Martin|Williams

www.martinwilliams.com

Martin|Williams Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
5 Reviews
3.1
5 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Tom Moudry
4 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Good agency while I was there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Martin|Williams

    Pros

    Quality of work. Passion for work, Decent people. Fairly non-political until new leadership arrived.

    Cons

    Narrow thinking. Stuck in the world of wanting to make television commercials not very digitally minded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CFO is old school and is very political. CEO is stuck in the 90s. President is a puppet for CEO. Not much advice would matter.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible agency. CCO only cares about his ego. Work is crap. Salaries for everyone outside of leadership is pathetic.

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

    I worked at Martin|Williams

    Pros

    Free soda. (If you steal it.)

    Cons

    Everything besides the free soda.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Get rid of everyone at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great people! A lot of fun things for employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Producer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Martin|Williams full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere to be around. Great work - life balance. Many people with great experience that you can learn from. Had some fantastic mentorship!

    Cons

    Low pay, creative repeats its over and over again. Next to people with many years of experience huge turnover among young people. New positions are usually not filled within but with outside hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more growth and learning opportunities for your current employees. Sometimes you have all the right people in house just doing wrong jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Good for anyone starting their advertising career

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

    I worked at Martin|Williams full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. Good salary. Better work/life balance than a lot of ad industry jobs in town. Some opportunities to do satisfying, quality work.

    Cons

    The fun atmosphere can sometimes be distracting, and the party culture doesn't work as well for those who don't drink or don't enjoy socializing outside of work hours. I didn't feel like my professional development goals were supported -- I didn't get the opportunities I hoped for to expand my skills into different areas. Again and again I saw really talented, experienced employees quit or get laid off, only to be replaced by interns who weren't as skilled or easy to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more of an emphasis on mentoring. Really listen to and support employees professional goals.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    If you must work in advertising, work here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Martin|Williams

    Pros

    Ok, so they don't pay you the highest salary ever. But believe me, the work environment makes up for it. Huge opportunity for growth over time, and a flexible senior management group that lets you take your own path (with a little bit of convincing, of course).

    Cons

    Siloed. Many clients are not the most interesting to make ads for, but the flip side of that is that they don't keep you working all night (most of the time). The agency is perpetually understaffed, but only enough so that it becomes difficult when we have a high workload. I've worked at other agencies that are worse in this regard.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

Work at Martin|Williams? Share Your Experiences

Martin|Williams

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.