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Updated February 12, 2018
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Kevin Wertz
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Pros
  • Great people, collaborative teams, room for growth, leadership support (in 12 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Advertises as a company that provides flexibility in work life balance but that is not the reality (in 9 reviews)

  • LA office is understaffed resulting in long hours and low morale (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Account Services"

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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

    Pros

    I've only been here a few weeks, but so far it has been great. Everyone is super nice and welcoming and the office space is so cool. My boss is kind, respectful and values other people's opinions- great aspects of a good leader. I can't say enough good things about this place.

    Cons

    I don't have any complaints.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Great People, Weak Management and Culture - LA Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people and a diverse group of employees.
    Good place to start a career, with young employees.

    Cons

    Work hours (but relatively typical of ad agency life)
    Upper management is weak: Leads to lower level employees having to carry the work burden. Ex: Instead of making sound timeline decisions with the client, upper management folds on standing their ground, which leads to employees having to rush projects beyond what is possible.
    Fear Culture: There is a strong fear culture because of the blame game. There needs to be a stronger sense of mission built by upper management and spread through-out the teams. More team building and understanding that everyone had the same goal - to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Dear Management: Stand your ground with the client, improve your negotiating ability and improve the culture so that it moves away from fear-based and closer to team-based.

    Dear Kevin: Take some time to talk with the lower-level employees. Hear their concerns and be in touch with your entire company. I never saw you take some time to talk with employees other than upper management.

  3. "Starting salary hasn't changed in 20 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time

    Pros

    - Company culture
    - Various events through the year to be apart of
    - Variety of clients
    - Location of office & parking nearby, in the heart of Detroit

    Cons

    - Starting salary for account work has not changed in over 20 years, even with a move to Detroit {including Detroit City taxes}
    - Hire in people from the outside with large price tags
    - Advertises as a company that provides flexibility in work life balance but that is not the reality

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees based on the cost of living.


  4. "Agency with potential but lacking resources"

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

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time

    Pros

    The agency has good vibes, strong creative and strategy disciplines, supports entrepreneurial spirit. Strong in traditional advertising but lacks digital POV (media planning, development, data and analytics), great office location and space, friendly employees.

    Cons

    Lack of processes (a bit of a chaos), not a lot of support from upper management - you're being given the reins with no support or guidance, not a strong leadership presence and many people with their own agendas that makes work complicated and takes away the collaborative spirit. There are very minimal efforts done to invest in employees (career development, mentoring/coaching, team building, etc.). LA office is understaffed resulting in long hours and low morale. Huge gap between Detroit (HQ) and LA offices - the agency hasn't nailed the remote team collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Have a strong leadership presence in LA office and discipline leads actively engaged in building, developing and supporting their teams - don't let your people float on their own. Establish strong processes and checks and balances.


  5. "Good Agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time

    Pros

    Good agency with good people, benefits, fun atmosphere...

    Cons

    Depends on the account you work on, but I remember work life balance being a challenge. New management has taken over since then, so I'm hopeful it's changed since then.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage work life balance and allow flex time as needed.


  6. "I was very well respected here"

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

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

    Pros

    Hours/Pay/Energy/Work Load/People/Benefits/Location/Vacation days/Variety of people from all ages/Mult-cultural

    Cons

    Honestly nothing I can think of at all I moved on to a higher position at the company that's the only reason I left


  7. "Good place to work with plenty of challenges"

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    Former Employee - Media Buyer in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Media Buyer in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New tasks daily and plenty of challenge. Positive work environment and friendly co-workers and managers. Work load was not too overwhelming.

    Cons

    Office job just wasn’t for me. Unfortunately realized this too late. Worked for this company for over a year and then decided to make a career change.

  8. "Great place, with great people!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time

    Pros

    Talented and fun people.
    Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    I do not have any


  9. "Great people. Positive culture shift."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Campbell Ewald full-time

    Pros

    Really bright people to work with. Doing amazing things to build a positive and accepting culture. Very open lines of communication. Good perks.

    Cons

    Could use better clarity of roles within teams.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the momentum. Keep being open and honest with employees.


  10. "Bouncing back"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Campbell Ewald full-time

    Pros

    With new agency heads, there is new life in this old shop. Well worth a look.

    Cons

    Still trying to shake off its reputation.


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