I have been working at Sudler & Hennessey full-time (Less than a year)
All agencies have their ups and downs. I think that people are really quick to jump at the negative in these reviews. Sudler has been great to me and has given me opportunities because I have asked for them and worked hard. Nothing has ever been handed to me. The company has a really great network of people, and the addition of H&W, although unsettling to some, has opened that door even more. I have seen more collaboration and engagement across large groups of people in the last 6 months than I ever have before. People need to open their eyes to all the potential opportunities they have in front of them and stop harping in the past. Yes, things can be bad sometimes, yes, you lose business and have to lay people off. None of this has anything to do with individuals. People have to stop taking things so personally and understand that business is business and if you got fired, there was probably a reason for it. In a few more years, everyone will want to work here again, and no one will want to work at FBC. The cycle is cyclical and never ending. Be loyal, work hard, ask for opportunities and you will be rewarded.
Sudler needs better management and mid level talent to help drive a lot of change. They are a little bottom heavy which creates a very young and entitled environment. With some great mid level management and some new, strong creative leadership, I think they can get back on track. I would also encourage more training and development, specifically around career growth and opportunities. I see it in lots of your reviews, and know from experience it is lacking.
Advice to Management
The worst place to be when your agency isn’t doing great is management. We know you can only do so much, but don’t be afraid to take risks and change things. What you think may have worked, might not, and it’s OK to admit that and course correct.
I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Sudler & Hennessey (New York, NY) in March 2016.
First a call with a internal recruiter. Then two rounds of in-office interviews; 1:1 and then a series of interviews, and some group. Interview with Creative was odd. They seemed very unhappy and it showed.
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