Ogilvy Healthworld

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Ogilvy Healthworld Reviews

Updated June 25, 2014
Updated June 25, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good for freelance but not much else

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

    I worked at Ogilvy Healthworld as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hours are good for balancing family and career. People for the most part are very nice. Well compensated for salary.

    Cons

    No significant leadership from the president and other top executives. Creative leadership is lacking in the conceptual department. The work is not about ideas, it's about puns and metaphors. Account doesn't champion work and at times is a detriment to it. Process for work is maligned in miscommunication. An embarrassment to the Ogilvy name.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a POV for the agency to hang its hat on. Saying that you're going to be great at what you do isn't a vision, it's a cop-out. Develop a creative department with leadership that is conceptual and can bring more to a brand in it's thinking than metaphors and nicely designed materials. Install a president that earnestly unites the agency, not blow smoke up it's collective posterior. Trust the very few people that you have left that actually know what they're doing and empower them to lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    unfortunate

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

    I worked at Ogilvy Healthworld

    Pros

    great clients and interesting, worthwhile client service activities

    Cons

    lack of communication, entrenched power grabbing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't make decisions without getting all the facts

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Resting on their laurels

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

    I worked at Ogilvy Healthworld

    Pros

    Instant company recognition
    Cool building
    Getting "greener" every day

    Cons

    No drive for new business
    Weak leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck

    No opinion of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ogilvy Healthworld

    Pros

    Senior management excluded, the people are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    No money, no perks, no fun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talent is what makes an agency and if you continue to treat it like a commodity, all the talent will be at your competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Agency of the year, but it seems that Ogilv`s values are lost

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Planner Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Planner Intern in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Ogilvy Healthworld part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Corporate culture. No other agency has such a modern culture than Ogilvy;
    - Being constantly updated with the news in the market, sent via email to all Ogilvy`s employees;
    - Working with different areas all time;
    - Sometimes getting in touch with foreign clients;

    Cons

    - Bosses doesn't know how to speak english AT ALL, and it doesn't seem to matter much, even though they talk with foreign clients daily;
    - The director doesn't even know employees names;
    - People are way too unmotivated at work, they gossip about each other all time;
    - Bosses tantrum a lot at work. They are very very infant;
    - No professional development and no well-marked career plans. Either for interns or for effective employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Learn some english;
    - Stop being such a kid. Get to know the people that work with you and motivate them;
    - Consider incorporating the company values in the everyday work. Things would DEFINITELY be better;
    - Develop your interns. I've spent two uninterrupted weeks asking all day for tasks and I've been rejected in all of them;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, good hours

    • 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 Healthworld (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people that populate the company are great, positive attitudes in general. Hours of work didn't kill anyone, very reasonable expectations. actually better than most agencies I have worked at. fairly low stess.

    Cons

    the creative output could be turned up. Not that it was bad, could just be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open it up to more creatives when pitching/concepting. You will get better results overall, and a happier staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to start in healthcare advertising and comms, strong brand reputation,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Ogilvy Healthworld full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good client mix, relatively high level of autonomy, regular feedback regarding performance review

    Cons

    Hierachy in management makes it difficult to effect change. Due to limited staff in certain areas, good AMs are expected to take on many accounts, sometimes difficult to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take employee feedback more seriously.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A family atmosphere, and wonderful clients

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Planning Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Planning Executive in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Ogilvy Healthworld

    Pros

    The company is structured to provide a full suite of services to healthcare clients, consulting, advertising, PR, MedEd, etc. This allows all of the departments to feed off of each other to ensure that we are producing the best solutions for clients.
    Management is very human, and focused on making the company a rewarding place to be.
    Staff drinks on Fridays also are very welcome!

    Cons

    The team is good at getting big new pieces of work, but sometimes it takes a while to get the staffing levels up to proper strength to service the account. This can lead to several weeks/months of extra work for some team members. In the end, this is a bit of a good thing since it is a sign of a growing agency. There is a feeling that everyone must step-up to deliver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! Stay close to the staff and ensure constant feedback loops are in place to keep the office running like a family.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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