Young & Rubicam Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
121 Reviews
3.3
121 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)

  • At Y&R they give people a chance to work even without any prior experience (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Totally re-active environment with no boundaries resulting total lack of work / life balance (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Surrounded by talent, you're set up to succeed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Young & Rubicam full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing intelligent, creative, dedicated fun teams

    Cons

    Big agency bureaucracy and stick-in-the-mud clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and punish appropriately

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This agency has a really nice culture. It's not cut throat but rather very pleasant and encouraging.

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    Current Employee - Administration in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administration in New York, NY

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The space is great. People are good and caring. We're committed to good work.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    good but with downfalls

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam

    Pros

    great, hard working people there

    Cons

    not the best senior management

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  5.  

    Pretty good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Intern in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Got to work on big client projects that you can't work on in a smaller firm. The best part is the people, they're all pretty awesome. It's important to have good culture in the agency. The dress is casual so that's a plus.

    Cons

    There was a lot of down time. I felt annoying always asking my supervisor to give me work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure your internship program better so interns can fully take advantage of the opportunity.

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

    It's what you make of it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam

    Pros

    Nice people to work with on a daily basis

    Cons

    Too many baby boomers clinging to the past. Michael Douglas would fit in nicely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone under 50.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice people, management opaque

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some nice people here, good pace of work

    Cons

    Trying too hard to be hip; should just focus on serving their slightly-conservative clients well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful to people, don't just "yes" them and then lay them off.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    ok

    Former Employee - Copywriter in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Copywriter in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Young & Rubicam as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    the people that work there

    Cons

    management, low pay, not a lot of room for personal growth, complacent, terrible agency culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get new management

  9.  

    Great Benefits, Well known Name, Many offices

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    Current Employee - Senior Lead Front End Developer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Lead Front End Developer in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Well known Name, Many offices

    Cons

    Maimi office needs better leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    love it

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Young & Rubicam

    Pros

    very great place to work

    Cons

    more flexibility if you can

  11.  

    Great name bad management

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    Current Employee - Art Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Art Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam full-time (more than an year)

    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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