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Ackerman McQueen Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2019

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Angus McQueen
14 Ratings
  1. "Account Services Intern"

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    Former Employee - Student in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ackerman McQueen for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing work, I learned so much.

    Cons

    The internship wasn't long enough!

    Advice to Management

    Give more tasks that are relevant.

    Ackerman McQueen2017-03-27
  2. "Eh"

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    Current Employee - Advertising 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ackerman McQueen full-time

    Pros

    It's nice to work around people who are so good at what they do.

    Cons

    The culture here is behind the times.

    Ackerman McQueen2019-06-21
  3. "Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ackerman McQueen full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly co-workers - Beautiful office - Dedicated management

    Cons

    - Nepotism - Lack of diversity - Work/Life balance

    Ackerman McQueen2018-06-13
  4. "Terrible company culture and people"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Ackerman McQueen

      Pros

      Not very many pros here

      Cons

      Overworked and underpaid. Company culture is terrible

      Ackerman McQueen2018-03-28
    • "Lots of work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Ackerman McQueen full-time

      Pros

      The people you work with are one of a kind and lots of fun. Close knit group.

      Cons

      Lots of extra work on weekends. Location of offices in TX make commute hard.

      Ackerman McQueen2017-06-13
    • Helpful (4)

      "Pros and Cons as with any job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Ackerman McQueen full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great experience in the industry, you will get lots of calls from recruiters because you have Ackerman McQueen on your resume. You get to work on some interesting accounts and overall your colleagues are pretty fun to work with. The company has extremely nice offices with great tech. If you put in the time and get aligned with the right exec, you can make a pretty good career at the company.

      Cons

      Get ready to work and also get ready to drive to Dallas or Oklahoma or anyone where on a given notice. You will work a lot of hours, probably won't be paid any extra for them nor be recognized for it. Nothing wrong with with a little hard work but overall the long weeks with low pay gets old. The executives can be a bit standoffish or downright intimidating.

      Advice to Management

      Most of advice would be lost on management. There are some good ones but the father/son president combo is probably not going to change their ways anytime soon. It's worked in the past so in their mind it will work again in the future.If anything, create an HR department. Previous posts have mentioned this but it would be nice to have a go-to person or person(s) for questions or someone trained in coaching, talent development,...

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      Ackerman McQueen2017-05-03
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good department, bad executive leadership"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Ackerman McQueen full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        The people I worked with in the department were awesome. The work wasn't always exciting but it was interesting enough. Office was nice and leadership in the department was very good.

        Cons

        Executive leadership was very unapproachable most of the time and maintained a sharp resistance to employee ideas.

        Advice to Management

        Private jet fuel costs a lot more than people. Consider priorities and the people that work for you next time financial waters start to get bumpy.

        Ackerman McQueen2017-01-09
      • Helpful (3)

        "Double edged sword"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Ackerman McQueen full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great co workers that have achieved impressive things before joining Ackerman. Great company to have on the resume. Ackermans past success is impressive and it was an experience getting to see the inner workings of such a historically successful ad agency. This company will challenge you and you have to make your own way in the agency as nothing is handed to you. Prepare to work hard and not complain about it. 50-80 hours...

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        Cons

        No work/life balance. Also, no overtime pay and you will never not work overtime. Depending on whom you end up working for in the agency, your growth is purely dependent on them. If they decide they're in a bad mood and want to rake you thru the coals all day, that's just what they'll do. This is where my dedication to AM, sadly, fell apart. Aside from a few admirable executives (admirable people do work here), there...

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        Advice to Management

        Put power under people and encourage them rather than putting power over them and ruling by fear and intimidation. That's child's play. Be professional. You have employees who commit countless hours with no overtime and you reward them with poor treatment and a coffee mug every year. Where are the bonuses? Where is the moral? The culture is falling apart here.

        Ackerman McQueen2016-10-27
      • Helpful (4)

        "Miserable Work Environment"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at Ackerman McQueen full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Great entry level salary, mostly great people/personalities.

        Cons

        Long hours, boring office environment, a lot of undefined positions, no HR person/department. Everyone is family which is bad if you are not related. People in high positions can be terrible at their job but are family so they stay.

        Advice to Management

        Show some employee appreciation..most employees work 45+ hours a week with a lot in productions working 60+. Throw a company party a couple times a year.

        Ackerman McQueen2016-10-21
      • Helpful (3)

        "Proceed with caution: Good Salary, Experience - may not be worth the mental anxiety"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Ackerman McQueen full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great location if you want to work in Uptown Dallas. Nice Office. Outside of work, people can be cool. Compensation was good. Knowledgeable and talented employees. You will learn a lot if you are willing to. Employees are able to create some quality content using latest technology. There's a infamous coffee maker (person) in the Dallas office that keeps everyone wired.

        Cons

        If you are a fan of Glengarry Glen Ross, this place is for you! High expectations, little support, direction, systems, or processes. Full of over the top personalities and arrogance - esp from the over abundant big titles on the digital side. I had a co-workers who had to drive to OKC from Dallas on the whim with less than 12 hour notice. 50-60 hour work weeks are the norms. There are countless stories of management...

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        Advice to Management

        A real company would look at glassdoor, perform exit interviews, and understand why they have such a high turnover rate. Potential Employees and current employees know that Ackerman McQueen has a bully pulpit based on your clients, and that's fine. But your efficiency, employee morale, and productivity suffers do the lack of standards of procedures, a legitimate HR, and sincere care about employees. People either love...

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