Commonwealth Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2020

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Commonwealth Chairman and CEO Bill Kolb
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  1. "Project Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Commonwealth

    Pros

    People are great to work with and the work is interesting

    Cons

    Salary is low for amount of work you put in

    Commonwealth2018-07-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Where there was once potential is now a black hole"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Art Director in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Commonwealth full-time

    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.

    Commonwealth2020-03-18
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Gradually disappointing"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth

    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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    Commonwealth2020-03-09
  4. "Fun company, low pay."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Project Manager in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.

    Commonwealth2020-02-19
  5. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Agilent 

    I have been working at Commonwealth full-time

    Pros

    Many good people work here.

    Cons

    No overtime pay despite long hours

    Commonwealth2020-01-15
  6. "Ok company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reservations Agent in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Commonwealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly people and coworkers are nice

    Cons

    No upward mobility or opportunities for promotion

    Commonwealth2019-10-24
  7. "Overall Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth full-time for more than 5 years

    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

    Commonwealth2019-09-24
  8. "Great working culture."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Supervisor in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Commonwealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Team work, work to life balance

    Cons

    Salary and lack of position promotion

    Commonwealth2019-08-13
  9. "Gained a lot of knowledge about the industry."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Creator in Detroit, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Commonwealth full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I got a lot of experience and learned a lot about the industry. For that I am very grateful.

    Cons

    There was no room for growth.

    Commonwealth2019-04-18
  10. "Print Producer"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

    Commonwealth2018-12-03
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