Ogilvy CommonHealth

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Ogilvy CommonHealth Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
55 Reviews
3.1
55 Reviews
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Matt Giegerich
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free coffee to keep you working 22hrs/7 days a week (in 7 reviews)

  • The salary and benefits were competitive (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Extreme disconnect between upper management and other employees (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours and crazy deadlines, but that's any ad agency (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President, Management Supervisor in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President, Management Supervisor in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth

    Pros

    Working in pharma can get a bad wrap, but I had a great experience. Very strategic. Lots of challenges. Worked with smart, good people. Was able to do some very good work. Overall, a great experience and I'm glad it has been part of my career.

    Cons

    Hours were long and management was going through a lot of changes at the time so that made things a little unfocused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for as many opportunities as possible to let your people have fun and be creative. This will positively impact the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    A once great company that has lost its way

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

    I worked at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some smart, creative people, even in management. Legendary name. Great benefits.

    Cons

    NO job security--you can be there 10 or 15 years and lose your job in a heartbeat. Management has golden handcuffs. They are more worried about their bonuses than about people's lives. They talk about digital and have some smart digital people who do nothing to improve their digital profile. Same crew always trying for new business, company hasn't figured out this formula doesn't work. Finance has way too many people and way too much power. Everything is numbers, not people. There are 2 ways to make more money: get new business or cut people. They cut people. Get your experience and leave before they cut you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn this once great agency around! Become more creative, more fun, and listen to people who work for you, not just upper management. There are no gods here on earth. Stop letting go good people and keeping people who may have once been great, but now just take up space. In others words, no more "Old boys" club. Listen and learn from people at all levels. Reward great work and great attitudes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    On a downslide...the equity of big Ogilvy cant help this team

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

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth

    Pros

    Dedicated, hardworking employees
    People leave work by 6pm

    Cons

    Lacking strategic skills, most employees have limited experience outside this agency.
    Very political...people are dishonest and talk behind each others backs to save ther own skin...no one n charge is accountable...good people are leaving...that is why they are hiring.
    Salaries are low relative to industry.
    Not efficient, not strategic
    creative is fair

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more integrity. Become accountable. Figure out how to win and keep more business. Clients are leaving...you need to figure out why....Be willing to change....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart People

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    a lot of really smart people have recently joined and it's quite exciting

    Cons

    can't think of any right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to hire great people, they are inspiring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great people to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very talented hard working people who are dedicated to doing great work. Friendly environment. Flexible. Lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    Long hours which is typical for agencies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance the people vs. the finances better.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, great environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Corporate in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Positive work environment, supportive team atmosphere, professional but fun, great hours, generous PTO

    Cons

    None, I am really happy here

    Recommends
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Misery loves company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You have a very powerful name on your resume once you work for an Ogilvy company.

    Cons

    The company appears to be big Ogilvy but in actuality it's a very small agency under the umbrella of a big name. There are not enough resources to properly run an account both from a creative standpoint and also an account standpoint. It's very sad that workers are over-worked and not rewarded or recognized for it. Performance reviews are either not done at all or take forever to do. Raises and promotions are as rare as finding a needle in a haystack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Properly staff your accounts. In the long run you'll benefit more this way financially by offering your client well thought out work. The work suffers and employees get burnt out when you get cheap and don't want to properly staff your account. It will inevitably make your clients unhappy and force them to look elsewhere to an agency who will do it better. Your strategy of saving money in the short run will ultimately be the same reason you lose money in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Go work someplace else if you are looking for respect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth (more than an year)

    Pros

    not many-- pretty location, nice colorful building-- that's it

    Cons

    too many to list... clueless leadership, lots of teacher's pets, creates same old-same old deliverables, egos that fill a large auditorium.... i can go on and on....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Finance Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Very supportive and available management team. Still constantly learning. Laid back work environment and everyone gets along. Lenient with taking time off.

    Cons

    The salary could be better for the amount of work that is expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being available for your employees and offering guidance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun experience, long hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Ogilvy CommonHealth as an intern (less than an 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

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