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Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people ( Majority of the people are really friendly, hard working and passionate about they do) (in 7 reviews)

  • Great culture: Lots of corporate programs to support and grow talent, good work/life balance, no egos (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • There is always a lot of incoming work, which can cause you to be very busy and may impact work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Long hours (but it's the same for any agency) (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent career experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great boss
    Great environment
    Great experience for me
    Had amazing potential
    Had amazing talented creative and strategy people

    Cons

    Closed the office
    Not allowed to manage basedon realistic expectations
    Economy had big impact on the end result

    Advice to Management

    Should have created a realistic plan for sucess


  2. "Account Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    They're great and creative people.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing and developing talent!

  3. "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Part of highly professional network, led by strategic marketing pros. Dedicated to growth and stability. Would work there again if possible.

    Cons

    Top person in direct marketing group highly unstable, irrational person. Alienated entire agency, set horribly negative tone, disrespected employees and management.

    Advice to Management

    Set positive tone and atmosphere by encouraging free thinking, rewarding both effort and result. Establish forum to truly listen to employees.


  4. "Casual and fun work atmosphere, decent compensation, decent freedom, little room for advancement."

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    Former Employee - IT Staff & Help Desk Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Staff & Help Desk Coordinator in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Casual & fun atmosphere
    Able to work on projects with your own personal edge
    Staff were encouraging and friendly, inclusive
    Good resources for staff available

    Cons

    Occasional exceptionally extended hours
    Poor communication with Global
    Little room for advancement or career development
    Agency seemed to be struggling for direction

    Advice to Management

    Agency needed to commit to being a boutique interactive firm in NYC rather than being like regular advertisers as part of the rest of Cossette Global.


  5. "Oh Canada. Why so confused down here?"

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    Former Employee - Interactive Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Interactive Producer in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large enough to compete with the big guys and win good accounts but not so huge that employees disappear under too many layers. Opportunities for growth that may not be available in the enormous agencies. One of these days they've got to figure out how to translate their strong position in Canada to the rest of the world. Many of the companies they're AOR for in Canada have big operations elsewhere in the world. Not a lot of structure in digital, so you can more or less blaze your own trail if you work on that side. Also, many Canadians have funny accents; "when I was in Ot-tow-waaaah."

    Cons

    Dominant in Canada but hasn't been able to spread the juice to the US. Definitely not an A-list player in any market.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aggressive when going after new business. There's nothing to lose by making bold pitches and shaking things up since you're a pipsqueak in the US. Canadian interactive people probably shouldn't be be so prevalent in the US.


  6. "Great Company Culture"

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

    I worked at Cossette Communication full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people!

    Cons

    Work hard, play hard mindset


  7. "Okay"

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

    Pros

    Good location and people are generally good to work with.

    Cons

    Disjointed senior management at the time, could be better now.

  8. "To be continued"

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    Current Employee - Account Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Account Director in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with so many intelligent people

    Cons

    Culture
    Balance between work and family

    Advice to Management

    Work on the culture


  9. "Good Canadian Agency"

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    Former Employee - Strategist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Strategist in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Location and a strong client roster.

    Cons

    Typical Agency drawbacks. Have to fight for pay and long hours.


  10. "Account Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cossette Communication full-time

    Pros

    Creative excellence and a great team.

    Cons

    Typical ad drama - over worked.


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