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  1. "Conill"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This company has amazing benefits and the environment is great. Very easy to move out to other departments, so definitely room for growth.

    Cons

    Human Resources could do a better job at handling certain issues that rise, but situations do get handled. HR and Management can benefit from a little more training to better their skills.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Top Heavy and Delusional"

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

    I worked at Conill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The People. Th office space.

    Cons

    The company is extremely top heavy with not enough "worker bees" for their own good. VP's and Directors, blinded by their oversizes ego's to see the big picture. A good sweep of the Social Media department and the bad seeds..(ahem leadership), and maybe Conill will have a chance.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees, reevaluate leadership and management in certain departments.

  3. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    A lot of good experience.

    Cons

    Experience comes at the expense of your personal time.


  4. Helpful (17)

    "Unlicensed Drivers Trying to Drive a Ferrari"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office with all the amenities one comes to expect from a network agency; latest computers, softwares, kitchens, conference rooms, parking, state of the art coffee machines, balconies, pool table, close to great eateries, etc, etc. Eager staff at the entry levels and blue chip accounts...mainly, just two but blue chip nonetheless.

    Cons

    For all the amenities and state of the art tools, mid-level and upper management employees can't figure out how to run an account let alone an agency. They're passive, reactionary, and myopic when it comes to running an account, "we do it like this because the client asked for it...or...the client complained so now we do this." They look to the client for direction instead of leading the client --order takers instead of strategic partners.

    VPs run things inefficiently and are often MIA. A handful of staffers "in the clique" have the VPs believing they do a lot and know a lot about the accounts when they could ALL be easily replaced. That's what happens when you hire people with no college degree and quickly (out of fear and manipulation) are promoted. Some, with only 4 years ad agency experience, call themselves account sups and others dare to call themselves management sups. They're all nothing but glorified project managers. No wonder clients, and one in particular, read then the riot act every year and berate them in meetings. It's not that the client is mean. It's that the clients are fed up with their antics and speak out of frustration.

    They're over their heads (ALL OF THEM) mostly playing at Mad Men who couldn't understand BDIs, CDIs or ROIs if they even bothered to look them up. Some creatives ignorantly "think" no account person has ever written creative briefs when, in fact, any account person worth his salt do/should. That's how inexperienced these people are.

    They chase their tails trying to understand Total Market and STILL don't get it. Everything about how this agency is staffed is all wrong from the Puerto Ricans who have no understanding or EXPERIENCE WITH the largely Mexican Hispanic market to the Brazilians who are barley comprehensible in either English or Spanish running a Hispanic agency. Never mind all the Argentinian creatives they import directly from South America with NO CLUE about the, again, predominantly MEXICAN Hispanic market in the US. Not only do they have no clue about the US Hispanic market, their approach is outdated, stereotyped and disdainful. None of the upper-lever staff would even dare go east of the 405. They have no respect for this market so how well do their clients think they can market to them with these "professionals" at the helm?

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Publicis, open your eyes and see who you've entrusted this agency and clients to. Hispanic experts? HARDLY. Little to no growth from Conill should be a BIG clue that you have got to clean house. It's like bringing in Russians to tell you how to market to the American Consumer. It just doesn't work. Conill has been lucky at best due to the size of the two large accounts. They've won no new accounts and projects hardly count. In fact, they've lost business. Keep believing the unlicensed drivers trying to figure out how to drive this Ferrari and you'll witness them driving it into the ground.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "weak Management issues"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    For a self motivated person being so "headless" is not a problem, actually an advantage.

    Cons

    there is no strong voice and management. there is only a few people with power and they not necessary have the knowledge for that position.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making people feel part of the company instead of focusing on only a few "friends". You need more than a hand full to get the company moving


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Subordinate / Lone Wolf / Ignored and Silenced"

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Planner in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Strategic Planner in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are "nice to your face." Ping pong table. Parking is okay. Coffee including decaff.

    Cons

    No leadership. No potential. No listening ability. Poor supervisors. Over-inflated egos with nothing to back it up. Sometimes "backstab-y" but also "front-stab-y." Suuuuuuper political. Interoffice politics and chisme are normal. One or two smart people who should probably leave the agency and go somewhere else where they are valued for being an independent thinker. :)

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Carlos, promote Annie.... get a backbone.


  7. "Great place to get your career started"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Conill full-time

    Pros

    Great place to get your career started and very passionate people.
    If you work hard, you will be given more responsibility.

    Cons

    Not rewarded unless you make a case for yourself.
    Not a lot of involvement at VP Level.
    No process and departments are a bit disconnected.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to let employees go
    Reward your employees

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everyone is very nice and helpful

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes and not the best at work/life balance


  9. "Long hours, great people"

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and they really try to make you feel like family.

    Cons

    Long hours and little recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people at the bottom.


  10. "Rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You feel at home, the people is great. Amazing accounts and beautiful office space.

    Cons

    They let talent go away to easily. Structure and process not always makes sense. There's people in upper management positions that not necessarily deserve their positions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep ands grow the talent!


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