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BBDO Reviews

Updated March 16, 2019
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  • "Boring at times but worth it for work/life balance" (in 16 reviews)

  • "the long long hours and datelines" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Money, big clients, work/life balance

    Cons

    Boring at times but worth it for work/life balance


  2. "Great environment to learn"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BBDO full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to real industry work.

    Cons

    A LOT of work if you're wiling to put in the time. I easily did about 60-70 hrs a week as a creative intern.

  3. "Loved it"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly

    I have been working at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    Incredible company - full of great people

    Cons

    Quite large, could be bad if you don't want that


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Traditional Advertising Agency with High Expectations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Culture. Everyone at BBDO is friendly and hardworking.

    Cons

    Hard to excel & gain experience within the agency.


  5. "BBDO Dallas is a mess"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great clients and interesting work

    Cons

    95% of BBDO Dallas quit in 2018

    Advice to Management

    Hire better leaders in New York and Dallas


  6. "a great place to be"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay is great. opportunities are great.

    Cons

    can be very hierarchical and political.

    Advice to Management

    let AEs be included during important meetings. keeping it top down doesn't help grow teams.


  7. "Terrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great clients, engaging work

    Cons

    Poor gossipy leadership hired that caused most of the team to flee

    Advice to Management

    Please check references of leadership. Poor hires in Dallas

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Advertising"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Genuine creative talent and always interesting projects/clients passing through. Good team spirit.

    Cons

    Sometimes too content with technological systems that were merely "good enough".

    Advice to Management

    Show the same passion for fostering technological innovation as you do for creativity.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Do not recommend to anyone."

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers are now very close friends.

    Cons

    -zero work life balance
    -no career growth (a person on my team was in his role for 9 years)
    - no opportunity to experience other brands
    - no management support
    - no opportunity to learn.

    Advice to Management

    invest in your current employees.
    don't take advantage of them


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It's a marketing agency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BBDO full-time

    Pros

    A historical network making good work on some of the largest accounts in the world.

    Cons

    There is very little social aspect to the work outside of your account outside of an employee run soccer team

    Advice to Management

    Build the community here and I think you'll see the individuals begin to commit more time here