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DDB Chicago Overview

www.ddb.com
Chicago, IL
501 to 1000 employees
1990
Company - Public
Business Services
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Leo Burnett, Energy BBDO, FCB Global
DDB creates brand influence.

We believe that brands have the ability to be both successful in their business and at influencing culture. We should not only strive to make money for our clients, but also to make brands stand for something—to have a ... Read more

Mission: We believe in the power of creativity. And the only way to ensure that we maximize creative potential is by having a belief system in place. We believe in shifting brands to become influential by relentlessly asking pushing from “What Is to What ... Read more

DDB Chicago Reviews

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    Pros

    This is truly one of the most youth-friendly cultures I've ever worked in. Your experience matters, but not as much as whether you work hard and produce great work on a consistent basis. Account and creative directors are willing to give anyone a shot, and genuinely want to help people learn during their time there. Creative management shields more junior employees from a lot of the politics and pitches work anonymously, which gives everyone a fair shot.

    Cons

    Depending on which client you're assigned to, the quality and consistency of work can vary, but that happens everywhere. Because of junior-level employee's remove from politics and upper management, it can make it difficult to get an honest assessment of your work or get something to change. They do seem to take advantage of their interns, but honestly, that's everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff is super talented and dedicated to making great work - consistently push for the best product possible. Be careful not to burn people out on too many thankless projects.

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DDB Chicago Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at DDB Chicago.

    Interview

    I was referred by an employee at DDB and immediately received an email from HR to set up a phone interview that day or the next. I responded that I was available at their convenience and never heard back. Continued to send follow up emails and was ignored for a month before I gave up. Very unprofessional and a complete waste of time.

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