Starcom USA

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Starcom USA Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
125 Reviews
3.2
125 Reviews
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Starcom USA CEO Lisa Donohue
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good training program to learn the fundamentals of media (in 14 reviews)

  • Decent work-life balance if you are on the right team (in 6 reviews)


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

  • Long hours, difficult to maintain healthy work-life balance, below industry compensation package (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company with great growth opportunities

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

    I have been working at Starcom USA

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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)

    Pros

    nice team when times are good

    Cons

    most of the time bad team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont trust

    Recommends
  3.  

    The training program is amazing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    training program is great
    professional atmosphere
    work environment

    Cons

    low pay
    inefficient processes
    management could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase pay to increase incentives of well qualified applicants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    LOVED being an intern here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Starcom USA as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    great perks, great people. I loved it

    Cons

    can get lost in the crowd

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Best place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, they love the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Media / Entertainment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Exciting and surrounded by driven people.

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

    I worked at Starcom USA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It is a very large company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great leaders and great minds

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Casual Culture, High Performing Teams

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Starcom USA

    Pros

    Generous time off policy
    Intense Learning & Development programs
    Work Hard, Play hard mentality

    Cons

    Would love to see more diversity in our employee population

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more often!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Amazing learning experience, great staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Starcom USA

    Pros

    Starcom is a great place to learn the ins and outs of the media world. Their training program is top notch and the internship program was an invaluable experience.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Large company, at times get lost in the mix

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage staff and engage in active learning practices

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunity for growth within company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Starcom USA

    Pros

    Young and fun corporate culture.
    Opportunities for career advancement.
    A lot of women hold upper-level management positions.
    Easy to transfer locations.
    Casual dress code.

    Cons

    Salary is very low for entry-level positions.
    Very limited amount of paid-time off.
    Employees frequently work 50 hours/week and sometimes more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! Great company to work for. I recommend increasing the starting salary of all employees at Starcom.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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