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Commonwealth Reviews

Updated December 2, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great people, great opportunities, wonderful atmosphere" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Flexible/large amounts of paid time off, great people, good clients, flexibility to move to different roles within the agency" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little room for growth, only one client" (in 4 reviews)

  • "People can basically do what they want with no repercussions and no one holding them accountable for their actions" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People are great to work with and the work is interesting

    Cons

    Salary is low for amount of work you put in


  2. "Print Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Commonwealth full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment people are great.

    Cons

    No raises, poor management, no career growth.

  3. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Commonwealth full-time

    Pros

    Company has a great culture and cool people that work there.

    Cons

    Cutthroat, long hours, and tough to be promoted.


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Creative
    Current Employee - Creative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Commonwealth (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere and great client. Leadership is always looking out for everyone.

    Cons

    Only one client to work on, but leadership is always looking for other opportunities.


  5. "Great People!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Commonwealth full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are what makes this company great.

    Cons

    Process and proper training are lacking.


  6. "Good people, fine work"

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    Current Employee - Art Director in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Art Director in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Commonwealth full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, friendly environment. Even mid-level & junior get chances to work on big projects. Leadership is good.

    Cons

    Not very creative. Clients are conservative.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Global, just say NO"

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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 Commonwealth full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Location
    Free Parking
    Global looks good on a resume
    McCann looks good on a resume
    Most people are gone by 4:30 (because no one cares)

    Cons

    Lacks process and team structure
    Lacks purpose (from clients and leadership)
    No Transparency
    Lack of advancement opportunities
    No reasoning behind pay or titles
    It Is not uncommon to hear misogynistic, homophobic or racist comments/jokes being said by both agency personnel and clients.
    Work is meaningless and often gets killed
    Creative and strategy is “vanilla” at best
    Global clients have no power and no marketing experience
    Leadership is nonexistent
    Blame and fear culture, your job will be threatened weekly
    Nothing you do here will prepare you for any other job you may get in the future.
    This agency gives Michigan a bad name. Most people who have worked on global, had such a bad experiences, they ended up leaving the state of Michigan all together.
    A lot of people get screwed over by HR when they leave
    The most unhappy Environment I have ever had the displeasure of working in!

    Advice to Management

    This is a small city, people talk, good luck hiring!

  8. "Above average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Commonwealth full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment with plenty of management support.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth.


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Junior Art Director in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Junior Art Director in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Commonwealth (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits package, agency culture, and fun work.

    Cons

    Little room for growth, only one client.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Commonwealth full-time

    Pros

    Small agency where everyone helps each other succeed. Being downtown provides a great atmosphere and alot of after work events.

    Cons

    Clients are practically right next door and expect you to be available when they want. Sometimes resources aren't available which can make your job more difficult.