TM Advertising
3.1 of 5 19 reviews
www.tm.com Dallas, TX 150 to 499 Employees

TM Advertising Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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Becca Weigman

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    GREAT EMPLOYER

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLaid back company to work for

    Consnot much to say negative

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    Been a solid experience overall. Fun people. Positive culture.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood work-life balance. They treat you like an adult, but unfortunately some people take advantage of that. Excellent benefits thanks to being part of IPG/McCann Worldgroup. Leadership (both sides) is okay.

    ConsNew business would be the first con. The leadership turnover in this department has been pretty rough, which partly stems from the people who they have hired to do the job. Another con, and this is a big one, is the lack of digital opportunities. This is a glaring problem when we go into pitches and it's even worse for creatives and account service who work there. The industry is far ahead of where TM currently sits as being a truly holistic creative shop that can truly do integrated campaigns for paying clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership (creative department) needs to be more connected with the department.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the best, not the worst

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of vacations and pretty good benefits.

    ConsCompany relies on "this is how we have always done things" and people get hired into positions not based on skills and abilities but on who they know.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to work on modifying their process and procedures to be best-in-class not based on abilities/comfort level of employees who have been doing the same job for 10+ years. Leveraging the existing employees experience with new processes and technologies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people, great industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFeels like family...which means you can love like family and be honest/fight like family

    ConsWork-life balance can be a challenge but it is advertising so what do you expect

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful department within an old-school structure

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsExtremely passionate and professional employees
    Well-known client names
    Some outstanding work
    Attempting to make some positive changes
    My department was strong and the best I've worked with so far

    ConsA constant change of structure that made it hard to gain a foothold on any positive change
    Very siloed with distrust between departments
    Incredibly old-school, talking about and doing digital without understanding it
    Stale culture, people unwilling to become more engaged

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has changed since I worked there, but if there are similar issues I would say invest more in training and growing your employees, venture into the digital space more or fear eventual death, and take advantage of the new work space to inject much-needed culture into the agency (it won't do the job for you but is certainly an improvement)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Changing for the better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsThere is a ton of positive energy in our new workspace that should hopefully, fuel new business opportunities. I can’t imagine working with a friendlier and more talented group of people on a daily basis.

    ConsThe communication of changes within the agency is sometimes lacking which leads to speculation, assumptions and tends to lower morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to move the agency forward on its current course. There is a lingering negative perception of the agency within the advertising community that needs to change.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Agency in the midst of a cultural renaissance

    Creative (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsSenior management is committed to bringing best-of-class talent, solid strategy and great creative work to clients of all sizes.

    ConsSome (not all, but too many) really comfortable people that are mailing it in with no real consequences.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet tougher. All the awesome benefits of a beautiful work space need to be met with demanding leadership who is committed to evolving, integrating and taking no prisoners. Enough of this working-from-home bull.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Need better leadership

    Producer (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsThe benefits are great and some nice people to work with.

    ConsThere are some very silly people who worry about their lunch break and Facebook while they are suppose to be working. Too many people who come in late which holds up the process. Most people want to play and gossip and lay-offs run rapid. If you kiss up to HR you will not be laid off even though you are lazy and late every day. Lots of playing and no structure or new accounts. We did not have the leadership in Broadcast or with the Creative department. More time playing than with doing the job at hand. Lots of cover-up with the coordinator when calling for people in the Broadcast department. " He is not here" " She is not here yet" etc. Cannot get projects done because no one is in the office. Laid back to the point of losing lots of clients and not gaining any more. Too much playing around. This is not the economy for playing. Work must be #1 not what is for lunch. TM needs some better leadership and leaders who can sell the work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire some serious people who can be there for the work. Stop dancing around the dead weight and the no show up for work people. Find some new leaders who can show something on the TM blog besides what they had for lunch or what music they like. If TM paid as much attention to the work as they do to the playing then they would have new clients. MAN UP!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Once great agency barely hanging on year after year

    Creative Director (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsSome nice people still work there

    ConsTM can't seem to win new business

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire a real ECD who can grow the agency

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    An Intense but fun environment at times, and frustrating.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsFlexibility was the number one reason I stayed. Lack of back up and listening to real ideas instead of opinions were the reasons I left.

    ConsListening skills need to strenghten, opinions ran rampart when I was there

    Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage ideas rather than opinions--especially when opinions are not based on experiences. Sometimes the folks at the lower to mid levels have the experience to foster a creative idea

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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