Ogilvy & Mather - Smart people, great brands, lots of opportunity. Struggles with digital transformation still. | Glassdoor
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"Smart people, great brands, lots of opportunity. Struggles with digital transformation still."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather (More than 5 years)

Pros

Agency with great heritage, strong processes in place, and a lot of very smart people that push your thinking. Opportunity to work with really big brands often on very big marketing and business challenges. Great benefits and good work/life balance. Teamwork oriented culture, very friendly and pleasant working environment. Office in crazy location, but is beautiful with lots of light, a gym, bike parking, showers, nurse's office, cafeteria, roofdeck.

Cons

Talks constantly about being all about 'digital' and transforming to a 'digital' agency throughout, but has never really followed through from a senior management perspective. Fits and starts at hiring 'chief digital officers' but never really getting serious about hiring senior account staff who are digital natives and can sell in digital work.

As an added challenge, the agency's zillions of P&L silos separate out disciplines in ways that are truly disservices to delivering for clients. Social is separate from Media which is separate from "digital" which is separate from CRM which is separate from Advertising. Need better integration.

All this being said they do have great digital creative if/when it can be sold through to clients. The work itself is first class. Helped by strong strategic focus of agency.

Other Employee Reviews for Ogilvy & Mather

  1. "Great Place!"

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    Former Contractor - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ogilvy & Mather as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, team oriented, nice perks and always striving to make their employees happy and successful.

    Cons

    Location but the company does their best to make things as easy and comfortable for their employees as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Nice job!


  2. "Will the Real Ogilvy & Mather Please stand up?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ogilvy & Mather full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Spectacular view and very comfortable office environment with up to date technology. Great location that makes working here a plus. Most employees have great attitudes and are for the most part good people.

    Cons

    Big office politics drive down morale and destroy culture. Too many bosses make it very difficult to get the job done while constant micro management interfere with good thinking. Constant layoffs, low salaries and reactionary leadership create friction amongst all employees. No room to grow or advance in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Change needs to happen from the top down, senior leadership and middle management are destroying the office from within.

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