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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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2.5 11 reviews

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Maureen C. Regan

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22% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Ok for a start but probably need to leave to get ahead.

    Editor (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood people for the most part. My department is well-known as a good place for new editors to get their feet wet.

    ConsLosing business bacause digital needs work, as well as some account execs who seem clueless and/or don't seem to get much done. Hours can be long, generally because of the disregard of some people here for other people's time. There doesn't seem to be much room to advance in house.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo something about digital. Shake up the Account Execs and perhaps have some creative people at the San Diego audience so they can interact with West Coast clients in person rather than just the AEs handling it. Other people's time is valuable not just the VPs so don't lave people hanging around needlessly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This place is ridiculous

    Anonymous (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThere is probably only one acct manager that you can learn from. Other than that it's status quo the location is convenient .

    ConsThere are so many cons... The former owner probably got lucky and sold wasn't too sharp. The new president has no idea what is going on. There is probably one vp that's very respected other managers aren't in relationships/families so they have no clue other than to work like a dog and make everyone else stay and work ridiculous amount of hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis place will be in trouble if they lose one or two smart people and or accts mcann will have to fire the new pres or shut the office down

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    One of the most disorganized companies I've ever worked for.

    (Former Employee)

    ProsSome of the people there are talented, hard working individuals. They deserve better than to be stuck here.

    ConsCompany recently lost it's entire senior management. Neither Regan, Campbell, nor Ward are part of the organization anymore. President and HR have been there less than 4 months, there is no manageable workflow, process, or accountability trail for projects. The biggest warning sign is their lack of a digital routing solution. They are still printing out job bags and having traffic people carry them to desks. Having to sit through two monthly "Bagel Fridays" to hear about all the new business they're not winning despite tirelessly pitching is a clear indication this company won't last.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learn the tools of the trade fast

    Account Executive (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsRegan Campbell Ward has a strong community environment

    ConsYou will work a whole bunch of hours... be prepared for the overnight

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work is not recognized

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with

    ConsManagement doesn't recognize hard work unless you are in Accounts

    Advice to Senior ManagementEveryone deserves to be acknowledged for their accomplishments and hard work NOT just the accounting team

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Politics as Usual

    Account Supervisor (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLots of drinking and parties, dinners, car service, meal expenses. People can be friendly. Family-like atmosphere.

    ConsPolitics dominates the scene. The best and hardest working employees are squeezed out by the mid-senior managers in power. Bad workflow. Few people actually do the work correctly. Many show-boaters, few implementors. Many computer illiterate workers, cannot embrace new methods. People who know the least talk the most. The bind lead the blind. Clueless VPs and directors keep hiring more of the same. Company does not invest in infrastructure. McCann has them on a short leash.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should get a new HR director, hire more competent people, clean out show-boaters and middle management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not great, not terrible.

    Digital Project Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood place to gain some experience and put a recognizable name on your resume.
    People are generally friendly, big family atmosphere but if you aren't in the main 'group' you feel left out.

    ConsVery long hours, expect to work late nights and occasionally weekends.

    Extremely political management. Nepotism is prevalent and under-qualified family members were given promotions frequently.

    Account persons are 'yes men' and will do anything for the client; often resulting in unrealistic deadlines.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open to letting people earn their way up, rather than giving handouts to family and their friends.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a bad 1st job, but needed to leave to have better industry exposure

    Assistant Account Executive (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prossmall, family-like, typical ad advertising atmosphere

    Consover works employees, horrible work life balance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for a few weeks then you see peoples true colors...

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsYou gain experience and knowledge from the company

    ConsSeems like eveyone has a hidden agenda or a power struggle

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe are all on the same even though are pay rates are much different, we are all here for a paycheck.

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    This could be the write place for young writers.

    Copywriter (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsIt's a group of smart and funny people who know how to come together to get the job done. A good healthy mix of rookies and well-seasoned ad people. Creativity is fostered, and people are held accountable for their work. If you do well, you get rewarded. If you don't, you'll probably hear about it. Everyone is trying to do the best possible job, it's a fast-paced agency that is a good fit if you're hungry. Because it can be stressful at times, you have to have a sense of humor. It's nice to work with people who are trying just as hard as you.

    ConsIt's advertising, so there are always deadlines to meet, which inevitably leads to late nights and stress, but I think that is a symptom of the industry, not the company. The quality of work is top notch, and they seem to have a balanced turnover rate of employees. Everyone keeps their emotions on their sleeves, so big drama is usually avoided by getting the frustrations out when they happen, instead of stewing over it. It is not uncommon to work a 60 hour week, but meals are comped and you might get car service home, so it sort of makes up for it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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