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Mullen Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
87 Reviews

3.2
87 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Some really great people work here (in 8 reviews)

  • Some very talented people work there (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • And if you are over 30 with a spouse and kids, don't even try to find a work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Incredibly long hours and weekend that burn anyone out after a few years (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good and bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get to work from home, great amount of vacation time

    Cons

    No work life balance, under paid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience with sharp, intelligent people

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

    Pros

    people are incredible
    office is beautiful

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    50/50

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA

    Pros

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

    Overall positive agency morale

    Fun open work environment, where creativity flourishes

    Cons

    Zero 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 ManagementAdvice

    People 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.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great and humble.

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    Former Employee - Creative Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Creative Intern in Boston, MA

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    No work life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Planner  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Media Planner in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Got to work on cool accounts

    Cons

    People do not care about your life outside of work - asking to take a doctor appointment was like WW3
    Unless you get in with the right people, promotions are hard to get
    Expect to work long nights and weekends, emails at 11 pm on a Saturday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees as humans

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    The intern program is very rewarding and the agency has a great energy and culture. Its paid too!

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    Pros

    The atmosphere is great. People are very excited to help you learn and get involved hands on. One of the few paid internships out there. Insight series allows you to have lunch every Friday and meet with a high up person from each department for a presentation and Q/A so you get to know about the entire agency instead of just the department you're working in.

    Cons

    They make it seem like it's extremely likely that a lot of you will get hired right out of the internship program but it's really only a small number depending on if there is room in the agency. -Not much else to complain about though! Great experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Sr. Digital producer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with really smart and passionate people. Young, fun, "work hard, play hard" culture.

    Cons

    Career development needs more structure and needs improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful employees, overwhelming expectations of them

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    Former Employee - Senior Media Planner  in  Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Media Planner in Winston-Salem, NC

    Pros

    The environment at Mullen is that of a family. People who spend most of their waking hours together tend to grow close in that way. The agency is great at creating big impact with small budgets. Great benefits (though you rarely get to take all of your PTO).

    Cons

    In the past several years, there has been a serious lack of awareness in the senior management. Many great employees have been overlooked or abused (often by their direct supervisors) with no one to defend or look out for them. There have also been quite a few employees who have received promotions and accolades, but were extremely undeserving.

    The expectation to work insane hours (70-100/week) is the norm and I've worked many a holiday weekend in order to support both current clients and new business pitches - I think this is largely due to account service managers inaccurately setting client expectations and not being firm in response to outrageous requests.

    Now that there has been a significant change in management, it is clear that a lot of these problems are being addressed, however I'm certain true change will take a long time to take effect. I do think the attitude has changed and good things are coming for Mullen NC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work - care about your employees - and listen to what they have to say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Painful Experience

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Winston-Salem, NC

    Pros

    Great, smart, creative people
    Cool office space

    Cons

    Egotistical management that is very political
    The hours are atrocious - Zero work/life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Planner  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Media Planner in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers. The environment is very friendly and fun.

    Cons

    Can be a bit unstructured depending on the team you're assigned

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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