    -Doesnt feel like you're gaining a lot of useful skills. Lots of time to waste doing nothing.
    -No tuition reimbursement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your lower level employees with increasing responsibility. Offer more competitive pay.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsSmart, driven people who are really into their work. Excellent benefits and unique perks. Attractive offices. Convenient location. Lots of parties & social activities, especially for young singles.

    ConsExtreme arrogance of senior management. Major boys club! Gossipy & deceitful HR staff. Claim to be one of the best places to work in CT. I guess that is true if you like clique-y departments, sexual innuendo and smarter-than-thou attitudes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey are not interested in receiving advice so why bother? But here is some advice to their parent company: replace the management team.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, some big money in certain departments, but not in all

    Network Engineer (Current Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsGreat place to get good experience

    ConsLower Pay then I expected and got elsewhere

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

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    Watch your back

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits were unique (cheap travel, purchase program, healthcare)
    Meritocracy (with a hint of favoritism)

    ConsLittle to no advancement opportunity - many "lifers" in senior levels.
    Executive leadership is aloof and dictatorial.
    Moral compass is broken - the business model breeds deception and bait & switch mentality to drive bottom line.
    Your personal and professional relationships within the industry will be tested and abused.
    Any comments that are perceived by management as counter to "the mission" will be met with distrust

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe transparent and respectful of employees threshold for gaming the system. Make money, but not at the expense of quality customer service.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Started off well, but nothing lasts forever.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood atmosphere for young people just getting in the game.
    Several parties throughout the year to keep moral up.
    Most people are friendly, but few could learn to be a little more friendly with their co-workers.
    Decent work/life balance. Some late days, but for most part not too bad.

    ConsDepending on your department, advancement is anywhere from possible to don't hold your breath - a lot of log jams with older positions, and company doesn't seem to be expanding any longer.
    Management could learn to work together more. Many times multiple projects come in with staggered starts, but same due dates, then act surprised that we're working on someone else's project due at the same time. Would get feeling that they were more comfortable harping on the employees about getting THEIR stuff done over the other managers stuff, rather than adjusting due date that they themselves have set.
    Business casual setting.
    Pay is not much if you start with company -- come in after a few years experience and they'll make you a decent offer.
    Some depts are very clicky...read as if you don't fit in with them, you'll change or they'll spit you out.
    The quality of clients has gone down. Company used to on board new clients strictly by using their own sales dept and barter. Nowadays, it seems like they bid out for new clients thru OMC sister companies more often than not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork with your employees! Too much just get it done attitude. Could benefit from a younger mind or two that's more in touch with current state of media.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nepotism at its finest

    Assistant Media Buyer (Former Employee) Stamford, CT

    ProsIndusrty is incrdibly interesting and the business seems to do well. Overal there are good people working there. Good work life balance.

    ConsEverybody knows somebody or is connect to spmeonw wither personally or professionally for a number of years. This is completely understandable, however it makes growth and development difficult.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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