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Arnold Worldwide Reviews

Updated October 6, 2017
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Pros
  • 9% of the people are great from the CEO all the way down to the IT and facilities people (in 18 reviews)

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

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  1. "The CCO has a BIG EGO and treats people poorly"

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    Former Employee - Copy Writer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Copy Writer in Boston, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    99.9% of the people are great from the CEO all the way down to the IT and facilities people.

    Cons

    I left because I could not deal with the new Chief Creative Officer that just came on board. I don't like the way he treats people at lower levels. His assistant thinks she is all that and is better than everyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Eventually you will bring back the previous Chief Creative Officer that did so much for the agency. Even after he left he was still getting awards. Tell the current CCO and his assistant that the Arnold way is to treat people with respect.


  2. "Typical ad agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    They care about creative excellence

    Cons

    Typical agency behavior of hiring for single accounts and then laying off if the account is lost. Poor planning.

  3. "Stuck"

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

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

    Pros

    The office has a great view, keg, snacks, etc. Fun coworkers. Laid back atmosphere.

    Cons

    NY office:
    - No culture
    - Agency doesn't care about employees or their growth
    - Management changes every few months
    - After people quit or leave they are never replaced because the agency wants to save money and overwork the current employees
    - Promotions/raises are non-existent
    - NY office is all pharma

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedback and make changes. Stop being so cheap.


  4. "Marketin Intern"

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

    Pros

    Really welcoming people, fun opportunity, paid well.

    Cons

    Often the work is boring, it really depends what team you're put on


  5. "Could be so much better..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arnold Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    good people, good talent, beautiful office

    Cons

    sad that a small few can make a place with such potential so miserable. Majority of the people are great, but new thinking is not welcomed by the legacy leaders. Especially in the creative department.

    Advice to Management

    invite innovation and let go of legacy.


  6. "Fun place"

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    Current Employee - Copywriter in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Copywriter in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Formed a lot of great relationships here

    Cons

    Cant find an identity. Also the moves. Stop with all the desk moves. I haven't unpacked in years. Every 6 months I have to move to this new idea that will change the way work


  7. "Social Media at Arnold"

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    Former Employee - Community Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Community Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very creative first ad agency.

    Cons

    Creative team often has final say, regardless of strategy.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Look away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Arnold Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Beer fridge
    Office location is nice

    Cons

    Seems as though people are all treated differently and expectations are not the same for everyone. Work isn't divided equally on team so the same people are staying late while others barely work and it goes unnoticed. Overall culture is diminishing. HR is not helpful with concerns and no real shakeup has happened.

    Advice to Management

    Take notice of teams that are bloated and make decisions quicker. Slow process and lots of office politics are holding this company back.


  9. "Account"

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    Former Employee - Account Management in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Management in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great stepping stone to other comparable/better agencies
    Good place to learn a lot very quickly

    Cons

    Homogenous environment / no diversity (though that's true across the industry, especially in Boston)
    Creative is fine
    Culture is dull

    Advice to Management

    Actively seek and grow diversity - anyone can do the job, but different backgrounds and perspectives will move you forward, make your work more interesting, and find you different ways in for your clients


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Not much to say here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arnold Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    There are not any pros.

    Cons

    Everything. Think twice before working here.


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