Ogilvy & Mather Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Work Harder, no reward

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

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, big clients.

    Cons

    Work hard, no reward. Easy to get missed in the big machine.


  2. Ogilvy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people, the atmosphere, interesting work

    Cons

    salary, not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Just like a large Family

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undercover in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Undercover in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large network of competent and caring people

    Cons

    Like a family, dysfunctional in some sensitive areas

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within!!


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  5. .NET Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior .NET Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior .NET Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, extremely talented people mixed with people willing and able to learn.

    Cons

    Long hours, never really know sometimes what client working for when you walk in the door some days

    Advice to Management

    Need to take your senior talents opinions more seriously when it comes to there areas. Several times was told to do something their way and ended up doing it my way.


  6. Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I can recall very few pros to my experience. I would say if you can find a person willing to mentor or advocate for you there it could be an amazing place of growth. In my experience, very few people take the time to even train you to do the bare minimum your job requires. It's very devil wears prada culture wise. But it is a great place to learn the advertising industry

    Cons

    Lack of culture - it felt more corporate than ad agency. definitely a competitive vibe among peers. Work life balance is non existent if you are a junior level employee.


  7. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative atmosphere Good top management- super supportive Big brands to work on, experiment and put on your resume!

    Cons

    A little crazy in their definition of planning vs. client servicing--- planning seriously under-staffed vs. servicing department


  8. Office Assistant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ogilvy & Mather is a fun office in which to work, and there is a lot of creativity in the company.

    Cons

    The company was struggling economically and laid off creatives in disproportionate numbers. This affected morale in the office considerably.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to all levels of employees why you are making cutbacks in order to gain buy-in and acceptance of these actions in tough financial times.


  9. Sales rep for the IAMS corporation on contract

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Eukanuba Consultant in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Eukanuba Consultant in Memphis, TN
    Recommends

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved working for over the advertisement. I really enjoyed my job. It started out as part time and one for time and lasted for about two years. Also had a great manager.

    Cons

    I wish that it was a permanent position with benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  10. Account Executive

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    great agency and great employees

    Cons

    feels a bit corporate sometimes


  11. Brand Strategy Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    big company with good clients

    Cons

    really, really political environment with a layer of very senior people who have fiefdoms

    Advice to Management

    cut out most of the EVP layer



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