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Abbott Mead Vickers Reviews

Updated October 10, 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. "A great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Mead Vickers full-time

    Pros

    There's so much that's brilliant about AMV, particularly the people who work there. They genuinely care for each other and are smart, interesting people to spend time with. The output is great, the client relationships are great and I felt really proud to work there. Even though it is a company of almost 500 it still had a family feeling to it which is very difficult to achieve.

    Cons

    Management can be cliquey and unfortunately there is a bit of a sense that you are either 'in' with them or not. If you are in the inner circle life is pretty rosy and you are untouchable. If you're not it's a bit more difficult to get noticed and progress.
    Like pretty much every ad agency the work-life balance is somewhat lacking, and there has also been unanimous negative feedback about moving to the offices in Omnicom Towers.

    Advice to Management

    All of your people are your biggest asset - not just the ones who shout the loudest!

  3. "A factory"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Abbott Mead Vickers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Creatively the most awarded agency in Europe
    Super smart people
    Chance to work on incredible work

    Cons

    Ego maniac creatives who think they're Picasso and Joyce, when in fact they're writing ads.
    Huge glass ceiling- execs strut around and don't deal with minions who works insanely hard
    So big and you don't get to know lots of people beyond your team
    Poor pay
    Not the friendliest place, no induction process when you arrive, nobody said hello, and I was given an outdated training deck from years before.
    Talk about diversity in work, don't really live it.


  4. "No job security!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free breakfast, drinks and snacks

    Cons

    1)Snobbery people that look down on others!
    2) I Was told after just a few months of employment that I was getting made redundant, two days later Six people from Indian showed up at our desk and we were made to train them.
    3) Some rude account people that dont respect finance
    4) Very clicky environment
    5) Rubbish pay

    Advice to Management

    Stop misleading people! You treated us all with complete disrespect!


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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