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Carat CEO Jerry Buhlmann
Jerry Buhlmann
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Associate Director

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

    I have been working at Carat full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Transparent, fun, many opportunities, great culture

    Cons

    Probably the same downsides as most other companies

  2. Good experience

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Carat full-time

      Pros

      Good team of people with passion for the medium.

      Cons

      Office politics can take a toll.

    • Good place to get experience

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Carat full-time

      Pros

      A great place to start out in media

      Cons

      Pay and hours are pretty bad if you work on a demanding account

    • Helpful (1)

      Not worth it

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Carat full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Nice NYC office and location in midtown. There’s free coffee and snacks, vendor perks, and some good coworkers who care.

      Cons

      The political environment is toxic. There’s so much hard work done with no recognition. The pay is too low and all the good people leave.

      Advice to Management

      Give your employees a reason to stay..

    • Used to be a great place but declined over the years

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      Former Employee - Integrated Media Manager in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Carat full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      A good deal of vacation time, tons of perks, lots of learning opportunities

      Cons

      Low pay, long hours, management in some areas are terrible to work with, not a lot of growth opportunities

      Advice to Management

      work better to understand junior employees and help them feel supported.

    • Very Meh

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      Former Employee - Planner in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Carat full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      - Coworkers are largely amazing - Great global accounts to work on - Great perks depending on the account you work on

      Cons

      Office culture is non-existent. Very little interaction between accounts. After losing our account HR and upper management left employees in the dark on their job status. 3.5 years at the company and no formal review. If you aren't a higher up it feels like the company doesn't appreciate you. Very little training opportunities are presented, and when they are account directors don't make the time for employees to actually...

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      Advice to Management

      Start to invest more in the lower level employees. They're the ones that keep the company going.

    • Good place to grow

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      Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Carat full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Solid people who care about you and your learning

      Cons

      low pay compared to the industry avereage

    • Typical agency

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Carat full-time

        Pros

        Plenty of nice people that had been there for many years The cafe area is large and can accommodate quick meetings

        Cons

        Company felt too siloed and unorganized, especially the digital investment group Executive leadership wasn't as visible or accessible as in other agencies

      • Assistant Digital Investment

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Carat full-time

        Pros

        It's a great environment and a lot of fun perks

        Cons

        They care a lot about hierarchy level positions

      • SEM Associate

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Carat full-time

          Pros

          It was a good work enviornment

          Cons

          Long work hours on some accounts

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