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Updated September 14, 2018
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Carat CEO, Aegis Media Jerry Buhlmann
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  • "Work/life balance is almost impossible" (in 24 reviews)

  • "long hours, underpaid, and slow upwards mobility" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Planning Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Planning Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transparent, fun, many opportunities, great culture

    Cons

    Probably the same downsides as most other companies


  2. "Assistant Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great people and culture

    Cons

    low pay, sometimes long hours

    Advice to Management

    internal promotions

  3. "Good Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carat full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed culture, collaborative, great clients/accounts

    Cons

    staffing is not where it should be, compensation is low compared to industry


  4. "mehh"

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

    I have been working at Carat full-time

    Pros

    - some really great global accounts
    - beautiful new office

    Cons

    - people culture is non-existent at best, awful at worst
    - turnover rate is insane
    - no organization or direction on career, especially if you're not "a favorite"


  5. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carat full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with.
    Great work culture.

    Cons

    less growth in the company.

    Advice to Management

    HR department is very slow to reply and bias.


  6. "Associate Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carat full-time

    Pros

    There are many perks with vendors

    Cons

    Bad culture, limited career growth


  7. "Good Place to start"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid Culture
    Growing, so everything is new

    Cons

    No solid vision for the company!!

  8. "Associate Buyer"

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

    I have been working at Carat full-time

    Pros

    The Work Life Balance is great

    Cons

    The pay is very low


  9. "Supervisor, Planning"

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    Current Employee - Planning Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Planning Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for Growth, flexibility between accounts.

    Cons

    Poor leadership from select superiors.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carat full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home policy, office location in midtown east

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement, loss of various accounts (Adidas, Mondelez, Biersdorf, Macy's, etc.) over the past few months, lack of a cohesiveness and overall Carat identity. There are various director level employees who are inept and have no idea what is going on which is kind of concerning.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep employee's from looking for greener pastures by offering new and exciting opportunities to retain talent within the larger dentsu aegis network. The agency does not do anything to keep people interested in their roles.


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