McCann Erickson

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McCann Erickson Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
102 Reviews
3.3
102 Reviews
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McCann Erickson Chairman, McCann Erickson UK and Ireland Group; President, McCann Erickson EMEA Brett Gosper
Brett Gosper
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to learn how to be a planner (in 5 reviews)

  • Since McCann is so big it's a great place to learn the advertising industry (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • So unorganized, no training or help, ZERO work life balance and cranky co workers (in 5 reviews)

  • potentially long hours, low salary until you get really high up (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working at McCann

    • 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 McCann Erickson

    Pros

    Vacation, big company name, great space, good benefits

    Cons

    Very little internal movement, no raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees for staying instead of having to leave and come back to get a raise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place To Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCann Erickson

    Pros

    Solid leadership that was responsive to employee input. Great workplace environment, fair compensation, and flexibility.

    Cons

    Long hours at certain times of the year.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Job I Ever Had ~ McAnn-Erickson Detroit in the Top of Troy Building

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President, Group Account Director in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Vice President, Group Account Director in Troy, MI

    I worked at McCann Erickson full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Given freedom with responsibility, to build a business within the group I supervised. Lots of talented hard-working people. A mature culture that blended fun with work. Advertising on behalf of Buick Motor Division that has stood the test of time. A real sense of family and a genuine respect for the people who helped build the business. Award winning catalog program. A great work environment with professional offices and amenities.

    Cons

    The job security can be disheartening because of the dynamic changes in the way General Motors sources their agency work. By General Motors treating their ad agency's work like commodities that are no different than buying nuts and bolts, they prevent the establishment of a stable work force that buys their products. The car allowance was way under what it cost to own and operate a Buick Motor Division vehicle under three-years old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the car allowance to reflect the lease rate on a new Buick Motor Division product, plus an allowance for maintenance and insurance.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast Paced - High Expectations - Little Support

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

    I have been working at McCann Erickson

    Pros

    Working for the largest agency is a great thing for your resume.

    Cons

    Nothing really....nice company with great benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    They value the creative people the most in the company, these are the ones that get the best pay....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant Records Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant Records Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at McCann Erickson full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    numerous events at work
    free food at events
    met some great people

    Cons

    pay was not good
    work teams were very cliquey

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    McCann Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at McCann Erickson as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, they truly invest time in training their interns as well as provide workshops for all employees to build their skills.

    Cons

    The work hours can be very long depending on which accounts you are working on, also to do a good job people need to be orgenized. Working at McCann is only for those interested in hard work and developing their skills.

  8.  

    Unorganized

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at McCann Erickson full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The office is nice and there's free coffee.

    Cons

    My advice to job seekers would be do not work here! So unorganized, no training or help, ZERO work life balance and cranky co workers. I worked until 11pm or later at least 4 nights a week. Worst job experience I've ever had in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Properly train employees and figure out what you want from the positions. Know when it's time to call it a day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Contract Role

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Team Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Team Administrator in New York, NY

    I have been working at McCann Erickson as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful environment, friendly people, great network, relaxed enviroment.

    Cons

    Low salaries for long hours. (junior roles)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good creatives but too much work not enough mula!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY

    I worked at McCann Erickson full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good beer and food. Good creative and brands. good portfolio and experience building.

    Cons

    Too much work and not enough mula! Extremely hard to move up and get promoted no matter how hard you work. Too much senior management. Not enough praise of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give credit where credit is due. Move people up, they are the ones really making it happen. Good talent is a terrible thing to waste.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of ups and downs with management changes

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Content Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative Content Producer in New York, NY

    I have been working at McCann Erickson full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some really great people work here. The new space is beautiful, but really it's about the people.

    Cons

    Women are poorly treated here. Management pretends to embrace women, but it's still a boys club.
    No much work-life balance.
    Career paths are poorly defined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more respect for the people who actually do the work. The company is too top heavy and the people keeping the agency going get little respect and certainly don't get compensated for what they are worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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