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"A good place to start an agency career."

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Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
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Pros

great clients, great agency network worldwide. People are really nice with a low ego level. A really good place to start an agency career. DDB sets the groundwork for knowledge in all areas of traditional advertising.

Cons

low pay, senior management isn't always open with their plans. The relationship between DDB and Tribal DDB was not always very positive in our office and caused a lot of tension amongst staff and clients.

Advice to Management

Be honest, don't try to always say things are good when they aren't.

Other Employee Reviews for DDB New York

  1. "A Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Print Producer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Print Producer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have a good culture, excellent benefits package, and people are generally friendly. It's a big, international company with opportunities for growth and advancement depending on your department. There is a great network of support within the company for personal and professional issues. When I worked there, they celebrated special occasions with treats for the employees or with small parties in the office.

    Cons

    Because it is such a big office, it's easy to feel like just another cog in the wheel. I have found that larger offices tend to have more office drama which, I realize, isn't necessarily related to the company itself but it is something to consider when evaluating a work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on.


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    "An agency unlike many others - I'd recommend DDB to anyone and everyone!"

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    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a large company that operates like a small one. The Chairman and President know nearly everyone in the company (by walking around to say hello each week), and it's very much a "work hard, play hard" environment. They also seem to have a knack for hiring people whose personalities really meld together well, which makes fur a very fun, easy workplace and really helps you enjoy your job. They also have some very nice "perks" (that do come with working at almost any Omnicom agency) such as far more holiday days off that anyone else, stocked refrigerators with the products we do advertising for, a game room, a really amazing holiday party, a decent healthcare program, and a decent 401K offering.

    Cons

    There is no official "review" process. They should implement employee reviews for ALL employees - no matter your position or rank - at least once per year. And part of that process should include peer reviews that are incorporated into your overall review (the employee would give a list of, say, 5 names to their supervisor for their peer reviews). Also, I know that many of the creative folks are very overworked. We have a lot of business going on (which is great!), and the creative folks end up putting in far more hours per week than they should be (hence, we're probably understaffed in that department and people many burnout quickly).

    Advice to Management

    Generally, everyone is really happy working here, so keep it up! But do make an effort to continually recognize work and efforts by giving internal promotions and raises, and keep making this a fun environment to work in.

    Also, there should be a separate New Business creative team AND Project Manager. When New Business pitches come up, the leaders pull anyone and everyone onto it and most people simply do not have time for such an intense project along with all their other work! There should be a separate creative team and project manager strictly to work on New Business.

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