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"Plenty of lip service, no real change."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Ogilvy Public Relations full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- Occasionally, you'll get to work on projects that make a difference.
- There are a lot of good-hearted, hard-working people here.
- Good benefits, 3 weeks total vacation (including Christmas week break) plus additional days/hours during the summer. You are eligible for a pension after 3 years of service.

Cons

- No company culture (besides cliques that tend to stick together for survival). No effort to improve morale, and morale among a lot of people here is terrible (see below).
- Sometimes openly hostile environment, other times passive/aggressive
- Underlings treated like juniors no matter where they are in their career
- Required to be here 9 hours a day, although many of my colleagues are here after 6, weekends, etc. Very poor work/life balance.
- Very demanding leadership that doesn't truly listen to concerns. Their answer is always more expectations, more demands, and trying to inspire by fist-bumping speeches. Lots of "we need to X, Y, and Z." Not a lot of "I hear your concern. Here's what we're doing to address that." Lots of lip service.
- Infighting between departments, competitive and cutthroat environment, gossip abounds
- Large focus on money and billable hours, less of a focus on quality of work

Advice to Management

Turn your priorities to the work and your employees' satisfaction, and the money will follow. There are a lot of unhappy people here you are not truly listening to.

Other Employee Reviews for Ogilvy Public Relations

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A Good Learning Experience, But Not a Viable Long-term Option"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Level in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Level in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ogilvy Public Relations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, smart people, and good training opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, rare and very low salary increases and bonuses, control from a parent company that could care less about good work and good people.


  2. "Great place to grow in PR."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ogilvy Public Relations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff is all really eager to help each other and learn. Leadership is accessible and approachable with work problems or otherwise. Clients are really interesting and engaging, with a huge variety of accounts to work on. They keep the culture fun with quarterly, themed staff parties and other fun perks.

    Cons

    Problems with promotions/raises - more an issue for WPP but frustrating nonetheless.

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