MediaVest Worldwide

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MediaVest Worldwide Reviews

Updated January 31, 2015
Updated January 31, 2015
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  1.  

    Leading edge full-service media agency with loads of resources

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MediaVest Worldwide

    Pros

    Great resources, strong talent bench, great client roster

    Cons

    Tough culture- not for everyone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great brands, lots of talent but overworked staff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MediaVest Worldwide full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fortune 100 clients to work and lot's of training available to help build your skills. Pay is competitive to all other agencies. Matching 401K up to 5%

    Cons

    Staffing is a huge issue. Long, long hours which is common in the agency world. Lot's of power hungry employees who will do anything to get ahead. Very "cliquey" agency which makes getting things done difficult on some teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Need More Effective Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MediaVest Worldwide

    Pros

    Casual wear to work, great starter company for entry level

    Cons

    Need managers with better communicating skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to work holistically

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Understaffed and over worked..People leave and there not replaced.

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

    I have been working at MediaVest Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great client roster, casual atmosphere

    Cons

    How would you like to come into the office to find out from your manager there will be layoffs across the board but she doesn't know who and if your on the hit list you'll hear from HR by 2pm. How do you expect people to focus on work under this heavy cloud....Why do this??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a grip

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    some good, some bad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at MediaVest Worldwide full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    competitive compensation, lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    very corporate, heavily silo-ed departments, some cumbersome and rather pointless proprietary "tools" make work life hell, constantly understaffed teams = long hours. The Specialist team was a good idea poorly executed. An attempt to consolidate low-value, time-consuming work doesn't actually help. Specialists aren't actually specialized, they don't understand most work so you wait for it and then have to personally replicate it to get accurate results. But they won't staff up teams because this group "should" be helping

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ax the Specialists, staff up your teams and create more cross account conversations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, not enough work

    Former Employee - Research Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MediaVest Worldwide as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as an intern at this company. Often times, interns were not considered a full part of the team, while other times, they were given plenty of work. It depends on the teams.
    Free coke products, lots of free products from vendors.

    Cons

    At times, there was not enough work to do. I've heard they could use employees as a workhorse.

  8.  

    I had a great experience, until I had to deal with HR

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at MediaVest Worldwide full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The actual teams I worked with were great. Smart people, generally sane, and very proud of the work accomplished here. Honestly the people here are great to work with.

    Cons

    Anytime I had to interact with HR, it was clear to me they were there for the benefit of the company, and not necessarily for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've talked to team members that didn't even KNOW who their HR rep was until they left and had to go through the exit interview process. Take a little bit more time to communicate to employees that the org cares about them, and I think that will go far.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience, minimum career advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Activation Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Activation Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at MediaVest Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great PTO, benefits and general work environment.

    Cons

    Poor staffing plan, minimum career advancement due to management politics, low compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When asking for employees opinions of how the company could improve, it should be taken seriously. After being at the company for more than 3 years, it's become increasingly apparent that MV is just another corporate company where politics steer the direction of employees careers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Strong Leadership, Decent Opportunities, Financially Sound

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Activation Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Activation Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at MediaVest Worldwide full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked here through the recession and very few jobs were lost. Other agencies laid off people in big numbers yet MediaVest hung in there. That's a testament to the good leadership and pipeline of new business. It's a good place to start and then come back to. For those who have 4-7 years of experience and are looking to come in at a mid-level position, agency-life could be a big adjustment. Training is very good and camaraderie is fantastic. Also, agency vacation is the best.

    Cons

    Depending on your account, your culture could be soured by a few bad eggs. There's a decent amount of movement internally, but a lot of people leave after a few years for greener pastures and a lot of talent is lost at the mid-level career rung. I think the hiring at the junior levels is also questionable at times. The salary is pretty terrible at the entry-level, but the standard could be higher.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Connections Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Connections Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at MediaVest Worldwide full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Work/Life Balance; Fantastic Benefits; Competitive Salary/Pay

    Cons

    Small Atlanta office; More integrated thinking across digital/traditional mediums

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up and think about opening a larger office in the Atlanta market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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