Zimmerman Advertising
3.0 of 5 151 reviews
www.zadv.com Fort Lauderdale, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Zimmerman Advertising Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.0 151 reviews

                             

52% Approve of the CEO

Zimmerman Advertising Founder & Chairman Jordan Zimmerman

Jordan Zimmerman

(109 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
151 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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    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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    1 person found this helpful  

    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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    My work at Zimmerman

    Creative Director (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsI work with a great deal of talented professionals.

    ConsFurther from home than my last job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.

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    Growth & Opportunities for driven, smart, collaborative professionals

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDiversity of accounts (Automotive, Franchise, Food, Furniture, etc...No Category is off the table)
    Diveristy of activities (Collateral, Digital, Social, Broadcast, P.R., Strategy & Research, Philanthropic, etc...)
    Great people!

    ConsEntry Level Starting Salaries are kinda low

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood entry-level experience. Good People mostly

    ConsSome room for growth but this company is all about who you know.

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    wild exhilarating roller coaster ride!

    Traffic Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsChallenging, dynamic, fast-paced, allows you to stretch your knowledge, great new building, fun employee events, inspirational

    ConsAll of the above. The pace is very fast and if you can't keep up, you are left behind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen more

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    Good, not great

    Junior Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsGreat corporate culture
    Great work space

    ConsJob title doesn't match description
    Low pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Zimmerman is making great strides

    Senior Media Director (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsVery retail oriented. Excellent one-to-one dealings with senior marketers on the client side. While very fast paced, media team's recommendation and direction often get implemented which is rewarding. Great progress happening in digital media where budget and share of spend continue to grow. Beautiful new office space has recharged the agency.

    ConsMedia is constantly in the spotlight at the agency, which could be a good or bad thing depending on the day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUse the new building in recruiting. This is the best testament to where the agency is going.

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

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    Best Agency in South Florida

    Group Account Director (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsResults Driven atmosphere - strategic thinkers need only apply. If you have big ideas and want to make things happen for your clients then Jordan and the Senior Management Team are listening! Work hard, play hard and don't be afraid to contribute with old-fashioned work values. The new headquarters are the BEST offices I have seen in NY, LA, Chicago, Dallas or anywhere - they are as good as if not better as the best agencies anyplace! The Creative Teams are outstanding and great creative that Drives Business not just awards is found here. Strong culture here with many activities for your personal interests including charity, health & well ness, sports and fun.

    ConsGreat results require time and commitment so if 24/7 isn't what you are looking for then the agency culture isn't a right fit.

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

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    Fast moving train

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

    ProsLots of opportunity to learn, coworkers are some of the best I've worked with, top name clients, the little things that the company does to make it fun (ice cream day, food trucks. . . ), the new headquarters is amazing.

    ConsSalary is a bit on the low side until you prove yourself, the go-go-go mentality can be fun but exhausting

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to what your people want, especially at the lower levels. We need to grow and thrive!

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

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