MindShare Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
111 Reviews
3.8
111 Reviews
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MindShare CEO Nick Emery
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great company, great people, interesting clients and enthusiastic young people (in 13 reviews)

  • Amazing people, very sociable, really great work environment (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Below market pay, long hours, lack of career progression (in 11 reviews)

  • Senior Management is unapproachable and blinkered (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Media Planner in New City, NY
    Current Employee - Digital Media Planner in New City, NY

    I have been working at MindShare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the best agencies I have had the pleasure of working for. The office culture is amazing and the client roster is impressive.

    Cons

    While Mindshare is a great place to work at the senior level and above, as someone who is just getting started out in media I feel that there is not much room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase competitiveness and entry level retention by raising salaries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Experience Overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Digital Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I worked at MindShare full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture and intelligent people, working at a company that sees where the future is going and takes a step ahead of everyone else.

    Cons

    Projects can be monotonous and not interesting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should create more opportunities for people to decide what projects they work on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good people and opportunity to grow career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at MindShare (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, opportunity to grow career

    Cons

    Depends what account but can be some late nights

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize teams and incentivize to stay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Chicago Office Not a Relaxed Atmosphere at All.

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at MindShare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people work here, made great relationships, health plan was great.

    Cons

    Culture is not good, the office is run more like a financial institution than an ad agency. Clients are large companies but none are very interesting. They even have BP, one of america's most hated companies. Most of the time the office feels understaffed or staffed incorrectly which causes a lot of unneccessary stress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Intern with multiple teams

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MindShare as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great. Most are nice fun and laid back.
    The working environment is great and laid back as well.
    A lot of free food left out all the time as well.

    Cons

    Pay was ok
    The way things are done are very set in stone and not open to a lot of change
    A lot of red tape

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice Entry Level Start

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

    I worked at MindShare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    entry level associates get great exposure to brand management clients at an early stage. understanding all facets of the marketing mix helps provide a larger understanding of how brand marketing works. also, the perks in media are unrivaled by any other industry.

    Cons

    with media planning, you are essentially the middle man. not creative. not managing the brand. this is not specific to mindshare, but in the ny office, a lot of people get caught up and work too long. i would get the evil eye if i left by 6 PM.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    administrative assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MindShare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great time off policies, friendly people, team players, work life balance. Non chalant work environment,

    Cons

    personal growth not much room for it. last minutes project and long hours

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good people, Below average work place

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

    I worked at MindShare as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    none really, I've realized now that every office has its share of great people, so that is never a reason to work anywhere in my honest opinion. Didn't really learn anything apart from the entry level basics for media data sources, which you would have to learn anywhere.

    Cons

    Work hours were really poor, I had to work with a media team in L.A and about 90% of the time they didn't care that I was 3 hours ahead of them, so getting a request at 6:00 pm (even Friday) was pretty normal, which would lead to a post 8:00 pm departure. I was working on contract but was not allowed to file more than 40 hours (as I was told initially), however I found out other people in my situation actually were getting paid overtime. When I asked for some form of compensation for 300+ hours of overtime, I was given a week where I could do 20 hours and still get paid for 40. In simpler terms, they gave me 20 free hours which is worth about 13 overtime hours, so they compensated me for about 4% of my time, despite having logs of my time sheets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No one is going to value the "learning curve" when they can work part time anywhere else and earn more, you have to step into the shoes of a recent graduate, it doesn't make the experience worth it, I'm sure it's a great place to be once you've made your way up the ladder, but once I left for another firm, I realized how much better the structure is to actually go up. My advice to people looking to start out, work at a smaller firm and really learn your work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Spread thin, under appreciated.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MindShare

    Pros

    Lax environment, company perks, events.

    Cons

    Low salary, long hours, poor work life balance, under appreciated by superiors, over worked and over scoped across multiple areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work life balance and retain talent

  11.  

    At forefront of innovation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MindShare

    Pros

    Good people, great resources, actively trying to improve their offering

    Cons

    Hiring practices, left jobs open for too long

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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