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"Neat place to work, but with some important limitations"

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

Pros

Wow, the benefits, can they get any better? Between many holidays, a gazillion vacation days, unlimited (within reason) sick days, employee perks, etc., Arc's offerings are hard to beat. Not to mention the professional advancement opportunities (training, conferences, etc.) and the ability to work on extremely high-profile clients and ground-breaking creative work.

Cons

Politics, politics, politics. If you're not on the correct side of the aisle, and it's not your turn to talk, God help you, even if the project is ass-backwards and costing 10x as much as it should. Management is often oblivious and incompetent and employees have little recourse. Personnel concerns are not always addressed effectively or sincerely. Information sharing across clients is non-existent and duplicative work is commonplace. To sum it up, it's a cool agency that's becoming too corporatized.

Advice to Management

SHARE, SHARE, SHARE! You're wasting a crap-ton of resources on parallel efforts so much of the time. Too many managers may be sufficiently degreed or pedigreed, but lack critical, innate people and leadership abilities that would get them nary a janitorial job elsewhere. Defer to employees as often as managers on what's going on beyond the surface. Encourage even the lowest on the totem pole to chime in with feedback -- yes, even if they have a concern about how a concept looks -- yes, even if they're not the Associate Creative Director on the project.

Other Employee Reviews for Arc Worldwide

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun and laidback environment

    Cons

    Under-performing employees are transferred to other teams within the company or the problem is ignored. Bad employees need to be held accountable for their actions and not just passed off from one team to another.

    Advice to Management

    As a large company, Arc/LB needs to find ways to communicate better within our own office. I feel as if I'm in a "bubble" on my floor, with little knowledge about what's going on with other accounts, departments, etc.


  2. "Arc is okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm lucky to work on a team that is comprised of very passionate, smart, dedicated, and talented people. I also have the pleasure of working on a very important, high-profile client.

    Cons

    Pay raise and promotion freeze across the board. But somehow there are exceptions to that rule. Will always be in the shadow of sister agency Leo Burnett.

    Advice to Management

    Stand by the mantra that the company is only as good as their people and take care of those people.

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