LLNS Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
22 Reviews
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    Entrepreneurial spirit and great management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LLNS full-time

    Pros

    Everyone has a voice and is heard. There are so many opportunities to interact with senior management, even beyond your own team. It's a great place to work if you're in the business to do great things!

    Cons

    Small agency, so resources are sometimes a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I felt totally Unappreciated!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LLNS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Bagel Fridays, Fresh Fruit and a few good people!

    Cons

    No Raises! Senior management doesn't have a clue. The culture was Brown Nosing!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor internal communications; some senior staff is dead wood and turnover is high

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

    I worked at LLNS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great kitchen and dining area. Private offices/cubicles...not wide open spaces. Fairly quiet.

    Cons

    Hires quite a few junior writers and account people. Departments don't necessarily work together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees nicer. Don't just sit in your offices, but walk around and see how employees are doing, but don't micromanage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Was one of the greats. Went downhill. But always had great people

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LLNS

    Pros

    The people were always a highlight of the agency. They were also willing to try new things. Excellent benefits and flexible scheduling

    Cons

    When business went down, they cut from the middle and bottom, never from the top. That was a morale killer. Little recognition for the hard working people left picking up the pieces. No vision from Upper Management on what they were doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find out what your focus will be, be honest with people if they won't fit that focus, and go there confidently. People are not confident to put LLNS on their resume. You should want to change that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Senior leadership doesn't see the ineptitude within their ranks and consistently scrutinizes and scapegoats junior staff

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

    I have been working at LLNS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are decent Omnicom benefits, along with fresh fruit daily and bagel Fridays. And there are good people here.

    Cons

    Backstabbing
    No team camaraderie
    Constant layoff/firing cycles
    Muddled unified/constellation organization
    No vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over from the top...stop looking outward to place blame for LLNS' problems. Look at yourselves. Better generals, better army.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    New creative leadership is great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LLNS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The new creative leadership is incredible! Finally, someone who knows what he's doing!!! He's a great manager (really cares about his people), offers real creative input (clear and knowledgeable direction), he's a team player, and brings digital experience. He totally "gets it." (And this is not him writing this, I swear!) There are some very cool creative people there and, unlike, many other agencies, they tend to check their egos at the door. It's about the work, not the ego.

    Cons

    Most of the account people treat their colleagues like factory workers, but there's a very promising shift happening with the new creative leadership. Many of us wonder what some of the SVP account people are doing. For some, their jobs seem to be part time---they're never in the office, always seem to be on vacation, have minimal interaction with their teams, aren't on pitches, and don't seem to spend much time with their clients, either. So where are they??? The president's minimal interaction with us common folk mainly consists of negative feedback; she rarely offers positive feedback and seems very disconnected/unconcerned with what's happening at the agency, until something goes horribly wrong. Some of the account people she values most are the reason behind the high turnover---because they treat their teams like factory workers. It definitely feels like the bottom line is the ONLY thing she cares about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LLNS has always been perceived as an "account driven agency." Creative turnover has occurred multiple times and, yet, most of the senior level account people have stayed while the agency continues to shrink. It's time to bring in new and more strategic senior level account people. It's also time for a new president.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    worst agency

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LLNS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The only pro is bagels every Friday and Omnicom benefits

    Cons

    It is absolutely hilarious that the HR lady who was just fired wrote all these bogus positive reviews. This may just be the worst agency in all of Omnicom and Upper management is too blame. The President and SVP of Operations are complete jokes and are clueless on how to run a company and unfortunately these are the ones running this s*** show.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since you love to lay off people, how about lay off yourselves. Senior management is a joke this includes President, SVP's (Operations and Account Services). Only positive hire may be the new Chief Creative Officer. None the less, nothing will save this place at this point and rumor has it the agency will fold after the massive exodus of most of its clients (only a handful of small accounts the ENTIRE agency works on). Overall, management is unprofessional and down right dirty and will throw anyone and everyone under the bus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't bother.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LLNS

    Pros

    The people are friendly. The new CCO appears to know what he's doing and might be able to bring some life back to the work here. Bagels on Fridays.

    Cons

    Management is a joke. Senior leadership has no idea how to retain or attract talent. The high rate of turnover is a huge red flag for an agency of such a small size. Creative is dull, account lacks strategic insight and never gives clear direction. Pay is average for the industry, but not nearly enough to keep people in such a dreary place for more than a year or two.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some real appreciation to your employees. Bagels won't cut it. There are people here who have great ideas. Unfortunately they're stifled and burned out. Give your staff the support they need, otherwise LLNS will be nothing more than a stepping stone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wasted almost a year

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LLNS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Omnicom benefits, closed like any other agency winter break

    Cons

    I've been here just about a year and definitely wasted my time here. I didn't learn anything there was no culture until they brought in a new HR person and when we finally saw improvement (despite the facts we lost a majority of our business and employees are working on all accounts) they fired her. Bizarre, you have to think that the CEO doesn't want this place to succeed or the president would have been replaced. It is just sad and time to lose the door. Waiting for my offer so I can resign

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employee raises!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't leave your current job for llns

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Mgt  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Mgt in New York, NY

    I have been working at LLNS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some nice people, benefits. Unfortunately not a lot of pros

    Cons

    Mgt. sr leadership does not know how to run a company. I left a job to come here and haven't been here for 2 months and employees are quitting left and right and if they haven't quit yet they are looking. I left a job that I wasn't happy at but I should've stayed. Since I've been here 3 sr people have been let go. It is a depressing place to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn that people are your assets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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