Wunderman (New York)

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Wunderman (New York) Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
22 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, supportive atmosphere, dedicated employees with good work ethics (in 7 reviews)

  • You can have complete work/life balance here (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Most Senior management gone within months of my experience (in 8 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is not a priority and there is no "overtime" for working long hours/weeks (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great, established company.

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

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the leaders in the space, you will gain great experience from seasoned pros here. A great place to start a career and learn the ropes. Direct response has a little bit "science" behind it, which can help you learn to be more responsible developing messaging and approaches for client business.

    Cons

    Like any big agency, long hours and politics from senior management. Being a public company, this can limit salary growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in your talent and keep delivering cutting edge solutions to your clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in New York, NY

    I worked at Wunderman (New York)

    Pros

    Everyone here is a professional. Dedicated to producing quality work.The culture is not as collaborative.

    Cons

    The culture is not as collaborative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about work life balance of your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Now, under new leadership

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

    I worked at Wunderman (New York)

    Pros

    An enjoyable work culture with many smart people.

    Cons

    Leadership had its head in the sand for a long time. New official leadership should remedy some of the issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in new ideas, talent, resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wunderman Office Culture

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    Former Employee - Visual Design in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Visual Design in New York, NY

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable ECD, Talented Creatives, Nice office.

    Cons

    There doesnt seem to be "The Eye of the Tiger" there. They turn out good work, n ot alot thats amazing though.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fiscally Struggling; 70% of Creative staff is freelance

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York) full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Centrally located in the heart of Manhattan, near central park. Easy travel daily.

    Cons

    Management is very numbers driven, projects are driven by account managers. Projects managers are mere traffickers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people whom are clueless in diverse thinking and management. They tend to hire people with the same attitude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nicest collection of human beings I've ever worked with in any job, ever.

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    Current Employee - Freelance Senior AD in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Freelance Senior AD in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York) part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Seriously, and truly, everyone that works here are so genuinely nice, it is shocking. The CDs/ACDs are great mentors, the juniors are talented and eager juniors, and the management team sincerely seems to care on a human level.

    Cons

    The advertising is a little straight forward and boring. But if you just want to work in advertising, have a great work/life balance, great hours, and amazing, friendly people, this is the place.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great people, poor management

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    ground level people have a "can do" and "we're in it together" attitude. plenty of opportunity for go-getters to succeed...

    Cons

    ...success is not met with reward for hard work.
    -poor people management and high turnover due to politics and frustration arising from that.
    -zero understanding of organization structure
    -promotions are slow, if at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice what you preach. the market is not saying good things about you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assistant Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for culture

    Cons

    Long hours; not enough training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the younger talent more responsiblities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    No respect for support staff

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere. Centrally located offices.

    Cons

    No raises - there were talented staff who had gone several years without a raise and left because of it. Support staff were utterly disrespected and it was not uncommon to have an assistant responsible for supporting a dozen people without even being told who they were supporting. Focus is more on meetings than actually getting anything done. There were meetings to plan meetings and meetings to discuss the last meeting - it would be funny if it weren't true. Pay is very low and only those interested in not doing much seem to last. I left after less than a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat support staff with some respect and COMMUNICATE with subordinates about expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Was a great place

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

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The regular employees made it a good place to work

    Cons

    Leadership was an utter disaster

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go after new business. build morale of the agency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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