McCann Worldgroup Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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McCann Worldgroup Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Harris Diamond
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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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  1. Great experience

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    Former Employee - Director in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Director in New Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at McCann Worldgroup full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work with some of the best minds in the industry. Many career opportunities available for advancement in different departments and locations.

    Cons

    Long hours to meet multiple deadlines, often working through the night. Demanding clients who were not always managed well by the Account Executive assigned to the projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equalize account teams to utilize the talents available in-house and reduce demand on schedules in meeting deadlines. Manage client expectations to reasonable results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Disorganized but fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCann Worldgroup

    Pros

    They have exciting clients, great facilities, and fun networking events/opportunities. Free beer on Thursdays and free coffee every day. Well known in advertising.

    Cons

    Teams are extremely disorganized. Lots of turn over and resentment within teams. Also lots of nepotism. Some people work long hours, others work few. Kind of a mess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in building your middle managers and give them incentives to stay for the long haul. Be more conservative with your junior hires and invest in a few stars.

  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Fun place, long hours

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

    I worked at McCann Worldgroup full-time

    Pros

    The people make it worth being here. So many people to support you. They don't set you up for failure or let you sink. There is an open bar every week. Free coffee and there is food service you can order. In the heart of midtown so easy to get around the area.

    Cons

    Long hours leaving little work to life balance. They make up for it with an abundance of vacation days and summer days that you will probably be too busy to take. Lack of raises and high rates of turnover keep employee morale low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good experience but long hours

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    Former Employee - Account Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at McCann Worldgroup

    Pros

    Great people and high end clients

    Cons

    Very long hours, even for the ad industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Properly staffing accounts at the onset would allow for better success

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Very supportive and mentoring management, fantastic team-based environment where everyone is invested in producing high quality work, progressive organization where innovation and creativity is encouraged, promote and support work-life balance.

    Cons

    You get a lot done with few resources. Battling with other accounts for creative resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a disconnect between top-tier management and mid-level individual contributors, so you don't always have an understanding of long-term corporate goals or across agency account performance.

    Recommends
  7. VP Creative Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Juan, PR

    I worked at McCann Worldgroup

    Pros

    Nice place to work. A sense of teamwork across all departments. Growing opportunities.

    Cons

    Too traditional internal structure. McCann needs to break the old patterns in doing advertising.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Giant bureaucratic agency where quantity trumps quality

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McCann Worldgroup

    Pros

    Can be a boon to one's resume. It's an opportunity to work with talented people and high profile clients.

    Cons

    The fast-paced, high-volume environment is like making burgers at McDonald's; marketing becomes like a fast food product. Individuals do not matter to the upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some lessons from agencies that focus on their people, and hold quality at a premium.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. Small agency experience, being part of a great global network

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at McCann Worldgroup full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small agency feel with access to vast global resources, great people, decent hours. decent money (neither great, nor bad). Could not learn more about our business anywhere else. Great name on your resume.

    Cons

    As the structure is small, there is little room to advance your career unless you are willing to transfer to a different state or country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing and you will retain your best talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 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

    I have been working at McCann Worldgroup full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  11. Interned at McCann

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

    I worked at McCann Worldgroup as an 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

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