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OgilvyAction Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
44 Reviews
3.6
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    great company .. team building and good communication lead to success here

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    Former Employee - Field Marketing Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at OgilvyAction as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent flexibility and work-life balance. If you are a self starter and work hard the compensation is excellent

    Cons

    must be able to multitask and handle changes to schedule that could come up from time to time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    would be great if there were more opportunities to be promoted

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OgilvyAction

    Pros

    Freedom flexibility good pay and exceptionally good management. When I was sent on assignment everything was handled up front all expenses paid, per diem meals etc. very professional. I felt valued

    Cons

    Not enough projects and none if you don't live in a big city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your FMR's

  3.  

    Ogilvy was a great place to work for those that really try hard. You must be recognized to get more work.

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    Current Employee - Field Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at OgilvyAction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun people, variety of clients, engaging

    Cons

    The people I worked with over the 5+ years have all been amazing however because there is no office life and everyone is always working on different projects, it is very difficult to develop strong relationships within the organization. Also, It was very hard to find a way into upper management and had very little room for growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of talk but not enough action.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

    I worked at OgilvyAction full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are great and the overall Ogilvy culture is wonderful and inclusive.

    Cons

    Once your in, you're stuck constantly fighting to move up in title and salary. lots of promises but no action. smoke and mirrors are used to delay compensation and title requests. Evaluations but no payoff. Get a good offer going in because you will prob be stuck there for a long time!

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Three bosses in 6months is not fun

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    Former Employee - Junior Strategic Planner in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Junior Strategic Planner in Chicago, IL

    I worked at OgilvyAction full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ogilvy has a history of some great creatives, as well as being one of the few ad agencies to have actively embraced the strategic planner role.

    Cons

    I was hired as a Jr Strategic Planner with the idea of bringing ethnography & closer ties to the package design department over to OgilvyAction. However, my Sr Planner wasn't hired for the first 6mo. I had one boss walk out, another wind up realizing they'd been 'fired' while they stood in front of the client presenting the 'new' org chart, the last one got split off to a different direction, reassigned as it were. Not cool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to sever the ties your employees make just because they don't officially work with 'those people.' I got emails for a year from folks who had no idea I'd been laid off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    You go into liquor stores and have tasting events with barefoot wines

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OgilvyAction

    Pros

    Easy job. decent pay and most liquor store managers are nice to you.

    Cons

    Company is completely unorganized. Did not receive all the supplies needed. Never received a barefoot t-shirt even after working for the company for 5 months.

  8.  

    Okay but churn and burn atmosphere with high turnover

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at OgilvyAction full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Manager is hands off. Can barely even get in touch with him.

    Cons

    Low pay, no raises, no communication with management, job constantly being threatened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay, lower turnover, and hire better quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Poor experience overall.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at OgilvyAction full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some smart people. Many perks. Great compensation.

    Cons

    Very turbulent environment. Poor client engagement management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunities for Interning in a large sized company. Every department invests time to ensure growth.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OgilvyAction as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Senior management is good to work with.

    Cons

    Can be sometimes difficult to get immediate performance recognition.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Area Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Area Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at OgilvyAction full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stepping stone on a resume

    Cons

    .high work load with no assistance

    Doesn't Recommend

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