Wunderman (New York)

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Wunderman (New York) Reviews

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
76 Reviews
3.1
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Wunderman (New York) Chairman and CEO Daniel Morel
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27 Ratings

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 7 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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Overall great working experience, salaries are on the low end and if you receive a promotion, don't expect a raise.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York)

    Pros

    Great people, great company culture, really fun and creative environment, good career paths available for those who are able to self-manage.

    Cons

    Low salary base and when I received my promotion I did not receive a raise. The company seems to be able to spend a lot of money on company functions and small perks (like endless coffee, milk, cereal, chips supply) but is always on a "raise freeze". There is not a lot of mentorship offered by management. I felt most of the emphasis was placed on client-focused and creative output initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More Management should advocate for raises for their hardworking employees, especially those that receive promotions. What's a promotion without a raise? Basically just a different job title with more responsibility. Also, better attention to employee/team well-being should be paid and people in leadership roles should take more interest in being a good leader.

  2. 5 people found this helpful  

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    You will work with clients that push you to your limits and force you to think and prioritize. The team of people in the office are highly creative and gifted thinkers.

    Cons

    It's a mess, no one is willing to step up and take responsibility. No one manages client relationships, expectations are out of whack, and business development doesn't exist. The action being created is wheels spinning faster and faster. Smart people are leaving this place at an unsustainable pace and a lot of knowledge is lost. Management seems perfectly happy with the shrinking staff given the lack of revenues. The office is exclusively dependent on one giant retainer (hint: software company) and it's shrinking fast because leadership has let the relationship go stale. No new clients are coming in because Wunderman Seattle has a deserved reputation for being expensive and slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feel shame. The first step is admitting there's a problem, be open, honest and transparent about what's going on. The monthly Town Halls have become a joke since they focus on meaningless happy news and new snacks, while glossing over very obvious problems. Stop rewarding yourself with giant promotions when you tell the rest of us no raises and promotions are coming. To be honest the best thing you could do is resign and spend more time with your families because you've let the Wunderman Seattle family down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Wunderman was a great company to intern for

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

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Young, friendly environment. Location is amazingly convenient. Intern Program is very well done and I felt like I learned a significant amount about the advertising industry.

    Cons

    Direct marketing can get a little dry

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    Positive Interning Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Management Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Wunderman (New York) as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The interns are given things to do and side projects with an actual client, whether or not this be used it is still a positive learning experience. There were lectures about Advertising by VPs and we got to meet the CEO, as well as Mr. Wunderman himself.
    The program itself is well run and rewarding.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the client project is not a "real" project and will not be used.
    Interns are not always given real work. Some of the people seemed to be there as a career stepping stone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a pretty good place to work

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    Current Employee - Account Supervisor  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    The people here are great -- everyone is nice and friendly and doesn't put up with arrogance or BS. We're all "in it together." Company also has a generous PTO calendar (and people are encouraged to use it), but that's off-set by lower salaries.

    Cons

    Salaries and promotions are dictated by a corporate office in London, and is based upon how the entire network is performing. So it's pretty difficult to work a 50 hour week on a regular basis and not get anything out of it (esp. when your industry peers are making far more). Morale is pretty low as a result and our attrition has been extremely high (it seems that anyone that's been here for two years is a "veteran").

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a better way to retain employees. There is a cost associated with losing so many good people to time and morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have worked with a few other agencies in other cities, and Wunderman by far is the best place I have worked. The people are awesome, the office is in a great location, alot of small perks. In the past I worked with much smaller agencies with smaller budgets, and not as exciting work.

    Cons

    I think fi you looked at lot of other companies right now, things are pretty good at Wunderman. You hear a few complaints about raises, promotions, etc. I know a lot of people who are still out of work, I am happy to have a job I really enjoy, working on challenging projects.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience, for a short while. High turnover rate due to burnout.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York) full-time

    Pros

    - Good experience, especially for young professionals
    - Good pay and vacation (paid time off)
    - A lot of fun people to work with

    Cons

    - Contractors not treated as well as full-time employees
    - Culture is dictated by major client
    - Low morale
    - High turnover rate
    - Long hours, burnout

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, dated client base

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York) full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    smart people. great culture. good work life balance

    Cons

    client base could be better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great people, not so good pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    The people that you work with, have great personalities and fun to be around.

    Cons

    There are not many project managers, so you tend to work on many accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give annual pay raises

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

    Great people, mediocre work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Creative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Creative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wunderman (New York) as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    A mix of talented creative people make this a good place to spend your time.

    Cons

    The place is run by account, seemingly, and doesn't seem to have a coherent vision of who they are or where they want to go - it is reflected in the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of Jrs, lots of Chiefs - no one in between to offer real creative direction or to push the work to the next level.

    Neutral Outlook

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