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Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.7 331 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Ogilvy & Mather Global CEO Miles Young

Miles Young

(168 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Impossible to have a work life balance due to work pressure and insane expectations from employees(in 23 reviews)

  • Giving your best might mean work long and long hours in the office(in 21 reviews)

331 Employee Reviews
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    A fun place to work but you'll have to leave to advance your career

    Senior Client Finance Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat people, interesting work, nice office

    ConsBad systems in place, low pay compared to what they bill, raises are rare

    Advice to Senior ManagementAnnual raises

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The venerable brand is strong, if lumbering.

    Project Management Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSmart, nice people
    Lots of capabilities
    Strong culture
    Lots of resources and facilities

    ConsA plodding behemoth
    Generally a few years behind the curve, especially in digital
    The organizational winners tend to have some higher level patron looking out for them
    Account group is all over the map -- some folks are strong and good, others are shockingly incapable of completing the must simple of daily tasks
    Much of the work is riding on inertia, not quality

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop places for your employees to act entrepreneurially and them let them...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great place to learn!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsReally fast paced environment with high expectations teaches you to perform to the best of your abilities under pressure. Excellent place to start a career, definitely teaches you valuable time management and performance skills that will help you at other jobs. great vacation policy

    Consas with lots of the big agencies, in the lower tier positions pay is low and promotions are few and far between. raises are small if you see one, and it's easy to get lost in the crowd

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    A great place to start your career.

    Art Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsA great place to work on 360 ideas. A place to grow from a junior position. A lot of brands to work on.

    ConsNo mentorship, no raises, no compensation for positive performance reviews, and conservative clients.

    Advice to Senior Managementit promotes loyalty when you give your employees raises/bonuses at the end of the year. There is a high turn over rate for lower level creatives because of this issue.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very very good.

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsEveryone is really intelligent and nice. The hours are extremely laid-back and flexible. And the work is interesting and rewarding. let alone the company is doing very well.

    ConsThe pay is very mediocre here although most advertising agencies have similar salaries. However, if you stay and work hard you will move your way up and eventually make as much money as you are looking for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey really need to connect with all of their employees more.

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

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    Great place to get your feet wet

    Interactive Project Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood process direction. Production teams crave process.

    ConsCreatives are closed-off to hearing opinions from anyone other than their ECDs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEven a mailroom attendant can have a good idea. Promote cross-pollination of ideas among teams and break down the barriers between production and creative.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice but stressful

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood culture, good work environment, nice colleague

    Constoo much workload, not balanced, personal growth is not clear

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    Media Biller

    Media Biller (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgym
    cafeteria
    easy work but too easy

    Consthe people
    the work
    lack of growth
    turnovers

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat your workers with respect and give promotions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    nice place to work, but not for me

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCool office. Bike room, showers.

    Consnot a place to be a technologist. Tech is very fractured here, and you'll spend lots of time doing time tracking since everything is client driven & must be billed

    coffee is terrible.

    Advice to Senior Managementstart thinking like a tech company. consolidate datacenters. figure out a new billing model that doesnt require a separate aws account / project / client.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Dynamic company with many offices worldwide.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are several offices worldwide meaning there is always a new, dynamic campaign being implemented. Creative company culture.

    ConsIt is a large company so any issues that you have can get diluted in a large corporate culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think the opportunity to be creative means integrating yourself more with the local culture to broaden your horizons outside the office.

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