Starcom USA Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Starcom USA CEO Lisa Donohue
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Pros
  • Decent work-life balance if you are on the right team (in 6 reviews)

  • Great benefits - lots of vacation, 35 hr minimum work week, 3 hr (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • This depends on what account you're on but the work-life balance can be awful (in 17 reviews)

  • Most teams are under-staffed and combined with demanding clients leads to long hours (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Pros/Cons

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starcom USA

    Pros

    Amazing Job, Very Lax, and minimal micromanaging

    Cons

    Low Pay, thats just about it

    Advice to Management

    Raise the Pay


  2. Assistant Media Planner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starcom USA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent company, went above and beyond for their employees. Training was great.
    Great working hours
    Flexible with vacation
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Upper management to provide additional opportunity to grow and/or shift teams. Do not keep employees on projects or teams where they do not fit, or do not see room to grow.


  3. Great place!

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starcom USA

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

    Pros

    Loved working there. People were great & everyone is willing to teach you & help you learn. You are working with some of the best in the business!

    Cons

    No cons here! Truly loved working there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Great transparency.


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  5. Media Buying

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Starcom USA

    Pros

    Cross-athlete experience on high profile account

    Cons

    there are no cons to this job.


  6. Great company with great growth opportunities

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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 Starcom USA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth is very high. Work with the best brands and clients in the business for those who have gone to school to do so.

    Cons

    Starting salary can hinder here; its hard to live in a big city on this salary. Time needs to go in to come out with the job you truly desire in the long run.


  7. Director

    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Starcom USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    nice team when times are good

    Cons

    most of the time bad team

    Advice to Management

    dont trust


  8. The training program is amazing!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Associate in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    training program is great
    professional atmosphere
    work environment

    Cons

    low pay
    inefficient processes
    management could be better

    Advice to Management

    increase pay to increase incentives of well qualified applicants


  9. Best place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Manager in Beirut (Lebanon)
    Current Employee - Digital Manager in Beirut (Lebanon)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional and great place to work.

    Cons

    Not really alot of cons, only that you have a huge work load, but you learn a lot from it.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they love the company.


  10. Media / Entertainment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Planner in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Strategic Planner in Bangalore (India)

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

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

    Pros

    Office is like our living room
    Take any challenge on your own and prove it in terms of media
    Thought provoking
    Located at the heart of city
    Powerful media softwares which is not there with any of the media companies.

    Cons

    Very Few people are there in this organisation

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people :)


  11. Exciting and surrounded by driven people.

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

    I worked at Starcom USA

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great resources, people, culture, benefits, definitely a work hard play hard career

    Cons

    It is a very large company

    Advice to Management

    Great leaders and great minds



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