BBDO Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2020

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3.7
71%
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90%
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BBDO President, CEO, and Director Andrew Robertson
Andrew Robertson
169 Ratings
Pros
  • "Incredible company - full of great people(in 29 reviews)

  • "You will work with some of the world's best creatives(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours sometimes (but its the case for all agencies)(in 30 reviews)

  • "Uncaring bad manager with crazy work life balance(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great group of employees and opportunities for advancement"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategy Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    Very talented group of people who care about what they do and commit themselves to providing quality work

    Cons

    With such a fast paced environment, communication could be stronger

  2. "Great agency, but agencies are dying"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBDO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of resources from research, planning and strategy.

    Cons

    Too many layers in some cases dilute creativity.

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  3. "Chill atmosphere"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at BBDO full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very relaxed informal working environment, people are friendly. A lot of socializing and working together. Benefits are great all holidays including Christmas week off, paid vacation plus summer Fridays.

    Cons

    The pay is low and not a lot of growth from within. A lot of turnover so always new people. Salary is not competitive.

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  4. "Most award-winning agency on earth"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EVP Executive Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBDO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart people, high standards, proud culture

    Cons

    Very loose operations and structure

  5. "Great Experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at BBDO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to large clients (budgets) Working with others that have been in the industry for a long time. It’s a great place to learn

    Cons

    It’s that corporate advertising you never mean to fall into...

  6. "great place"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBDO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the work, the people, the clients, the projects

    Cons

    the pay, the hours, no raises

  7. "Great Company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Creative Director 

    I worked at BBDO part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great pay

    Cons

    Resource Management can be lacking

  8. "AE Experience"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BBDO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    So much production, which means you get to be apart of huge shoots and get great experience

    Cons

    Not great work life balance

  9. Helpful (2)

    "As Expected"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interactive Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBDO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Recognizable agency name with a notable legacy in advertising - People are creative and super smart (mostly) - Central Filing bar (awesome if you're a social drinker) - Decent New York office location (if you like varied lunch options and multiple subway lines in Midtown Manhattan) - In-office hours can be flexible (with certain managers)

    Cons

    - If not careful, it's easy to become marginalized by working on one team with one brand for the entirety of your time there - Difficult to be promoted if you're not well known by management - Difficult to receive a significant raise if teams can't justify budget - Difficult to move across departments, teams or brands if your interests change - Office open floor plan can be distracting and offers zero privacy - Office windows do not open; there is literally no fresh air circulating - HR is non-existent. Team is totally overwhelmed and shockingly understaffed, given how large both BBDO and Omnicom are

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  10. "good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    great place to work full time

    Cons

    work like balance can be tricky

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