Millward Brown Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Large company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CT

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They embrace entrepreneurial type thinkers and truly want whats best for the Client.

    Cons

    They are too reactive to finances. Current business model is knee jerk, as opposed to planning for the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hire when there are offices not reaching goal. Wait for a while until there is a consistent upswing.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Tiresome.

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    Former Employee - Staff
    Former Employee - Staff

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You'll meet some nice people here. There's a lot of free food and alcohol.

    Cons

    If you're a hard worker that hopes for recognition or compensation for your efforts, this is not the place for you. There have not been any raises for staff for at least the past four years. It's not unusual to go to work one day to see that people or almost entire departments are suddenly laid off. Office politics are extremely strong, so play the politics if you're looking for career advancement. Long work days are expected, and even demanded sometimes. Don't be surprised to find yourself working over a holiday weekend. No annual bonuses given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make pay and compensation competetive, or your best employees will keep leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company held back by overbearing red tape

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Millward Brown full-time

    Pros

    The people who work at Millward Brown are smart, passionate and extremely friendly.

    Cons

    As part of a large global corporation, MB struggles to move quickly at times due to overbearing bureaucracy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Market Research Starter

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

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Friendly people. Great reputation and solid experience gained in MR

    Cons

    Time in role dictates movement up vs. performance. Lots of blockers to the next position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more on performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Easy job for a good pay rate, but sometimes a strict on getting quotas.

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    Former Employee - Market Research Interviewer in Sydney, ND
    Former Employee - Market Research Interviewer in Sydney, ND

    I worked at Millward Brown part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I recommend it if you want an easy job where you basically read a screen to your respondents to conduct interviews or surveys. The pay is good and the work environment is active and friendly and somewhat easy going - if you're good.

    Cons

    For those that aren't fluent in English or don't have interpersonal skills, you may suffer many rejections. Essentially you are just reading off a screen, repetitively. It can get tiring and boring. But don't let that reflect in your tone. Every call is a different person. Getting those quotas can be tough but rewarding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compared to other businesses, Millward Brown is a well established firm that I was proud working for. Perhaps check on each individual caller more frequently to improve their techniques and make supervisors do more than just sit around , listening to calls Occasionally.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great experience, global brands, but inconsistent senior mgmt.

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    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Fairfield, CT
    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Fairfield, CT

    I worked at Millward Brown as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Millward Brown do have a brilliant suite of top-end products and some amazing clients. You get exposure to and the opportunity to do great work alongside brilliant people client-side in some of the top global companies and international ad agencies. There's a wealth of advertising and marketing related knowledge accumulated by the company and as an employee you have very easy access to that and your own expertise grows quickly through that exposure. The company recognizes and rewards talent, - in other words if you're any good, you progress quickly and get a lot of responsibility quickly. Middle level directors and managers are talented and experienced and there are great people to work for and great mentors.

    Cons

    The company is not very well managed at the senior level. There was a high level of distrust in senior mgmt. which came from historical reasons (before my time) but continued through. A lot of whispering among employees. Many rounds of layoffs, all handled awkwardly. Endless, meaningless restructuring and employees (especially junior staff) expected to work very long hours. The worst of it though is how internally focused the office was, instead of being truly client-focused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to basics and teach employees how to build strong relationships with clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. MB Does Little for their Employees

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    Current Employee - Manager in Lisle, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Lisle, IL

    I have been working at Millward Brown full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    We have the flexibility to work from home as needed.

    Cons

    Long hours with no compensation are expected. Managers constantly tell you to bring your hours down, but do nothing to help you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a limit on hours worked. Also, stop kowtowing to every single client because while you think you it might be no big issue, you are adding more stress to the lives of your employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Political and old fashioned

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Millward Brown

    Pros

    Nothing...even newbies won't learn about MR. They just treat you like a slave.

    Cons

    Senior management have a clue. The company forgot what they stood for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    great place to start out

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Stamford, CT

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    people, location, learn what you can and move on

    Cons

    long hours, stodgy upper management, old fashioned, office politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Just Ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lisle, IL

    I worked at Millward Brown full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good work experience, great for an entry level corporate business job, regardless of position/department

    Cons

    High turnover due to lack of training and support from upper level management. Also, depending on the department, a-lot of gossip and backstabbing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to teach/train your employees. Do more than simply teach them what you want. Take the time and initiative to invest in them both personally and professionally! Do whatever you can to keep employee morale high!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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