ID Media Worldwide Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Great People, Less than Decent Pay

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Investment
    Current Employee - Media Investment

    I have been working at ID Media Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of paid time off at this "use it or lose it" company. The people are some of the best people I've met and closest friends to date.

    Cons

    Most employees are not paid what they are worth and promotions are few and far between.

  2. Small boutique media agency. Talented group of people, however not much room for growth. Get in, learn, get out.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at ID Media Worldwide

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to senior executives and strategy planning, lots of hands on work.

    Cons

    Well its an agency so.........

  3. Helpful (2)

    Terrible place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Strategist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Strategist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at ID Media Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Generous time off policy, decent place for employees that are just starting out in the industry to develop some skills. Some accounts have exposure to more media channels than others.

    Cons

    Management needs to take classes in people skills instead of being rude, intolerant and condescending. Extreme favoritism takes place to the folks that genuflect to management. Facade is put up when NY comes to town. No way should it be listed in LABJ as a top place to work, people were told to fill in the survey to make that happen so they could stay even with NY which was already listed as a top place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Take classes in how to properly manage employees. Treat people how you would like to be treated.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    A bunch of workaholics who put forth terrible work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at ID Media Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Generous paid time off.

    Cons

    Frequently long hours. Lack of understanding of the work being put out. Team members did not communicate. Little or no onboarding of new employees. Lower-level employees were kept from career-growing opportunities. Overall lack of professionalism.

  6. Helpful (1)

    ID MEDIA IS A BLACKHOLE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ID Media Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Exposes to different facets of the advertising world

    Cons

    Long Long Hours, pay little. No one takes responsbility and passes work on to others

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better, won't be so much turnover.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Small Agency with potential but due to lack of vision and magement is nothing more than a sweatshop

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at ID Media Worldwide

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

    Pros

    Depending on the team that you are on and office, there could be potential growth opportunities. They do try to have office events to boost morale and to make Cinco de Mayo, and other events fun.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities. Most teams consist of 3 people who work on multiple accounts. Definitely being able to wear multiple hats for 3-4 accounts is the type of person that can succeed at ID Media. Their is a lack of vision and strategy, extremely focused on how much revenue accounts are bringing in.

  8. Great hours, but poor management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at ID Media Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Great hours 9-5 pm (the hour makes a difference)
    - From what I can remember, generous vacation/PTO days. First year, it was something like 21 days total. Entire Christmas break off (2 weeks, more or less) paid.
    - They have their own coffee shop on premises.

    Cons

    - Although they had stated during interview that I would have to work no overtime, my manager would often tell me to stay behind 30 min-1 hour to just sit there and do nothing because "it looks good", while quite literally just surfing the Internet.
    - There were entirely way too many meetings about nothing.
    - Management required weekly department meetings where we had to bring up a problem, even if we didn't have a current problem going on. I thought it was quite ridiculous to have to invent something out of nowhere.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to be more efficient.

  9. Good place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Strategist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Media Strategist in New York, NY

    I worked at ID Media Worldwide full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The training provided is comprehensive. Annual reviews done consistently. Time off is wonderful.

    Cons

    Management and HR have favorite people. Sometimes promotions based on politics and connections rather than merit.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Decent learning experience with no room for growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at ID Media Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Good coworkers and an occasionally fun environment.
    - Can be a good first job if you're put on the right team and accounts.
    - Given lots of responsibility, but this comes with long hours and low pay.
    - A good opportunity to network and make connections throughout the media industry.
    - Good benefits, if you're approved to use your PTO (in many cases you are not, and PTO does not roll over, no cash out options)
    - An opportunity to learn how to identify the warning signs of poor management.

    Cons

    - Compensation is below industry averages. No bonuses (ever) unless you're at the VP level and above, in which case you get huge bonuses while everyone else's pay increases and promotions get put on freezes in the event significant accounts are lost.
    - Demoralizing work environment. While employees bond over their collective distaste for the company, it makes it that much more difficult to stay motivated.
    - No significant leadership from management. They care about accounts to the ends of their bonuses, but not about servicing their clients or growing their teams. The majority of what you learn needs to come from outside sources or exceptional middle managers (the talented ones always leave within 6 months).
    - Blame always gets passed down. Whoever draws the line and refuses to pass it down any further takes it all.
    - Praise never gets passed down.
    - It's all about appearances. Management does not take the time to actually check into accounts and the output of their employees. You are expected to be at work at 9am and leave no earlier than 7pm. Efficiency will be detrimental to your career here. If you want a promotion stick around every night and watch Netflix on your office computer (just make sure you can hotkey to an excel spreadsheet if a VP walks by).
    - Behind the times technologically. If you want to be on the "cutting edge" look elsewhere.
    - Employees who have worked here for 5 or more years will find it nearly impossible to get a job elsewhere. The skills you obtain here will become decreasingly marketable over time. Always be looking for other opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. There's an unbelievable amount of talent and potential that gets ignored.

  11. It's been 4 years since I've worked with them but it was great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at ID Media Worldwide as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing staff from my experience. Trendy and fun work environment. Focused on real and proper contracts and doing quality work.

    Cons

    So much going on for all the people I know there, it seems like it's hard for them to focus on quick replies. But being busy isn't always a bad thing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Hire me again.

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