Wasserman Media Group

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Wasserman Media Group Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
12 Reviews
3.3
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Experience!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wasserman Media Group as an intern

    Pros

    Overall, great experience that I would not trade anything for. People here really know the ins and outs of the sports business industry from consulting to management, it has it all.

    Cons

    Leadership can be confusing as there aren't clearly established guidelines to most jobs here which leads to an extremely high and frequent turnover rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience in sports industry

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wasserman Media Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -A lot of hands-on experience for interns and good exposure to industry
    -Lunch & Learns with different departments throughout the company
    -Relaxed work environment

    Cons

    -Communication could be more effective and feedback isn't always given, so it can be hard to tell successes and failures
    -Strong "bro" environment (which can be good or bad, depending how you view it)

  3.  

    I was a summer intern. Enjoyed the culture, and was kept busy but not overly so.

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Wasserman Media Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Time-off policies seem very relaxed, and culture is friendly and fun. The work is cool and I got to work on a bunch of different projects.

    Cons

    As an intern, some of the work was tedious and it was difficult to make a meaningful impact to get noticed for potential full-time employment.

    Employment strategy was confusing, and it did not seem like management had a good idea of how/when to recruit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Somewhere to get started...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Wasserman Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Great company to get started in the industry, build contacts and have the name on your resume (always sparks a conversation). Client roster is impressive and growing. Relaxed work environment. Clean and consistent offices.

    Cons

    Lack of communication throughout the entire company, even within individual divisions. Must follow up multiple times to get answers/responses from supervisors and co-workers. No real room for growth unless you are in the Consulting division of the company and even then it can take a long time to see real stepping stones. Compensation is well below the average for the industry and the health benefits in NY are horrible. Fail to hire an appropriate amount of entry-level/administrative employees throughout divisions, causing more workload for Office Management and current Executive Assistants. Company culture is slacking and makes it difficult to keep up with new employees (it would have been great to participate in more company wide events, office get togethers, office lunches, etc.- Make a budget for this!).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't delegate all the work, take on some responsibility yourself rather than creating an unbearable workload for employees. Monitor your employees before the routine daily tasks they are completing are in excess of their job description to the point it interferes with completing the job they signed up for (providing a helping hand when needed comes with any job, but taking on the full responsibility of a whole other job without a title change or additional compensation is unacceptable) . Learn to communicate with your entire team on a regular basis- communication is key to success! Increase compensation at lower level positions, not just Senior Management, to retain employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's slipped a bit, but it's still a good place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting Group in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consulting Group in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Wasserman Media Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Entertaining, vibrant industry makes each day busy and challenging in a positive way. There are so many ways to learn and gain experience. The people are very smart, and diversity (both skill, education and people) is very apparent. They seek out people that are self starters, leaders and passionate. The client roster is impressive, and you work on some highly visible projects. It doesn't hurt that the sports industry will make you the envy of your friends. CEO is willing to spend money to acquire the right people, or business units.

    Cons

    The "cool factor" of the job (i.e., sports, big events) is that travel is insane, and the work demands a huge amount of hours. Work-life balance suffers. The bigger issue is the shift in focus by leadership from exemplary client service to hard-driving revenue generation. Intra-departmental politicking notably increased during my last months (and anecdotally has gotten worse, from former colleagues reports). Vast majority of senior management is young, so advancement is slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to your roots - respect your people, clients and don't try to take over the entire sports and entertainment world. Employees will feel better about themselves and their work, and you will still be the biggest in the industry. Break down the political silos.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Experienced tremendous growth professionally

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Wasserman Media Group

    Pros

    Company takes risks. New career opportunities popping up daily.

    Cons

    Deparments don't collaborate well cross functionally. Missed opportunities

  8.  

    Great, if you're at the top

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Wasserman Media Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, good people (for the most part)

    Cons

    Middle management will keep you under their thumb for as long as they can. Very little growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be leaders not Bosses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent Company, Bad Leadership in the Consulting Group

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Wasserman Media Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice offices, good clients, sports industry exposure

    Cons

    Poor Senior Leadership in the consulting group
    Loaded with Vice Presidents who do very little but delegate to subordinates
    Poor work/life balance as constantly overloaded with work and usually working weekends
    Highly Political culture - it's all about cultivating the right relationships
    Poor communication from leadership to subordinates
    HR is only there to serve the senior leadership of the company not the lower level employees who are constantly abused

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage and groom employees

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very accomplished agency, very private work culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Wasserman Media Group

    Pros

    Big name, strong clients, good for senior positions

    Cons

    No veritcal movement or growth opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open, engaging with workers

  11.  

    If you like sports

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Wasserman Media Group

    Pros

    casual dress, laid back attitude, sports on tv, good coworkers

    Cons

    bad pay, no benefits, bad location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase compensation to retain employees

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