UniWorld Group Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
15 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    dedicated, creative, hard-working team

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    Former Employee - Strategic Planner  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Strategic Planner in New York, NY

    I worked at UniWorld Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    strong creative vision; team members dedicated to flawless execution

    Cons

    not enough help at the junior/admin level

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible place to work. Now that they have new leadership, I hope it has gotten better.

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    Current Employee - Account Management  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Management in New York, NY

    I have been working at UniWorld Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They sometime pay well.

    Cons

    Does not value it people at all and won't support you when things get tough.
    Their clies do like them either.
    If they pay well, it's danger money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support and take better care of your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not sure if it's a zoo or a circus.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at UniWorld Group

    Pros

    The team is very diverse.

    Cons

    Senoir anagement has no idea what is going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    This place's rich history shows in a good way

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    Current Employee - Creative  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Creative in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at UniWorld Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    From my recent experience at Uniworld Group I have to say it's been a great place to work, and especially a great place to grow.

    While I can't speak on the past, the future looks very bright. Everyone here seems driven to making this place better each day and I'm thankful to have been given the opportunity by the CCO Quincy Cherry.

    Because of the smaller agency feel, it's like everything you do matters more. This is a place where you can actually have both a creative input and also backing to take ideas from concept to execution.

    Have an idea? Let's put it in the suggestion box, vote, then make it happen.

    Cons

    They push you to do better, work harder and smarter. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and be open to the idea of collaboration across departments as needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's Like "The Firm." Avoid At All Costs!!

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    Current Employee - Creative  in  Dearborn, MI
    Current Employee - Creative in Dearborn, MI

    I have been working at UniWorld Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The checks clear. For now.

    Cons

    Fear, intimidation, and lies are the norm around here. What they call "management" would be considered bullying anywhere else. Lots of inappropriate behavior and documented sexual harassment. Not at all interested in doing great creative. No matter what the budget, there is never enough to do the project right. Funds just seem to "disappear." (wink-wink.) Current Chief Creative Officer (Quincy Cherry) has a horrible reputation. He has won no new business of significance in years, but managed to lose legacy accounts Burger King and 3 Musketeers. Barely hanging on to Ford. (I know for a fact the client has inquired about moving the business.) Lots of good people either leave, get pushed out, or fired because they refuse to be "controlled" by a overbearing CCO who insists on treating grown-ups like children. No one on the creative side wants to work for or believes in this guy. Tons of people have interviewed for an ECD job (that has been open for years) but no one will bite. And I don't blame them. Anybody who has done their homework knows better than to come work for him, or ever work for him again. Not only is he petty and unprofessional, he pits employees against each other and fosters nothing but a cocoon of hate and resentment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're screwed! If you ever wise-up and get rid of Quincy, the overall vibe of this place will be exponentially better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at UniWorld Group full-time

    Pros

    Compensation seemed to be fair.

    Cons

    During my time there, there weren't efficient processes among the various departments. Research was outdated, and the creative output seemed to be old and uninspiring. The office was grey and sterile, so it didn't feel like a creative atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish efficient processes among the various departments. Ensure the Creative Department owns the creative process and output. Hire up-and-coming talent to keep the creative fresh.

  8.  

    Good accounts. Lots of favoritism. Poor pay.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at UniWorld Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Blue chip accounts and small work teams, so lots of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Incredibly cheap when it came to pay. I went a few years without a raise and finally got one when a more junior female employee was caught talking about how she got a raise by flirting with the CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Install a 360 review process so the bosses get evaluated by the people they manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Crabs in a barrell only the desparate need apply

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    Former Employee - Administration  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Administration in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at UniWorld Group

    Pros

    Process in getting in to the company pretty easy. If you can negotiate or lie effectively, the salary can be pretty generous.
    Benefits are decent but could be better from a WPP company.

    Cons

    Most unprofessional people ever. Most of the people belong in some kind of government job.
    The ower and EVP/GM really manage the place and between the two they foster an environment of pettiness and gossip. They pit employee against employee by making each employee think they are friends. When they don't need you anymore they circle the wagons and get rid of personnel. Layoffs are based on who doesn't like who.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest, be fair and respectful. Be a real role model and make people want to work for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible! It is the most ghetto place to work.

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    Former Employee - Account Director  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Account Director in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at UniWorld Group

    Pros

    If you dress really nice, you'll get promoted. Byron Lewis has no substance and so completely out of touch with reality. He promotes people based on how nicely dressed they are, not true talent. Hence, you have a bunch of empty suits walking around the office with no real brain. The people in charge are very ghetto - the mafia has more etiquette. There is not future plans for the company, they just wing it day-by-day. If you're a client, get the heck out of there...if you're a potential job candidate, don't waste your time and energy working there - no one in the industry will respect and it will be hard for you to get out and find a REAL job.

    Cons

    Racist Organization
    Ghetoo Management
    No Real Talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open a hot dog - hopefully, you'll have better luck. But you're definitely not capable of running a communications company!! LOL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Could've been a contender

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at UniWorld Group

    Pros

    An attitude of "we're in this together" created a strong sense of camaraderie inside and outside of the agency. Led to informal brainstorming on each others projects. It was a rare and wonderful working environment during the period from 2002 to 2007.

    Cons

    Today, it seems the spirit has gone. No company field trips to bear mountain, no late nights at the local bar kvetching and scheming on making Uniworld better. Seems they squandered golden opportunity to establish themselves as leaders in the Targeted advertising field. Who knows, maybe the brooklyn move will help them reconnect with what urban advertising could be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go out of your comfort zone. Really try to assess where the future of targeted advertising is going. Social media could work a lot harder for you if played right. Don't be afraid to go for the smaller clients that will allow the creative department to shine vs. the big ones that always end up dictating what they want. Sometimes the best people are under your nose the whole time, the people that understand and are passionate for the agency and the business. A walk through the mostly empty halls no longer has the same spark and energy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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