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Updated Feb 20, 2021

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Commonwealth Chairman and CEO Bill Kolb
Bill Kolb
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, great company, great PTO(in 8 reviews)

  • "company with great(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Little room for growth, only one client(in 5 reviews)

  • "There is absolutely NO room for growth(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company

      Sep 1, 2020 - Creative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They care about the employees and want to make sure everyone is comfortable.

      Cons

      I didn't have any cons to note. But advise management to walk around and talk to staff more.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Agency, Disappointing Overall Experience

      Jan 31, 2021 - Creative in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -401k match -Huge client -Pay is okay

      Cons

      -No actionable, measurable plan to increase and encourage diversity. During the "Day for Meaning" (McCann WW day to discuss diversity, feedback, overall agency improvement) several people made jokes and scoffed the entire time when race or pronouns were brought up. -Extremely understaffed, which has also created unrealistic expectations for employees who are not compensated appropriately for the enormous amount of work they are asked to do -Management does not communicate with agency at large very often about client-related business, agency outlook, etc. -Little/no room for growth (specifically for assistants/juniors) -Nature of the agency/client relationship has created a toxic and unrealistic work/life balance for many employees -"Boys club" that is very difficult to break into within the creative department

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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great people but not a lot of feedback / reviews

      Feb 20, 2021 - Vice President, Account Director in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really good people to work with. All with a common goal of producing great work.

      Cons

      Annual review process not consistent. I didn't get a review in the 5 years I was there which I believe affected my ability to get a raise.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Where there was once potential is now a black hole

      Mar 18, 2020 - Art Director in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and PTO package. Talented creatives.

      Cons

      VERY top heavy which results in way too many cooks in the kitchen. And by top of heavy I mean lots of white male management and egos. Lacks diversity. Every brief you receive will suck and the office space itself is depressing. As far as the creative work, ideas regularly disappear into the ether without anyone keeping you in the loop. Lots of talent here and amazing ideas coming to the table, but the work that actually gets produced with a budget behind it is mediocre.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun company, low pay.

      Feb 19, 2020 - Associate Project Manager in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and work atmosphere. Your coworkers always become family. Fun account.

      Cons

      Working your way up doesn't come with a lot of pay, unless you can play the game. But I feel this is advertising as a whole.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Gradually disappointing

      Mar 9, 2020 -  in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice agency perks. Most coworkers are good to work with.

      Cons

      Certain managers have no scruples. Don’t tell them anything in confidence. You can’t trust them. One in particular will tell you anything and everything you don’t want to know about other employees she doesn’t care for. Then she will stab you in the back and fire you.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Jan 15, 2020 - Agilent 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Many good people work here.

      Cons

      No overtime pay despite long hours

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Overall Great Place to Work

      Sep 23, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people, great company, great PTO.

      Cons

      There’s no room for growth. People don’t leave and you have to wait for a position to become available. They are a business and when it comes down to it make decisions based on that. I do believe it is sexist there more so on the creative floor

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Ok company

      Oct 24, 2019 - Reservations Agent in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly people and coworkers are nice

      Cons

      No upward mobility or opportunities for promotion

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great working culture.

      Aug 13, 2019 - Account Supervisor in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Team work, work to life balance

      Cons

      Salary and lack of position promotion

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