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Ogilvy Overview

New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
1948
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Advertising & Marketing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
In the beginning, there was one Ogilvy, the company founded by David Ogilvy in 1948. Today, there is again one Ogilvy, in 83 countries and 132 offices. We are one doorway to a creative network, re-founded to make brands matter in a complex, noisy, hyper-connected world.

Company Updates

  • Sara Smoler Forbes Under 30 Global Summit: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMvS9

    What Herding Sheep Teaches Us About Empowering Future Leaders

    Recently, I embarked on a two-week journey to Israel, taking part in both the REALITY 30 Under 30 Women's program as well as the first ever Forbes Under 30 Women's Global Summit, a trip that immersed me in diverse perspectives, young women leaders, and important leadership lessons for advertisers and brand marketers, alike.

  • “A creative should always be learning, growing and responding to culture, surroundings and interactions.” — Ogilvy Health's ’s Chief Creative Officer Sam Dolin shares insights from her 20 years of experience in creating marketing programs for health brands http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vM0j7

    More business than you'd think - News - MM&M - Medical Marketing and Media

    Sam Dolin is the chief creative officer of Ogilvy Health. With more than 20 years of experience in creating marketing programs for health brands at shops such as Evoke and Digitas, the New Jersey native has been back on her home turf at Ogilvy's Morris County office for a year.

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Ogilvy – Why Work With Us?


OUR VALUES 

Ogilvy’s values are what set us apart. When David Ogilvy built our agency 70 years ago, he set out to create a company whose values drive every aspect of our work.

We aim to foster a culture that differentiates. How do we do it? We have continued on the legacy of our founding culture and have stayed true to our founding principles and guidelines. We make sure to take care of our greatest asset—our people. Because we believe that superior service to our clients is dependent on the high morale of our staff. In addition, we have developed a habit of divine discontent. We never settle, and continue to strive to improve no matter the circumstances.

Stories are the lifeblood of our industry. And in order to tell great stories, you have to have big ideas. That’s why we foster an environment of Pervasive Creativity, where all of us are thinking and acting outside the box at all times. And it’s how we produce risk taking, mold-breaking work, work that creates a lasting connection between our clients and their audiences.


Our founder, David Ogilvy, proudly described our creative network as the “teaching hospital” of the advertising world—a place where young professionals simultaneously learn and practice their craft. Today, the Learning & Development team continues to build on this legacy by leading global teams through Ogilvy’s Next Chapter. Our learning programs ultimately connect, equip, and inspire talent to thrive in a more nimble, horizontal, and integrated world.

In a world that not only requires new ideas, but also new capabilities to bring those ideas to life, our training programs develop our people’s abilities to tackle the greatest challenges faced by our clients. We utilize our global resources to deliver blended learning that embodies our founder culture. We invest in 30+ training programs covering topics as varied as: Digital Transformation; Leadership, Culture, and Change; Management Development; Growth; New Ways of Working; and numerous others.

David Ogilvy believed that our agency should not only provide exceptional service to our clients, but provide extraordinary experiences for our people. It’s in our DNA. Ogilvy provides great learning and development opportunities through hands-on job opportunities. With our vast global network of offices in over 80 countries we are uniquely able to accelerate your career growth by providing global career rotations and international job opportunities.

All Ogilvy employees who have been with us for at least a year are eligible to apply to our global mobility roles. Each year, we move 80+ employees in and out of our various offices around the world. From the US to the UK, from Mumbai to Dubai and Vietnam to Venezuela, Ogilvy is committed to making your career path extraordinary.


Ogilvy Reviews

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    "Wonderful People and Wonderful Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Budget Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Budget Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy with deadlines. They give you the space to efficiently improve past processes. The Atlanta office has an immaculate view of the city. Management is helpful and understanding.

    Cons

    I wouldn't say there are many cons except the pay was not very incentivizing.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what you are asking for before you ask for a deliverable in 1 hour.

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Ogilvy Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Ogilvy (New York, NY) in June 2009.

    Interview

    The new office on 11th avenue is great although the neighbourhood is quite run down and for most people who commute from outside the city it will be a bit out of the way. The scheduling and decision was quick. Nice friendly people treated me to lunch. An interviewer was off sick and I wasn't informed which left me wondering what to do and who to contact...felt like I had been stood up. Very few if any technical questions. Mostly questions revolved around previous job experience pertinent to the position I was interviewing for. Weird though that when I asked of of the interviewers about professional development he answered that it wasn't a company where one would like to stay for long. Besides usua l prepare questions on:
    1. How you made a mistake in a previous job and what steps you followed to remedy.
    2. Your top 3 professional achievements
    3. What would your last boss say about you
    4. Describe how you made recommendations to non-technical audience.
    5. What would make you leave your job in future.
    Over all an average interview and I hope positive results.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you previous boss say about you/   3 Answers
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Ogilvy Awards & Accolades

  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers 2015/2016, Working Mother, 2016
  • Most Effective Agency Network 2012/2013/2016, Effie Awards, 2016
  • Cannes Network of the Year 2012/2013/2014/2015/2016, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, 2016
  • Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign, 2017
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