BBDO Reviews

Updated May 31, 2021

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BBDO President, CEO, and Director Andrew Robertson
Andrew Robertson
187 Ratings
Pros
  • "Incredible company - full of great people(in 30 reviews)

  • "Fun Work Environment, Creativity is King(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Cut throat, long hours, rarely had reviews(in 34 reviews)

  • "Work life balance and low starting salary(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great! Room to grow

      May 16, 2021 - Account Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Creative working environment, people are nice to work with

      Cons

      Poor WLB and compensation, benefit....

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great Company

      May 22, 2021 - Strategist in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cool office space and great people

      Cons

      long hours and difficult to find work life balance

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great agency, highly creative!

      Apr 23, 2021 - Senior Vice President, Account Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very creative, very entrepreneurial. Feels like a much smaller agency.

      Cons

      Big agencies need big clients with big budgets. They're not always the most interesting to work on.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great ‘people’ place

      Apr 29, 2021 - Creative Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work, good benefits, nice people

      Cons

      Hard to be promoted Many core people were let go during pandemic

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Human Grinding Machine

      May 4, 2021 - Account Director in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart People across the network.

      Cons

      Tough clients who don't respect the agency as a strategic partner. There is a powershift to the client's side and unfortunately, the agency doesn't stand up for itself. Every year it's more work, for less money which equals less people (leaner teams) doing more work. The perfect recipe for employee burnout.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great place to start

      Apr 15, 2021 - Internship 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team and people to work with

      Cons

      Lack of work life balance

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Mar 31, 2021 - Junior Planner 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everyone is really hardworking. It's cool working for such a well-known agency and getting exposure to big-name clients.

      Cons

      There is really no system for raises/promotions. Formal reviews are basically nonexistent.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great working there

      Apr 6, 2021 - Software Developer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good people and good environment to work

      Cons

      no rise in the pay , no bonus

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      The behemoth marches on

      Feb 24, 2021 - Account Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Big clients. Some of the best work, and creatives, in the industry.

      Cons

      More or less zero culture. No training. Career advancement and favoritism based on how high-profile your client is (aka how close to to leadership you are). High ceiling to do amazing work, but on the flip side, extremely easy to feel invisible without any structured organization.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good

      May 3, 2021 - Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      At this company the people were great

      Cons

      At this company, salaries did not change.

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