Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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Ogilvy & Mather Global CEO Miles Young
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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. good chance to start

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    Current Employee - ACD in New York, NY
    Current Employee - ACD in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    idea driven, Good cutrul, learning.

    Cons

    OT is too much, out of control

    Advice to Management

    be management.


  2. Work with the best talent

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    Former Employee - Global Brand Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Global Brand Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Ogilvy is the most networked of all networks, so if you're looking to work for a truly global company, Ogilvy is a top choice -Ogilvy's philosophy is Twin Peaks. All content must deliver creatively and effectively. If you are a believer of this approach, then this is a great place to work in -Ogilvy's work culture is one of the best - divine discontent, informal, diversity

    Cons

    -You have to manage your own career planning, whether it is scaling up in a country, region or globally. The HR function does not focus on career planning, unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Ogilvy has great talent which it constantly loses to other companies. People like working at Ogilvy, in general. To continue to retain good talent, it is important to focus on career planning for talent. This needs to be a top agenda for Ogilvy.


  3. Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Karachi (Bolivia)
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in Karachi (Bolivia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather full-time

    Pros

    Ownership, Creativity, Great environment, Great clients and great minds and global exposure

    Cons

    small teams, leadership role is limited, low paying

    Advice to Management

    Improve compensations


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  5. Great culture, a bit staid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strong identity, high emphasis on people. Very organized.

    Cons

    Not enough emphasis on the work, particularly within account management

    Advice to Management

    Place higher emphasis and priority on the work to increase vibrancy in culture. More women leaders please!


  6. IT Engineer

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    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Had a great team and great location

    Cons

    Really bad management team and had too much hassle, discrimination and suppression from higher ups.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees equally and not gender based


  7. Network Support.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was working there as a Network Support Analysis it was a nice place to work good healthy work environment over there

    Cons

    If you are working here related to media,PR,marketing then O&M is really good company , but for IT person you can't really lean. there is limited opportunity for IT guy. This is a very good company if you think to take retainment.


  8. Intern Review

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    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Open office structure makes it easy to form relationships with senior leadership, fun and lively work atmosphere, dynamic and challenging opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Being an intern, sometimes I had to wait to be given tasks, so I had down time sometimes, but this is true of any internship.


  9. Working on a contract doesnt promise you a job

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    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Bangalore (India)
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learning Fun at work Mentoring Reasonable perks Open culture

    Cons

    Less exposure to new areas Doesn't give you a feed back on how your effort was put to use by the company Extensive working hours (Be ready to work even on weekends) The worst part- They make excuses for not absorbing you into the team as a permanent source.

    Advice to Management

    Please Consider making these hardworking contract based personnels for permanent role. Dont make reasons for not considering them.


  10. Digital Strategist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing benefits. Multiple Projects. Real Internship Program.

    Cons

    Long hours. Segregated in office with other teams and departments.


  11. Hectic, but smart people and nice environment

    Former Employee - Associate Director, Technology Management in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Director, Technology Management in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Ogilvy has a lot of smart people, cool projects, and a very nice office.

    Cons

    Office is all the way on 11th Ave., so it's far from the subway, but there is private shuttle service, and the cafeteria rules!



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