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Admerasia Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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  1. "A nice and friendly place"

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

    I worked at Admerasia as an intern

    Pros

    Everybody is nice and welcoming. You can learn a lot through different departments. Great work/life balance.

    Cons

    The office is not spacious. It doesn't have a bar or anything exciting.


  2. "Media Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Admerasia full-time

    Pros

    You will have many opportunities to learn

    Cons

    The agency didn't set up a well-organized training system

  3. "Overworked and Grossly Underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Admerasia full-time

    Pros

    -Overall laid-back office atmosphere

    -Opportunities to work on other agency functions beyond your role

    -Presence of some current intelligent, forward-thinking employees

    -The agency is well known in the Asian-American ad industry

    -Leadership recognizes competent subordinates and heavily involves them in key decisions

    Cons

    -Office bullies. Several individuals in the agency are downright malicious and takes pleasure in abusing their subordinates. What's worse is a couple of them are in key leadership positions. The existence of these people makes working with them feel like you're constantly on a battleground

    -Extremely incompetent new hires which makes you seriously question the leadership's thought processes and standards

    -Salary is way below industry standards and key employees who have been instrumental in sustaining the agency are not rewarded or at least recognized on a timely manner

    -Limited career growth opportunities within the agency

    -Minuscule client budgets which gives way for very basic, sometimes comical campaign executions

    Advice to Management

    -Establish a proper HR system and implement a comprehensive agency leadership evaluation to straighten up those bullies. Let them go if they are not willing to change. Competence doesn't have to be tied with malice

    -Put more effort in deciding who gets hired. And when someone gets hired, please train them properly with diligence and don't just throw them against the wall and see if they stick

    -Put in a modern media execution system. The one the agency is currently using is extremely outdated


  4. "Good place to start your career in Advertising for fresh graduate"

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    Former Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY

    I worked at Admerasia full-time

    Pros

    Very exerienced senior for detailed training, lots of challenges and new things to learn, company culture is very welcoming and warm. Very good for marketing or advertising graduate to start their career. Clients are mostly fortune 500 companies targeting ethic market in the US.

    Cons

    Hours can be very long especially in advertising high seasons.


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Admerasia as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -office layout: open, free flowing
    -fast-paced
    -good teamwork vibe
    -upper management are willing to hear our opinion

    Cons

    -lacks organization
    -lacks professionalism at times
    -not sure everyone employed there are qualified


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Small agency, many learning opportunities, but severely underpaid and many leadership conflicts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Admerasia full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Shallow hierarchy means you can get face time with bosses, and learn quickly from all departments.
    Family style working environment is very friendly and relaxed during lunch. People bring their lunch boxes and microwave them, eating together in the kitchen or common areas.

    Cons

    Leadership is fragmented and unschooled in industry digital standards.
    Overloaded with work and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to the people who are valuable to the company and do the actual work.
    Be more conscientious of new hires. Don't hire incompetent people.
    Make your subordinates feel that you've 'got their back', and will not throw them onto the train tracks at the first sign of a wreck.


  7. "Great work environment, but low pay."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Admerasia full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are very nice and friendly. Working environment is good. Great for first job.

    Cons

    The pay is not so good

    Advice to Management

    Increase employee's salaries.

  8. "Great culture Nice people"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Admerasia as an intern

    Pros

    The working environment is very dynamic, which inspires creativities. The office has amazing decoration and I love the people there. Obviously they have very low turnover rate.

    Cons

    Since I was there for only a summer, I don't really sense any downside.