Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Excellent work life balance, creative environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Some really smart people to learn from (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • There is an effort shown by management to maintain a work-life balance but it definitely has some room for improvement (in 26 reviews)

  • It's a culture where long hours and exhausted people are considered de rigeur and almost a matter of pride (in 24 reviews)

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  1. .NET Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior .NET Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior .NET Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, extremely talented people mixed with people willing and able to learn.

    Cons

    Long hours, never really know sometimes what client working for when you walk in the door some days

    Advice to Management

    Need to take your senior talents opinions more seriously when it comes to there areas. Several times was told to do something their way and ended up doing it my way.


  2. Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative atmosphere Good top management- super supportive Big brands to work on, experiment and put on your resume!

    Cons

    A little crazy in their definition of planning vs. client servicing--- planning seriously under-staffed vs. servicing department


  3. Sales rep for the IAMS corporation on contract

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Eukanuba Consultant in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Eukanuba Consultant in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Loved working for over the advertisement. I really enjoyed my job. It started out as part time and one for time and lasted for about two years. Also had a great manager.

    Cons

    I wish that it was a permanent position with benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


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  5. Account Executive

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great agency and great employees

    Cons

    feels a bit corporate sometimes


  6. Best in class

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - great clients, global network, smart people

    Cons

    - a little big and complex, very corporate

    Advice to Management

    - continue what you're doing


  7. Ok for Ogilvy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to different teams & projects of traditional advertising is a plus. Great on resume. Production studio in office. Corporate benefits are positive. Agency-wide & team events. Rooftop at NYC office.

    Cons

    Depending on what team/client you're on, you put in 60+ hours a week if not more. Limited promotion opportunities or salary increase outside of promotion. Very linear role. A lot of team turnover and increased workload to cover those who've left. Review was given after almost two years.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunity & open environment for employees to speak about promotions/raises and goals for advancement. Compensate for hard work and drive to keep strong talent.


  8. best agency

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    collaborative environment, creative thinkers, nice people, great, supportive culture

    Cons

    hard to move up. seems to be a pretty tight clique at the upper levels of management that is impenetrable.

    Advice to Management

    recognize accomplishment. provide raises more often. more opportunity to move up.


  9. senior analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather (Less than a year)

    Pros

    awesome company culture and atmosphere. really love it.

    Cons

    would be awesome if had more training


  10. Good Culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Studio Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Studio Coordinator in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, lots of opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Raises are few and far between.


  11. Step Above the rest

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Group Account Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, Employee oriented, Strong Ethics

    Cons

    Pay structure, Training, senior management motivation

    Advice to Management

    Pay structure



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