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Updated Jan 24, 2021

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BBDO President, CEO, and Director Andrew Robertson
Andrew Robertson
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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
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place

      Jan 21, 2019 - Account Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Money, big clients, work/life balance

      Cons

      Boring at times but worth it for work/life balance

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    2. 4.0
      Former Intern

      Amazing and creative but long hours

      Jan 24, 2021 - Account Management Intern 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Creative and you get a lot of responsibility

      Cons

      Work life balance and low starting salary

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      AE Experience

      Mar 4, 2020 - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      So much production, which means you get to be apart of huge shoots and get great experience

      Cons

      Not great work life balance

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Ok

      Nov 20, 2019 - Strategist in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great CSO, good learning opportunity

      Cons

      Work life balance and culture. Office space is bleak

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    5. 4.0
      Former Freelancer, more than 5 years

      Big Clients lots of opportunity

      Mar 13, 2019 - Art Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good group of people working there. Big Clients with some fun projects and big budgets

      Cons

      can get political and work-life balance is pretty non-existent but that's NYC

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Do not recommend to anyone.

      Dec 17, 2018 - Account Executive in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Boring for juniors, good on the resume

      Jul 6, 2015 - Junior Copywriter in Mumbai
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      BBDO is a great place to work. For your social life. The office has a bar that a lot of employees go to at the end of the day. Plus the work/life balance never keeps you very late. BBDO is constantly winning awards and looks great on your resume. The company motto is "The work. The work. The work." and they do defend the hell out of it and defend their creatives.

      Cons

      As a junior, expect to be ignored or forgotten. With an agency this big, all of the cool work is sent to the senior creatives, leaving you with emails and print ads for the lesser known clients. Performance reviews are almost non-existent, as are raises or promotions. Internal communication organization is terrible, resulting in a lot of screw ups and pointed fingers. If you're still intrigued, my best advice for a junior is to put in your year and move on. Any longer and you're wasting time when you could be doing cooler work and making more money doing it somewhere else.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Good experience overall, high-paced environment, can be stressful

      Jan 8, 2014 - Art Director in New Delhi
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fun, exciting, rewarding work, awesome people, strong culture

      Cons

      Stressful, time-crunches, people can be rude when under pressure, poor work-life balance at times

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Pros

      Great clients though not for interactive Great work/life balance Talented traditional creatives (read: great TV commercials) If you have a senior manager who believes in you, you'll do well (otherwise you're stuck)

      Cons

      Completely do not understand interactive/digital as a marketing paradigm shift The old school world of CD personalities dominating work is alive and kicking Not willing to invest in talent growth (no money for conferences, classes, products to test...etc) Client come to BBDO for traditional work and they go elsewhere for digital/experiential

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Very good experience

      Jun 21, 2013 - Interactive Designer in Mumbai
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I was there for almost 3 years as an interactive designer. Fabulous clients and very exciting teams. The overall talent level there is very high.

      Cons

      Work flow was not always a smooth as it might have been. Some weak areas of inter-office communication. Work/life balance was not always balanced!

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