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

  • Good people, fun out of the office (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of training opportunities, career growth and low pay scale (in 2 reviews)

  • Only senior management from those offices and some execs interact with Aegis (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to grow, organization is flawed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Media Planner in San Francisco, CA
    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 (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

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the needs of your employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Start In industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Aegis Media full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    Place capable supervisors in the positions. Stop using nepotism to fill open positions.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work hard, Play Hard"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open with the team regarding staffing to manage expectations.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flushing, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flushing, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aegis Media full-time (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.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be change in leaders as most of them have been in their roles for decades so culture & old way of doing things stick and never progress.


  6. "Pleasant experience"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Include those affected by your decisions into the conversations, at least to gain an understanding of what they do and the business they work on. There are a lot of superstars in your employ, use that to your advantage. Create mentorship programs and include them in brainstorm and innovation sessions, you could be surprised by what and who you don't know.


  7. "Amazing work culture supporting individual career growth"

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    Former Employee - Planning in India, TX
    Former Employee - Planning in India, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growth oriented work culture that encourages individual growth as well as propels the company forward

    Cons

    None so far. have not faced any big issues during my tenure


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible Place to Work - 11+ Year Employee"

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    Former Employee - IT Technician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Technician in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aegis Media full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None other than there were a few good people there.

    Cons

    Office culture is based on who you know and how much you play their political game. Those who are truly talented but don't want to get caught up in office politics never get promoted while those who play the political game and do little work get promoted. Basically it is full of cliques and if you are outside then you have no place to go. Bad salaries. Horrible middle and upper management who will literally look you in the eye and lie to you. Do not believe anything management says.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they deserve. Stop the culture where only the political people get promoted. Have your employee's review their supervisors and actually take action on those instead of just making them fit your needs. Stop outsourcing your IT department and support staff.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good atmosphere,good benefits, salary ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aegis Media full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good benefits packages, multicultural atmosphere , happy people. a lot of holidays. even Canadian holidays. celebrations , drinks for those who like... it was great company when i stated 10 years ago. not the same now.

    Cons

    no place to grow, manages bring their own people for upper positions. not recognize the work or take opinions. the company lately it going to a lot of changes. for the pass 4 Yeas the company have changes cio's. cfo's.
    have changes of managers very often and now also change of owners . no

    Advice to Management

    look for people who really do they work.
    to the company cfo's send your managers to management courses . do not change managers to often. is not good for the company nor for the employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great People, career development, and overall work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AMP in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - AMP in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aegis Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is fun, everyone is smart, and there is a strong team environment

    Cons

    The company as a whole does not pay well


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of transition, be wary of your manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some smart and creative people work there. Certain teams are able to work together despite outside forces. Most groups can balance work and life priorities.

    Cons

    A poor manager can make it a very disappointing experience. They struggle with how to balance the different lines of business.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be afraid of having difficult and honest conversations. It will make the group stronger in the long run.



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