Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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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. account inter

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather

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

    Pros

    working with super friendly and inspiring people

    Cons

    wish i could work there for longer time

  2. great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather

    Pros

    smart work, driven to win awards and improve clients' businesses

    Cons

    tough work load. long hours. no raises.

  3. Great creative minds

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    Former Employee - Junior Copywriter in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Junior Copywriter in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather

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

    Pros

    A very driven and motivated creative team.

    Cons

    Clients can get a little bit difficult sometimes

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  5. Summer Internship Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work at.

    Cons

    The commute there wasn't fun.

  6. Very good experience. Great bosses.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Collaborative Environment
    Very cool bosses and upper management
    Creative classes

    Cons

    Small office space!
    Limited promotion opportunities

    Advice to Management

    More group activities

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    Ogilvy

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great team. Many learning opportunities. Wide exposure.

    Cons

    Low pay. No transparency in future prospects of career.

  8. Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice clients are a good thing.

    Cons

    Bad management is the killer of your day here.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know and value more your staff.

  9. great environment to work

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

    Pros

    Very nice office building, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    very complicated structure, long feedback channel

    Advice to Management

    More benefits for staffs

  10. A good start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to start an ad carreer

    Cons

    Benefits, salary and treatment of staff is not good.

  11. Excellent company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather

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

    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.

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