PHD Reviews

Updated May 17, 2015
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  1. nice vibe

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PHD

    Pros

    life work balance - usually you get to leave on time and you have plenty of vaca days per year

    Cons

    limited promotion opportunities - depends on the team


  2. Great people, lots of work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Analyst, Investment in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Digital Analyst, Investment in New York, NY

    I have been working at PHD full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people here are awesome - smart, fun, cultured, and hard-working. Yoga Mondays, Big Hug Volunteer Service etc. etc. You definitely feel at home here and will have no problem making friends and growing your network

    Cons

    So much work. Account are under-staffed, people are generally left to figure it out for themselves. It's trial by fire which is the MO for the industry as a whole, but PHD really needs to work on their staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting planners on multiple accounts - it's not the same as being on multiple accounts at higher levels.

    Staff up - the trend seems to be let the most experienced on the team do all the work to get it out the door, but that leaves the newbies without any training and essentially unable to take stuff off more senior peoples plates so they can grow and focus on their actual job functions.


  3. Excellent for traditional media roles in L.A., but not for digital or integrated role

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at PHD as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They have excellent, traditional media knowledge.
    Very smart and passionate people on the junior level, who are used to making a lot of big decisions.
    Offer great agency-wide planning tools and research.
    As part of Omnicom, offers great benefits.

    Cons

    L.A. office operates small and lean, focusing mainly on a single client. There's been huge amount of turn over on that team, specifically of digital employees. Both leaving on their own and being let go.

    It's an "integrated" media team with digital and traditional media work, but the team was mostly comprised of traditional media planners, including managers and directors. Leadership members had no digital media planning experience and were disinterested in it. Therefore, they focused on traditional media decisions and left big digital media planning decisions to very junior planners with little experience.

    Very late nights, ending between 8pm - midnight, often.


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  5. I had an excellent experience working at PHD.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Strategist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Strategist in New York, NY

    I worked at PHD full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Excellent company
    Great benefits and vacation days

    Cons

    Although most of my experiences were positive, there was an uncertainty to the hours


  6. Account Executive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at PHD full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, good development programs, creative people, steady growth

    Cons

    Base salaries lower than market average


  7. Good in parts, awful in others

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PHD

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

    Pros

    Great culture and atmosphere. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Don't develop careers-prefer to hire in than promote from within. Have no support structure for staff when they need help.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture your talent, instead of suffocating them with boredom.


  8. Helpful (1)

    So far so good..

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PHD

    Pros

    Decent salary, work satisfaction, good working atmosphere, understanding supervisor and visiting new places in Europe..

    Cons

    Lot of work pressure at times, learning new things in such a short time is hard at times, careless lifestyle, missing family and friends..


  9. pretty good

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)

    I have been working at PHD

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great staff & culture, plenty of support

    Cons

    not enough information sharing my management

    Advice to Management

    needs more work to be cohesive


  10. Erg goed very good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoraal onderzoeker in Wageningen (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoraal onderzoeker in Wageningen (Netherlands)

    I have been working at PHD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Wanneer je werk voor academici leuk vindt

    if you like academics work

    Cons

    Erg specifiek domein van onderzoek

    very specific domain of research



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