Ogilvy & Mather
3.7 of 5 328 reviews
www.ogilvy.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.7 328 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

Ogilvy & Mather Global CEO Miles Young

Miles Young

(167 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
328 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work / Life balance is pretty good and you get the X'mas / New Year week off"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Great people who really work hard to try and make the company successful"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work/life balance not easy to find (never is in this industry)"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Giving your best might mean work long and long hours in the office"
    in 21 reviews
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    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing people- smart, sharp, hip, hard workers
    Great mentorship
    Ogilvy works on so many different types of projects, you have the chance to try many different things

    ConsPolitical
    Competitive
    Associates tend to leave bc they feel like interns

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication within the company needs to be better. Even though I had a great experience there was an air of disorganization and disjointedness

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was an ok place to be for a bit.

    Web Developer (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsSome good procedures in place that worked well. I could feel the office management wanted to foster culture, but had no clue how to. Large team of people to learn from.

    ConsVery inflexible hours. Lack of collaboration. Lack of loyalty, no job security, people would be let go over lunch. More concerned with hitting deadlines than doing a good job.

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    Exciting overview of the Advertising World.

    Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
    Culver City, CA

    ProsThe Creative edge that was expressed.

    ConsWinning the clients trust, Achieving their creative ideals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat Job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart. Hard working.

    Senior Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsSmart people. Great client roster. Results oriented.

    ConsToo much bureacracy. Too many finance people not contributing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on your clients and people more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's a fun and laid back place to work with some great people, but they have to get their sh!t together.

    Web Developer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFriendly and relaxed environment, good pay, flexible work schedule

    ConsDisorganized, with poor leadership in certain areas, short-sighted decisions being made at the top, big bureaucracy filled with folks who don't contribute much, layoffs happen all too often.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy do you invest in hiring full time people but treat them like freelancers? Employee retention is good for you, don't hire loads of people when a new account comes along only to lay them all off when another account is lost.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great benefits and culture with terrific client base.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsSiloed organizations make it challenging to collaborate.

    ConsLacks strong digital strategy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    An invaluable experience at an agency with unrivaled office culture. I loved my time at Ogilvy & Mather in Chicago!

    Account Management Intern (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGave interns a voice
    High level of responsibility
    Great employees
    Awesome perks - coffee bar, food in the office, free ice cream, sports teams and employee massages

    ConsJob security seems questionable
    Work long hours when necessary

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Phenomenal.

    Account Management (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThere are so many pleasant people that I worked under during my time here. I was treated as an employee right off the bat and can only recall one moment where I had to something "intern-y".

    Extremely hands on experience.

    ConsI can't name anything terrible that I encountered during my short time here. But I would say that being an intern doesn't necessarily transition into full time employment with this agency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsYou have Ogilvy on your resume

    Constop heavy and no room for advancement. They favor the weak and the ones who actually work, they keep down

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe agency has good management

    Consa big issue is work/life balance

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing

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