McCann Worldgroup

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McCann Worldgroup Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
87 Reviews

3.2
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McCann Worldgroup Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Harris Diamond
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Amazing offices & work/ life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Nice people, possibility to learn (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • don't have work-life balance, compensation is not fair (in 5 reviews)

  • Extremely long hours consistently week in, week out (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Interned at McCann

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    Former Employee - Media Planning and Social Media Intern
    Former Employee - Media Planning and Social Media Intern

    Pros

    Efficient, friendly company. Offered me a job after my 3 month internship was over.

    Cons

    I interned for free and the company had just reduced personnel so it was a little disorganized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sell your soul

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Fun environment, nice work place, good people on working teams

    Cons

    Never a thank you for working 70+ hrs a week. Have worked 100+ hours in one week and received a $20 gift card and 3 comp days (which I likely won't be able to use). Way too many hours and giving up too much personal life/family for nothing in return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Say thank you once in a while to the specific teams and people. Walk by areas when you're in the office late at night or weekend to say thank you. Or just stop by an area where you know the team(s) are working a ton of hours and just say thank you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Creative enviornment

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Work life balance is there. Largest business unit owned by IPG. Great history of creating memorable ad campaigns. Really good people.

    Cons

    Very dependent on large client spend. Changes at the senior management level has created a level of uncertainty for the team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course with current senior management team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with.

    Cons

    Multiple rounds of layoffs- hard on staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Easily dispensable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work life balance, culture, easy commute, creative atmosphere

    Cons

    lack of promotional opportunities. Managers don't know how to manager people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop changing leadership each year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A good stepping stone.

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

    Pros

    Amazing offices & work/ life balance

    Cons

    Very old fashion/ very copy writer driven.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Average Advertising Agency doing average work.

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    Former Employee - Account Director  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Account Director in Detroit, MI

    Pros

    If you already possess strong skills you can perform. Level of competition is rather low-easy to stand out.

    Cons

    You won't learn anything new. People are more concerned about themselves than development of others. Agency places politics over producing good work for clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees. Break-down levels of management so senior executives can see/hear what's actually happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    My six months working for McCann Worldgroup

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Working with some of the most creative and strategic colleagues worldwide.

    Cons

    At the time I was employed at McCann Worldgroup, it was in huge transition and not the most positive environment. Subsequently, the company is now stronger and better than ever.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent Traditional Advertising Agency

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great benefits and management structure

    Cons

    not a whole lot to complain about

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Terrible Management by a Socially-Inept Boss

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    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

    Pros

    Large network with a ton of work-related resources (media tools, research, etc.).

    Cons

    Very corporate and bureaucratic. Creativity and strategic ideas are squashed at lower levels because they don't conform to some kind of ridiculous "one size fits all" planning process. Advancement is not based on a meritocracy as it should be, but rather based on a personality contest. Upper management is completely clueless as to what the mid-level and lower-level people are doing, and the middle management does a poor job of promoting the work of their subordinates to upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually keep tabs on people in key management positions to make sure that they are the right person for the job, and don't just keep them because you like them or because you're afraid of a lawsuit for letting them go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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