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Arnold Worldwide Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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Arnold Worldwide Global President Pam Hamlin
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Pros
  • Most people are great, egos are relatively low (in 16 reviews)

  • Really laid back and fun work environment (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Research Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Great team. Loads of variety

    Cons

    Long hours and the best perks go to account executives.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Arnold Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    people, creativity, community focus, fun accounts

    Cons

    long hours, slow upward mobility


  3. "Bad Team"

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

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    -The agency office is beautiful
    -Many benefits
    -Some of the workers are very nice
    -Great location

    Cons

    - Not culturally accepting
    - Rude team members
    - When trying to ask HR for help their response was "They are the best team here, so we can't do anything about it."
    - Insensitive to adjustment when moving from a new area.

    Advice to Management

    Watch the workers. They may be hard working, but make sure they are out of the high school mentality of gossiping. As soon as the Marketing Director walked away from her desk, the rest of the people at the table would say nasty, cruel things about her. I should've known from that moment that this would be a bad work environment, because soon then - they started talking about me to the point where it impacted my job. The team may be smart, and hardworking, but if the immature personalities continue and there isn't a team unity, it is unsuccessful. The CEO will be overseeing the team soon, so I hope that she can weed out the snakes that seem nice to your face, but disrespect behind your back.


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  5. "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some disorganization within structure and integration of teams. Would like more reviews with HR and opportunities for raises.

    Cons

    Lack of structure, it is hard to motivate yourself when there is no promise of a promotion or raise anywhere in the foreseeable future.

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees. Don't pay them so little that they are forced to leave. Good employees are dime a dozen, do not lose them over a couple of thousand dollars.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good Experience for Entry Level Account Management"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For the most part, company culture was fun, fast-paced...but at many times, way too personal, which is fun when you're young but not as you continue to grow/advance in your career.

    Cons

    Overworked, way too much office politics, untrustworthy senior management, many layoffs, little care for its people and certainly no regard for work/life balance. Leaving at 6 is considered leaving 'early for the day'...

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people.


  7. "Loved the people but leadership changed too often"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and the work was good on the accounts that had staffing available that was needed. Has changed over recent years.

    Cons

    Leadership changed often. This was true at all the office locations and resulted in poor HR management, lack of reviews and lack of direction.

    Advice to Management

    Create a plan that can be followed and not just one that sounds good to upper management but doesn't fix anything. Keep at it, a business worth saving.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, similar politics as other agencies"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great people, awesome resume builder and you'll learn a lot
    -Pam is fantastic. Awesome leader.

    Cons

    -Waaay toooo many politics, oh and egos. It's ego-politic central. Sometimes you just want to do some great work without 8,000 people involved.
    -Also promotions fall within the politics lane. It's not always based on performance, it's based on who you know.


  9. "Grrrrrrreat Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - IT Support Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Worldwide full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are wonderful from the top down. Every time CEO Pam sees me she greets me by name. The best part of my job is interacting with the people that work here and being able to help them. People are so appreciative whenever you do the simplest thing for them.

    Cons

    They don't send a limo to bring me back and forth to work. The free lunches does not include lobster tails.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your'e doing.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A shakeup is needed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff perks, nice working environment. Decent remuneration.

    Cons

    The agency is like a" rabbit in the headlights" when it comes to making things happen outside the agency remit. They are afraid of their own shadow and terrified of presenting unusual or challenging work to their clients. The exact opposite of what an ideas company should be.

    Advice to Management

    Arnold risks becoming increasing irrelevant in this hostile world of creative excellence. Focus on the work, and the money will come. At the moment you are doing it the other way around. The agency is also very bloated, you need to replace the talkers with doers. The creative output for an agency your size is woeful.


  11. "worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great work environment, extended holiday time off, great location in downtown boston

    Cons

    separation from upper management, salary



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