Aegis Media Reviews

Updated Feb 22, 2020

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2.8
48%
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44%
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Aegis Media CEO Jerry Buhlmann
Jerry Buhlmann
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, good benefits, happy environment, engaged upper management(in 7 reviews)

  • "Great Office - good location - interesting work - good people - good benefits(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not much of a work-life balance(in 3 reviews)

  • "Lack of training opportunities, career growth and low pay scale(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "VP Strategy"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aegis Media full-time

    Pros

    I have the ability to run a team of talented people. Have been moved all over the world in my role. Good flex time.

    Cons

    Benefits are confusing. Lots of silos. HR is the worst.

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "IT Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aegis Media full-time

    Pros

    Good people, fun out of the office.

    Cons

    Poor career development, poor strategy planning.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to grow, organization is flawed"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Media Planner in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aegis Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not really a big fan of the corporate agencies, but definitely a great place to grow

    Cons

    Organizationally not the best, management is not transparent and teams are always short-staffed

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good Start In industry"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aegis Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The overall company atmosphere was awesome. The company has lot of perks and special events to keep the employees engaged. It was a great place to start out my career in Finance.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. Employees should never feel like less than human, or cursed out because a superior is unable to handle stress. Growth in the company was stifled by bitter superiors who didn't want you to leave their teams.

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    "Make sure you do a lot of research and ask questions"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Aegis Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere (to a point). Work hard, play hard mentality (though in my opinion the work certainly overpowers the play) so you kinda have to have the right mentality and attitude to fit in.

    Cons

    It's important to understand how Aegis works. The company has a lot of companies under its umbrella. All employees are ultimately Aegis employees though there is a difference. Employees who are hired for an acquired daughter or sister company don't really refer to themselves as Aegis employees as they don't really interact with Aegis. More importantly, they couldn't care less about anything pertaining to Aegis as long as their direct supervisor at their office is happy with them. Only senior management from those offices and some execs interact with Aegis. However, if you are an actual "Aegis" employee, it's a whole other ball game. As an "Aegis" employee who is hired for an acquired company under Aegis, you are not interviewed by the office/business unit you will actually work for. You are interviewed by the Aegis corporate office in Manhattan, who knows nothing about the environment and work style of the office they are placing you in. And like the other poster said they make acquisitions left and right and at the drop of a hat and hire people to work at their "new" offices. The old timers in those "new" offices have different mindsets and cultures ingrained in them from years past, and may not necessarily share the Aegis values you are led to believe they do. You will end up torn in non-ending disputes and battles between what your Aegis supervisor wants and what the head hanchos of the office you work at want. So be very careful about where you will be working. And definitely ask if the office you are going to be working at is a "true" Aegis office or an acquired office under Aegis. If it's an acquired one then I wouldn't recommend it for the above reasons.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Work hard, Play Hard"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Media Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aegis Media

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, happy environment, engaged upper management

    Cons

    Some accounts are under staffed. This can cause employees to be over worked and burn out.

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  7. "Aegis Media review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aegis Media full-time

    Pros

    Large organization with opportunity to grow career in various directions. Parent company to several great organizations.

    Cons

    Strife among upper management. Some resentment regarding how business units are treated differently. Lack of strong communication across the organization.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Account Executive"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flushing, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aegis Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice hardworking coworkers, good location.

    Cons

    NO Worklife balance and lots of hours!! You will feel exhuasted & management does not care that you put in the time. Average day= 13 hours. There is no structure at this company and again management does not care for employees.

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  9. Helpful (7)

    "The most horrible place to work"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aegis Media

    Pros

    They are not cheap on salary pay

    Cons

    In accounting department they treat you like a slave. There were 15 employees the were hired in accounting dept and left on their own just for the past 12 months. The manager uses F word all the time. Management is not emotionally stable at all. You feel like you are in jungles. I would not recommend to anybody to go there. Stay away from this company

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  10. "Pleasant experience"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Associate Director in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Aegis Media

    Pros

    The people that you meet here are phenomenal. I've made lifelong friendships with my co-workers. They are very conscientious of having a work life balance. Take you kid to work day, new mom on-boarding, and flexible start and end to your work day. They are also very flexible when it comes to working from home, as long as no client meetings are missed, and depending on your team's manager. Also, this is advertising and there is Happy Hour every other Thursday, 2 Summer Friday's, and a smattering of other fun things they offer.

    Cons

    The work is cyclic and often driven by client want's not needs. There are times when you only need to put in your eight hours a day and other times you're working through the night. The pace his fast and there never seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel. The senior leadership often guards it's information zealously making for abrupt changes in direction, organizationally and structurally.

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