Peter A Mayer Advertising Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Art Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Peter A Mayer Advertising (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and amazing culture. Very laid back place and great clients.

    Cons

    Some clients are too traditional, wish we could do more out-of-the-box concepts and layouts.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great People but looking for direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peter A Mayer Advertising full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Mark and Josh are very generous people who care about everyone that works at Peter Mayer. They have an incredible 401k program and bonuses when business is good.

    Cons

    The agency doesn't really have a vision. I don't know where it's really headed because everything is just based on making money. There was a distinct culture at the agency before that seems to have evaporated due to added processes and bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Lay out a clear vision for the future of the agency beyond just making money. Care more about making truly great work and the business will come.


  3. Helpful (1)

    A fine place to be for a short time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Peter A Mayer Advertising full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a good experience being there around so many like-minded people. It was a great place to learn and grow for so many years from so many people in different departments come from different backgrounds and years of experience, it was easy to absorb. It is so tough to find that type of experience.

    Cons

    I was there for many years. Enough to see many cultural shifts. A lot of the cons seem summed to a disconnect between the upper management and everyone else, resulting in poor planning, saying yes to every client without parameters, working weekends too often, and a being pigeon holed into doing one thing only.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they deserve. The compensate doesn't match the increasing standard of living in town. And if you're not growing you're dying.


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    Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Peter A Mayer Advertising full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere,everyone is working for the betterment of the clients. The people are probably the #1 pro.

    Cons

    Advancements seems pretty strictly based upon your time invested at the agency. The longer you're there, the more likely you'll be promoted. Also not very many training opportunities, employees often have to seek them out themselves and get it approved.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good experience, but not for everyone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peter A Mayer Advertising full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are wonderful, and their hearts are in the right place. There is a lot to learn. There's a decent sense of camaraderie throughout the agency which definitely helps new employees feel welcome.

    Cons

    Things can feel a bit haphazard at times, and the quality of experience varies between department and team. It's common to feel underpaid and stressed.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to take time to see if the employees are doing what they are good at and enjoy. There is a ton of hidden talent just waiting to be tapped. Little acts of appreciation go much further than grandiose impersonal gestures. Honesty is highly valued.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place. Wonderful people.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peter A Mayer Advertising

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

    Pros

    Incredible work/life balance. Amazing 401k match.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement. Lower salary than other agencies.


  8. Awesome place to work

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Peter A Mayer Advertising full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Friendly, fun, flexible work environment. You can bring your dog to work. Everyone is very nice. Benefits package is good. You feel like your employer actually cares about you!

    Cons

    The salaries aren't very good, but as far as agencies go, the hours are reasonable. It's somewhat difficult to move up.


  9. Helpful (1)

    I learned more in one summer than in two years of graduate school

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    Current Employee - Copywriting Intern in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Copywriting Intern in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Peter A Mayer Advertising full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Employees are creative, supportive, and were eager to help me improve. Culture and morale are excellent. No one who does not want to be, or does not deserve to be, is working there.

    Cons

    Interning can be dull at times, but that's anywhere. Competition for jobs at this agency seems stiff.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Company Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peter A Mayer Advertising

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a Great Environment to work in. You will be surrounded by cool coworkers that share your interests. You have a good opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    The compensation is not satisfactory, which has led to many employees leaving to pursue other opportunities. There isn't much intermingling between different departments.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they're worth.


  11. Helpful (1)

    great company but limited areas for growth. compensation is not competitive.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Peter A Mayer Advertising

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

    Pros

    very creative and collaborative environment. relaxed and generally easy-going.

    Cons

    initial offers and salaries are low. even if one moves up in the company and gets a raise each year, the initial salary one started with remains low in comparison to the workload and the value added to the company.

    Advice to Management

    get involved and conduct compensation surveys. i think you'll find out that employees are not that satisfied with their take-home pay.



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