LIPMAN

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12 Reviews

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  1.  

    Challenging and educational

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    Former Employee - Media Planner/Buyer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Media Planner/Buyer in New York, NY

    Pros

    The people are great, depending on the team you were on. Felt like a family-style business.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from the top down, and lack of respect from the top down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give everyone a chance to learn and improve their skills and ensure that all departments realize that they are not the most important and neither is everyone else. They are all equally important in running a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good exposure to niche area of luxury and fashion advertising.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get to work on some great clients, especially if you're interested in the luxury retail or fashion industries. It's an entrepreneurial environment, with constant change.

    Cons

    Lack of communication sometimes between departments. Entrepreneurial environment comes with constant flux and at times, lack of stability. Stressful at times, especially right before pitches or client presentations when everything needs to come together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A tornado of egos.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    The junior staff are eager to succeed and want to learn. The work has the potential to be interesting if the creative wasn't all the same.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is so enthralled with themselves they can't possibly be productive. No one here knows how to run a team, much less a company. Account management is unable to wrangle the clients and let them, and creative, run wild. Lipman is running itself into the ground- fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. The company won't be around long enough to act on anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid off Two Whole Departments in 2013

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    Former Employee - Digital  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital in New York, NY

    Pros

    The clients (at least most of them)

    Cons

    The company itself and management. In July 2013, LIPMAN laid off the whole digital and strategy departments, as well as the CMO, and VPs of accounts due to a cash problem/lack of knowledge of how to operate a business efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to run a business or hire people who know how to manage money and run a profitable business.

    You really don't have the resources to focus on digital initiatives? The world is becoming more digital and LIPMAN is becoming more and more backwards-thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Satisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A challenging environment with great talent in many different areas of the company. The company environment also gives you the ability to learn a lot if you take the initiative to do so. Good clients and good exposure to many different categories.

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment with high expectations sometimes makes it a difficult place to work. Some employees have voiced they want to be better recognized or better rewarded for their hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to show that they value all levels of employees.

  7.  

    awesome place to be

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    Current Employee - Creative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative in New York, NY

    Pros

    amazing mentors. talented colleagues. tons of inspiration and opportunity for growth. great space in a great neighborhood. huge array of brands spanning a variety of industries = a very well-rounded portfolio and work that's actually fun. knowing you work at the best fashion agency in the city is also a pro, i suppose.

    Cons

    sometimes i eat lunch at my desk. wa.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to inspire us to do great work and love what we do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great for the resume, but a bit of a pass through

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    great clients, opportunities to work on cool projects

    Cons

    some "better than thou" personalities, high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more team-building and inter-office socializing opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    learning a lot

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    Current Employee - That's A Secret  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - That's A Secret in New York, NY

    Pros

    lot of work, yes. but learning a lot. "higher ups" are intimidating, sure, but aren't they always? they have to be. yes – my social life has taken a hit since i've started here, but i consider that loss to be worth the gain - the education. because the people here know their sht. so whether or not they scare you, they're still an amazing source of knowledge and talent that you should be learning from if you're not just sticking around to waste your time. and who knows... if you try really, really hard, it might just be an opportunity to prove yourself. what's more, i love the small agency atmosphere and getting to know the people i work with on a more daily basis. they're pretty much all awesome. lots of room for good conceptual work and really appreciate the fact that it finally feels like my skills are being put to good use. it's nice to feel needed.

    Cons

    some late nights. some long days. some days where you forget about lunch. hi. we're in advertising. what's new? better than being bored at your desk with nothing to do... those are the guys that get laid off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i think the slightest bit of positive feedback – even just saying "good job" – could make a world of difference to the hard-working people here. even if it comes before "but this is completely off." it's just good - necessary - to hear that kind thing every once in a while. it's fuel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A wonderful experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    There are phenomenal clients who look for very high end work. Luxury is defined at Lipman, they have some of the best experience in the industry.

    Cons

    Slight disorganization, mixed with alot of new hires make for a very stressful environment in which long hours rarely feel rewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest your time in making your work better rather than trying to get more business. Growth is good, so are the rewards.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great training ground, but also a great challenge.

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    Former Employee - Account Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Director in New York, NY

    Pros

    High sense of aesthetic and process, quality of work.

    Cons

    Culture, leadership and ethics and Client retention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend

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