I have been working at GSD&M full-time (More than a year)
- Outstanding culture unlike any I've ever seen.
- Opportunity to get involved with cool projects and clients.
- Freedom to start projects and bring ideas to the table (even if you're not directly involved in that account)
- Great work/life balance
- Starting to shift and have a more digital focus.
- Having to sell most ideas as PR headlines.
- Some decision makers afraid to approve concepts that involve tech they are not familiar with.
- Still not very open to practical business-fulfilling ideas that may not be "sexy."
- Hyper-focus on awards and press attention. Not necessarily bad, but there has to be a balance.
Advice to Management
Try to bring new decision maker to some projects and let's try introducing having some functional solutions to projects where it works. Not everything has to be PR worthy to solve our client's problem.
I applied online. I interviewed at GSD&M.
Applied online, took about 6+ weeks to hear back. Went in person for the first interview, and it was the classic intimidating interview style. No warmth, no personality, more of an interrogation than a conversation. Extremely uncomfortable and I felt ganged up on. I knew it was a stretch going in, but was made to feel so bad about myself for even thinking I could work at GSD&M. They definitely think highly of themselves over there. Never heard back from them, even after sending a thank you email.
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