Young & Rubicam Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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Young & Rubicam CEO David Sable
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Pros
  • At Y&R they give people a chance to work even without any prior experience (in 9 reviews)

  • rich history, massive global network, global clients, employee loyalty (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Totally re-active environment with no boundaries resulting total lack of work / life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • The position of Y&R towards its clients is great (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Great people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time at Y&R, lots of smart, professional, friendly people. The new office at Columbus Circle is terrific as well.

    Cons

    Y&R isn't the most innovative agency in some respects. There were several people in the creative department who had been there for a very long time and weren't interested in fighting for new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aggressive in your hiring practices. Search for more non-traditional people and integrate them into the traditional teams.


  2. Needs New Business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time

    Pros

    Good people and know traditional advertising.

    Cons

    Need new business to help advance into the digital age.

    Advice to Management

    Win new business


  3. AE intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good agency experience. Learned the ropes

    Cons

    A lot of red tape though.


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  5. Accountant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time

    Pros

    Good experience to learn the industry

    Cons

    Long hours will cramp your lifestyle

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in your employees shoes


  6. payroll

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and generous time off especially for people with families

    Cons

    Terrible fish bowl environment with no cubicles even for executives positions.

    Advice to Management

    Need to have more privacy space. Too my much noise with all of the open space.


  7. Account Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time

    Pros

    Very professional, large agency with lots of resources. People who worked on Colgate-Palmolive work were very smart and generally very buttoned-up.

    Cons

    There was always stress surrounding quarterly review meetings with client. Managing Director could be imperial at times. On Meeting days with client, a lot of time was wasted waiting for "your account's turn."


  8. great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time

    Pros

    people are great and everyone is collaborative. your ideas get heard if you're willing to voice them outloud.

    Cons

    long processes. it's tough to get some things off the ground because of how massive the company is.

    Advice to Management

    recognize people well and make sure young talent doesn't leave.


  9. Great internship program

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall, great internship program. Weekly seminars, training in lean six sigma, given real work and responsibilities. Great environment and everyone is friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    At some points in the program you are given little to no work, which is a good and bad thing because it teaches you how to manage your time and teaches you how to reach out to co-workers to see if they need help.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the internship program. I think it's a great program that really immerses students into the real world-- something I believe is very important for internship programs to do (not just fetching coffee).


  10. Executive Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NY - New York
    Former Employee - NY - New York

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, generous time off (summer Fridays and office closes week between Christmas and New Year's Day).

    Cons

    Pay never increased after two years


  11. Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company really takes care of you

    Cons

    hard to work as a team



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