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Abbott Mead Vickers Reviews

Updated January 8, 2017
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  1. "Great agency having a rough patch"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Abbott Mead Vickers full-time

    Pros

    Super talented people, top tier accounts, a legacy of outstanding work.

    Cons

    Very strong culture - you either fit it, or you don't. (it will help if you're blonde, attractive and love team building activities.)

    Advice to Management

    The management are great at being transparent and keeping people in the loop. But a recent office move has really changed the atmosphere and the work seems to be suffering.


  2. "AMV"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture + perks

    Cons

    Innovation still top-down not bottom-up
    Promotions always everyone's goal

    Advice to Management

    Create atmosphere of genuine innovation and impact


  3. "Great people but could be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great friendly people.
    Free breakfast and snacks.
    Big brand that creates good work.
    Company events are always fun.

    Cons

    Favouritism
    - It's quite a cliquey place - you're either part of the gang or you're not.
    - Be prepared to be overlooked for promotions, development etc if you're not in creative or account manangement as they're seen as the most important departments.

    Hierarchical and very traditional in the way it works.

    The office. It's not the most inspiring environment and has quite a corporate feel.

    No annual pay review and bonus. Financial rewards are only given to the favourites.

    Inconsistent salaries. Don't expect to be paid the same as your peers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly. Too often it's the loud and popular people with big personalities that get recognised.


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  5. "Made Redundant after two months"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abbott Mead Vickers full-time

    Pros

    Free breakfast, Treat Thursdays, Relaxed Environment.

    Cons

    No job security in finance, redundant in less than two months, no heads up no nothing, outsourced to India.


  6. "Great place to learn."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Abbott Mead Vickers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful people and opportunities to work on, and get exposure to some of the industry's best talent, work and minds.

    Cons

    Low salary and hard and slow to progress.


  7. "Depends what makes you tick..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Abbott Mead Vickers (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ambitious creative and strategy
    Professionalism
    Friendly
    Decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Hierarchical
    Not very meritocratic
    Office feel is a bit sedate
    Lack of culture


  8. "Account director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great creative output constantly, nice people

    Cons

    office location, slightly corporate feel


  9. "Welcoming, Creative Culture"

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    Former Intern - Strategic Planning Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Strategic Planning Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Abbott Mead Vickers as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful, welcoming coworkers who were eager to teach and appreciated interns' contributions.

    Cons

    Not much structure or overarching plan to the interns' tasks and projects


  10. "Reviews and promotions where based more on popularity than performance"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Director in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand and working on some of the biggest brands in the UK. Opportunity to learn from a very slick account management and planning department. Great for your CV as part of your career development. Investment in internal training on industry shifts and opportunities.

    Cons

    Culture is based on popularity rather than performance. Performance reviews not always constructive. Irregular salary reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly according to the quality of work they contribute and give them constructive feedback to help them develop and add value.