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Arc Worldwide Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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Arc Worldwide President and Chief Creative Officer, Arc North America William Rosen
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Pros
  • Good people who want to do great work (in 9 reviews)

  • In most cases a decent work life balance, however it really depends on which account you work on (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • You have to understand you'll always be the little sibling to the Leo Burnett folks (in 5 reviews)

  • New management style is suffocating and takes micro-managing to the next level (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arc Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Filled with incredible hard-working and talented people

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted at times

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is key


  2. "Review of Arc"

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

    I have been working at Arc Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Room for growth, room for movement

    Cons

    Agency needs to get up to speed with the times to be competitive with other agencies

    Advice to Management

    Improve company culture by creating more company wide events and time away from desks.

  3. "great company, compensation is lagging"

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    Current Employee - Senior Producer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Producer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arc Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have a lot of autonomy and the freedom to stretch and take on new responsibilities.

    Cons

    Growth has been stagnant so there's a feeling like we're working harder than ever and seeing less reward.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in keeping superstar talent on staff so you don't have a brain drain in the down years.


  4. "Direct Support Professional"

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    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arc Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love helping the disabled with whatever is needed to make them happy

    Cons

    Not too much hours available to work

    Advice to Management

    Help with more hours and salary


  5. Helpful (1)

    "If Arc was not a part of Publicis it would be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arc Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    people, big clients, new CEO, creative opportunities

    Cons

    part of publicis groupe, slow to make decisions, stuck in their ways, afterthought when it comes to Leo Burnett, don't know their place in creative

    Advice to Management

    take care of the talent before they leave (and keep leaving)


  6. "Account Executive Review"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arc Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture and people I work with are the Pro's

    Cons

    We were recently told there will likely be no raises or promotions this calendar year, and after not receiving a raise last year due to the company not making revenue it leaves little motivation for employees to stay. The amount of people leaving our team the last year has been tremendous, and we aren't hiring much backfill or rewarding the employees who are staying by promoting.

    Advice to Management

    Fight to keep the good employees, reward the employees who are loyal to the team and company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great people. Good Experience. Struggling to structure for future growth."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arc Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Smart people and highly collaborative culture.

    Cons

    Publicis corporate has stepped in to bring in new business without success. In the meantime, crushing a great culture and driving talent away.

  8. "Good experience overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's a good working environment with good people.

    Cons

    Isn't structured for too much growth opportunity.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The Opposite of Growth"

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    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arc Worldwide full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Big name clients to work on. Very strong strategic department. Fair amount of resources and continuing education opportunities available in-house. A killer Christmas party.

    Cons

    New management style is suffocating and takes micro-managing to the next level. Top leaders don't have the final say, as all decisions, big and small, must go through Publicis Holding Co. in France. Arc has been on a hiring/promotion freeze for 2 years with no end in sight. Loss of the McDonalds account is a huge blow - big changes and layoffs coming.

    Advice to Management

    Empower officer and director level employees to take ownership of pitches and projects since that is their job. Be less afraid and more willing to fight for what is right.


  10. "Account Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I like the work, I would reco

    Cons

    You need to know your stuff


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