Interpublic Group Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. COO of Momentum an operating company under McCann Worldgroup

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Operating Officer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Chief Operating Officer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Interpublic Group full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Smart people, progressive company, growth potential

    Cons

    Holding company structure sometimes makes it hard to get things done fast

    Advice to Management

    Flatten management structure


  2. Mixed

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

    I have been working at Interpublic Group full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, very good benefits

    Cons

    No real opportunity for advancement


  3. Network Technical Analyst

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

    I have been working at Interpublic Group full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Diverse global network with plenty of technology.

    Cons

    Huge reorganization, high turnover rate, constantly changing management body, confusion and unclear leadership from the management staff....

    Advice to Management

    Keep it simple. Define reporting structures clearly. You can catch more bees with honey than you can with vinegar.


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  5. Politics gets in the way of progress

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Company offers a wide array of work around the world They work with you on scheduling and time off You have summer days to spend as extra vacation time

    Cons

    Company has no direction at the management level They keep a political front up between different offices which slows down progress for clients Raises and promotions are not based upon work ethic or talent. Most promotions and raises are political based Training is only offered to a select few. If you do get to train into a field the training must be local.

    Advice to Management

    Break down the politics within the company to help clients grow. Stop with the coin operated strategy the company has today and look visionary.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Sr. Tax Accountant

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    it is a very friendly envoriment to work in. There is opportunity for growth if you demostrate your talent, skills and push for it.

    Cons

    compensation and benefits are not very satisfactory


  7. Overall Positive

    • 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 Interpublic Group

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

    Pros

    -Vacation package is quite good and gets better the longer you stay -There are many talented and smart people working -Flexibility to move around and work in different functional areas

    Cons

    -Facilities are old and don't have many perks -Compensation can often be below average until higher levels are reached.

    Advice to Management

    Balance out the compensation between the C-Suite and lower level.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Your mileage may vary (YMMV)

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

    I worked at Interpublic Group full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *Casual dress code. *Fun industry. You get to see the Agencies' output every day. *Buildings aren't too old, agencies have much nicer spaces. *Most people are nice, but that doesn't mean they are good to work with... *Decent amount of time off - most holidays, 18+ PTO, Summer Fridays. *Small pockets of great managers/leaders. *If you work for a supportive manager, internal mobility is possible (even if you do not know the area).

    Cons

    It really depends on who you work for. Not the right place if you want to work for a high-performing team or are aggressive about your career. *Not much relevant training or development. *Lack of development opportunities. Some managers are harsh and unforgiving. They didn't seem to have managerial experience. *Lack of direction. *Shortage of competent staff. Obvious deadweight on teams. *Long hours. *Weak collaboration within and outside of team. *Space constraints while a lot of offices are empty because many people work mostly from home and occupy office space. *Blatant favoritism/discrimination within a team. *Cost consciousness skewed. *Poor benefits. *Not everyone gets to work from home. *HR is pretty non-existent. At least they have work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    *Management who lack leadership skills will drive away talent. Not every manager has leadership qualities. *Senior management is more reactive vs strategic.


  9. Needs to step into the 21st century

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

    I have been working at Interpublic Group

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

    Pros

    Casual environment allows for work/life flexibility.

    Cons

    TOO casual. Think mad men.

    Advice to Management

    Put in some processes, hold people accountable and make sure you hire managerial staff that are professional and not just friends/family.


  10. Great Organization

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Senior leadership is very strong Advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Work / Life balance can be challenging but expected in agency environment


  11. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Interpublic Group

    Pros

    Strong collaboration and career advancements opportunities

    Cons

    Sub Companies somewhat siloed although collaboration is improving



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