Ogilvy & Mather

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Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
382 Reviews
3.7
382 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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  1.  

    Great place to learn

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    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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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    I would be happy to continue working for Ogilvy for many years to come.

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

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and benefits like gym, live music concerts, cafeteria. Diverse and welcoming staff.

    Cons

    way out on the West side, extra commute time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Creativity, Culture, Clients & Colleagues

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Consultant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Digital Media Consultant in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    I worked as Digital Media Consultant at Ogilvy & Mather Amsterdam for 14 months and had the honor to meet Miles Young in person during the Philips pitch. I was impressed with the creativity, culture, clients & colleagues locally and internationally at Ogilvy.

    Cons

    No cons during my time at Ogilvy & Mather Amsterdam

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - VBA Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - VBA Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    All new renovation and installation

    Cons

    Off the beaten path on 11th Avenue.

  11.  

    Years of inspiration from working with the best in the business

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

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborating with smart, exciting people on a daily basis who have a real passion for what they do. They honestly want to find new ways to reinforce the brands they work on.

    Cons

    Taking down walls and eliminating personal space to think and to surround yourself with inspiring images, not to mention some peace and quiet was a big mistake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the Ogilvy brand. Don't follow.....continue to lead.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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