Ogilvy & Mather

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Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
389 Reviews
3.7
389 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 11 reviews)

  • Amazing and diverse clients, great work environment, incredibly smart people (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Impossible to have a work life balance due to work pressure and insane expectations from employees (in 26 reviews)

  • Giving your best might mean work long and long hours in the office (in 24 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A good start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather

    Pros

    A great place to start an ad carreer

    Cons

    Benefits, salary and treatment of staff is not good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather

    Pros

    Getting to work in a company that consistently producing high quality, cutting edge communications work, that has a global network to tap into, some of the world's best creatives, managers and brand strategists and an impressive roster of clients.

    Cons

    The compensation and salaries in advertising are not quite as high as in other industries - although the benefits are plentiful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great values

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Strategic Planner in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Strategic Planner in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Values, culture and sense of employee camaraderie as great. Ogilvy are particularly good at leveraging their global network and you certainly feels though you are part of the worlds top agency network. Fellow employees are very talented and the high creative spirit is something that is more 'genuine' in Ogilvy than other agencies.

    Cons

    Employee churn, more a function of the industry than the agency. Not an independent agency so lacks quick-footedness.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly working environment and lots of opportunities to branch out.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for interns.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, and the coziest office that i've ever been

    Cons

    Low salary, a lot of overtime

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment - laid back but extremely professional and qualified workers who are open and respectful of interns. The internship program consisted of a group of interns to work with and a mentor who gave you assignment and a view of what working there is like.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons other than the fact that your mentor was too busy for your sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time

    Pros

    There is a positive work environment. The people working here are happy and friendly. The company has lots of important and interesting clients. There is room for improving the company and making an impact.

    Cons

    Compensation is lacking. People must work long hours without over time pay or bonuses. There is little continuity between offices.

  9.  

    Great company, bad pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing and diverse clients, great work environment, incredibly smart people

    Cons

    Bad pay, some entitlement and rudeness coming from people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Corporate Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance, creative environment. The corporate culture really does foster creativity and the hours are great.

    Cons

    lack of transparency among senior management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Janitor

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    Former Employee - Janitor in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Janitor in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Good Place. Great People. Good Environment. Learning Base for Beginner

    Cons

    Over Time.Long Hour. Parking Problems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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