Young & Rubicam Reviews in Seattle, WA

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  • 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)

  • 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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    It's advertising, the way you assume it will be.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Young & Rubicam


    Working at a large agency has a concrete set of benefits - large company infrastructure, great IT department, an HR department that will answer questions quickly, and enough employees that a sick day can be taken without work piling up on top of you upon your return.


    However, its agency life, and therefore the hours are long, demanding, and there is not a lot of respect from the middle management level to the upper management level about the balance between home and work life. There's a lot of lip service paid to the idea of balance, but in the end, your ass needs to be in your chair for the unfortunately common 50+ hour weeks, late nights, and weekends. Client first, employee sanity second.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More structure in the review process, more than lip service paid to the idea of balancing workload, client expectations, and coming to realistic terms with the fact that not every job in the world of marketing is a home run, nor should that level of effort be expected at every turn.


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