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  1. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Bad Culture, not great clients, lots of layers

    Apr 6, 2022 - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You get healthy budgets and in the right group, a good brief every once in a while. Your job is safe and they protect their people pretty well. Not a lot of layoffs.

    Cons

    Wayyyyy too many layers. Lots of comfortable people in high paying positions. The relationship with clients are more like a vendor than a creative partner. Account & Strategy runs the show and the creative is just a check mark off a todo list.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  1. 5.0
    Current Intern

    Love my team

    May 24, 2022 - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Learned so much through my internship in a supportuve and collaborative environment

    Cons

    Wish there were more in office opportunities

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Work on mentoring talent, or you'll lose them.

    May 6, 2022 - Creative in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice office. Unlimited holiday. Good work depending on boss/team.

    Cons

    In this particular group (none of the other groups operate like this), creative teams constantly compete with the best CDs and freelance ECDs!! on big brand jobs. More junior teams barely get mentorship, clear feedback, or more check-ins but are expected to just GET it and get on with it. So, obviously your stuff doesn't get chosen as there's no help to get there if all you hear is "just make it bigger" (cringe). Then, not only do you NOT get to help to produce those brand spots as most junior teams should do, you're stuck doing crappy social/digital assets for possibly years in the most formative years of your ad career. Without learning a thing on the more important stuff. Hence, why this group has the biggest turnover of creatives (juniors don't stick around long), because most realize you're dead without proper creative structure or real guidance. Because that takes work and this group would rather pull in CDs/ECDs than do the time-consuming task of growing the actual talent. So don't join full-time if you're not a CD/GCD because you'll be a glorified mac monkey and your book will dry up in no time. You'll get better opportunities (and pay) as a freelancer there!

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McCann Worldgroup photo of: Our people at McCann Worldgroup won big at The Festival of Creativity in Chile.
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