McCann Erickson

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McCann Erickson Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.1 89 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

McCann Erickson Chairman, McCann Erickson UK and Ireland Group; President, McCann Erickson EMEA Brett Gosper

Brett Gosper

(14 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great place to learn how to be a planner(in 4 reviews)

  • Nice people, decent work-life balance, job security(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • low pay, expected to work long hours(in 7 reviews)

  • quite disorganized, poor work-life balance(in 4 reviews)

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    Team Administrator (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsLow salaries for long hours. (junior roles)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good creatives but too much work not enough mula!

    Copywriter (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of ups and downs with management changes

    Creative Content Producer (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsWomen 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 Senior ManagementHave 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    McCann Los Angeles was a great shop

    New Business (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsBeing part of a global agency

    ConsMcCann LA closed in LA!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people

    Account Executive (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNice, supportive atmosphere. Surprisingly creative. Low turnover. Beautiful office.

    ConsAloof management. Tough business environment doesn't favor McCann.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cumbersome

    Account Management (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLarge company with many resources. Good benefits. Caring at a personal level

    ConsCompany is constantly in state of change, trying to keep up with current times. It also feels top-heavy, with many new senior management hires that tend not to stay long, resulting in little contribution and big exit packages. Other US offices seem to be treated as unwelcome outposts, with little support from HQ. Constant pressure to sell the Worldgroup capabilities, sometimes with little regard to client's true needs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNice people, decent work-life balance, job security

    ConsNormal ad agency cons: crazy creative directors, lots of last minute requests, lots of people that don't work hard and hide within the system, long time in between increases

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward your talent with promotions and increases. Better to retain your stars than spend the money on replacing them with people half as good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing place, amazing people, amazing view.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPut their employees first: happy hours (at their very own built in bar/cafe), great vacation time, untouchable benefits, great atmosphere.

    Conshard to move up, can get stuck in the same position if you don't push for yourself

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Assistant Account Executive

    Assistant Account Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat structure, abundance of talented co-workers at all levels, good compensation.

    ConsLarge company, easy to get lost in the crowd.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    McCann is a good company with good benefits, but they pay poorly unless you are more senior

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits, lots of PTO

    Conspotentially long hours, low salary until you get really high up

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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