Mullen
2.9 of 5 66 reviews
www.mullen.com Boston, MA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 11, 2014

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Mullen CEO Joe Grimaldi

Joe Grimaldi

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49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Some really great people work here"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Mullen will expose you to smart, irreverent, talented people"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "And if you are over 30 with a spouse and kids, don't even try to find a work-life balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Incredibly long hours and weekend that burn anyone out after a few years"
    in 13 reviews
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Digital Production Intern (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Mullen as an intern for less than a year

ProsMore than just a coffee slave. Real experience and significant time invested from higher ups made this internship one of the best.

ConsLearning experience and exposure to real work is invaluable, but sometimes that work is not the most exciting projects that are in house. Also expected to work long hours with the only additional compensation being take out food.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great for your resume, bad for your soul

Account Supervisor (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Mullen full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent location. A handful of great people. Lovers of any excuse to break out champagne at 10am. Perfect for newbies who don't know their arse from their elbow.

ConsThe "new" management team doesn't care about their employees. They only want awards and will do whatever it takes to get there. Promotions rarely occur and if one is given don't expect this sweat shop to reward you financially.

Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that this great agency is going downhill quickly as word gets out that it is willing to push labor laws to edge and not compensate accordingly.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Mullen

ProsSink or swim environment, which means you learn a TON but if you're not able to keep up/stay afloat you're out the door before you know it. Amazing people that are unappreciated.

Consruthlessly competitive, co-workers step over each other in the name of their own advancement.

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Fun place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Mullen

ProsMullen has and will continue to gain a strong client base.

Conswork life balance is limiting. deadlines and client expectations are impossible to maintain

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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sweatshop

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Mullen full-time for more than a year

Pros-great vacation time
-beer and wine closet
-very laid back environment
-some great clients and employees
-move up fairly fast so allows for great career opportunities

Cons-lowest pay in the industry
-each department has favorites and you have to suck up to make your way up
-extremely high turn over - i feel like I am saying bye to all my friends all the time which I think says a lot about the company
-you work long, tiring hours and do not get paid overtime so you again, make no money
-very catty and intense at times but that is part of the industry I guess

Advice to Senior Managementincrease salary so maybe you would not have such a high turn over rate. The long hours and hard work wouldn't feel so bad.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wants to be a great agency but the work is mediocre.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Mullen full-time

ProsThe agency is in Boston and there are some nice people there.

ConsMediocre work. Political. No respect for experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at some of your management's portfolio.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Mullen

ProsGet to work from home, great amount of vacation time

ConsNo work life balance, under paid

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great learning experience with sharp, intelligent people

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Mullen

Prospeople are incredible
office is beautiful

Consthey could do a better job developing younger talent
could be more cross department collaboration and communication

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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50/50

Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Mullen full-time

ProsWorked on a range of great, well known accounts, with truly wonderful team members

Overall positive agency morale

Fun open work environment, where creativity flourishes

ConsZero work-life balance

Not enough career growth

Expect to work 12+ hours/day most days of the week, as well as over weekends, and holidays

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople will work harder, have an increased drive for success, and create a better work environment, when they receive praise and gratitude for a job well done, instead of constantly focusing on any and all ways a job could have been done better.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great and humble.

Creative Intern (Former Employee)
Boston, MA

I worked at Mullen as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe process for getting work done is crystal clear the moment you step into the door. You're not confused about what to do, when to do it, and who to show it to. Management is very helpful, and they are open to ideas no matter who they come from. Even the bottom of the totem pole. You get opportunities to prove yourself quickly, and then you get a lot of visibility. Also, they try to build the right relationships with clients from the get go. They don't take no B.S. from anybody.

ConsIt's in Boston. If you're okay with that, then there aren't really any cons.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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