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BBDO Reviews

Updated February 10, 2018
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BBDO President, CEO, and Director Andrew Robertson
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  • no work-life balance, long hours and poor compensation (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours and demanding clients (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great agency to work with larger clients"

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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

    great atmos, friendly culture, large cafe and freelancer space

    Cons

    larger agency with comm issues dealing with other branches at times


  2. "Nice place to work for the most part"

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Current Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, nice people, good location.

    Cons

    No reviews & raises and not much of a career path unless you are on the account or creative side.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The environment was very friendly and everyone was willing to help.

    Cons

    The work can be very simple but take a lot of time to finish.


  4. "BBDO Creative Inter"

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    Current Employee - Junior Copywriter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Copywriter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Really excellent place to gain experience.
    - Fast paced/ Learn as you go work environment.

    Cons

    - The transition from being an intern to a full time employee can take time.


  5. "VP, Account Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to be around every day.

    Cons

    Long hours and demanding clients.


  6. "Office space and bathrooms make the daily awful"

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    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great smart and nice people and management who communicate and seem to care, Good benefits and not crazy work times.

    Cons

    The office space and the cleanliness of it....desks are dusty, bathrooms are disgusting with sinks that hardly run water and they are so small you feel claustrophobic. They even got rid of garbage cans so folks store up smelly food and dirty tissues before going to the communal bins. Office has low ceilings, white walls and flourescent lights. It doesn't at all exemplify BBDO creativity.

    Advice to Management

    BBDO is an amazing company and so are the employees. Why not give them office space that displays that instead of having them using less than facilities like bathrooms and the walls are stark white...why?


  7. "Creative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of clients and opportunites

    Cons

    no dogs
    no free food (just water, milk, and coffee residue)
    pay is under living standards for juniors especially in NYC
    works you too hard
    3 people HR who never answer your emails
    trying to be cool and hip when they always lead TV first
    not a good place for juniors to advance
    no yearly review with pay bump or promotion unless you bring in the big awards
    big briefs go to the big guys
    easy to get lost in the mix
    boy's club
    clique-y
    no culture

    Advice to Management

    worry about the little guy, be a bottom up agency

  8. "Account Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Big Accounts, great opportunities to rise up

    Cons

    Crazy hours, lower than average industry pay

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedback


  9. "BBDO NY"

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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

    -Great accounts
    -Great reputation
    -Amazing talent
    -Exposure to comprehensive aspects of advertising

    Cons

    -There isn't a well-established agency culture


  10. "Freelance Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BBDO part-time

    Pros

    New insights
    Good work environment
    Creative place

    Cons

    Not rigorous
    Misunderstandings between departments

    Advice to Management

    Integrate teams more effectively
    Don't rest on past laurels of success too much


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