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Campbell Ewald Reviews

Updated February 7, 2019
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Pros
  • "The work is busy, great people and awesome space to work in" (in 14 reviews)

  • "For the most part, great PTO/work life balance" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes work life balance can be a bit off" (in 10 reviews)

  • "LA office is understaffed resulting in long hours and low morale" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "HR"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth and great company culture.

    Cons

    Cant think of any.


  2. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Senior Account Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people who are willing to answer questions and teach you about their roles

    Cons

    I can’t think of any.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Senior Web Developer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Playa del Rey, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Playa del Rey, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and work environment. High-profile clients and challenging projects to work on.

    Cons

    The workflow is pretty loose. You often need to figure out the project details on your own. Project management needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    See above


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not Worth Your While"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time

    Pros

    The people at the agency are very smart in their approach and understanding their clients from a high-level standpoint, but it doesn't align/trickle down into the day-to-day work flow. Their TRYING to create diversity in culture and thought through out the agency, but it's very disingenuous and you can tell it's just a check-off on their list to mask their previously publicized poor reputation. Nice views of Los Angeles.

    Cons

    - Pay is very low and doesn't meet the competitive industry standards for Los Angeles at all. They're based out of Detroit and clearly think that Detroit & LA have the same cost of living.
        - Extremely high turnover; everyone on the account I was on left the agency within less than a year on both the account and creative side.
        - Inadequate scoping of accounts; I definitely felt like I was set up for failure, and was not supported in my day-to-day or from a professional growth standpoint.
        - Agency leadership is extremely pretentious
        - Executive creative teams are divas that don't understand and don't try to understand the clients goals
        - Current leadership fosters an old-age ad agency environment which is contributing to the agencies very poor company morale and high turn-over
        - Lack of collaboration and can-do attitude from the internal teams was extremely frustrating and counterproductive
        - Lack of process; constantly changing at the convenience of leadership
    - No HR in the LA office

    Advice to Management

    Salaries for Los Angeles should reflect that market, not Detroit. Make more of a priority to be involved in with the People & Culture of the office instead of treating company culture like a check-off on your to-do list. Learn how to better manage the clients and scope accounts accurately, so you're not burning out your employees.


  5. "media"

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

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

    Pros

    great clients, great team, great life work balance

    Cons

    weak leadership, fall back position to things done in the past

    Advice to Management

    less, what was done before and more innovation


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Diversity is not key"

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    Former Employee - Creative
    Former Employee - Creative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Major clients, fixture in the detroit ad community.

    Cons

    Not a diverse place, the racism and sexism ranges from subtle to out right gross.

    Advice to Management

    I never worked there under the current regime, but you can't claim Detroit without hiring people of color from Detroit. An ad agency's creative department mirrors their values. If it's all white and male, that's a damning statement. And nobody has forgotten "Ghetto Day."


  7. "Account Services"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Amazing, fun, and positive culture!
    2. Most teams are collaborative to help each other
    3. People are willing to teach, if you’re willing to learn
    4. Account management track is quick to move up

    Cons

    1. Pay is subpar at best....

    Advice to Management

    Please pay your level employees a bit more, especially the lower level ones. You lose great talent if they can’t afford to learn, grow, and pay their bills at the same time.

  8. "Great environment and atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time

    Pros

    Very few egos here make for an enjoyable work space.

    Cons

    They significantly underpay their employees.


  9. "Good People"

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    Current Employee - ACD in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - ACD in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office space is really cool and my colleagues are too.

    Cons

    Distance from where I live

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, and win some new business.


  10. "Great place to start!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, beautiful office, cool work. It's a great place to be if you're just starting out in your career. I've only been here for a short while but I love it so far!

    Cons

    Lower pay than other agencies