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BBDO Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people to be around every day" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Good work life balance, nice people, good location" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "no work-life balance, long hours and poor compensation" (in 14 reviews)

  • "the long long hours and datelines" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to be a part of"

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

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

    Pros

    -Great health, dental, entertainment, commuter benefits.

    -flexible

    Cons

    Personal feelings get in the way of others growing within the company


  2. "Great Creative Opportunities, Poor Management / Mentoring"

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Copywriter in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    The chance to make award-winning work, blue-chip clients, work/life balance for NY shop.

    Cons

    Poor mentorship, steep creative hierachy, lengthy development cycles.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize younger creatives for better, unexpected, opportunities.

  3. "creative director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and good location

    Cons

    Work has suffered in the past few years.


  4. "Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    Great brands, fun work coming out

    Cons

    Very corporate and hierarchical, lack of collaboration between team people have to stay in their lane

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the spirit of a smaller shop


  5. "BBDO"

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    Former Employee - Senior
    Former Employee - Senior
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBDO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great and talented people

    Cons

    Uses two sets of books. Clients often charged for time not worked.


  6. "Great people, projects, and pay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good work life balance
    -Talented people
    -Development for young creatives
    -Great pay
    -Great project opportunities

    Cons

    -Not to much office culture

    Advice to Management

    -Put social first


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Creative Director/Copywriter"

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    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Globally-recognized brands and work done here; tremendous history within the industry; super laid back atmosphere but intense when work needs to get done.

    Cons

    There is a haves/have-nots atmosphere within the creative dept; very little contact with the highest creatives; huge clients that often balk at doing the "best" work and agency can do.

    Advice to Management

    Acquire more small, budding brands that are willing to the type of work coming out of boutique agencies.

  8. "Producer"

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

    I have been working at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    great atmosphere at the company

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company


  9. "Nice company"

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

    I have been working at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    Nice location,Nice people, Casual environment

    Cons

    I don't see people here get any raises unless they leave, and come back.
    It seems like people the people who get raises are the people who jump around, rather than the loyal employees. I've never seen a yearly review either, and I've been here 6 years.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your loyal employees better.


  10. "Account Executive"

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

    I have been working at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    Good community feel
    Decent pay if you fight for it

    Cons

    Long hours
    Little room to grow on the bigger accounts


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