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Ogilvy CommonHealth Reviews in Parsippany, NJ

Updated September 1, 2014
Updated September 1, 2014
48 Reviews
2.6
48 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun experience, long hours

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    Current Employee - Account Coordinator  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people, creativity is astounding, and a fun work environment

    Cons

    Long hours and crazy deadlines, but that's any ad agency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the motivation and respect work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time

    Pros

    Enthusiastic, collegial, friendly people - clearly motivated by shared high performance expectations - both creatively and in client focused results. Feeling of authenticity from senior management. Lots of smart passionate people here. Great culture - welcoming, lots of transparency, open to new ideas and perspectives.

    Cons

    this is a rapidly changing business - heavily impacted by success of pharma clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Group Copy Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Group Copy Supervisor  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Group Copy Supervisor in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Liked it. They let me work a flexible schedule. Lots of nice smart people.

    Cons

    a lot of the nice smart people got forced out with the merger

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart Agency Struggling to Transition to Digital

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of smart, passionate people working in the trenches. Good place to develop as an employee. Collaborative across business units.

    Cons

    Transition to a digital culture seems to be struggling. Too many good people are leaving. Too much turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with the people working in the trenches. Lots of people there are frustrated and many are leaving, but not necessarily for better opportunities. Make time to meet with more mid-level managers.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice, until they don't want you anymore.

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    Former Employee - App Consultant  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - App Consultant in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The office is a clean, Mad Men type environment with relatively friendly and energetic staff. They bring out beer and wine in the office before closing time on Fridays.

    Cons

    Ready to drop you as soon as they don't need you anymore. They burn through consultants very quickly. Lots of weekend work, but they try to avoid paying overtime - time and a half.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate better relationships with consultants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to develop your craft

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    Former Employee - Creative  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Creative in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Commonhealth is a great place to develop your core creative skills. You will be exposed to every type of job in every medium. It can be sink or swim but you will learn self reliance very quickly. Company has excellent benefits.

    Cons

    An account driven agency. As a creative that can and will be frustrating at times. Opportunities for Client access and interaction are limited if you are below a supervisor level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency. Pay more competitive salaries.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lifesucking

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    Former Employee - Art Director  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Art Director in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free parking, coffee, and tea. You get to wear jeans to the office, so getting "dressed" for work is not an issue, unless you're seeing clients that day.

    Cons

    The hours are insane, the expectations completely unreasonable, the promises made to clients completely unrealistic, and the overall morale so incredibly low as to defy description. Other than those few things, it's fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The atmosphere was fun and creative, but a bit too competitive and I felt that I was "led on" by my supervisors.

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    Former Employee - Associate Digital Research Analyst  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Digital Research Analyst in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, good location, young people, creativity, decent lunch cafe, fun co-workers

    Cons

    Lower employees worked to the bone, little respect from lower- and mid-level management and supervisors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very disappointed with my experience. Felt it could have been a great fit.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was able to excel in my role due to my alignment with management. However, not the case for most - a huge let down.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is great talent that can be found at OCH and coworkers are amongst the best. Agency located in NJ, which is traditionally hard to find at this size, provides a great alternative to avoiding the NYC commute. Flexible schedules allow you to come and go as needed.

    Cons

    Understaffed; Limited cross-matrix communication and joint discipline efforts; My business unit was not staffed appropriately and is set up to fail unless changes are implemented immediately; Management is not truthful and will say anything to get people to work and then stab them in the back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your personal opinions out of the talent evaluation and look for employees that are team players and are willing to sacrifice once in a while to complete great work. Most needed talent assessment is needed on the management level - sometimes management needs to take responsibility v. pointing fingers at subordinates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I worked as a temporary Executive Assistant in the Team Chemistry organization.

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The people were very nice and helpful and I got to wear jeans everyday!!

    Cons

    I did not like they way they ended my contract. I was told over the weekend and was not even allowed to clean out my desk. I felt that it was cowardly the way it was handled. I wish I was made aware that I was not working out and was told in person instead of being told over the weekend. I wish they would have been more honest instead of handling things behind my back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open and honest with employees and contractors, instead of going behind their backs when something does not work out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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