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Colle McVoy Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good, but could be much more"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This place is full of talent — particularly in creative — but it's not capitalizing on all of its potential. There are opportunities here and there to do smart, interesting work and there's a lot of stuff that's more of a keep-the-lights-on churn. The accounts aren't the sexiest, but there are a few fun ones and for the most part everything is a recognizable national or regional brand. The most attractive thing is probably the people and the work/life balance. If you want to work at a good shop but not give your entire life to advertising this is a place to be in Minneapolis.

    Cons

    As much as they talk about change, it's slow to be implemented. There are simply too many people who are stuck in an old school mindset.

    It could be said that this is the nicest agency in town. There is little interest in pushing clients to buy smarter work or even having difficult internal conversations between account and creative teams. It's all about about stability, which is great for client longevity, but not the best thing for selling the top notch creative.

    There's a lot of emphasis on winning Best Places to Work awards. This is a hardly a con, but some of the (tangible) benefits could be more competitive with other top agencies in town if they truly believe it's one of the best places to work.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be an agency known for brilliant creative, make that the priority in terms of influence on accounts. If you want to be known as an agency that's progressive and leads brands to cutting-edge thinking beyond advertising, it might be time to shift some of the staffing and structure. In the meanwhile, hire people who will bring those skills and capabilities and give more opportunities to the people currently there that bring those much-needed elements to the table.

    As far as benefits go, get more competitive with your maternity AND paternity policies. Be more reasonable with your vesting schedule — a 401K policy isn't generous if you expect people to stay forever to see their employer contribution.


  2. "Good employees, plays it safe"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colle McVoy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Nice people
    Good location
    Cool rooftop

    Cons

    Not sure where to start.....

    Advice to Management

    Be more open and honest.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good people doing award-winning work."

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    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great attitudes toward work and life. Smart people making effective work.

    Cons

    Account - driven. Often bogged down in process. Playing catch-up on the latest trends.


  4. "Pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and perks. Overall a nice place to work. I would recommend it. Free beer when you do your time sheet!

    Cons

    Not great at digital work


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Account Management"

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

    Pros

    Great culture, excellent leadership and friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Work could get mundane depending on what clients you are assigned to.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Former Employee with heart for C+M"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Colle McVoy full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership. Great culture. Great group of smart, passionate and talented people.

    Cons

    Takes awhile to move up within the company.


  7. "Administration"

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

    I worked at Colle McVoy full-time

    Pros

    Fun company to work for. Benefits and employee perks wonderful!

    Cons

    None - My workload changed therefore was laid off

    Advice to Management

    Maybe try a little harder to keep good employees that want to continue working there that dedicated a lot of years with you.

  8. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Account Executive in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colle McVoy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the people here, these are connections I will continue to foster for a very long time. Work perks are great, too! Rooftop patio, free beer, summer hours, the list goes on.

    Cons

    A lot of accounts are strictly executional, churn and burn. In addition, a lot of accounts are conservative - lack of creative freedom and exploration.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Agency"

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Fair salary
    Diverse clients offering opportunity for different experience

    Cons

    Work days can often go past 8 hours
    Difficult to advance within the company
    Transparency from senior management left something to be desired


  10. "Nice People, Normal work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colle McVoy full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Creatives don't have the priority.
    Media and strategy leaders have too much effect on creative ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Protect your creative team


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