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McMillan Overview

Ottawa, ON (Canada)
1 to 50 employees
1996
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
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McMillan is a creative agency. We help global businesses articulate their unique and authentic value, tell their most compelling stories, and elevate their customers’ entire brand experience.

We make and remake brands. And then we bring them to ... Read more

Mission: Our core purpose is to be a trusted advisor to our executive clients.

Our mission is to earn the trust of the C-suite of our clients. When the CMO and the CEO turn to us for counsel, they are acknowledging that we have something of value to provide and from ... Read more

McMillan Reviews

  • "Unique, supportive and well-balanced culture"

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    Former Employee - Client Services Manager
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McMillan full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The agency was founded in 1996. So it is young enough to be fresh, exciting and open to new ideas. But it is established enough to have a solid HR function, well-trained and supportive managers, and an excellent work-life balance. As an agency, the clients' needs can often tip that balance during busy times but the agency is very accommodating to balance things out appropriately. It is a very fun, laid-back yet professional environment. And with clients across the US and Europe, there are opportunities for more global exposure--and from time to time, travel.

    Cons

    The only cons I can think of are actually consistent with any creative agency of that size (80 people, +/-). Internal communication can be challenging and the inherent 'tension' that can exist between clients and creative pops up now and again.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to nurture the amazing culture that exists. Develop talent from within the ranks.

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McMillan Photos

McMillan photo of: A little in-office Halloween creativity
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McMillan Interviews

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    User Experience Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at McMillan (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in February 2018.

    Interview

    Panel interview with your potential manager and director at the office. There were two in-person interviews. The first interview included challenging and comprehensive questions. The nature of the job available was thoroughly explained. I brought in my portfolio and had a chance to show it and discuss at length. Lots of question and answer time in the end. Relaxed environment but questions were appropriately challenging. The first interview took around 1 hour and 20 minutes. The second interview was about logistics and timing and took around 40 minutes.

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McMillan Awards & Accolades

  • Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards, Applied Arts, 2016
  • Interactive Awards, Applied Arts, 2016
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