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Ogilvy CommonHealth Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
47 Reviews

2.5
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work!!

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

    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
  2.  

    Great start, very poor finish

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

    Pros

    Creative direction exciting, ECD committed to quality not quantity, some truly talented individuals--both account and creative

    Cons

    When they're done with you, they're done--you're out the door--doesn't matter how loyal you were or how long you've worked there or how great your work was
    HR has many faces--see above comment
    Once merger occurred, agency took on ever increasing corporate feel--not always for the better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more transparent with your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Group Copy Supervisor

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

    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.  

    Smart Agency Struggling to Transition to Digital

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

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice, until they don't want you anymore.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - App Consultant  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - App Consultant in Parsippany, NJ

    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.  

    Happy to be gone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Overall, the hours aren't bad, compared with other agencies

    Cons

    Clueless senior management, unmanaged, demanding clients, lackluster creative, incompetent account people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to develop your craft

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Creative in Parsippany, NJ

    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
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lifesucking

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Art Director  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Art Director in Parsippany, NJ

    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
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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

    Pros

    I’ve had excellent growth with this company. They have solid management and a talented creative staff. Some of the best in the business! Pharma Advertising can be ever changing and this company manages to stay ahead of the curve. They provide good benefits and recognize loyalty.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be challenging but OCH provides the flexibility I need to do my job successfully.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 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.

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Associate Digital Research Analyst  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Digital Research Analyst in Parsippany, NJ

    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

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