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BBDO President, CEO, and Director Andrew Robertson
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  • "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 Intern, less than 1 year

      Good internship, but not always learning opportunities!

      Sep 30, 2020 - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great balance of “old world” era advertising and being on the cutting edge. Big clients motivate you to work, and teams have real camaraderie.

      Cons

      Sometimes there’s no work, even when you try to float around to different departments. It makes the program feel less productive.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Intern

      A Dream Job for Those Who Want to Work

      Sep 10, 2019 - Summer Intern 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, top notch agency

      Cons

      Very difficult to get hired

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Loved it

      Feb 12, 2019 - Intern - Hourly 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Incredible company - full of great people

      Cons

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

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Flexible, but too flexible

      Jun 18, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Still does incredible work, flexible hours, great people.

      Cons

      Easy to get lost as a junior creative, top heavy structure.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to work

      Mar 27, 2019 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people to work with

      Cons

      Tough to move around and not many growth opportunities

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Losing hope for the last, creatively good, big shop.

      Dec 27, 2013 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Big clients with a lot of opportunity to make sometimes groundbreaking, but at least good, national work. As at any shop, there are a lot of smart, great people to work with. At such a big place it's easier to slip through bureaucratic cracks and find them and the right clients to slip ideas under the table to.

      Cons

      Corporate bureaucracy keeps one hand from knowing what the other is doing. For every step forward interactively and creatively, two steps back resource wise as quarterly profits and SVP bonuses have to be met. Layoffs are truly random. The new, open floor plan is a joke as higher ups are still siloed in their corner offices leaving no private spaces for meetings and client phone calls. No raises unless you threaten to leave and they really do need you. Creative manager just helps out her friends, let's news leak through them and is in over her head.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      BBDO USA LLC

      Dec 9, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      While there, you will work with some truly great people (especially in Account Services and Production). The environment is nearly always one of high energy and collaboration. It is a good place to learn about the advertising business.

      Cons

      - There are a number of huge egos you will inevitably encounter (but that is the advertising business). When you do find yourself up against one, you'll find that your ideas/opinions are frequently downplayed of ignored. - It's a bit too trendy to rely on freelancers and contractors instead of hiring full-time employees. Yes, freelancer/contractors can be a quick fix but experienced employees are the glue that keeps the place together. - You better negotiate a good salary when starting there because raises are few and far between.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      The People The People The People

      Nov 22, 2016 - Creative Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work from great people. The slogan is true. It is all about the work. Everyone has one goal to make the best and most effective advertising across all disciplines. But they're some of the nicest people around too.

      Cons

      You can get lost in the shuffle there. Sometimes you have to raise your hand and get after it. Not a lot of juniors either. If you think you're coming in a managerial role, you're not. You will be expected to do more than get your hands dirty.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Pretty Good

      Aug 24, 2009 - Account Supervisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The days and amount of time off were great, people were kind and approachable for the most part. The creative team was great to work with as well as print production. Great learning experience and lots of client exposure.

      Cons

      All of the great people that I worked with have all been laid off. Not sure who is left and what the future holds for this office of BBDO as they are so tied to Chrysler. Wish them the best though.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good learning experience and friendly people.

      Jan 11, 2012 - Intern in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great people - they're friendly and nice. As an intern, they gave me some good advice and I got some good connections out of the time I spent there. - The company does some great work in the advertising industry. - Good work environment and convenient location.

      Cons

      Huge company so obviously you don't get to meet a lot of the people who are involved in the company.

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