Starcom Worldwide - Very fun atmosphere, but very difficult to live in Chicago on the salary | Glassdoor
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"Very fun atmosphere, but very difficult to live in Chicago on the salary"

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Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Starcom Worldwide full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Very fun atmosphere with an extensive training program.
You are constantly exposed to a wide aspect of media, giving you a very steep learning curve.

Cons

You will work 50-60 hours a week with no overtime.
Starting salaries are very low and are difficult to live on in Chicago.
High employee turnover results in every time a team starts to work well together someone leaves the company or rotates to a new team resulting constantly taking on extra work from others.

Advice to Management

Offer employees more incentive to stay at the company and teams will perform more efficiently/effectively, ultimately producing better work for clients.

Other Employee Reviews for Starcom Worldwide

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning experience & the most supportive work team ever. It has become a second family."

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    Current Employee - Media Planner/Buyer in Guaynabo, PR
    Current Employee - Media Planner/Buyer in Guaynabo, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Starcom Worldwide full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good team work environment, a great place to start on the advertising industry, excellent work tools.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and/or personnel in management levels to direct the agency locally into a more competitive one. No human resources department available to attend local employee issues. Few growing opportunities inside the local company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great group of talented, smart and fun people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starcom Worldwide full-time

    Pros

    Social culture - you will make great friends working here
    Generous time off - more days than you can use!
    Fast paced and challenging work

    Cons

    Can be difficult to obtain work life balance due to nature of agency structure - teams are often very understaffed and people fulfill more than 1 role
    Salary is not very competitive as compared to other Chicago agencies

    Advice to Management

    Correct the agency structure model - it may work for hitting margin goals but it contributes to high turnover, burned out employees and poor work life balance

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