Jack Morton Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Good training, good creative, overall good place to work

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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 Jack Morton

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

    Pros

    Can go places withing the company

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard for Management to notice

    Advice to Management

    be aware of what / who you already have within your walls

  2. Dangerous working conditions

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

    I worked at Jack Morton as a contractor (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I see everyone talk about low pay, but the pay some of freelancers received were higher than average so I couldn't complain about that. They feed you and hire a bunch of technical professionals to get the job done right.

    Cons

    Poor management. I was forced to walk away when they asked me to come 7 hours later after a 14 hour shift that involved me operating heavy machinery. When I spoke up to get a standard 10 hour turnaround I was denied. I was informed I was getting paid fairly and that I should have been able to deal with the little amounts of sleep I was getting. It's sad there are still producers like this in the industry and use the "you're not union" excuse to justify taking advantage of you.

    Advice to Management

    Stagger your employees. Pick managers that care about health and safety and not treat employees like dirt. Safety first and figure things out on day 1 instead of waiting until the last minute to solve a problem that could have been easily fixed hours ago instead of forcing your crew late to midnight and having them back by sunrise.

  3. High turnover rate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Freelancer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Freelancer in New York, NY

    I worked at Jack Morton as a contractor (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great culture, flex time, some folks are extremely talented. Very friendly office full of 20 and 30 somethings. Constant free food and drinks, probably to make up for the hours.

    Cons

    Lots of people logging crazy hours, very high turn over due to 50% of the office being freelancers, open office is very loud which most teams dislike, often the people with the loudest voices get the most attention/promotions. Revolving door really affects the teams/work atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training for managers and realize that when 1/3 of your department quits you should look at how the HOD is handling their team.

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  5. Great People, Great Culture, Solid Work, 'Meh' Pay

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

    I have been working at Jack Morton full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, Great Culture, Solid Work, Plenty of Perks.

    Cons

    Definitely underpaid, Long Hours, Manager mentorship at a minimum

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they're worth

  6. Hard-working, dedicated group of people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jack Morton

    Pros

    Exciting business projects and sponsor interactions

    Cons

    Frequent client structure reorganizations created on-going challenges

    Advice to Management

    none

  7. Helpful (2)

    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    I received a very hands-on education in project management and conference planning. The teams were diverse and everyone had a great depth of knowledge about the industry. There was always the opportunity to learn and do more.

    Cons

    Being managed by people who weren't the best at managing people and their career development. The company embraced the 10+ hour work day, it was very easy to log 55+ hours per week. They did try to compensate by offering a “flex” schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of work load balancing; utilize the team and their talents more efficiently.

  8. Very creative, forward thinking agency

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    creative, collaborative teams within each office. account management and operations worked very well together.

    Cons

    Agency isn't as transparent as it thinks when it comes to state of the agency. Subjective career path and planning.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a much better strategy for growth for each office, one that is shared with employees. Too often the rumor mill took over and created a counterproductive environment.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Good Company but Unstable

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Marketing Associate
    Former Employee - Regional Marketing Associate

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The work was enjoyable and fun. The people are very nice and laid back. I stayed busy and was never bored. Tons of vacation days. Decent pay.

    Cons

    The reliability of the company is not good. Lay offs happen based on the client's budget changing. It is scary to go into work wondering how long you will have the job based on a budget.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Producer

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

    I worked at Jack Morton full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Some great people and great quality of work

    Cons

    The highest turnover of any company I've ever worked for, largely due to senior management and a terrible culture they have created. They do not value honesty and hard work. Politics, deceit and backstabbing truly rule at this company. If you don't play that game well (and why would you want to), you will never succeed here. Most good people I worked with were always miserable and constantly looking for how to leave, or fired due to politics and some very deceitful actions of people in leadership positions. The NY office is a terrible place to work. Avoid at all costs!

    Advice to Management

    Value staff who are honest, hardworking and professional. As for the others, if only you all spent as much time focusing on the job as you do on the politics and deception you might have a hope of retaining good staff.

  11. Extraordinary Agency

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

    I have been working at Jack Morton

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

    Pros

    Jack is a tremendous creative agency

    Cons

    People work hard, but are very passionate

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