Zimmerman Advertising
3.0 of 5 149 reviews
www.zadv.com Fort Lauderdale, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Zimmerman Advertising Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.0 149 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

Zimmerman Advertising Founder & Chairman Jordan Zimmerman

Jordan Zimmerman

(107 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
149 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "You will make mistakes and learn a lot right off the bat"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Good place to start in the advertising industry - looks great on a resume"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "AWFUL work-life balance, late hours 24/7, worked weekends ALL the time, had NO life"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Abusive work environment, low pay and lay offs with zero notice and zero severance"
    in 13 reviews
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    Senior Graphic Designer (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, salary and excellent people that surround you

    Conslate hours but the people and accounts make up for it

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow company brand style guides and enforce them to not only the creative group of your teams but to Account executives and

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging and Fulfilling

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork-life balance
    Ability to utilize digital skills
    Personal growth

    ConsCommunication challenges across teams and client agencies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast paced unless you are not given any work and you wonder why you're there.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLearn to navigate through different personalities.

    ConsToxic, gossipy environment. No work, left to sit for hours and days.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare about teaching your employees.

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    Great opportunity in South Florida

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA successful company delivering great work for growing brands. Lots of opportunities to learn and build your skill set, while making significant contributions to clients' businesses. Nice office environment to work in and professionals with amazing experience and talent to collaborate with, learn from.

    ConsCorporate culture is a work in progress. and there are a lot of egos to navigate that can make it difficult at times to do your job effectively and efficiently.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a culture of greater positivity and more clearly define roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work and have a career

    Finance Employee (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsEveryone at Zimmerman is extremely supportive and pleasant to work with. My coworkers are extremely professional, knowledgeable and are open to improvement. The environment is extremely energetic and fast paced. There is also a great deal of autonomy, especially for a company that is part of a Fortune 500 corporation. There are also many programs for personal growth, including mentoring programs and support for further education. Also the office is beautiful and modern. I cannot think of a better place to have a career!

    ConsThere is a strict policy about working at the office. If you a looking to work out of the home this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing the ball forward. We have a great thing going at Zimmerman, and it will stay that way as long as we are constantly improving ourselves.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very rewarding, demanding, and challenging

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosenergy, excitement, willingness to help, great people and environment. Everyone is great at what they do and always willing to lend a helping hand

    Constoo many people, not enough organization, it is easy to get lost and have goals get off track if you are not on top of everything

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    Creative Intern (Former Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsGreat hands-on experience. Absolutely loved the intern project. Learned a ton!

    ConsGreat internship, but wouldn't want to work there full-time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Zimmerman is a great place to start a career and be challenged in ways you never thought you could be.

    Account Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsThis agency is a wonderful place to begin a career in advertising, and they encourage personal growth, both personal and within the company. It is very challenging and incredibly exciting. Company culture, social life, and collaboration is a crucial part of the company, which makes one feel welcome.

    ConsWhile there is a lot of emphasis from the HR side on learning about the company and its departments, upon starting, there is little time put aside to actually sit and learn the actual processes. One often feels as though they've been left to their own devices and there's a lot of pressure to complete complicated tasks with little practice.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learned a lot but can't stay forever

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe co-workers are all really nice and you met alot of new people.

    ConsThe management is terrible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    We were told to rate this place highly

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsWhen you're gone from this hellhole you'll be able to say you did it. You survived. You can handle anything now that you've handled working for managers like these.

    ConsLow pay. Making Jordan rich. Long hours. Making Jord rich. Working for the least-respected ad agency in Florida, nay, the country. Making The Z rich. Having ANYthing to do with "The ZNA". For the love of god. The ZNA.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing you haven't heard before, and ignored.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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