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Ogilvy & Mather Overview

New York, NY
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Business Services
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services including: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and ... Read more

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  • Around the world: Ogilvy's Montreal office / #TravelTuesday / Click here to see potential career opportunities at Ogilvy: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ4Aw


    We are one of the largest digital and marketing communications companies in the world, and have been a named Network of the Year by the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for the last five consecutive years and the Most Effective Agency Network by the Effies in 2012, 2013, and 2016.

  • Ogilvy USA CEO Lou Aversano announces the new client-centric, go-forward structure in the USA Press Release: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ5Tc

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    NEW YORK - February 16, 2017 - On the heels of Ogilvy Worldwide Chairman and CEO John Seifert's recent global announcements, Ogilvy USA CEO Lou Aversano has followed up with several key personnel appointments of his own as he seeks to activate the company's Next Chapter strategy in the USA.

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Ogilvy & Mather – Why Work For Us?

"An atmosphere of ferment and innovation." 

- this was David Ogilvy's ideal for Ogilvy & Mather. To accomplish it, he behaved as he wanted his company to behave. Thus, a corporate culture was born.

Some of our people spend their entire working lives in Ogilvy & Mather. We try to make it a stimulating and happy experience. We put this first, believing that superior service to our clients depends on the high morale of our men and women.

We help them make the best of their talents. We invest an awful lot of time and money in training — perhaps more than any of our competitors.

Our founder, David Ogilvy, proudly identified Ogilvy & Mather as the “teaching hospital” of the advertising world.  The Learning & Development (L&D) team is excited to continue to build on this heritage today. Learning on the job is key, and we support our businesses in helping employees grow in their roles. Leadership and management skills are critical in today’s 360 marketing agency, and we offer creative, interactive opportunities in these areas.  

Digital education is paramount to leading on the cutting edge in our industry, and we offer innovative ways to learn and practice. Above all, we are culture carriers – we engage employees, drive personal growth, connect our people, and build confidence, skill, and awareness.

Ogilvy London's "Breathless Choir" for Philips won the grand prix in the pharmaceutical category at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. 

"Breathless Choir" tells the story of a group of people whose breathing disabilities had gotten in the way of their love of singing. Philips and Ogilvy chronicled their journey to learn new techniques to save breath while singing, and ultimately perform at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. The campaign was part of an effort to promote a medical device called SmiplyGo Mini.

"In recruitment and promotion, we are fanatical in our hatred for all forms of prejudice." - David Ogilvy

Ogilvy & Mather embeds Diversity and Inclusion in all aspects of its talent management and our business.  A diverse workforce is the lifeblood of effective marketing communications. We firmly believe that a racially, ethnically and culturally diverse workforce makes for richer consumer insights and understanding. This belief, ingrained in our culture, goes back to our founder David Ogilvy who was the Chairman of the Board of the United Negro College Fund in 1968. From participation in our 10 Professional Networks or the Women Inspiring Women Symposium to trainings & workshops to community outreach – we offer a variety of ways to get involved.

Ogilvy is a leader within this space and we are proud to have recently been named one of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” by Working Mother Media, and to receive 100% on Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index.


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    The NYC office is diverse and full of great opportunities. They focus heavily on company culture and making it a great work environment.


    They are working on integrating their several different sub-companies into one. This will help with internal communication and knowledge!

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    The HR and management are great resources for younger employees. They are eager to help, listen and offer guidance to those who are newer.

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Ogilvy & Mather Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Ogilvy & Mather (New York, NY) in May 2015.


    Initial phone screening with HR, followed by 3 individual 1:1 interviews with the hiring managers at the Ogilvy office. Once the interviews were completed, I also had an additional meeting with 1 senior manager of the team.

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Ogilvy & Mather 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
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