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Young & Rubicam Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
112 Reviews

3.3
112 Reviews
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Young & Rubicam CEO David Sable
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There were Good people, and it was a very nice office (in 9 reviews)

  • They treat the interns like they are part of the Y&R family (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Leadership was unfocused, old-school and not innovative or creative (in 7 reviews)

  • Be prepared to work extremely long hours with little recognition just to keep up (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Benefits, Well known Name, Many offices

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Front End Developer  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Front End Developer in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Well known Name, Many offices

    Cons

    Maimi office needs better leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    love it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    very great place to work

    Cons

    more flexibility if you can

  3.  

    Great name bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Art Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Art Director in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    The benefits are great - that's all

    Cons

    Company made poor choices and is making a great company go down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to start out or end up

    Former Employee - Web Developer  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Great work life balance, benefits are awesome and people are great

    Cons

    No growth within position, inconsistent leadership within agency.

  6.  

    Great place to work, but there is still room for improvement...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    Pros

    Excellent place to start a career in advertising.
    Long-standing partnerships with clients.
    Dynamic and friendly work environment.
    Smart account leaders.
    Strong strategy / planning team.

    Cons

    Very low pay.
    Difficulty retaining good talent.
    Both, agency and clients maintain a very traditional mindset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An agency is as good as its talent. Y&R should focus efforts on two things:

    1) Talent Recruitment - The summer internship should focus on quality and not quantity. Agency should stop hiring people because of their connection with Sr. management; people who just need a summer job but have not interest in advertising. The agency should focus on recruiting smart and motivated kids who have a passion for the field.

    2) Talent Retention - Either increase compensation across mid-level management, or more workshops/skill development training, more often during the year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great for my first year job, but after year wasn't sure if i was growing anymore.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great for internships, really get you involved. I felt like most people there really cared about helping you

    Cons

    I didn't ever feel like i was getting to do anything innovative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great, solid global company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Creative Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Creative Director in New York, NY

    Pros

    Solid, full of history, great future

    Cons

    A bit impersonal, overwork and sometimes not rewarding enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of people, talent moves mountains, but talent also needs to rest, have vacations, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    A nice introduction into the Ad world.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Art Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Art Director in New York, NY

    Pros

    A nice balance of work and play.

    Cons

    Not a a good creative space. Really bad work is made here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A strong need for stable senior creatives, the juniors need mentors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    No process

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    There were Good people, and it was a very nice office. It seemed like upper management really cared about employees

    Cons

    The process was extremely lacking so the quality of work suffered and many dings from the client throughout the time I was there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in new people

  11.  

    Unhappy environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Company is known worldwide so landing a job at Y&R will certainly enrich your resume and increase your chances of getting a better job in the future.

    Cons

    There seems to be a huge lack of trust, respect and communication within and between departments. People spend most of their time looking for ways to create conflict, instead of focusing on the solutions. There are talented people but management is very old school and highly emphasizes their authority over participation as a group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees as they may be able to contribute with good ideas and solutions, be kind and cultivate a happier environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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