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UM Reviews

Updated January 15, 2015
Updated January 15, 2015
72 Reviews
3.2
72 Reviews
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UM Global Chief Executive Officer Daryl Lee
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really learn a lot of the media world, and your experience really depends on which team you're placed in (i (in 5 reviews)

  • You work with great people eager to learn and grow within the company (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • They encourage a work/life balance but it sometimes feels like more work than life (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours with no Overtime, (are you kidding me (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    awesome

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

    I worked at UM part-time

    Pros

    great staff and awesome help

    Cons

    stressful at times and overwhelmed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a strong leadership to motivate employees

  2.  

    I've been working here for about a month.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UM full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment.
    Strong team ethic.

    Cons

    Base pay for entry level is non-negotiable.

  3.  

    Awful Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Media Planner in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at UM full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun Account
    Learned a lot
    Great Foundation if you have a desire to continue in media
    Big on training
    The people are amazing
    Entry level and mid level employees become very tight knit

    Cons

    Absolutely no work life balance
    If you're not in with upper management, you will not be considered for a promotion
    Horrible leadership
    Process driven
    Long and tedious hours
    Unnecessary client/upper management one-offs
    Upper management has no idea on how to delegate work/handle priorities, leave everything at the last minute
    Will use anything you say against you, cannot trust a soul
    Overall, worst job experience I have encountered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out your leadership roles
    Leave the work place politics at the door

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Media Planner in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Media Planner in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at UM part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very young atmosphere. People are always moving and trying to improve. Easy to move around departments and see what one you like best. Very encouraging of growth.

    Cons

    Very fast pace company you kinda get thrown in running.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work.

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

    I have been working at UM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I see UM as a progressive media agency focused on helping brands make the most of their media buys. They treat their employees fairly and put a focus on career growth and opportunity.

    Cons

    The working environment is different in the way they set up the office space. Some may feel it enhances collaboration, other may find it awkward.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Sr Associate

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

    I have been working at UM full-time

    Pros

    Culture, good work/life balance. people really care about your career and theres great opportunity to grow

    Cons

    salary, overworked- the industry needs to pay more for the amount of hours you put in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give bonuses

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A sweatshop

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UM full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Big name in the industry

    Cons

    Not much team work spirit. No transparent communication from upper management. It's a dying industry comparing to booming technology in the bay area. Terrible culture and management to retain any great talent. People are not very professional there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    X

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

    I have been working at UM

    Pros

    Its ok i guess could be worse

    Cons

    It could be worse the industry is hard

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Look to grow within the company. Be proactive about your promotions and try to switch teams when possible.

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

    I have been working at UM full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The name, happy hours, sales perks.

    Cons

    Layout, location, caliber of accounts, high turnover, terrible pay and no overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees more and you'll see less turnover

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The pay is terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investment Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at UM full-time

    Pros

    -Easy barrier to entry
    -Decent experience working at a big agency
    -The agency is located in a decent area
    -You don't have to be smart to work there
    -Some of the co-workers are hot

    Cons

    -EXTREMELY LOW PAY, (I know what you're thinking, it can't be that bad). I'll put it this way, some interns make the same amount.... If you're resume is empty out of college, this is a good place to start. If not, you have better options.
    -The training is laughable
    -Everyone talks behind each other's back
    -There is no privacy, all the workstations are right next to each other
    -Long hours with no Overtime, (are you kidding me?)
    -Hard to advance
    -Unqualified and incapable management
    -Very low lack of moral, everyone bad mouths the company on a daily bases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized, and for god sake, actually be able to use the operating systems you require your department to use. Boost team/employee moral.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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