DeVries Global Reviews

Updated May 15, 2021

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3.8
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DeVries Global Managing Director, North America Jessica OCallaghan  (no image)
Jessica OCallaghan
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Pros
  • "excellent work/life balance flexibility; very unique in this industry(in 8 reviews)

  • "Pay was average for the work, at the time had a good team and great client(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lack of work/life balance - HR said "No timesheets have raised flags on our end" If a 65 hour work week doesn't raise flags, not sure what will(in 7 reviews)

  • "upper management is so out of touch with the junior employees - those who are doing the work that supports the whole firm(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work!

      Dec 5, 2020 - Senior Consultant 
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      Pros

      Great place to work. Love it

      Cons

      I don’t have any cons. It’s a great place

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to start

      May 15, 2021 - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Devries is full of wonderful people who are always willing to help junior staff with the building blocks of their career

      Cons

      Little to no work life balance. Favoritism shows at times.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great People No Work Life Balance

      Apr 2, 2021 - Account Executive in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People, professional development, culture, opportunities for growth

      Cons

      Client demands, long hours, emails 24/7, poor work life balance

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      All that glitters....

      Feb 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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      Pros

      A few nice people who genuinely want to do great work.

      Cons

      Mostly toxic people who speak poorly about their colleagues behind their backs.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to build your career

      Oct 1, 2020 - Junior Account Executive in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart managers, like-minded people, fun office, cool projects!

      Cons

      None, great place to work

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Proceed w Caution

      Oct 11, 2019 - Account Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - met a *few* amazing people. All who have left because of the toxic work environment. - product giveaways. - WFH day after a year of working w the agency.

      Cons

      - everyone talks behind each other’s backs. It’s like the sorority I never knew I was pledging. Even upper management and bosses will talk down to others... sometimes to their face even, but mostly behind their back. It creates such toxicity. - claims its diverse but that it a joke. Pretty sure all of upper management is blonde. - says it pays competitively... but that’s also a joke. - the CEO is never around nor does she make too much of an effort to get to know others. - pretends it has a culture and values. It’s shallow.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent place to work

      Jan 27, 2020 - Community Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay was average for the work, at the time had a good team and great client. Benefits and small perks were good.

      Cons

      Turnover and competition with other agencies.

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great career starter, but no one values you

      Apr 28, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Work from home days -Free product giveaways -Fun clients -Generous PTO ~18 days/yr -Nice coworkers

      Cons

      -Nepitism is a huge problem -Salary - undervaluing employees and HUGE pay gaps among teams -Lack of work/life balance - HR said "No timesheets have raised flags on our end" If a 65 hour work week doesn't raise flags, not sure what will. They will work you until you burn out. -Lack of recognition -PTO can be denied -Expected to work when on PTO/holidays -Serious overservicing of clients

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      PR Intern

      Nov 9, 2018 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Close work environment, very hands-on project experiences

      Cons

      Lack of formal training so it really depends on who your supervisor is

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      DeVries - Amazing Company + Great Work Environment + Fantastic Learning Experience

      Jul 12, 2015 - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
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      Pros

      DeVries is hands down one of the best companies in the industry. I’m surprised by a few of the junior staff reviews - I’ve worked at several PR agencies in NYC, and DeVries is truly a remarkable company. Most agencies don’t offer the perks, accessible senior staff, work/life balance and mentorship that DeVries provides. DeVries has an amazing work culture, plenty of opportunities for all employees, along with great staff and mindset. The agency is full of smart and very nice people and everyone is willing to help and answer questions. The higher level execs are very accessible (not hierarchical) and there is so much you will learn by working at this agency - both strategically and creatively. Perks include manicure mondays, bar cart fridays, very generous PTO, flexible work from home policy, summer fridays and closed office between Christmas and New Years.

      Cons

      Pay could be higher - however, I justify it with the perks and PTO.

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